Press Releases

Monday, February 12, 2018

Sacramento –Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-20) introduced a bill today that seeks to address the recent proliferation of real money purchases in video games. AB 2194 will require video game manufacturers to post a disclosure on the physical retail box if a video game has in-game purchases.


“Video games have rapidly become one of the largest and most popular industries in entertainment, and an important economic benefit to our state” said Assemblymember Quirk. “Unfortunately, the industry has found a way to take advantage of consumers.”


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), the Chair of the Assembly Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, introduced AB 2053 today to strengthen California’s management of harmful algal blooms, which release toxins in recreational lakes and drinking water reservoirs.

Monday, February 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The sale and consumption of cannabis at temporary special events will soon become legal with a bill introduced today by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward). AB 2020 will allow greater flexibility for cities that seek to host cannabis related special events.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

SAN LEANDRO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) presided over a ceremony to celebrate the first phase of long-needed road improvements to SR-185. The gathering at Ashland Place was to celebrate the passage of Assembly Bill (AB) 333 that bill authorizes Caltrans to relinquish the segment of SR-185 (between the City of San Leandro and Hayward) to Alameda County and clears the way for Alameda County to implement the next phase in significant improvements along this route.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is named “Legislator of the Year” by the California Tax Reform Association (CTRA). The award was presented to him at the conclusion of CTRA’s Legislative Education Day.  


“I am truly humbled and honored to be recognized by the California Tax Reform Association as their Legislator of the Year,” said Assemblymember Quirk.


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced two bills in partnership with Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy E. O’Malley.


“One of the first bills I worked on as an assemblymember was in partnership with District Attorney O’Malley,” said Assemblymember Quirk. “This year, I’m glad to work with her again on two bills that will protect lives and the environment.”


"I am proud to partner with Assemblymember Quirk on two important pieces of legislation that are vital to public safety," said District Attorney O'Malley.


Wednesday, January 3, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) is pursuing efforts to combat identity theft with the introduction of a new bill today to make it easier for consumers to freeze their credit. 


“Freezing credit is a great tool to combat identity theft, but there is no reason why consumers should need to contact each agency separately. Further, freezing one’s credit can be complicated and time consuming. If you don’t know all the agencies and their telephone numbers you’re out of luck.” explained Assemblymember Quirk.