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June 01, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Acquiring the necessary two-thirds majority, Senate Bill 3 won Senate approval today on a 30-9 vote, sending Senator Jim Beall’s proposed $3 billion bond to generate more affordable housing to the Assembly for its consideration.

June 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO --  Senator Jim Beall, the chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the new $125 billion general fund state budget approved Thursday by the Legislature:

July 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A second component of the Senate’s funding package to combat California’s shortage of affordable housing was approved on a two-thirds majority vote today and sent to the Assembly.

“The approval last month of my bill, SB 3, a $3 billion bond proposal to generate more affordable housing units, combined with the today’s passage of SB 2 (Atkins) now forms the most viable package in the Legislature to solve the affordable housing crisis,’’ said Beall, chairman of the Transportation and Housing Committee.