Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1369 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been approved on a bipartisan vote of 80-0 on the Assembly Floor. The bill will help ensure that California public schools are able to properly identify students who may have dyslexia.

“Over 5,500 parents statewide have voiced their strong support for this legislation,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The approval of AB 1369 in the Assembly is a promising indication that the Legislature, parents and teachers are passionate about taking those extra steps to foster the academic success of our dyslexic students. I am very proud to carry AB 1369 and I am fully committed to working my hardest in championing this bill until it’s on the Governor’s desk.”

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sacramento, CA Assemblyman Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been appointed by Speaker Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) to serve on the Council of State Governments West (CSG West) Transportation and Economic Development Committee.

“I feel honored to be appointed by Speaker Atkins to be a California representative for this important committee,” said Assemblyman Frazier. “As a former mayor of Oakley, I have always worked hard to foster local economic development and address our region’s most critical transportation needs. I believe this will be an excellent opportunity to create innovative solutions through thoughtful discussion among experts, colleagues and professionals in the Western region.”

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sacramento, CA Assembly Bill 1029 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed its last hurdle in the Assembly with a bipartisan Floor vote of 76-0. The bill would create a certification process to insure that public resources for veterans are dedicated to the most qualified California Veteran Service Providers.

“Veterans comprise roughly 25 percent of California’s homeless population, an estimated 350,000 men and women who have proudly served our nation,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “When returning service members seek assistance through state services, they deserve peace of mind in knowing that their access to resources comes from a trustworthy provider. This long overdue bill will insure that organizations who serve veterans can properly demonstrate that they are accountable, competent, and meet quality standards.”

Friday, May 22, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was honored as the 2014 Elected Official of the Year by the California Transportation Foundation (CTF) at an award ceremony in Sacramento.

“I feel fortunate to receive an award for doing work that I’m truly passionate about,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “I have spent a lot of quality time at the state and local level to help reestablish our State as an innovative leader in transportation. As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I look forward to continuing on the path towards enhancing traffic safety, improving highway infrastructure and restoring funding for critically needed projects in California.”

Friday, May 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 revised budget proposal:

“I commend the Governor for his ongoing commitment to fiscal responsibility in keeping a balanced budget. Through his leadership, Governor Brown has made great strides in paying down California’s debt, while also making investments in a rainy day fund for the future.

I applaud the Governor’s commitment to working with the Legislature on a transportation funding proposal that would address overdue repairs and maintenance on the state’s highways, roads and freight corridors. This echoes my longstanding concern that we need sustainable funding to address the improvement of our state’s overall transportation infrastructure.

I look forward to collaborating with the Governor and my colleagues in the Legislature as we work towards a final budget that properly invests in California and addresses our most critical needs.”

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) presented House Resolution 18 on the Assembly Floor to commemorate the Centennial Celebration of the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

“For the past 100 years, the DMV has made it their mission to provide quality service to communities throughout California,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I am proud to recognize the DMV for their hard work and unwavering commitment to motor safety on our roadways.”

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sacramento, CA –Assembly Bill 1369 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was approved on a 7-0 vote in the Assembly Education Committee. AB 1369 will help ensure that California public schools are able to properly identify students who may have dyslexia.

“Early identification of dyslexia is extremely important,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “I want to highlight this issue and start a meaningful conversation between parents, teachers and experts so that we can work together towards a solution that will give these students the tools they need for success.”

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement in response to a Department of Water Resources (DWR) press release announcing the installation of a temporary salinity barrier in the Delta:

“My top priority is to protect water quality in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, for my District and for the state as a whole. California continues to face serious challenges in the wake of this historic drought, and taking preemptive action to limit further devastation is a responsible decision.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sacramento, CA Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been appointed by Speaker Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) to Chair the Select Committee on Improving Bay Area Transportation Systems.

“This Select Committee provides a forum for Bay Area representatives to discuss important transportation issues on a regional level,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Each member of this committee brings relevant perspective and expertise to the table. It is my hope that our proactive involvement as a team will bolster meaningful dialogue and offer innovative solutions to address our most critical transportation system needs.”

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Frazier Challenges Legislators, Capitol Staff and Media to Join the “It Can Wait” Movement

Sacramento, CA Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) partnered with AT&T to bring a virtual reality simulator to the State Capitol. The simulator allowed legislators, capitol staff and members of the media to experience firsthand the dangers of texting and driving.

“Cell phone use while driving has been illegal for over five years, yet it is still the cause of more than 200,000 crashes a year,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “For most of us, rehearsed messages and words on paper don’t hit home the way an interactive experience does. I have brought the AT&T virtual reality simulator to the Capitol to emphasize that driving requires an individual’s absolute attention – hands on the wheel, eyes on the road, and mind focused on operating the vehicle.”