Releases and Articles

October 28, 2011
As the head of the state parole board for many years, I've had the chance to witness thousands of dangerous individuals whose crimes have left scars on the lives of many innocent people. Many of them have been provided opportunities to change their ways through various rehabilitation programs...
October 12, 2011
Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that they are jointly authoring legislation to further strengthen California's laws against rape. The legislation is in direct response to the recent case in Shasta County, where a police officer was given a 1-...
October 12, 2011
As the Vice Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, I know firsthand that there are always tough choices when setting budget priorities during state budget negotiations which lead to winners and losers. Especially during these challenging economic times, it is difficult for the Legislature to...
October 10, 2011
SACRAMENTO (October 10, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following Governor Brown decision to sign into law Assembly Bills (AB) 144 and AB 809 yesterday. AB 144 makes it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in a public place "open carry"...
October 10, 2011
SACRAMENTO (October 7, 2011) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) issued the following statement today following Governor Brown signing into law Senate Bill (SB) 202, which would undo a bipartisan budget agreement from last year to place a constitutional amendment establishing a strong rainy day...
September 10, 2011
It is said "Time heals all." I beg to differ. The vast wounds inflicted on America and Americans just ten years ago will never completely heal. Usually, celebrations or anniversaries are happy times. Not this one! Yet, I find it important and even pertinent to who we are and who we want to become...
September 9, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) spoke against the negative effects of Assembly Bill (AB) 101, Child Care Unionization , which would force a union and/or dues on providers regardless of whether they want a union or not and would establish an employer-employee relationship among families. For...
September 6, 2011
Rural Californians are already having it tough trying to make ends meet in this difficult economy. Just like suburban and urban residents, we are trying to spend our limited dollars wisely. But unlike them, we are faced with paying a new fire tax that is unfair, unconstitutional and unnecessary. As...
September 2, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today co-authored Assembly Bill (AB) 45 X, which would repeal ABX1 29, the State Responsibility Area (SRA) Fire Fee, signed into law by Governor Brown in July. "The only thing you can do is repeal it," said Nielsen referring to ABX1 29 or the SRA Fire Fee. "It is...
August 25, 2011
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Brown's release of a "job creation" plan which is based on making the single sales tax factor mandatory for all businesses in California. "The Governor is right about one thing," said Nielsen. "We do...

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