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.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sacramento, CA Yesterday evening, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) was honored by Donate Life California with the “Rising Star” award.

“To be involved with an organization that gives people a second chance at life is an incredible opportunity,” said Assemblymember Jim Frazier. “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.”

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1637 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) and Assemblymember Bloom (D-Santa Monica) was approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee. The 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.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) made the following statement in response to the 2014 State of the Judiciary Address given by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.  

“I applaud the Chief Justice on her ambition to promote democracy by supporting diversity, accessibility and transparency within the judicial system.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Sacramento, CA: Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) honored Lillian “Lill” Pierce on the Assembly Floor as his 2014 Woman of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.

“Receiving this award would not have been possible without the wonderful people I work with and the community who has offered their unwavering support,” said Pierce. “I feel humbled at the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my mother, who also received this honor in 2001.”

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Oakley) has introduced legislation to help ensure veteran student success at for-profit colleges.

Assembly Bill 2099 will require for-profit colleges to meet a minimum graduation rate of 30 percent and default rate of less than 15.5 percent before they can admit veteran students who receive GI Bill financial aid. This bill establishes the same graduation rate and default rate that the Legislature recently enacted as a requirement for these for-profit colleges to receive Cal Grant dollars. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) have introduced Assembly Bill 1637, which will allow California veterans to apply for a driver’s license or identification card 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," said Assemblymember Frazier. "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 deal with the impracticality of carrying around official discharge papers."

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Oakley) introduced legislation today to protect students' financial aid from outrageous fees charged by financial institutions. Assembly Bill 1927 establishes basic guidelines that colleges can follow when outsourcing their financial aid distribution to financial firms.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, held a fiscal oversight hearing regarding the proposed funding structure for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Testimony during the committee hearing revealed significant concerns about the projected costs of the plan and the economic impacts this project will have on the Delta region and the State.
“After thoroughly examining all sides of the proposed funding structure, I believe that there is a significant amount of uncertainty on how this project will be paid for,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The risk to ratepayers and taxpayers, should proposed funding not materialize, is considerable.”

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has introduced legislation to help prevent accidents and deaths on California roads as a result of  distracted driving due to illegal cell phone use while driving.  Distracted driving is a dangerous epidemic on America's roadways.  In 2012 alone 3,328 were killed in distracted driving crashes.

Assembly Bill 1646 will ensure that drivers understand the risk and danger of cell phone use before they receive their license, increase fines for illegal cell phone use to closely align with penalties from across the nation, and assign a point to drivers who continue to violate the law.