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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Sign up for a day of volunteering at the SPCA

Solano, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier invites you to join him on Saturday, January 19th for a heartwarming day of volunteer opportunities to help the Solano SPCA.

Saturday, January 19th, 2013, is the National Day of Service, which is a time to honor President Obama's Inauguration and commemorate Martin Luther King's vision of community service. Assemblyman Frazier will be volunteering from Noon until 4 pm at the Solano SPCA, helping them with important projects to keep their facilities nice and pleasant for both humans and future family pets.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier released the following statement today regarding Governor Edmund G. Brown’s budget proposal:

I want to commend the Governor for his ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

(Sacramento) – The loss of his 20 year old daughter in a car accident on a dangerous road led California State Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) into politics. Frazier was determined to make roads safer to prevent his personal tragedy from happening to other families. Now as a member of the newly sworn-in freshman class of the 2013-14 State Assembly, Frazier is also focusing on job growth and constituent involvement in government.