In the News

April 10, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Watchdog legislation introduced by Sen. Jim Beall to bolster health insurers’ compliance with state and federal mental health parity laws was unanimously approved with bipartisan support Wednesday by the Senate Health Committee. Senate Bill 22 now goes to the Appropriations Committee.

April 03, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall’s legislation to return about $2 million in lost property tax revenue to the cities of Cupertino, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, and the Town of Los Altos Hills was passed unanimously by the Senate Committee on Governance and Finance on Wednesday.

“Senate Bill 629 is about tax equity,’’ Beall said. “Property owners in these four cities have been dutifully paying their taxes for years but they are not receiving their rightful share of revenue returned to them by the state.’’

April 02, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Committee on Public Safety on Tuesday unanimously approved Senator Jim Beall’s proposal to allow Santa Clara County to keep $1 million in state funds and re-invest that cash in local shelters for runway or homeless youths. Current law requires the county to return that money to the state.

“Senate Bill 347 enables Santa Clara County  to pump more money into the services that will help children and young adults who have no where to go and stay safe,’’ Beall said.

Senate Bill 347 now moves to the Senate Appropriations Committee for approval.

March 12, 2013

MEET ME

Come to my community coffee or drop by my Open House and visit my new Senate District 15 office in Campbell. I am also sponsoring an Education Roundtable about school funding.

District Office Open House
Thursday, March 14; 4:00-6:30 p.m.
2105 S. Bascom, Ave., Suite 154
Lincoln Court building, about a block south of the Pruneyard Shopping Center, Campbell.

February 27, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall, whose work on mental health policy has spanned decades at the local and state levels, was appointed today as the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.

February 21, 2013

For Immediate Release: Feb. 21, 2013                                                              

SACRAMENTO – A proposal allowing counties that close youth shelters funded with Proposition 86 bonds to re-direct that money to other local runaway and homeless children shelters has been introduced by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose.

“Senate Bill 347 will help counties keep the Proposition 86 funds they’ve received and continue to re-invest that money toward keeping children safe,’’ Beall said.

February 20, 2013

For Immediate Release: Feb. 20, 2013                                                        

Public Invited to March 14 Open House
 
CAMPBELL – In a move to make the Senate District 15 staff easier to reach for constituents, Senator Jim Beall announced today he is opening a new office in Campbell.

February 19, 2013

For Immediate Release: Feb. 19, 2013                                               

SACRAMENTO – To provide appropriate insurance coverage and medical care for acquired brain injury survivors, Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose) today introduced Senate Bill 320, the Brain Injury Access to Treatment Act.

February 15, 2013

MEET ME

As your new state Senator for District 15, I'm continuing my series of informal coffee meetings that I began years ago as a member of the state Assembly.

These meetings allow residents to speak one-on-one with me on any state-related issue that's on their minds. I'll be meeting with people on a first-come, first-serve basis. My next coffee meeting is scheduled for:

January 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A proposal to eliminate the statute of limitations for victims of child molestation to file lawsuits against their abusers has been introduced by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose.