SACRAMENTO (July 15, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement today regarding Governor Brown signing into law Assembly Bill 1265, which protects the Williamson Act.
"I want to applaud and thank Governor Brown for signing into law this important legislation," said Nielsen. "This will provide peace of mind and hope for the future to our hard-working California farm families and their employees.
I also want to thank the co-authors of this bill, Senator Wolk, Senator LaMalfa and Assemblywoman Yamada for all their hard work in helping to preserve the Williamson Act in California.
The California Farm Bureau was a major sponsor and they worked farmer-hard to achieve this milestone. We look forward to continue working with the Farm Bureau, other Agricultural organizations, and all other individuals and groups who care about preserving a productive, profitable agricultural industry in California."