Press Releases

Friday, September 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In 2016 Assemblymembers Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Tom Lackey (R-Palmdale), a retired California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer introduced AB 51 to grant the CHP authority to draft educational guidelines on lane splitting. Lane splitting occurs when a motorcycle drives between rows of stopped or moving traffic. AB 51 was signed into law in 2017 by Governor Jerry Brown.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill, AB 2274, to give judges more direction about how to handle pet custody disputes in divorce proceedings. His bill will require judges to consider an animal’s interests in divorce proceedings and allow joint ownership of a companion animal.


Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Hazardous waste must be disposed of properly to protect public health and the environment. However, today Governor Brown vetoed AB 2474, by Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s (D-Hayward), which would have enabled California to identify this waste more humanely and accurately. 


Wednesday, September 26, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Recognizing a gap in cannabis licensing and permitting, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) authored AB 2020, to grant local jurisdictions the power to determine what venues temporary cannabis events can happen in. AB 2020 was signed into law by Governor Brown today.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Identifying a gap in current law regarding cannabis testing, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) authored AB 2721 to allow individuals, 21 and over, to have the cannabis they grow for personal use tested by a laboratory. Today, this bill was signed by Governor Brown.


Current law requires that cannabis be tested, but cannabis testing laboratories can only accept cannabis from either licensed commercial entities or from primary caregivers or patients who grow cannabis for their own medical use.


Wednesday, September 5, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 2450, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), to decrease the amount of power outages caused by metallic film balloons, also known as Mylar, has been signed into law.
Monday, August 20, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this year, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) partnered with Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy E. O’Malley, to introduce a bill to clarify ambiguity on the role emergency medical technicians (EMTs) have in responding to domestic violence.