Press Releases

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.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 840 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), that changes how unsigned vote-by-mail (VBM) ballots are returned and clarifies current ballot counting, has been signed into law.


Under current law, if a voter forgets to sign his VBM, the voter has until eight days after the election to submit a signed ballot statement in person or via fax. AB 840 will allow a voter to submit electronically.


Saturday, October 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 1145, by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) to create parity in how utility and communication companies are reimbursed for the forced undergrounding of above ground and subsurface infrastructure, has been signed into law.


Friday, October 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assembly Bill (AB) 574, by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward), to expand California’s ability to use recycled water, has been signed into law.

“California is a world leader in potable reuse, using highly purified recycled water for drinking water purposes.  The use of recycled water for non-potable uses such as agricultural and landscape irrigation is already well established and has been regulated for decades in California,” said Assemblymember Quirk.