Frazier’s Special Olympics Bill Wins Assembly Approval

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Sacramento, CA Today, legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) to help maximize opportunities to make donations supporting the Special Olympics was approved by the Assembly Floor with a 75-0 vote.

“For over a decade I have been a part of the Special Olympics Northern California games by volunteering and supporting a charity that goes above and beyond to fulfill their mission. I’ve personally seen the benefits and joy this event brings these athletes,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The Special Olympics provides athletic opportunities to numerous children and adults with intellectual disabilities throughout the state, instilling the confidence, self-esteem and dignity they need to succeed in life.”

AB 2371 would allow individuals to make a voluntary contribution in excess of their tax liability to the Special Olympics Fund. These funds would be used to help the Special Olympics Northern and Southern California expand athletic opportunities for athletes that have been unable to participate due to limited resources.

“Special Olympics Northern California commends Assemblymember Frazier for his efforts to help us expand the athletic opportunities made available for all athletes in California,” stated Kevin Reeds, Chief Development Officer of Special Olympics Northern California. “He is continually finding new ways to support the 45,000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities who participate in Special Olympics throughout the state each year.”

AB 2371 will now move on to the Senate for approval.

Assemblymember Frazier represents the 11th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Antioch, Bethel Island, Birds Landing, Brentwood, Byron, Collinsville, Discovery Bay, Fairfield, Isleton, Knightsen, Locke, Oakley, Pittsburg (partial), Rio Vista, Suisun City, Travis AFB, Vacaville and Walnut Grove.

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