Press Releases

May 09, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

On May 3, 2007, Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr.’s (D-San Jose) Bill (AB) 171 passed the Assembly Floor by a vote of 44-30.  This bill encourages young attorneys to take public interest jobs that provide legal help to the neediest in our society.

April 02, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The Assembly Business and Professionals Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 126 on March 27, 2007 by a vote of 9-0.  This bill will fund more inspections of structural fummigations in the County of Santa Clara, and help enforcement efforts across the state of California.

March 26, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The California Assembly committee on Higher Education passed Assembly Bill 171 in a 5-2 party line vote.

“Public interests attorneys are essential to ensuring justice for all,” said Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D – San Jose) when arguing for the bill infront of the committee, “because public interest attorneys help the most vurenable in our society navigate our legal system.”

March 20, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

SACRAMENTO – Today, Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) returned from a visit to Washington, D.C. to lobby the Bush Administration and Congress for more federal funds for California and for learning about the status of federal legislation and programs that impact the state. Beall, Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee and Author of AJR 4, was on Capitol Hill from Monday, March 19 through Wednesday, March 21, 2007.

March 02, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

The Assembly Higher Education Committee passed Assembly Bill (AB) 152 yesterday by a vote of 5 to 2.  Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) authored AB 152.  He believes this bill will help California’s families save for college.

AB 152 will establish the California Prepaid Tuition Program.  This program will enable parents, grandparents, and family members to buy their children’s future tuition today.

February 14, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

This week, Assembly Members Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) and Lori Saldaña (D - San Diego) will introduce two bills targeted at solving the Alcopops problem that is plaguing California. Alcopops Coalition Members, including youth, will be on hand when the bills are unveiled at a press conference on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at 1:30PM in the Speaker's Press Conference Room (Room 317) in the Capitol.

January 25, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

This week, the members of the Silicon Valley Delegation, led by Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) delivered a letter to the California Transportation Commission urging them to approve two Traffic Congestion Relief Program (TCRP) allocation requests from the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority for the Silicon Valley Rapid Transit Corridor Project.

January 09, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

Sacramento - Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr., Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, responding to the annual State of the State Address, said, "I want to thank the Governor for the spirit of bipartisanship in which the health care proposal was delivered yesterday, but I must caution that bipartisanship only works when we can agree on the problems we have to solve and the urgency of solving them."