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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.”
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.”
Sacramento, CA –Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) honored Lisa Rico on the Assembly Floor as his 2015 Woman of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.
Rico, a 26-year resident of Vacaville, has committed her personal and professional life to enriching the lives of those around her. For 20 years, she ran a small marketing firm in Vacaville that catered to the needs of local businesses and non-profit groups. Rico later decided to close the firm and instead devote her spare time to humanitarian efforts that she was passionate about – art, the empowerment of girls and women, and her community.
Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s budget proposal:
“I commend Governor Brown for highlighting the critical need to support development and long-term sustainability of California’s transportation system. Governor Brown commits to providing a robust set of tools to help address long overdue deferred maintenance on our roads and highways. As Chair of the Assembly Transportation Committee, I join the Governor’s call to support key freight corridor investments that will help bolster trade, commerce and economic vitality in our state.
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) has been named the 2014 Assembly Legislator of the Year by the American Legion, Department of California for his support of veterans and the military.
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins (D – San Diego) to Chair the Assembly Committee on Transportation for the 2015-16 legislative session.
“I am honored to be selected by Speaker Atkins as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Transportation,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “During my time in the legislature, I have worked diligently at the state and local level to bring transportation issues to the forefront. I look forward to working with my colleagues, constituents and transportation advocates to develop innovative strategies that will help enhance traffic safety, improve highway infrastructure and restore funding for critically needed projects in California.”
Los Angeles, CA - The California Small Business Association (CSBA) and the California Small Business Roundtable (CSBR) announced that Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D - Oakley) was named the 2014 California State Assembly "Legislator of the Year."
"Small business owners are the backbone of our economy," said Assemblymember Frazier. "I am very proud to be recognized for my support of legislation that benefits the small business entrepreneur."
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) has been named the 2014 Legislator of the Year by the Southern California Contractors Association.
In a letter announcing the award, the 40-year association of civil engineering contractors cited the Assemblyman’s commitment to the industry through his chairmanship of the Accountability and Administrative Review Committee, as well as his authorship and support of Assembly Bill 1741. The bill, which ultimately died in committee, would have clarified that the Department of Industrial Relations has the authority to accept a bond as an acceptable means of collateral for hearings regarding the payment of prevailing wages. It was universally supported by the construction industry.
Assemblymember Jim Frazier Issues Legislative Update for 2014
Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) issued the following statement regarding the successful the passage of 11 major bills in 2014:
“I viewed this year’s legislative package as an opportunity to make critical improvements in many priority policy areas. In 2014, we were able to secure significant victories for California veterans and students, while also addressing important issues concerning transportation, public safety, business and protection of the environment. I am grateful that Governor Brown appreciated the considerable merits of these bills, and I look forward to seeing the positive effects this legislation will have for my district and for California as a whole.”
Legislation by Assemblymember Frazier Will Help Improve the Lives of California Veterans
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 935, authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), was signed into law by Governor Brown over the weekend. Beginning Veterans Day of 2015, this legislation will allow a veteran to apply for a California driver’s license or identification card with a designation that clearly identifies the individual as a veteran.
“California is home to the nation’s largest veteran population, nearly two million, yet almost one million have not been identified,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “Not only will AB 935 honor our state’s veterans, it will also play a critical role in improving access to resources, benefits and services for individuals who have served our country.”