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Measure That Strips Justice Away From Crime Victim Families Signed Into Law
October 1, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) commented on Governor Brown's decision to sign Senate Bill 9. This bill allows inmates (who were juveniles when they committed a special circumstances crime that would have resulted in the death penalty sentence for an adult, but were instead sentenced to life...
Hound Hunting Ban Bill Signed Into Law - Another Piece of Culture And Heritage Being Stripped Away
September 26, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) expressed disappointment over Governor Brown decision to sign SB 1221 today that will ban hound hunting of bears and bobcats. "Hunting in California will suffer from this unnecessary and costly piece of legislation," said Nielsen. "I have received thousands of...
Nielsen Bill To Assist 'Off-Roaders' Signed Into Law
September 25, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 1266, for which he is a joint author, was signed into law by the governor today. This bill clarifies and fixes previous legislation which would have imposed strenuous requirements on a new type of vehicle known as "Recreational...
Nielsen's Bill To Improve Benefits For Veterans Signed Into Law
September 20, 2012
SACRAMENTO (September 20, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that AB 2198 was signed into law by the governor today. AB 2198 requires that CDVA include in its annual report to the Legislature and Department of Finance the amount of services received and the number of claims filed...
Nielsen Votes For Workers Compensation Reform
August 31, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 31, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced today that Senate Bill 863 (de LeÃ³n) passed the Assembly Floor with a strong bi-partisan support. This bill will help both injured workers and employers. It will raise permanent disability benefits by 30% on average and,...
Nielsen Fights for Farmers By Opposing "farmer criminalization bill" - AB 2676
August 30, 2012
SACRAMENTO (August 30, 2012) - Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) released the following statement regarding Assembly Bill 2676 (Calderon), which passed off the Assembly Floor. This bill would impose upon farmers new regulations, punishable by imprisonment in county jail for up to six months and/or...
Nielsen Bill to Strengthen Protection For Children is Signed Into Law
August 28, 2012
Assemblyman Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) announced that Assembly Bill (AB) 2292 was signed into law by Governor Brown on Monday. This bill would add another step to the reunification process by requiring a juvenile court to consider admissible and relevant evidence before reuniting a foster child or a...
Nielsen Strongly Opposes Hound Hunting Ban
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...
Nielsen Flood Protection Bill Is Signed Into Law
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...
Nielsen Opposes Measure That Strips Justice Away From Crime Victim Families
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...
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