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January 09, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

Sacramento - Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr., Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, responding to the annual State of the State Address, said, "I want to thank the Governor for the spirit of bipartisanship in which the health care proposal was delivered yesterday, but I must caution that bipartisanship only works when we can agree on the problems we have to solve and the urgency of solving them."

January 25, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

This week, the members of the Silicon Valley Delegation, led by Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) delivered a letter to the California Transportation Commission urging them to approve two Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) allocation requests from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Project.

February 14, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

This week, Assembly Members Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) and Lori Saldaña (D - San Diego) will introduce two bills targeted at solving the Alcopops problem that is plaguing California. Alcopops Coalition Members, including youth, will be on hand when the bills are unveiled at a press conference on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 1:30PM in the Speaker's Press Conference Room (Room 317) in the Capitol.

March 02, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The Assembly Higher Education Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 152 yesterday by a vote of 5 to 2.  Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) authored AB 152.  He believes this bill will help California’s families save for college.

AB 152 will establish the California Prepaid Tuition Program.  This program will enable parents, grandparents, and family members to buy their children’s future tuition today.

March 20, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) returned from a visit to Washington, D.C. to lobby the Bush Administration and Congress for more federal funds for California and for learning about the status of federal legislation and programs that impact the state. Beall, Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee and Author of AJR 4, was on Capitol Hill from Monday, March 19 through Wednesday, March 21, 2007.

March 26, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The California Assembly committee on Higher Education passed Assembly Bill 171 in a 5-2 party line vote.

“Public interests attorneys are essential to ensuring justice for all,” said Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D – San Jose) when arguing for the bill infront of the committee, “because public interest attorneys help the most vurenable in our society navigate our legal system.”

April 02, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The Assembly Business and Professionals Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 126 on March 27, 2007 by a vote of 9-0.  This bill will fund more inspections of structural fummigations in the County of Santa Clara, and help enforcement efforts across the state of California.

May 09, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

On May 3, 2007, Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr.’s (D-San Jose) Bill (AB) 171 passed the Assembly Floor by a vote of 44-30.  This bill encourages young attorneys to take public interest jobs that provide legal help to the neediest in our society.

May 09, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 126 on Thursday, May 3, 2007 by a vote of 68-3.  This bill will quadruple the number of inspections of structural fummigation jobs in the County of Santa Clara and help enforcement efforts across the state of California.

May 15, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

Sacramento, CA - Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr., Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, and the Assembly Select Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, issued the following comments in response to the Governor's revised budget:

“The Governor continues to try to balance the budget on the backs of poor people and students,”
stated Beall.

E-Newsletters

April 18, 2011

BUDGET DEFICIT TAKES CENTER STAGE

California's $14.5 billion deficit has assumed dominance over virtually every issue at the Capitol. How the Legislature and the governor deal with the shortfall will affect every facet of state government.

April 18, 2011

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

Please join us for a free pancake breakfast with your neighbors where we'll talk about your ideas about community and legislative issues! Here's the date, time, and place:

April 18, 2011

FIGHTING DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

After balancing the mid-year budget and reducing the coming fiscal year's deficit from $14.7 billion to $7.4 billion, the Legislature is focusing on the remaining shortfall. Cutting programs or -- to a lesser extent -- finding new ways of raising revenue are the usual approaches that Sacramento takes to balancing the budget.

April 18, 2011

CURBING DEPENDENT ADULT ABUSE

The tentacles of family violence and abuse can reach victims who are under the stewardship of a caregiver or conservator. And sometimes those conservators and caregivers themselves can be exposed to that very same danger.

April 18, 2011

BEER TAX PROTESTERS

Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of mail – most of it from outside Assembly District 24 and some from outside the state – about my proposal to increase the excise tax on beer. The revenue generated by the tax will be used exclusively to pay for alcohol-related health, law enforcement, and prevention and treatment costs.

April 18, 2011

A TOWN HALL'S URGENT MESSAGE: HALT HEARTLESS CUTS

Tell Michael Garcia about the Governor's proposed deep cuts to human service programs and he'll reply, "They're ripping the rug of hope out from under us.''

April 18, 2011

BEER SURVEY SAYS . . .

The polls were open for two months and the results in Assembly District 24 are overwhelming: Nearly three-quarters of respondents support raising the excise tax on beer to help fund health, law enforcement, and treatment and prevention programs.

April 18, 2011

The Budget Dilemma: Obtaining a Two-Thirds Majority

Time after time in polls and town halls, the people have told us they don't want education cut and they don't want the safety net shredded.

But there has been another issue on their minds: Why can't the state legislature pass a budget on time? What's the problem?

April 18, 2011

Assembly District 24 Legislation Passed

Overshadowed by the controversy of the state budget were many less publicized victories. In all, 14 of my bills were approved by the Legislature - three of them are especially critical to the well being of Californians and I want to highlight them first:

April 18, 2011

The Budget

Signed. Sealed. Delivered. Almost three months late, the Legislature and the Governor finally agreed on a state budget.