In the News

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.

August 17, 2012


California's public schools are at a crossroads. After four years of cuts, our schools have lost $20 billion in funding and 38,000 full-time teachers while student enrollment tops more than 6 million.

What can we do to improve our embattled schools and how can California restore revenues that that have been slashed?

July 25, 2012


Tom Torlakson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will join me at my free pancake breakfast next month to discuss California’s school budget and how it will affect classrooms. Be sure to mark your calendar for this informative meeting about the future of our K-12 education.

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.

June 15, 2012


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 23, 2012


A date to remember: April 12, 2012, the day we broke ground for the BART Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension.

After decades of planning and haggling for funding, we are finally beginning construction on BART. Trains are expected to begin rolling into San Jose’s station on Mabury Road in a little more than four years.