Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement regarding the I-80/I-680/SR-12 Interchange Groundbreaking Event:

“This is the first of seven construction projects designed to help improve transportation infrastructure in the Sacramento, Contra Costa, Alameda, Yolo and San Francisco regions.

Over the next two years, this particular project will create 12,000 new jobs, will help ease traffic congestion and will increase transportation accessibility for the 240,000 cars that commute through Solano County daily. I applaud the partnership between Caltrans, the California Transportation Commission, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and Solano Transportation Authority, all of whom have demonstrated a dedicated commitment to working together and making a difference at the regional level.”

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Antioch, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement regarding the State Route 160/Highway 4 Connector groundbreaking celebration this morning:

“Today’s groundbreaking marks a pivotal moment for transportation infrastructure modernization in East Contra Costa County. These projects will significantly improve transit accessibility in the region, will help alleviate traffic congestion and will enhance traffic safety for more than 250,000 East Contra Costa County residents.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued a statement following the swearing-in of Assemblymember Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) as Speaker of the California Assembly:

“I want to commend and congratulate my colleague and dear friend Assemblymember Toni Atkins on her much deserved position as Speaker of the “People’s House.” Atkins has proven herself as a leader and it will be my privilege to work with her to bolster California’s business climate, increase infrastructure and housing, and ultimately create living wage jobs for Californians.”

Monday, May 12, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) recognizes National Small Business Week, which takes place from Monday, May 12th to Sunday, May 18th. Every year since 1963, National Small Business Week has recognized the critical contributions of entrepreneurs and small business owners nationwide.

“The ability to build success through small business is an integral part of the American Dream,” said Assemblymember Frazier.  “As a former small business owner, I appreciate the vital contributions these small businesses make to strengthen communities across America. I will continue to be an advocate for legislation that provides innovative business owners with the tools they need to be successful in California.”

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) joined the 2014 Planned Parenthood Rally in Sacramento. Every year, Planned Parenthood activists come to the State Capitol to meet with legislators and discuss current issues affecting reproductive health care.

“I appreciate the care and compassion that Planned Parenthood provides to communities throughout California,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Their unwavering dedication to promoting health, safety and quality of life are key tools that help individuals make informed and educated decisions about their lifestyle choices.”

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1637 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D – Santa Monica) passed the Assembly Veterans Affairs Committee with bipartisan support. This bill would allow California veterans to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a “Veteran” designation on their driver’s license or identification card.

"California is home to nearly two million veterans, yet nearly half of that population remains unaccounted for,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Not only will this bill simplify the lives of already identified veterans, it will also assist County Veteran Service Officers in outreach efforts to recognize those who are not obtaining the benefits they have rightfully earned as a result of their service.”

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1646 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed through Assembly Transportation Committee with bipartisan support. This bill will impose firm penalties to offenders who disregard the safety of others by illegally using their cell phone while driving.

“AB 1646 is intended to serve as a deterrent for drivers that blatantly ignore road safety,” said Frazier. “This change in the law will help reduce the number of injuries and fatalities that are caused by distracted drivers and make California’s streets a secure place for all.”

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 2099 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee. This bill will provide a safeguard for veterans who have been targeted by for-profit colleges that practice misleading and deceptive recruiting techniques.

 “AB 2099 is intended to help our veteran students obtain the educational benefits they rightfully deserve,” said Frazier. “It is my hope that this legislation will also help facilitate a path that supports their assimilation back into civilian life.”

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, was honored by Donate Life California with the "Rising Star" award and recognized for his leadership and support of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.

"To be involved with an organization that gives people a second chance at life is an incredible opportunity," Frazier said in a press release. "Donate Life California provides hope and healing for over one million people each year, and I am proud to know that I can be a part of that."

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Tuesday, Assemblyman Jim Frazier joined the Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch to discuss issues facing East Contra Costa County and the Delta.

Although the meeting provided several updates, a majority of the 30-minute discussion was spent on the Delta and Governor Jerry Brown’s Plan to build a tunnels to help transport water to Southern California.