Releases and Articles

August 22, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 22, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that Senate Bill 1221, that bans hound hunting of bear and bobcat, passed off the Assembly Floor in a party-line vote, with only Democrats voting in favor of the bill. "There is a broader purpose of this bill," said Nielsen...
August 20, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 20, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 2509 was signed into law on Friday by Governor Brown. This bill allows for an exemption in the State Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), specifically allowing for the excavation or grading of lands...
August 16, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 16, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that, in spite of expressing strong opposition to Senate Bill 9, it passed the Assembly Floor on a minimum party-line vote. SB 9 would allow inmates, who were juveniles when they committed a special circumstances crime that...
August 10, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 10, 2012) - Senator Doug LaMalfa (R-Richvale) and Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) commented today on the announcement that the state will begin mailing bills to residents in State Responsibility Areas, widely known as the fire tax. Put forward by Governor Brown, the proposal...
August 9, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 9, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) participated this afternoon in an informational hearing, Assembly Budget Subcommittee 6, where the Department of Finance, Legislative Analyst Office (LAO) and Controller's Office representatives testified in front of Legislators on...
August 8, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 8, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that the Joint Legislative Audit Committee has granted permission this afternoon for a thorough audit to be conducted expediently in the Department of Parks and Recreation. Legislators on both sides of the aisle have come...
August 8, 2012
(Sacramento) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACU) has designated him as an ACU Conservative in recognition of his consistent support of conservative principles on a wide range of issues during 2012 legislative session. "I feel...
August 8, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 8, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) participated today in a bi-partisan press conference where he announced a call for the Joint Legislative Audit Committee to approve a thorough and immediate audit of the California Department of Parks and Recreation. Together with...
August 6, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 6, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 2509 was passed unanimously in the Assembly today after being returned with amendments from the Senate, and is now heading to the Governor, where he will have two weeks to sign or veto the bill. This...
July 30, 2012
California does not have a problem of revenues, there's plenty coming in each year. It has a spending problem, and last week's exposure of financial scandal at the Department of Parks and Recreation constitutes the latest slap in the face to taxpayers. The head of the Department of Parks and...

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