Press Releases

July 31, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920

SACRAMENTO --- Today, foster care advocates and stakeholders were at the Capitol to provide testimony on the challenges and solutions needed to strengthen the state’s Foster Care System, which is the largest in the country.

July 18, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920

Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. has been appointed as the new chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Foster Care.

July 07, 2008
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Assembly Bill 346, legislation that requires alcopops - sugary, liquor-laced drinks that mimic the taste and appearance of energy drinks and sodas - to carry prominent labels that say they contain alcohol, cleared a major hurdle Monday by gaining Senate approval by a 27-to-12 vote.

June 26, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Santa Clara and San Mateo counties' share could mean up to 1.17 million pounds of food for local food banks

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., D-San Jose, will be honored Friday by the Marin Institute for his efforts in working for an effective alcohol policy in California.

June 05, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920

Silicon Valley's State Assembly Delegation stands united against proposed cuts that would gut California's public education system and gamble with the welfare of our poor, elderly, and those with disabilities.

May 14, 2008
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Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., chairman of the Assembly Human Services Committee, assailed the Governor's revised budget proposals for targeting crucial programs that help the poor and people with disabilities while ignoring government waste such as spending $2 billion annually on private consultants.

April 10, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Alcohol industry causes $36 billion in costs to society - it's time they paid their fair share

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., D-San Jose, is proposing legislation to increase the excise tax on beer to generate $2 billion for under-funded health and law enforcement services that must cope with the havoc -- traffic accidents and fatalities, domestic violence, and illnesses -- that is fueled by the alcohol industry.

April 08, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920

Assembly Bill 2129 -- legislation designed to prevent pregnant women from using alcohol or drugs to ensure more healthy babies are born in California – was passed out of the Assembly Health Committee today with only a single Republican vote from Assemblymember Audra Strickland.

March 11, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Come for free dental and health screenings and discuss health-related legislation with Assemblymember Beall

Nothing is more important than our health and the health of our families. That's why I'm inviting you to attend our health fair – a free and fun event geared to helping people understand how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

March 10, 2008

Lee Sturtevant, whose distinguished career has stretched from classrooms in Cupertino to the halls of the Legislature in Sacramento, has been named Assembly District 24’s “Woman of the Year’’ by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr.