Friday, September 1, 2017

(Sacramento) - The California Assembly approved a measure presented by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), chairman of the Assembly Transportation Committee, to name a portion of a southern California highway after former President Obama. Senate Concurrent Resolution 8 names a specified portion of State Highway 134 between State Highway 2 and Interstate 210 in Los Angeles County as the President Barack H. Obama Memorial Highway. The 44tth President of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961 and obtained his early education in Jakarta, Indonesia and Hawaii. President Obama began his college education in California, attending Occidental College in Eagle Rock from 1979 to 1981. He lived in Pasadena during his sophomore year. More details on this Assembly Access video.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – An Assembly Concurrent Resolution designating a portion of Highway 4 between Brentwood and Antioch in East Contra Costa County the “Police Sergeant Scott Lunger Memorial Highway” passed both houses of the Legislature and has been enacted.

ACR 49 was authored by Assemblymember Frazier (D-Discovery Bay). It designates the section of Highway 4 from Balfour Road in Brentwood to Laurel Road in Antioch in memory of Sgt. Lunger, a Brentwood resident who was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving with the Hayward Police Department in 2015.

Monday, August 28, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) today released the following statement after the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District revealed that an internal audit, overdue by three years, found $6.2 million in operating funds that Fire Board members apparently did not know existed.

Friday, August 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee has approved a bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, which would impose stiff financial penalties on candidates who lie on ballot statements when seeking political office. AB 894 would impose a fine of up to $5,000 if a candidate includes knowingly false information on statements they submit for inclusion on election ballots.

Monday, August 7, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D–Discovery Bay) to significantly decrease the number of waste tires in California and reduce greenhouse gas emissions has advanced to the Senate Appropriations Committee. Frazier’s AB 509 creates the Tire Recycling Incentive Program (TRIP), an incentive-based program that will replace the current ineffective grant-based system.

Friday, August 4, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier’s (D–Discovery Bay) to strengthen Delta levees and flood protection efforts has been approved by the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee and is now in the hands of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Frazier’s AB 732 seeks to extend by two years a maintenance funding program that has been in place for more than 20 years and has greatly increased flood protection.

Monday, July 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown today signed AB 1633, a bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) that directs Caltrans to work with electric vehicle charging businesses to post signage on state highways.

“The state has set aggressive goals to get more electric vehicles onto our roads,” said Frazier, who chairs the Assembly Transportation Committee. “AB 1633 is another important step to achieving these goals and making electric cars a realistic and convenient transportation option for California’s working families.”

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) yesterday co-chaired the first meeting of the California Legislative Delta Caucus. The bipartisan Caucus was formed earlier this year by Democratic and Republican members of the Legislature who represent legislative districts in and around the Delta region. Frazier serves as co-chairman of the Caucus, along with state Sen. Bill Dodd (D-Napa).

“We united to form this caucus because it became necessary to address the threats facing the Delta today, and to advocate for best environmental and economic practices and policies for the Delta and its communities,” Frazier said. “We are united against the proposed Delta tunnels, which threaten to destroy the Delta’s ecosystem and destroy a way of life for millions of Californians. Much of the Delta Caucus’ focus will be identifying workable alternatives to the proposed tunnels.”

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Human Services Committee has unanimously approved a bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier’s (D–Discovery Bay) that allows Solano and San Diego counties to keep much-need money in-county and use it to implement pilot programs that increase access to licensed child care for local families.

“Solano County is often not able to use all of the child-care funding allocated by the state because of unreasonably strict state program regulations that fail to accommodate the needs of local families and child-care providers,” Frazier said. “Solano County has had to return more than seven hundred thousand dollars to the state in recent years, while the unmet need for child care in the county remains very high. AB 377 gives Solano County the ability to retain this money and develop innovative new plans that fit the needs of local families.”