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Assemblymember Frazier Introduces Bill To Establish A “Veterans” Designation On Driver’s Licenses

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) introduced Assembly Bill 531, which will allow California military veterans to apply for a driver’s license that clearly identifies them as a veteran.

There are a number of federal, state, and local benefits and services available to veterans, including assistance with employment, housing, health and counseling benefits, educational opportunities and many more.  Allowing veterans to apply for a driver’s license with a “Veteran” designation will allow them to quickly and easily identify themselves and access the services and benefits they are entitled to, without having to carry around their official discharge papers.

Assemblyman Jim Frazier introduces first bill

Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, introduced his first bill in the California State Assembly recently.

Assembly Bill 287, would require the California Department of Veterans Affairs to annually compile a list of names of eligible Vietnam veterans to be added to the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Voice-Texting Could Be Banned in California – Again

Did you think could text using a hands-free device, California drivers? That liberty may be short-lived if a proposed new law is approved.

Less than two months after a state law went into effect allowing motorists to compose text messages and emails by voice while on the road, a state legislator has proposed a bill to ban the practice.

Lawmaker wants to ban texting with hands-free devices while driving

What the state Legislature giveth, the Legislature can taketh away.

Just months after lawmakers approved a law allowing California motorists to text while driving if they use hands-free, voice-activated devices, Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) has introduced a bill to outlaw the practice.

Hands-free texting while driving would be banned under bill

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Bay Area Assemblyman wants to prohibit texting with hands-free mobile devices while driving.

California already bars texting with a hand-held electronic device while driving but permits the practice with voice-activated devices.

Assemblymember Frazier Introduces Bill To Ban Hands-Free Texting While Driving

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) has introduced a bill (Assembly Bill 313) that will outlaw voice-activated, hands-free texting.  State law allows drivers to send and receive text messages or emails while driving so long as they communicate through a hands-free or voice-operated system.

“Study after study has shown that all distractions endanger driver, passenger, and bystander safety,” said Frazier.  “Distracted drivers cause more than 5,400 deaths (15 per day) and about half a million injuries (1200 per day) every year.  Among those killed or injured in these crashes, nearly 1,000 deaths and 24,000 injuries included cell phone use as the major distraction.”

Assemblymember Jim Frazier Introduces First Measure, Assembly Bill 287, To Honor Vietnam Veterans

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier today introduced his first bill in the California State Assembly.  The measure, Assembly Bill 287, requires the California Department of Veterans Affairs to annually compile a list of names of eligible Vietnam veterans to be added to the California Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

The Memorial is located on the grounds of the State Capitol in Sacramento, to honor those who died during the Vietnam War.  However, some California veterans deserving of inclusion on the Memorial were not included in the original list.

Assemblymember Jim Frazier Statement on Governor Brown's State of the State Address

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier released the following statement today in response to Governor Edmund G. Brown's State of the State address:

I appreciate the Governor's vision and leadership, and his ongoing commitment to the long-term success of California.

I believe the Governor's focus on education and job creation are the keys to restoring our fiscal health and getting California back on track. Working together, we can ensure that all California students receive a quality education, have access to affordable higher education, and can put their skills to work in good-paying jobs.

Solano County-area leaders weigh in on State of the State

It was Gov. Jerry Brown who offered praise to everyone for beating the odds and continuing to make California a great state.

He lauded the Legislature for cutting billions from the state budget, curbing prison spending with realignment and reducing the state's long-term pension liabilities. He continued the accolades to the voters who embraced the new taxes of Proposition 30.

Frazier gearing up to represent East County

Like many East County residents’ commute, Jim Frazier’s begins before the sun rises. He leaves his Oakley home around 6 a.m. to represent East County residents in Sacramento as the newly elected state assemblyman of District 11.

“I absolutely love it,” Frazier said. “I can’t wait to get there each morning. I’m so fortunate to work with an amazing staff to serve the people I represent. It’s exciting to meet with people and hear their ideas. It’s always been my dream to serve and help others.”

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