Press Releases

July 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A second component of the Senate’s funding package to combat California’s shortage of affordable housing was approved on a two-thirds majority vote today and sent to the Assembly.

“The approval last month of my bill, SB 3, a $3 billion bond proposal to generate more affordable housing units, combined with the today’s passage of SB 2 (Atkins) now forms the most viable package in the Legislature to solve the affordable housing crisis,’’ said Beall, chairman of the Transportation and Housing Committee.

June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO --  Senator Jim Beall, the chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the new $125 billion general fund state budget approved Thursday by the Legislature:

June 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Acquiring the necessary two-thirds majority, Senate Bill 3 won Senate approval today on a 30-9 vote, sending Senator Jim Beall’s proposed $3 billion bond to generate more affordable housing to the Assembly for its consideration.

May 25, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Seven bills authored by Senator Jim Beall are heading for full consideration by the Senate after winning approval today from the Appropriations Committee. Among the bills are two that would create more affordable housing and provide courts with the latitude to steer people with mental illnesses into treatment instead of incarceration.

April 28, 2017

CAMPBELL – Senator Jim Beall, author of Senate Bill 1 and chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issues this statement on the signing of SB 1 today by Governor Brown:

April 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, the chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee and the author of SB 1, issues this statement regarding the SB 1 transportation package, which increases road maintenance funding by $5 billion annually:

March 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the SB 1 transportation package:

February 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1, an urgency bill to kick-start billions of dollars in long overdue street and highway repairs, was approved today on a 8-3 vote by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee.

“This is a first step toward making our roads safer, improving our quality of life and giving a much needed boost to our economy,’’ said Senator Jim Beall, who oversees the committee. “With much of our road and bridge infrastructure past its expected lifespan, rehab and maintenance costs for both the state system and local streets and roads are skyrocketing. 

January 24, 2017

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

“Fixing our transportation infrastructure is a high priority and I agree with Gov. Brown that California is ready to work with the new administration if it is earnest in preserving and expanding our transportation infrastructure. Investing in our infrastructure will create jobs that can boost our economy.

January 10, 2017

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding Gov. Brown’s proposed state budget for 2017-2018: