In the News

October 29, 2008
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August 28, 2008
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Assembly Bill 1887 mandates health insurers expand coverage for mental illnesses and substance abuse

Landmark legislation to bring help to Californians who are denied treatment for an addiction or mental health illness by their health insurance was passed by the Assembly today.

August 22, 2008
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Assembly Bill 433 puts more food on the table for 86,000 Californians

Legislation by Assembly Member Jim Beall Jr. aimed at putting more food in the mouths of California’s poor who have been pummeled by rising unemployment and soaring food prices was approved Thursday by a 44-29 vote in the Assembly and now moves to the Governor’s desk.

August 04, 2008
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A second bill, AB 1826, correcting an inequity in court fees, is also signed into law

Two bills introduced by Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. were signed into law by the Governor last week, including one that helps property owners pay for the installation of solar panels with the assistance of local government financing. The urgency bill went into affect immediately with the Governor’s signature.

July 31, 2008
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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
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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
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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
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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.