Press Releases

Cap and Trade Dollars Should Target Mass Transit and Rail

May 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – As the Legislature considers Cap and Trade proposals, Sen. Jim Beall, chairman of the Senate budget subcommittee responsible for reviewing those ideas, said he believes funding rail and transit projects in urban areas offer the best solution for reducing greenhouse gases.

Audrie's Law Passes First Test

April 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO --  Audrie’s Law, a proposal to strengthen sanctions against sexual assaults and cyberbullying, was approved Tuesday by the Senate Public Safety Committee. Senate Bill 838, introduced by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, was approved on a bi-partisan 5-0 vote.

Audrie's Law Introduced by Sen. Jim Beall

March 05, 2014

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SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall will hold a news conference Friday to unveil Audrie’s Law, a legislative proposal aimed at deterring the bullying, cyberbullying and sexual assault that played roles in the suicide of Audrie Pott, a 15-year-old Saratoga High student.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Audrie’s mother, Sheila Pott, will join Sen. Beall. The bill was drafted by the District Attorney’s Office after consulting with Audrie’s family.

Senator Beall Calls for Giving Victims More Time to Seek Prosecution or File a Lawsuit

January 29, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to stop child molesters from leveraging the statute of limitations to escape prosecution or civil damages was introduced today by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose.

“California must not allow sex abusers to turn the law on its head so they can continue to molest children,’’ Beall said. “Changing both the criminal and civil statutes of limitations will give victims more time to report crimes and allow the justice system to get child molesters off the streets.

Beall Urges Governor to Open New DMV office in East San Jose

January 21, 2014

 SACRAMENTO -- In a letter sent to Gov. Brown today, Senator Jim Beall recommends the new temporary Department of Motor Vehicles office slated for Santa Clara County be located in East San Jose.

“An East San Jose office is critical in meeting the needs of residents in my district,’’ Beall said in his letter. “Additionally, I believe locating a DMV office in East San Jose will maximize the number of undocumented immigrants who apply for a driver’s license and increase the safety on our roads and highways.