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.”
Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) released the following statement regarding the Legislature’s passage of the Water Quality, Supply and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014:
“Assembly Bill 1471, which will appear as Proposition 1 on the November ballot, allocates $7.5 billion to address California’s most urgent water needs.
Sacramento, CA –Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) spoke at the “No Delta Tunnels Rally!” at the State Capitol in Sacramento.
The rally marked the last day for the public to comment on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). Attendees rallied to oppose the plan in its current form, and urged Governor Brown to redraft the strategy, to reexamine the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) and to enact a new public comment period with increased transparency and accessibility.
“The BDCP is absolutely not a conservation plan,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The conveyance of water through the twin tunnels will mean the total decimation of the Delta.
Assembly Bill 2099 Approved By Senate Education Committee
Sacramento, CA – Assembly Bill 2099, authored by Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley), defends veterans educational benefits by providing the necessary oversight and protections for those who have been targeted by for-profit colleges that practice misleading and deceptive recruiting techniques.
“I want to see our veterans thrive when using their educational benefits,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “It is absolutely unacceptable that some schools put more money into recruitment than they put into their curriculum. It is my hope that this legislation will provide a path for our veterans to succeed in their educational aspirations.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) named Derek McGinnis and Janet Wilson as his 2014 Veterans of the Year for the 11th Assembly District.
“I appreciate the monumental sacrifices that Derek and Janet have made for our state and our country,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “The bravery they have exhibited in the line of duty cannot be overstated, and it is my privilege to honor them as my Veterans of the Year.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) presented an Assembly Resolution to the Travis Brass of the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West.
“Travis Brass is a group of truly talented, top-notch performers,” said Assemblymember Jim Frazier. “These individuals demonstrate skill and professionalism in all facets of their duties, and I am proud to honor them today for their unwavering commitment to excellence.”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D – Oakley) recognized B & L Properties II as the 11th Assembly District Small Business of the Year in a ceremony at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
“B & L’s owners, Debra and Anthony Russo, have a long standing reputation for serving their community,” said Assemblymember Frazier. “They have worked tirelessly to help create an atmosphere where both businesses and families can thrive, and I am honored to recognize B & L Properties II as the 11th Assembly District Small Business of the Year,”
Sacramento, CA – Today, Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) made the following statement regarding the Legislature’s approval of the 2014-15 Budget:
“After months of collaboration between the Governor and the Legislature, I am pleased to see a balanced budget that restores many cuts from recent years, pays down significant debt and establishes a healthy reserve for our state.