Press Releases

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sacramento, CA -- Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economy Development, and Economy (JEDE) and Assemblyman Jim Cooper (D-Elk Grove) and Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) will held a press conference to discuss their legislation to help California attract and retain manufacturing and production jobs.

“In order to keep the California dream alive for working families we need to make sure that they have jobs to go to that move them up into the middle class,” said Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva. “As Chair of the Jobs Committee, I know these tax incentives create advantages for the full spectrum of California businesses – from start-ups to expansions and relocations, to manufacturing and Main Street.”

Thursday, April 20, 2017

One of Orange County’s Academic Leaders Passes Away at 81

SACRAMENTO – Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva (D-Orange County) and the California State Legislature adjourned in the memory of Dr. Milton Gordon, Cal State Fullerton's fourth president, who led the University into prominence as one of the nation’s most inclusive senior institutions of higher learning.

“Dr Milton Gordon was a lifelong educator that inspired and educated the minds and hearts of so many,” said Assemblymember Quirk-Silva. “As a lifelong educator myself, I am profoundly inspired by all he accomplished in the name of higher education.”

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 393 by Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) and leaders of the California Faculty Association (CFA) have successfully passed its first hurdle in the state legislature, with a bipartisan vote in the Assembly Committee on Higher Education. The bill will place a moratorium on student tuition and fees at California’s public community colleges and state universities.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Legislation to Reduce Driver’s License Fees for Veterans Passes Transportation Committee

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill (AB) 363 by Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva (D-Orange County) has successfully passed its first hurdle in the state legislature, with a bipartisan vote in the Assembly Committee on Transportation. The bill would waive the processing fee for homeless and low-income veterans who apply for a veteran designation on their California driver’s licenses and identification cards.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Tuesday, California State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva’s (D – Orange County) Assembly Bill (AB) 572, passed out of the Assembly Health Committee. The legislation will give the County of Orange and its cities enforcement resources to monitor sober living facilities. This measure has been sponsored by the Association of California Cities – Orange County (ACC-OC) in response to the overwhelmingly disproportionate amount of unmonitored sober living residences in the region.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Orange County, California - Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, (D - Orange County) issued the following statement in response to the Irvine City Council’s vote on Tuesday, April 4 in favor of making a $38 million commitment to building a cemetery for military veterans at the Orange County Great Park.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Assembly Jobs Committee Introduces Bill Package for California Businesses

"The Assembly Jobs Committee is focusing on policies that support upward mobility," said Quirk-Silva.  "From manufacturing to Main Street, and from start-ups to expansions and relocations, this package creates advantages for the full spectrum of California businesses. Entrepreneurship is one of the most effective means for creating wealth and economic security.”