Press Releases

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.

October 12, 2013

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall released the following statement in reaction to the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 131, legislation to address an ambiguity in the law that arbitrarily stopped adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse from suing private institutions for harboring their abusers:

October 02, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Santa Clara County will now keep $1 million that was destined to be paid to the state thanks to a bill introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed into law today by the Governor

“Instead of giving $1 million to Sacramento, our county can hang onto the cash to re-invest in services for run-away and homeless youth to keep them safe,’’ Beall said.

September 09, 2013

SACRAMENTO –  Governor Brown signed today Senate Bill 326, a law introduced by Senator Jim Beall to stop schools from allowing registered sex offenders on campuses without notifying students’ families.

“We must always protect children,’’ Beall said, “and part of that process is letting parents know if sex offenders have been granted access to school grounds.  This bill closes a loophole in the law that actually gave school administrators the unilateral authority to let a registered sex offender participate in events on campus with kids without informing anyone.’’

August 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Senate Bill 156, legislation by Sen. Jim Beall that ends the unfair and costly penalizing of conserved adults who challenge questionable billings by estate managers, will be sent to the Governor’s desk for consideration after winning overwhelming approval Friday in the state Senate.