Press Releases

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Bill Seeks to Protect the Viability of California’s LifeLine Program

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill today to once again improve the impact and effectiveness of the LifeLine Program. Administered by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), the program provides discounted home phone and cell phone services for qualifying low-income households to help consumers lower the cost of their phone bills. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

HAYWARD – In honor of the 24th annual World Spay Day, and in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) and the Hayward Animal Shelter hosted their third annual “All Fur Love” pet adoption event.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to address power outages caused by metallic film balloons when they come into contact with powerlines. 

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill that will require consideration of an animal’s interests in divorce proceedings and explicitly allow joint ownership of a companion animal.

 

AB 2274 expressly empowers judges to take into account the “well-being” of a companion animal. Alaska and Illinois have similar laws regarding treatment of pets in divorce proceedings.  

 

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) introduced a bill today that would allow for law enforcement to more efficiently pinpoint the origins of recovered firearms used in crimes.

 

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.