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Friday, September 25, 2020

Today the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2265 (AB 2265), which will authorize counties to use Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds to treat people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Governor Signs Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva’s Mental Health Services Bill

Today the Governor signed Assembly Bill 2265 (AB 2265), which will authorize counties to use Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) funds to treat people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.

Calsavers has a mandatory deadline for September 30

CalSavers is here!    

We are now less than 15 days away from CalSavers’ first mandatory deadline! 

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Appointed Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) has been appointed, Chair of the Assembly Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media. This is a victory for the district, as the Assemblywoman has an abundance of amusement parks, entertainment, sports, beaches, and tourism around her district.

“I am thrilled to be the chair of this dynamic committee, as Orange County is booming with entertainment,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “The district and county host prominent attractions that contribute significantly to our economy, such as Knott’s Berry Farm, Disneyland, California Adventure, Downtown Disney, the Honda Center, and many more. I would like to thank the Speaker for appointing me to such an important committee.”

Friday, September 11, 2020

Please join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a virtual Breakfast Club and conversation about the issues affecting the State of California from our guest, California State Auditor, Elaine Howle on Friday, September 11 at 9:00 a.m. You may submit your questions beforehand to our office no later than Wednesday, September 9 at 5:00 P.M.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva hosted a Virtual Breakfast Club with California State Auditor, Elaine Howle. They were able to field questions from constituents, address the growing concerns with the Auditor's Office, and provide Sacramento updates here to Orange County.  Watch to learn more about Elaine Howle and the State of California. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva Supports Key Legislation During the End of Session

Sacramento, CA - As California faced uncertainty during this global pandemic, looming economic recession, and destructive wildfires, Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton) returned to the Capitol for the end of session. The California Legislature focused on moving forward crucial legislation that will provide critical support to our most vulnerable populations during this time of crisis.

A number of key legislative and budget priorities she helped move forward to improve the lives of her constituents of the 65th Assembly District and Californians include:

  • Authoring AB 2265 to treat mental health issues and substance use disorders.

  • Expanding housing for people experiencing homelessness through Project Homekey.

  • Enhancing economic recovery through tax relief for small businesses, expanding earned Income Tax Credit, and easier access to health care coverage.

  • Protecting our frontline workers through appropriate protective gear, expanding paid-leave, and worker compensation protections.

  • Protecting employees to enhance safe workplaces to reopen safely.

  • Funding for K-12 schools to improve distance learning and address achievement gaps. 

  • Investing in wildfire protection and response, as well as emergency response during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Even though the legislative session in Sacramento is over, it does not mean my work is done, I will continue fighting for the needs of constituents in AD 65,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “It’s been a tough year. There will be people who can’t recover from not working, and are on the brink of losing everything. These are the people I will continue to help and support.”