In the News

September 22, 2016

Senator Beall's September Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Child Car Safety Clinic
  • Legislative Update
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • An Honor
August 27, 2016

BURLINGAME -- Senator Jim Beall was honored today as Legislator of the Year by National Alliance of Mental Illness California at its annual conference. 


Beall, the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health, was commended by NAMI California for his work to improve mental illness response training provided to law enforcement and for working to bolster mental health parity. 

August 26, 2016

Senator Beall's August Newsletter. In this Issue

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up
  • Bombating Sexual Abuse
  • Child Safety in Cars
  • Internships
August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- Crumbling asphalt. Bone-jarring potholes. The mounting damage from years of deferred maintenance totaling $137 billion for state and local roads, bridges, and trade corridors threatens California’s prosperity.

August 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO –  collaborative effort by Senator Jim Beall and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has secured a California State Transportation Agency grant award of $20 million to start the groundwork to extend BART through San Jose all the way to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station.

August 10, 2016

SACRAMENTO – In response an inquiry by Senator Jim Beall, the Office of Legislative Counsel has determined school districts should not impose a six-month statute of limitations for students who have been sexually abused by school personal to file a claim for damages.

The State Department of Education website has posted the letter as part of its informational guidelines and procedures for school districts.

July 25, 2016

Senator Beall's July Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • My Summer Events
  • Fire and Water Workshop
  • Earthquake Warning System
  • Utility Rate Hike Hearings
  • Internships
June 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the $122 billion spending budget passed by the Legislature:

“The new budget, passed on time, is a sensible and responsible plan that reflects the Legislature’s priorities together with the Gov. Brown’s vision for California’s future. This budget lifts people up who have not shared in the economic recovery and also prudently sets more money aside for emergencies.

June 15, 2016

Senator Beall's June Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up
  • Foster Youth
  • The Environment
  • Small Business of the Year
June 02, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Two bills by Senator Jim Beall designed to expand the ability of school districts to provide mental health services for students and strengthen state oversight of how funds for those services are spent were approved by the state Senate this week.

Senate Bill 884 was passed today on a 37-0 vote. A companion bill, SB 1113, was approved on a 39-0 vote on Tuesday. Both bills are now under consideration by the Assembly.