Press Releases

January 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Legislation making it easier for people with disabilities to register to vote over the state’s online system was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Jim Beall.  Senate Bill 111 is sponsored by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

“Senate Bill 111 gives people with disabilities a convenient and quick way to submit their online voter registration form with the use of a signature stamp,’’ Beall said. “With a simple and straightforward update in the statutes, the state can grant them the same accessibility the rest of us have in registering to vote.’’

September 07, 2012

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Praises Bill for Tax Savings

SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Bill 2388, legislation to streamline laws to make it easier for the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority to protect and maintain public lands, was signed into law by the Governor today.

"I have always been a strong supporter of  protecting and increasing open space in Santa Clara County,’’ said Beall, who as a former member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors helped secure local open space and protect watersheds.

July 13, 2012

Assembly Bill 57, legislation introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall that adds a new seat for the city of San Jose on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

June 28, 2012

Beall helps get $208 million for Santa Clara County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO – The Santa Clara County Superior Court will receive more than $208 million in state funding, shepherded through the state budget by Assemblymember Jim Beall, for the construction of a new Family Justice Center in downtown San Jose. The appropriation was approved Wednesday by the Legislature.

May 02, 2012

Assemblymember Jim Beall commended the selection of civil rights activist Dolores Huerta for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s most illustrious civilian award.

“It is with great pleasure that I wish to congratulate you on the announcement of your inclusion as a recipient of our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.’’ Beall said in a letter to Huerta

April 09, 2012

San Jose Swim Coach Molestation Case Triggers AB 1628

February 09, 2012

News Report Casts Doubts on Mayor’s Employee Pension Figures

January 27, 2012

SAN JOSE – The Consumer Federation of California has given a perfect 100 percent rating to Assemblymember Jim Beall, D-San Jose, for his votes to protect consumers during the 2011 session.

"I'm proud of this rating because I deeply care about protecting consumers' rights," Beall said. "Everyone who puts down their hard-earned cash for goods or services deserves to be dealt with in a fair manner. Legislators have a duty to protect them against unfair practices as well as from products or services that may harm them."

January 26, 2012

AB 154 and AB 171 Advance to Senate

SACRAMENTO – Two bills introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall to ensure millions of Californians will be able to get therapies and treatment covered by their health plans for mental illness, substance abuse health were approved today by the Assembly.

"AB 154 and AB 171 are the fiscally and morally responsible things to do," Beall said. "Severe mental conditions should be treated the same as a physical illness or injury.