In the News

January 15, 2015

COMMUNITY CLEAN-UP'S NEW DATE

I have re-scheduled this month's litter and graffiti clean-up of the Arbuckle Elementary School neighborhood to Saturday, Jan.31, 9 a.m.-noon.

January 12, 2015

Senator Jim Beall invites high school seniors, parents, and guardians in Senate District 15 to Cash for College Workshops.

“Cost must never be a barrier to college for any student who is qualified for admission,’’ Beall said, “and that’s why I am holding these workshops. California’s colleges are the gateway to opportunity for our sons and daughters, let’s make it accessible and affordable for them.’’

January 05, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who serves as chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding Gov. Brown’s inagural address:

December 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall, who has played instrumental roles in funding Highway 85 and extending BART to San Jose, was appointed chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee today.

December 12, 2014

SENIOR SCAM STOPPER

I am sponsoring a Senior Scam Stopper Town Hall in January to alert seniors on how to spot and avoid swindles. Representatives for local, state, and federal agencies will discuss how to identify theft, auto repair, investment, and construction-related scams.

December 01, 2014

SACRAMENTO – On the first day of the new legislative session, Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, introduced bills to increase funding for freeway maintenance and litter removal, and bolster police training to increase officer safety while dealing with people with mental health illnesses.

SB 11, a spot bill undergoing preparation for legislative language, focuses on adding more hours to the training of police recruits that will help them defuse potentially volatile encounters with people with mental health disorders.

November 17, 2014

TRANSPORTATION TOWN HALL

I will be convening a town hall meeting on transportation in December to investigate how California can finance highway maintenance as the gas tax revenue, the main funding source for road improvements, continues to fall. This hearing will consider the pros and cons of various strategies to increase the amount of funding available for transportation projects.

October 21, 2014

MOBILE DISTRICT OFFICE

Because not everyone has the time to visit my office in Campbell or meet me at one of my community coffees, I decided years ago to have my staff conduct mobile district office hours in the community. The mobile district offices offer Senate District 15 residents a convenient way to get help or information regarding a state-related issue or problem.

September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 926, legislation by Senator Jim Beall to give more time to the survivors of childhood sex abuse to press charges against their assailants, was signed into law by Gov. Brown today. The law becomes effective on Jan. 1.

The bill calls for changing California’s penal codes by increasing the deadline for victims to seek criminal charges against the person or persons who abused them. Currently, victims have until they turn age 28 to press charges. Under SB 926, the age limit is raised to 40 years.

September 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Audrie's Law, legislation by Senator Jim Beall that reforms juvenile sex assault statutes to provide justice for victims, was ratified today by Gov. Brown.