Bill Quirk

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Bill Quirk
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 20th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Bob Wieckowski
Personal details
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Hayward, California

Bill Quirk is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 20th district, encompassing the southern East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a Hayward city councilmember.

Quirk is the only rocket scientist to serve in the California legislature.[1] He has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Columbia University (1970).

On February 19, 2014, Quirk introduced AB-1876, a bill which would lower the cost of collect calls from prisoners at state jails and juvenile detention facilities by prohibting the payment to prison authorities of commissions on the calls.[2] A similar prohibition for state-operated prisons was enacted earlier by Senate Bill No. 81 (Chapter 175) of 2007.[3]

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  1. ^ http://blogs.sacbee.com/capitol-alert-insider-edition/2013/08/freshman-facts-bill-quirk-rocket-scientist.html
  2. ^ "Bill Text - AB-1876 Jails and juvenile facilities: telephone service contracts. (2013-2014)". California Legislative Information. California State Legislature. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bill Text - SB-81 Corrections.". California Legislative Information. California State Legislature. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 

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