By Richard Bammer
The genesis of a state Assembly bill may be as simple as talking over a cup of Joe.
Consider the case of AB 1369 Special education: dyslexia.
A bill introduced in February by Assemblyman Jim Frazier, it began to take shape some months ago during one of the Solano-area Democrat’s occasional coffee klatches with constituents, specifically one in Discovery Bay.
“A mother approached me,” Frazier said Friday. “She was very frustrated with her school district. They were unwilling to help her (with her dyslexic child), so she went outside of the district to get help and paid out of her own pocket.
“She was sharing with me that other parents don’t have the ability to do that … and their children are failing. It touched my soul.”