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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.
FULLERTON – Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) hosted a State of the Economy and Forecast Briefing with California State Controller, John Chiang at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF).
“The purpose of today’s briefing is to bring together elected officials, business and community leaders to engage in a conversation about where California’s economy is and where it is going. We are honored to have Controller Chiang join us today to update us on California’s progress and what we must do as a community to continue to move our State forward,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
IRVINE – Last night, the Irvine City Council made history by unanimously voting to designate up to 125 acres of the Great Park, former Marine Corps Air Station at El Toro, for an Orange County Veterans Cemetery.
“The City Council’s decision to honor our veterans through the establishment of a veterans cemetery in Orange County is to be commended. Their strong support in designating a significant portion of the Great Park for this meaningful cause is a major step forward. I am proud to represent Orange County – a county that honors, respects and serves our nation’s greatest heroes. I look forward to working with the City of Irvine, community stakeholders, and my colleagues in the Legislature to make a veterans memorial park and cemetery a reality,” said Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva.
For the Veterans Community of Orange County
Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva thanked the Orange County Veterans Memorial Park Committee (OCVMPC) for their efforts toward making an Orange County Veterans Cemetery possible.
SACRAMENTO- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Fullerton), Chair of the Veterans Affairs Committee, hosted a legislative update and recognition ceremony for the Local Veterans of Distinction at the Walter Ehlers Recreation Center. Over 100 veterans and guests attended to participate in this Pancake Breakfast Discussion in regards to the Orange County Veteran’s Cemetery Act, also known as,Assembly Bill 1453.
SACRAMENTO - Today, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 674 has been signed by Governor Jerry Brown. AB 674 updates the definition of microenterprise and microenterprise development organizations to more accurately reflect industry practices and offer additional access to government resources and programs.
“Microenterprises represent approximately 93% of all businesses in the state. The reality is that the business landscape has changed throughout the years. As legislators it is our responsibility to ensure that the laws evolve with the changing business climate in order to provide pathways, accessibility and sustainability. In challenging economic times, it is our small businesses that function as the engine of our nation. I am honored to announce that our bill to assist microenterprise businesses has been chaptered into California law,” stated Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva.
(Sacramento) – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) led the State Assembly in a special ceremony on Thursday, July 3rd to celebrate the nation’s birthday. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva authored House Resolution 36 declaring July 4th as a day of celebration for all Californians and all Americans. Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva says HR 36 notes that July 4, 2014 is the 238th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence and encourages everyone to “obtain a greater understanding and appreciation of our rich history, principles and foundation that led to our country’s independence.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.