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Friday, May 3, 2019

REDDING SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING - Thursday, May 9, 2019, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Redding City Council Chambers - 777 Cypress Avenue, Redding, CA 96001

 

EUREKA SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING - Saturday, May 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Eureka City Council Chambers, 531 K Street, Eureka, CA 95501

 

COACHELLA SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING - Friday, May 17, 2019 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Location: Coachella Public Library 1500 6th Street, Coachella CA 92236 

 

SAN DIEGO SELECT COMMITTEE HEARING - June 20, 2019, 5:30 PM  – 8:30 PM

Location: SDGE Energy Innovation Center, 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., San Diego, CA 92117

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Health Committee unanimously approved AB 1769, a bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) to appropriate $14 million for Solano County to construct two integrated mental health residential facilities on the county’s social services campus.

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Frazier bills advance

Thursday, April 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Several bills authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) have advanced after winning committee approvals.

Friday, April 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Public Safety Committee unanimously approved a bill by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) to clear a years-long backlog of rape kits that have not been tested.

Sponsored by Soroptimist International of Vacaville, which last year launched a successful campaign to clear a backlog of untested kits in their community, AB 1496 would mandate that all rape kits in law enforcement possession be sent to labs for testing within six months and for labs to process the kits quickly. It would also require rapid turnaround of all future rape kit evidence that is collected statewide.

“Collection of sexual assault forensic evidence can be a re-traumatizing experience for victims of sex crimes,” Frazier said. “Survivors expect kits to be tested quickly. Yet tens of thousands of rape kits remain untested in California. Requiring the prompt testing of the existing backlog of rape kit evidence will help law enforcement identify and convict serial offenders. Ensuring that future rape kits be tested promptly will help survivors receive justice.”

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), co-chair of the Legislature’s Delta Caucus, spoke out in frustration when his bill to increase local representation on the Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) died in a committee hearing after Southern California water special interests lobbied against it.

The DSC consists of seven voting members; only one of these represents the Delta. Frazier’s AB 1194 would have added four voting members from the Delta region to the Council.

“Time and again, the voices of my Delta neighbors have been silenced or dismissed,” said Frazier, presenting AB 1194 to the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. “The interests of Southern California water agencies have been totally prioritized, while the goal of protecting the Delta’s ecosystem has been ignored and diminished, even violated.”

Monday, April 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, has introduced a bill to help protect people with an Intellectual or Developmental Disability from being targeted for sexual assaults.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay), chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, issued the following statement today after U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos testified before Congress in defense of a Trump administration proposal to cut all Education Department funding for Special Olympics.