Press Releases

April 10, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Alcohol industry causes $36 billion in costs to society - it's time they paid their fair share

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., D-San Jose, is proposing legislation to increase the excise tax on beer to generate $2 billion for under-funded health and law enforcement services that must cope with the havoc -- traffic accidents and fatalities, domestic violence, and illnesses -- that is fueled by the alcohol industry.

April 08, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920

Assembly Bill 2129 -- legislation designed to prevent pregnant women from using alcohol or drugs to ensure more healthy babies are born in California – was passed out of the Assembly Health Committee today with only a single Republican vote from Assemblymember Audra Strickland.

March 11, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Come for free dental and health screenings and discuss health-related legislation with Assemblymember Beall

Nothing is more important than our health and the health of our families. That's why I'm inviting you to attend our health fair – a free and fun event geared to helping people understand how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

March 10, 2008

Lee Sturtevant, whose distinguished career has stretched from classrooms in Cupertino to the halls of the Legislature in Sacramento, has been named Assembly District 24’s “Woman of the Year’’ by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr.

January 28, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920

"The death of AB 1X in the Senate Health Committee is a missed opportunity to not only provide health coverage to all of California's children and working poor, but to save taxpayer dollars while helping our beleaguered public hospitals," Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., D-San Jose, said Monday.

January 08, 2008
Contact: Cris Forsyth @  (916) 319-2490

Assembly Bill (AB) 811, authored by Assemblymembers Jim Beall, Jr. and Loyd Levine, passed out of Assembly Local Government Committee today without a single NO vote. AB 811 will help finance the upfront costs for solar power and other energy efficiency improvements to property owners by authorizing local governments to provide low interest loans with long-term repayments added to their annual property tax bills.

January 08, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Beall urges the Legislature and governor to evaluate tax giveaways that cost California billions annually

Forcing California's poor to bear another round of budget cuts is not the way to cure the state's deficit. The remedy is in the hands of the governor and Legislature: Cut the real fat and legitimately boost revenue by eliminating billions in antiquated tax loopholes.

December 17, 2007
Contact: Cris Forsyth @  (916) 319-2490

Assembly Bill (AB) 811, authored by Assemblymembers Jim Beall, Jr. and Loyd Levine, passed out of Assembly Local Government Committee today without a single NO vote. AB 811 will help finance the upfront costs for solar power and other energy efficiency improvements to property owners by authorizing local governments to provide low interest loans with long-term repayments added to their annual property tax bills.

October 12, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-2687
Santa Clara County's expansion of 2001 Children's Health Initiative to include Adults Signed in to Law
June 07, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-2490

The California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 152 by a vote of 48 to 30.  Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose) authored AB 152 to help California’s families invest for college by establishing the California Prepaid Tuition Program.