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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 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 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.
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.

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) 319-2490

Today, Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr.'s (D - San Jose) Bill (AB) 423 passed the Assembly Floor on a 47-32 vote and is headed for the Senate.

This bill ends discrimination against patients with mental disorders and substance abuse problems by requiring treatment and coverage of those illnesses at the same level of coverage provided for other medical illnesses.

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.

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
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.

E-Newsletters

April 18, 2011

Simple Majority, Yes! Two-Thirds Requirement, No!

The survey is clear: California's two-thirds super majority to pass a budget must go.

By a large margin, people responding to my survey request in October overwhelmingly support allowing the Legislature to adopt a budget with a simple majority.

A resounding 70 percent answered "yes" to the question, "Should state law be changed to allow the California Legislature to adopt a budget by a simple majority vote?"

April 18, 2011

Let's Make This A True Season Of Cheer

Foreclosures. Deficits. Layoffs. Wall Street bailouts.

We're overwhelmed with bad news and uncertainty. Many of us or someone we know have been affected by the collapsing economy.

But I'm confident that we'll climb out of this morass because Americans won't settle for anything less, and they said so on Nov. 4. We have a new president with a new direction: Nurture the middle class.

April 18, 2011

HELPING CALIFORNIANS

April 18, 2011

HELPING OUR SENIORS

Seniors are confronted with a unique set of economic pressures. Many are on fixed incomes but yet they are forced to devote a large share of their money on health care and prescriptions. At the same time, their incomes may be higher than the outmoded federal
poverty guideline, preventing them from qualifying for crucial public benefits.

April 18, 2011

CHANGING FOSTER CARE

A bi-partisan effort to fundamentally improve California's approach to foster care is gathering steam in the State Capitol.

The Governor along with some Republican legislators have expressed their support for Assembly Bill 12, legislation that I introduced to extend foster care to age 21 with the help of federal funding.

April 18, 2011

INFORMATION IS POWER – TELL YOUR STORY

This recession has dimmed the lives and dreams of millions of Californians.

The state unemployment rate hit 10.5 percent in February; more than 1.9 million Californians were out of work.

People have lost their careers. They’ve lost their health benefits. They’ve lost their homes. In some cases, their children have also lost an opportunity to attend college.

April 18, 2011

MAKING BIG ALCOHOL PAY FOR ITS DEVASTATION

April 18, 2011

THE TOUGHEST BUDGET

There are heart-breaking decisions to be made this month in Sacramento. The Governor says state revenue has fallen by an astronomical 27 percent this year and he is calling for an "all cuts" budget to solve the deficit.

April 18, 2011

Mental Health Parity

Assembly Bill 244, my proposal to require health insurance companies to provide treatment for mental disorders and substance abuse equitable to physical illnesses or injuries, has passed through the Assembly and has moved to the state Senate.

April 18, 2011

COFFEE KLATSCH - AUGUST 29
Got a state issue you want to discuss? Let's talk about it over a cup of coffee.

Come on over to the Le Boulanger, 1351 Lincoln Ave., San Jose, on Saturday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., meet me and tell me what's on your mind. I'd love to hear your ideas.

I'll be holding more meetings like this throughout Assembly District 24 so please check my website periodically for updates.