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SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65) has been selected by the California Association of County Veterans Service Officers (CACVSO) as a recipient of the 2014 Momomu Nakasako Legislator of the Year Award.
“Serving the veteran community has already been an honor in itself. Our men and women in uniform have made immeasurable sacrifices for our nation and we have an obligation to make sure that our veterans have the necessary tools to be successful here at home. It has been a privilege to have been able to work on policies that directly help our veterans and their families and I will continue to advocate for our nation’s heroes. I am humbled by this recognition and thank the CACVSO for their incredible support of California veterans,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
IRVINE - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65), Chair of the California State Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, was joined by Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Committee (OCVMPC), local veterans, their families and local elected officials, to welcome California Governor Edmund G. Brown. Governor Brown visited the designated site of the future Orange County veterans cemetery at the Great Park, formerly known as Marine Corps Air Station El Toro.
BUENA PARK - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (AD-65), Chair of the California State Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee, joined by local veterans, their families, and elected officials gathered today to announce important legislation affecting California’s veterans that has been passed during the 2013-2014 legislative cycle, including the signage of Assembly Bill (AB) 1453.
SACRAMENTO –Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced today that Assembly Bill (AB) 1453, legislation that would establish a veterans cemetery in Orange County, has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown.
“Today marks a historic moment for Orange County as we solidify our rich military history with the signage of AB 1453. Our veterans, many of whom risked their lives on foreign soil, deserve an honorable resting place near home that will provide their families and communities a true and lasting opportunity to pay their respects to their loved ones,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, “this will be a meaningful way in which we honor the countless sacrifices that veterans have made serving and defending our nation.”
LA PALMA, CA - Assemblywoman Sharon-Quirk Silva (D-65) along with consumer protection and law enforcement agencies, invited local residents to a Fraud Prevention Community Meeting to learn about the latest “Schemes, Scams and Rip-Offs” targeting local seniors and their families. The free event took place on Friday, September 19, 2014 at the La Palma Community Center
SACRAMENTO – At the close of the 2014 Legislative Session, eight measures authored by Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) to aid Businesses, Veterans, Foster Care Youth, and Higher Education have passed out of the Legislature and are headed to the Governor for consideration.
“As a Representative of the 65th Assembly District, it has been a true honor to listen to constituents’ ideas and see to it that their voices are heard in Sacramento. I am proud of the meaningful, well-rounded 2014 Legislative Package that our community has put together and I look forward to continue to work with my colleagues to ensure California remains a welcoming home for all,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
AB 1453 passed out of both houses with bipartisan support
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s (D-Fullerton) Assembly Bill (AB) 1453, a bill that would establish a veterans cemetery in Orange County, passed out of both houses of the Legislature and is now headed to the Governor for his consideration.
“Local veterans, many of whom risked their lives on foreign soil, deserve a an honorable place that will provide their families and communities a true and lasting opportunity to pay their respects,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva, “this will be a meaningful way in which we honor the countless sacrifices that veterans have made serving and defending our nation.”
SACRAMENTO, CA- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 1560 has passed off of the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. This legislation would authorize the Director of Finance to increase the amount of funding available in the California Competes program, by up to twenty-five million dollars ($25,000,000) per year through 2019.
“It is imperative to ensure that as much funding as possible remains in the program in order to ensure California remains competitive in the Global market Although our business climate has improved over the years since the recession, we must continue to work together in order to move California forward. Our goal is to attract and retain business and guarantee that small businesses have the tools they need to succeed,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
ANAHEIM - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-65) hosted a Public Safety Panel and Resource Fair to provide constituents with information on ways to better prepare for emergencies. Families and individuals gathered at the West Anaheim Youth Center to ask questions and meet their local police, firefighters and emergency preparedness experts.
“Natural Disasters in California are a reality and can occur at any time. Although we cannot prevent or predict disasters and emergencies, there are numerous things we can do to better prepare our communities. As a mother of four, I am encouraged to see families bring their young children today because safety starts at home. We all must take an active role to increase awareness on how our families navigate in the event of an emergency,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) released the following statement regarding the passage of the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:
“Amidst the worst drought in decades, we are proud to announce that the California State Legislature has worked past party lines in order to ensure safe, reliable drinking water for constituents. The passage of this water bond will enable the legislature to present to the voters an effective solution that meets the critical urgent needs at an efficient cost.