Press Releases

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Advocates for children, the environment and social justice joined Assemblymembers Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), Rob Bonta (D-Alameda), Wendy Carrillo (D-Los Angeles), David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Mark Stone (D-Scotts Valley), and Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) to unveil a package of bills that will safeguard children from the health consequences of toxic lead and protect homeowners from threats of frivolous lawsuits by giant paint corporations.


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Personal Care Products Council recognized Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) as “Legislator of the Year” at their annual industry lunch.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature celebrated Women’s History Month by honoring women who have contributed to their community. Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) chose to honor Chief Sheryl Boykins at this year’s Woman of the Year Ceremony. Chief Boykins poses with Assemblymember Brian Dahle (Republican Leader), Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes, Assemblymember Susan Eggman (Chair, Women’s Caucus) and Speaker Anthony Rendon on the Assembly Floor as she receives her Woman of the Year recognition.</body></html>

Monday, February 26, 2018
Assemblymember Bill Quirk Discusses Legislation Aimed At Reducing Gun Violence(SACRAMENTO) – In the wake of the February 14, 2018 shooting that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and claimed 17 young lives, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-20) joined his colleagues to discuss the status of gun violence and demand federal action.
“Just when we think we have seen the worst, our community is stunned by another horrific act of gun violence. In the midst of the hurt we feel as a nation, it is inspiring to see the number of students, young people and community members marching on the steps of their Capitols to demand action,” said Assemblymember Quirk.
Friday, February 16, 2018

Establishing a surveillance system and database will help mosquito-borne diseases from spreading

SACRAMENTO – As most of California experiences a drier and warmer than normal February, mosquito experts throughout the state are ramping up for what will most likely be an early and active mosquito season. In response, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D – Hayward) has introduced legislation that will officially recognize a preventive surveillance system and database, known as CalSurv, which tracks and predicts where disease-spreading mosquitoes might emerge.

Friday, February 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to ban small lead fishing weights. 

“Small lead fishing weights, like splitshot, are killing California wildlife,” explained Assemblymember Quirk. “Many birds consume river gravel to aid in mashing and digesting food. Often they accidentally ingest discarded lead fishing weights. The lead poisons their liver, leading to a slow death. Water fowl, in particular, are common victims,” he added

Thursday, February 15, 2018

SACRAMENTO –Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced AB 2660 to simplify when consumer products are determined to be hazardous wastes, medical wastes or recyclable.


“Currently, the decision whether to treat shampoo or toothpaste as hazardous waste or medical waste or just waste, can be made by a teenager working at your local drug store. I have a background in astrophysics and would certainly have a hard time figuring that out,” explained Assemblymember Quirk who oversees the Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials.