GET THE LEAD OUT! Bill Quirk lambastes the lead and paint industry

It may be one of the most dastardly political schemes in recent state history. After the lead and paint industry in California was recently ordered to pay penalties that could run into the hundreds of millions to remedy illegal lead hazards across the state, the industry is now moving toward placing an initiative on the … Continue reading GET THE LEAD OUT! Bill Quirk lambastes the lead and paint industry

Quirk bill seeks to avoid screwing the pooch in divorce settlements

Assemblymember Bill Quirk and his dog Luna.20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTThe halcyon days of a new relationship often extends to include the adoption of pets. But in instances where the partnership dissolves, the couple's fur babies are often caught in the middle.A bill introduced Tuesday by Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk seeks for the state to view pets … Continue reading Quirk bill seeks to avoid screwing the pooch in divorce settlements

Quirk introduces bill allowing public pot use at special events

Assemblymember Bill Quirk has long beena strong supporter of cannabis.20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTWith the East Bay on the cusp of becoming awash in legal cannabis, a bill introduced Monday by Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk would afford local governments the ability to host cannabis-related special events in their cities.Under the legislation, to be heard in an assembly … Continue reading Quirk introduces bill allowing public pot use at special events

Quirk helps Assembly committee turn away concealed carry weapons bill

Assemblymember Bill Quirkwasn't in the mood Tuesdayto debate concealed guns.20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTRepublican gubernatorial candidate and Assemblymember Travis Allen confidently laid out a case Tuesday for reform of the state's concealed carry permitting rules."Innocent Californians deserve a right to protect themselves and their loved ones," Allen told the Assembly Public Safety Committee.Just 179 concealed carry permits … Continue reading Quirk helps Assembly committee turn away concealed carry weapons bill

Quirk co-authors bill requiring ‘panic buttons’ for hotel maids in danger of sexual harassment

Assemblymember Bill Quirk20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTMaids and other hotel employees who find themselves alone in rooms with guests in a daily basis often face high incidents of sexual harassment, surveys have found. And with the issue of sexual harassment casting a large shadow over the state Legislature this year, a bill co-authored by Hayward Assemblymember Bill … Continue reading Quirk co-authors bill requiring ‘panic buttons’ for hotel maids in danger of sexual harassment

5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Assemblymember Bill Quirk needs asignature legislative achievement andhe needs it to happen soon.ELECTION 2018➤I think the burgeoning scandal in Sacramento with legislators meting out punishment in secret to colleagues accused of sexual harassment in the workplace is going to result in some special elections across the state next year. ➤I think if you have followed the … Continue reading 5 THINGS I THINK ABOUT EAST BAY POLITICS

Bill Quirk jumps up, jumps up and gets down!

https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBillQuirkAD20%2Fvideos%2F1725361617482866%2F&width=500&show_text=false&height=893&appId20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTHayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk just became the coolest elected official in the state legislature. On Sunday, he posted a Facebook video of himself hopping to the beat of the hip-hop classic "Jump Around." Quirk was attending the Alvarado Fall Fest in Union City. (NOTE: You may have to unclick the mute button on … Continue reading Bill Quirk jumps up, jumps up and gets down!

During marathon legislative session, Bill Quirk walks 52 laps around Assembly floor

20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTGoing back to his days on the Hayward City Council, a departing colleague once noted with a smile that Bill Quirk's surname matched his personality. Assemblymember Bill Quirk, in fact, fully embraces his quirkiness and it showed again Thursday night.While the Assembly was continuing a long slog through hundreds of bills Thursday night … Continue reading During marathon legislative session, Bill Quirk walks 52 laps around Assembly floor

Quirk’s Mylar balloon bill is vetoed by the governor

Assemblymember Bill Quirk called Gov.Jerry Brown's veto "misguided."20TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICTLegislation that would have added criminal liabilities for those who willfully release metallic helium balloons at power lines was vetoed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.The bill, authored by Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk, however, was deemed by Brown as an unnecessary expansion of criminal law. Violations in Assembly … Continue reading Quirk’s Mylar balloon bill is vetoed by the governor

BONTA’S ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SLATE GETS BOUNCED BY BERNERS

ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ELECTIONS | Every odd year, California Democrats, almost entirely the insiders and party activists, choose 14 delegates per Assembly district to write and influence the party's platform. In most years, few vote and the exercise is often an avenue for local assemblymembers to flex their power and elect a slate of delegates of … Continue reading BONTA’S ASSEMBLY DISTRICT SLATE GETS BOUNCED BY BERNERS

What’s up with Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s new portrait?

The new portrait of Assemblymember Bill Quirk, left, featured on his official website only vaguely looks like the three-term lawmaker. On the right, Quirk's old headshot.ASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | For many state legislators, the beginning of a new session is agood time for lawmakers to fully revamp or tweak the design of their official … Continue reading What’s up with Assemblymember Bill Quirk’s new portrait?

PREVIEW: East Bay Berners look to upend state Assembly district elections

Sen. Bernie Sanders campaigning in California last fall.ASSEMBLY DISTRICT ELECTIONS |Hillary Clinton’s defeat last November revealed glaring cracks in the Democratic Party that might otherwise been glossed over if she had won the presidency. In many ways, the rise of Bernie Sanders and his populist message has reinvigorated the grassroots, even in the East Bay, where … Continue reading PREVIEW: East Bay Berners look to upend state Assembly district elections

Quirk bill to dissolve Eden Health District moves forward

Assemblymember Bill Quirk's legislation todissolve the Eden Health District passed anAssembly committee May 4.ASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT |A bill with the stated intent of dissolving the East Bay’s Eden Health District passed an Assembly committee last week, but not without the publicly-elected body charging the legislation undermines local control.Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk, the author of … Continue reading Quirk bill to dissolve Eden Health District moves forward

Bill Quirk labels Steve Glazer a ‘So-called moderate Democrat’

Assemblymember Bill Quirk said moderates likeSteve Glazer vote to keep people in jail.LEGISLATURE | To the uninitiated, Hayward Assemblymember Bill Quirk may look like a standard-issue Hollywood curmudgeon, but the exterior often masks a warm, paternal manner. So, when Quirk, a Democrat, unleashed some intraparty venom towards State Sen. Steve Glazer recently, it was a … Continue reading Bill Quirk labels Steve Glazer a ‘So-called moderate Democrat’

Assemblyman Quirk, a former nuclear weapons analyst, favors Iran deal

Assemblymember Bill Quirk on nuclear weaponsin Iran: "I they want to...They can do it anytime."ASSEMBLY | 20TH DISTRICT | Twentieth Assembly District member Bill Quirk’s former career as a nuclear physicist has long been noted going as far back as his time as a Hayward council member.With Washington nearing debate over the Iran nuclear deal … Continue reading Assemblyman Quirk, a former nuclear weapons analyst, favors Iran deal