Spurred by deadly crashes involving cars plunging into stores, day care centers and other sites, a California lawmaker has introduced a bill to prod commercial property owners to install special safety barriers.
The measure, if approved, would give California the nation’s first state law encouraging wider use of bollards, a type of barrier already found in front of some stores and sidewalks to block wayward vehicles.
The bill’s author, Assemblyman Bill Quirk, said the hazard was brought to his attention last September after a car struck a day care center in the Sacramento area where his chief of staff, Sean Henschel, has two young sons. There were no serious injuries in that accident.
AB 33: GHG Reductions: Road to 2050. Requires the California Air Resources Board (ARB) to develop a greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction target to be met by year 2050, which shall include a robust economic assessment of the programs and strategies proposed to reach that GHG reduction target.
AB 51: Lane Splitting: Safety Standards. Makes it explicitly clear in statue that lane splitting is allowed as long as certain conditions are met.
(Sacramento) – With the recent instances of law enforcement’s alleged use of excessive force in California and across the nation, California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) wanted to take a closer look at the issue. As Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee, Assemblymember Quirk joined with the Senate to hold an informational hearing entitled, “Law Enforcement and Community Trust in California.” The hearing brought together community leaders, law enforcement, educators, criminologists and elected officials to take a look at the problem, and to explore ways to build trust and find solutions. Watch this Assembly Access Video to hear Assemblymember Quirk’s comments as he wrapped up the very informative hearing.
California State Assembly and Senate Public Safety committees to hold a joint informational hearing on February 10th
Please join Assembly Public Safety Chair Bill Quirk at a joint hearing with Senate Public Safety to discuss: Law Enforcement and Community Trust in California. The hearing will bring together community leaders, law enforcement, educators, criminologists, and elected officials to find ways to build trust and confidence between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
Joint Hearing Assembly Public Safety Committee And Senate Public Safety Committee
ASSEMBLY MEMBER QUIRK, SENATOR HANCOCK, Chairs
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - (please note lunch break from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.) - State Capitol, Room 4203 (Listen to this hearing)
For more, call Assemblymember Quirk’s Committee Office at 916-319-3744
Or visit: http://apsf.assembly.ca.gov/hearings
A pair of bills that would tighten California’s campaign finance disclosure laws has passed out of the legislature.
One would require the disclosure of the top five contributors to ballot measures; the other would require that paid actors appearing in campaign ads be identified as such.
Assemblymember Bill Quirk and the California Contractors State License Board are hosting a FREE Senior Scam StopperSM seminar. A panel of experts will provide information to seniors on how to avoid becoming victims of fraud. Attendees can get answers to their questions and obtain assistance if they have been scammed.
IN UNION CITY- Join us on Thursday, June 12, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Ralph & Mary Ruggieri Senior Center, 33997 Alvarado-Niles Road in Union City.
IN San LORENZO- Join us on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the San Lorenzo Village Homes Association, 377 Paseo Grande in San Lorenzo.
For more, call Assemblymember Quirk’s District Office at 510-583-8818
On April 28, the California State Assembly observed Yom HaShoah, also known as 'Holocaust Remembrance Day' to commemorate the humanity of the six million Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust, between 1933 and 1945. Assemblymember Quirk honored, Herta Jacobi, a resident of Hayward and Holocaust survivor, who, at 92 years old, has had a long journey of freedom from Kristallnacht to Shangai before arriving in the Bay Area.
“I was honored to be in the presence of women and men whose lives are a testament to the endurance and the strength of the human spirit.” said Quirk. “To Herta, and to the rest of the survivors, thank you for not giving up and for teaching us an important lesson of never ignoring injustice and to always speak up for those who cannot.”
Herta Jacobi is a holocaust survivor, 92 years old and from the city of Hayward. Herta, who still remembers the time of Kristallnacht vividly, was accompanied by her daughter Judy and son-in-law Dale.
Assemblymember Quirk honors Holocaust survivor Herta Jacobi, along with her daughter Judy and her son-in-law Dale.
Assemblymember Quirk on the Assembly floor with Woman of the Year honoree Hafsa Burt
HAYWARD – California State Assemblymember Bill Quirk is pleased to announce the Inaugural Honorees of deserving women residing or working within Assembly District 20. These women were selected because of their significant contributions or accomplishments throughout District 20. Every March, the State Assembly honors women from across the state for their remarkable contributions to the community in celebration of Women’s History Month.
AD20’s Inaugural “Distinguished Women of the Year” Honorees, along with their area of recognition are: Hafsa Burt – AD20 Woman of the Year; Dr. Norma Ambriz-Galaviz –Education; Betty DeForest – Lifetime Achievement; Lilian Galedo – Social Justice; Rahima Haya – Health; Pamela Ross – Law; and Soraya Wright – Business.
California is experiencing a serious drought. 2013 was the driest year in our state’s recorded history and reservoirs are below average. Almost 99% of California is considered abnormally dry or worse; almost two-thirds of the state is in extreme drought.
Governor Brown recently declared a statewide drought emergency and urged residents to reduce water consumption by 20%. Additionally, my colleagues in the State Assembly and I have worked to develop a water bond proposal for the November 2014 ballot. The bond includes funding for improving drinking water quality, protecting rivers and watersheds, improving the reliability of clean water delivery, protecting the state’s Delta water system, and funding storage projects that will protect us from future droughts. This bond proposal is a responsible approach to addressing California’s water crisis.
As state lawmakers work to place the bond before voters, residents must also do their part to reduce water consumption. It’s imperative that we all work together to conserve California water. None of us can afford to waste it.
For detailed water conservation tips, visit www.saveourh2o.org. You can also contact my office to learn more.
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