Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall issues the following statement regarding the Governor’s proposed budget:

“Right now, we have the revenue to not only begin undoing the damage created by the recession but to prepare for fiscal emergencies. Paying down the debts owed to our schools, setting up a prudent reserve fund, and bolstering college funding are priorities for California’s future.