In the News

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

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.

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.

October 29, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Proposed legislation introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall to give small businesses greater protection from retroactive billing by utilities but later vetoed by the Governor has led the California Public Utilities Commission to change its back-billing rules.