Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Fairfield, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) invites the public to join him on March 14th from 4 pm to 7 pm for the opening of his District Office at 1261 Travis Blvd., Suite 110, Fairfield, CA . This is the first Assembly district office in Fairfield since Retired Assemblyman Tom Hannigan left office in 1995.

Jim Frazier, a local small-business owner, was elected in November, 2012 to serve in the State Assembly representing the 11th Assembly District, which includes his hometown of Oakley, and the communities of Antioch, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Pittsburg, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville, Rio Vista and Isleton.  Prior to his election, Jim served as a City Council member and former Mayor of Oakley.

Friday, February 22, 2013

FAIRFIELD — Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Oakley, introduced Assembly Bill 531 Wednesday, which is passed would allow California military veterans to apply for a driver’s license that identifies them as a veteran.

The objective of the bill is to allow veterans to quickly and easily identify themselves and access their services and benefits using a driver’s license, without having to carry around official discharge papers.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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.

Monday, February 18, 2013

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.

Friday, February 15, 2013

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.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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.”

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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.

Friday, January 25, 2013

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.