Press Releases

January 04, 2012

SACRAMENTO -- Legislation to give middle-class families a $2,000 tax credit for college-related expenses per student was introduced today by Assembly Member Jim Beall, D-San Jose.

October 09, 2011

Thousands of Californians with Autism Spectrum Disorders will now be able to get therapies and treatment covered by their private health insurance under legislation signed into law today by the Governor.

"This legislation can be a national standard for autism insurance," said Assemblymember Jim Beall, D-San Jose, the principal co-author of Senate Bill 946. "Autism is a medical condition not an education problem. SB 946 sets a course of treatment for hundreds of thousands of kids, now and in the future, who will be able to get treatment for their condition.

October 06, 2011

A key bill to help California's seniors during these tough times by putting more food on their tables was signed today by the Governor.

"Assembly Bill 69 ensures struggling seniors get the critical nutrition they need to stay healthy and vital," said Assemblymember Jim Beall, who introduced the bill in December.

October 04, 2011

Two bills introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall – both aimed at helping foster care youth lead successful lives as adults – were signed today by Gov. Brown.

"Reforming the foster care system and creating better outcomes are big priorities of mine," said Beall, chairman of the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care. "I am continuing that work with these two bills, which enjoyed bipartisan support. I'm excited to have them both become law and I thank the Governor for understanding reform is needed to help our foster care kids as they grow into adults."

July 26, 2011

Assembly Bill 159, legislation that preserves foster family agencies during an era of budget deficits and cuts, was signed into law by Gov. Brown. The bill goes into effect on Jan. 1.

"I'm very pleased Governor Brown shares my commitment to do everything possible in these difficult times to protect our foster children," said Assemblymember Jim Beall, who introduced the bill on Jan. 19.

July 26, 2011

Assembly Bill 159, legislation that preserves foster family agencies during an era of budget deficits and cuts, was signed into law by Gov. Brown. The bill goes into effect on Jan. 1.

"I'm very pleased Governor Brown shares my commitment to do everything possible in these difficult times to protect our foster children," said Assemblymember Jim Beall, who introduced the bill on Jan. 19.

May 26, 2011

Beall's bill sdds one seat each for Santa Clara and Alameda Counties

Assembly Bill 57, legislation introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall to create a balanced and equitable representation on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, was approved today on a 71-5 vote in the Assembly. The bill now moves to the Senate.

AB 57 updates the number of MTC members from 19 to 21, adding one more representative each for Santa Clara and Alameda to give them a total of three delegates each, equaling the number of San Francisco-based voting representatives.

January 20, 2011
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Legislation requiring private health insurers to help pay for critical services and programs for children and adults with autism and related disorders was introduced today by Assembly Member Jim Beall, D-San Jose.

Assembly Bill 171 not only ensures more Californians with autism and related disorders will receive the services they need but it also saves taxpayer dollars by stopping insurers from continuing to shift their costs onto public agencies.

December 06, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. introduced legislation Monday to revitalize districts surrounding high-speed rail areas by promoting residential and retail development that generate jobs and discourage urban sprawl.

November 17, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Assemblymember Jim Beall had Introduced Legislation to Ban the Drinks Statewide

Declaring the mixture of caffeine and alcohol was unsafe, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took its first steps Wednesday to stop the sale of packaged caffeinated alcoholic drinks.