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October 26, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that he was awarded a perfect score by the California Chamber of Commerce. The score is based on how State Legislators cast their votes on 17 bills that could create or kills jobs in California this year. "I am proud to be honored by the California...
October 20, 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed Senate Bill 863, a budget trailer bill providing $10 million to restore funding for the Williamson Act. The bill provides funding for Assembly Bill 2530 by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) which saved the Williamson Act. The bill was recently signed into...
October 8, 2010
(Sacramento) -Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) voted in favor of the 2010-2011 budget in a marathon legislative session that concluded early Friday morning. This budget includes over $7.5 billion in spending cuts and no new taxes. With California facing a $19 billion budget deficit and in the...
September 28, 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger announced last night that he has signed Assemblyman Nielsen's (R-Gerber) Assembly Bill 2530 into law. The bill, intended to save the Williamson Act, will go into effect starting January 1, 2011. The Williamson Act is a partnership between landowners, counties, and the...
September 1, 2010
On Tuesday, Assemblyman Jim Nielsen's (R-Gerber) Assembly Bill 2530 passed out of the Assembly with a 78-0 vote. The bill, intended to save the Williamson Act, will now head to the Governor's desk for signage. The bill is a result of months of negotiations between Assemblyman Nielsen and...
August 31, 2010
Assembly Budget Vice-Chair Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) presented Senate Bill 873 today in the State Assembly. This bill represents the Republican view of controlling persistent, excessive spending and achieving a responsible budget for California. This bill funds vital programs like public safety while...
August 26, 2010
(Sacramento) - On Tuesday Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) spoke out against Senate Bill 399 by Senator Yee. The kind of inmates to which SB 399 applies are almost exclusively criminals who were convicted of first degree murder with one or more special circumstance and were 16 or 17 years old at...
August 24, 2010
Assembly Bill 2530 by Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber), which protects and strengthens the Williamson Act, passed unanimously out of the Senate Local Government Committee today. The Williamson Act, originally passed 45 years ago, has been decimated due to budgetary constraints. Last year, the...
August 16, 2010
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) stood in opposition to Senate Bill 1474 by Senator Steinberg (D-Sacramento) on the Assembly Floor today. SB 1474 would circumvent the democratic process by authorizes the Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) to disqualify a fair labor election and allow...
August 4, 2010
Assemblyman Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement today after a federal judge ruled the voter-approved Proposition 8 unconstitutional. "I am deeply disappointed that a lone federal judge would disregard the direct vote of the people of California, overturning the lawful Constitutional...

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