Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 2099 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) successfully passed the Assembly Higher Education Committee. This bill will provide a safeguard for veterans who have been targeted by for-profit colleges that practice misleading and deceptive recruiting techniques.
“AB 2099 is intended to help our veteran students obtain the educational benefits they rightfully deserve,” said Frazier. “It is my hope that this legislation will also help facilitate a path that supports their assimilation back into civilian life.”
Assemblyman Jim Frazier, D-Solano, was honored by Donate Life California with the "Rising Star" award and recognized for his leadership and support of saving lives through organ and tissue donation.
"To be involved with an organization that gives people a second chance at life is an incredible opportunity," Frazier said in a press release. "Donate Life California provides hope and healing for over one million people each year, and I am proud to know that I can be a part of that."
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Jim Frazier joined the Kiwanis Club of the Delta-Antioch to discuss issues facing East Contra Costa County and the Delta.
Although the meeting provided several updates, a majority of the 30-minute discussion was spent on the Delta and Governor Jerry Brown’s Plan to build a tunnels to help transport water to Southern California.
Sacramento, CA – Yesterday evening, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) was honored by Donate Life California with the “Rising Star” award.
“To be involved with an organization that gives people a second chance at life is an incredible opportunity,” said Assemblymember Jim Frazier. “Donate Life California provides hope and healing for over one million people each year, and I am proud to know that I can be a part of that.”
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 1637 by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) and Assemblymember Bloom (D-Santa Monica) was approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee. The bill would allow California veterans to apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for a "Veteran" designation on their driver's license or identification card.
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) made the following statement in response to the 2014 State of the Judiciary Address given by Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.
“I applaud the Chief Justice on her ambition to promote democracy by supporting diversity, accessibility and transparency within the judicial system.
Sacramento, CA: Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) honored Lillian “Lill” Pierce on the Assembly Floor as his 2014 Woman of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.
“Receiving this award would not have been possible without the wonderful people I work with and the community who has offered their unwavering support,” said Pierce. “I feel humbled at the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of my mother, who also received this honor in 2001.”
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Oakley) has introduced legislation to help ensure veteran student success at for-profit colleges.
Assembly Bill 2099 will require for-profit colleges to meet a minimum graduation rate of 30 percent and default rate of less than 15.5 percent before they can admit veteran students who receive GI Bill financial aid. This bill establishes the same graduation rate and default rate that the Legislature recently enacted as a requirement for these for-profit colleges to receive Cal Grant dollars.
Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) and Assemblymember Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) have introduced Assembly Bill 1637, which will allow California veterans to apply for a driver’s license or identification card 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," said Assemblymember Frazier. "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 deal with the impracticality of carrying around official discharge papers."
Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Oakley) introduced legislation today to protect students' financial aid from outrageous fees charged by financial institutions. Assembly Bill 1927 establishes basic guidelines that colleges can follow when outsourcing their financial aid distribution to financial firms.