Press Releases

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.

June 07, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-2687
Beall, the Girl Scouts of America, and Faith Based Groups Help Bill Pass Assembly
June 07, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-2490

Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr.'s (D- San Jose) Bill (AB) 433 passed the Assembly Floor by a vote of 47-32 and is now headed for the Senate.  AB 433 adopts the Food Stamp categorical eligibility option for California, identifying the population of low-income families through the Medi-Cal program and authorizing them to get a simple service funded by TANF.

June 07, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-2687

The California State Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 131 by a vote of 78 to 1.  This bill, authored by Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. (D - San Jose), helps at-risk students currently attending county operated schools to receive needed academic and career counseling services.

May 22, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687
Assembly Member Beall Joins Foster Parents, Welfare Directors and Advocates in the Release of Reports Recognizing the Current Crisis in the Shortage of Foster Parents at the Capitol on May 22, 2007, Discussing the Solutions Provided by Assembly Bill (AB) 324.
May 17, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687
Beall, Chair of the Human Services Committee, and the Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, along with Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez' and Senate Speaker Pro Tempore Don Perata's staff, hold a Town Hall on Healthcare on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Camden Community Center located at 3369 Union Avenue, San Jose, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
May 16, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687
Assembly Member Beall Forms Bipartisan Select Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse to Address the Plague Responsible for a Majority of Both the Clients and Costs for Statewide Health Care, Criminal Justice, and Human Services.
May 15, 2007
Contact: Richard Woonacott @  (916) 319-3687

Sacramento, CA - Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr., Chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, and the Assembly Select Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, issued the following comments in response to the Governor's revised budget:

“The Governor continues to try to balance the budget on the backs of poor people and students,”
stated Beall.

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

The Assembly passed Assembly Bill (AB) 126 on Thursday, May 3, 2007 by a vote of 68-3.  This bill will quadruple the number of inspections of structural fummigation jobs in the County of Santa Clara and help enforcement efforts across the state of California.

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.