In the News

February 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature’s approval of $300 million to shore up California’s system that provides services for people with developmentally disabilities was praised by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, a joint author of ABX2-1. But he cautioned more work needs to be done to protect the promise of the Lanterman Act.

February 23, 2016

Senator Beall's February e-Newsletter. In this issue:

  • February Events
  • Mental Health and Students
  • College Financial Aid Deadline
  • Free Tax Prep Help
January 20, 2016

MY EVENTS

I'm beginning the New Year in Senate District 15 with two events this month. On Friday, Jan. 22, I'm holding a community coffee meeting in San Jose. Residents can sit down with me and have a one-on-one discussion about any state-related issue or question. Click here for the time, location, and more details.

January 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Five years after California switched the responsibility of providing mental health services in student Individualized Education Programs from county mental health departments to school districts, it is unclear whether the change has actually improved students’ educational progress.

January 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Jim Beall to expand the ability of seniors to transfer their property tax savings to a newly purchased home will be heard by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Jan. 13.

November 16, 2015

MEET ME

 

Do you have an idea for legislation? Do you have questions or concerns about a state issue? Join me for one of my community coffee meetings. These informal get-togethers allow you to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue. My next community coffee is scheduled for:

 

Thursday, Nov. 19
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Caffe Adria
6174 Bollinger Road, San Jose

 

October 29, 2015

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Ten of my bills were signed into law by Governor Brown. These bills range from protecting to protect foster youth, increasing the margin of safety for police and people with mental illnesses, and accelerating the construction of the BART extension to downtown San Jose.

Here's a list of the bills that were ratified:

October 18, 2015

MEET ME

Do you have questions or concerns about a state issue? Please join me for one of my community coffee meetings. These informal get-togethers allow you to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue. My next community coffee is scheduled for:

Friday, Jan. 22
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sweet Corner
989 Story Road, San Jose
(Located at the rear of the Vietnam Town mall)

October 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 377:

“I believe many working families who have been hit hard by the high cost of housing in California because of the lack of affordable house share in my disappointment of the Governor’s veto of SB 377. This veto is a major blow to affordable housing construction in our state.

October 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Mass transit rail projects with the potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be completed faster and save more taxpayer dollars under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed today by the Governor.