Press Releases

Friday, July 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Furthering the State’s continued efforts to address the effects of climate change, California Natural Resources Secretary John Laird today announced the appointment of 14 leaders in state climate science and infrastructure design to the Climate-Safe Infrastructure Working Group.

Friday, July 21, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 1044, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), will provide critical information to vote-by-mail (VBM) voters on how to verify if their ballot was counted.


In October 2002, President George W. Bush signed the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) to improve the administration of federal elections.  HAVA directed states to develop a platform voters can access to ascertain whether or not their vote was counted, and, if it was not counted, the reason why it was not counted.


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Earlier this month, the Department of Toxic Substances Control issued enforcement action against eight retailers in Oakland and three wholesale suppliers in Los Angeles for allegedly selling costume jewelry for children and adults containing dangerous levels of lead and cadmium.


Monday, July 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 730, authored by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), will make a public safety program administered by Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) permanent. Specifically, AB 730 will grant permanent authority to BART to issue a prohibition order to bar a person from entering BART property for 30, 60 or 90 days for committing certain acts that includes robbery, domestic battery, or violence against BART riders and personnel.


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) honored the Hayward Area Historical Society as the 2017 Non Profit of the Year for the 20th Assembly District.Norman Fobert, President of the Hayward Area Historical Society Board of Directors, Assemblymember Quirk and A.T. Stephens, Executive Director, Hayward Area Historical Society


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), along with Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-Fremont) and Assemblymember Ash Kalra (D-San Jose) introduced House Resolution 43 (HR 43) today to recognize the month of August 2017 as Muslim American Appreciation and Awareness Month.


Monday, June 5, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The budget request made by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and Fremont Students to provide a retirement program for retired police dogs has made it into the Assembly Budget.