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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.

September 13, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A proposal by Senator Jim Beall to let Bay Area voters decide whether to raise bridge tolls to fund a comprehensive regional traffic relief plan to reduce commuter congestion was approved by the Assembly today.

September 14, 2017

SACRAMENTO – An ambitious bond proposal that raises $15 billion in state and federal funding to kick start construction of thousands of affordable housing units and simultaneously create 137,000 jobs won a crucial two-thirds majority approval in the Assembly today.  The bill passed on a 55-20 vote.

September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing, issues this statement regarding the Legislature’s historic approval of a housing package to meet California’s pressing shortage of affordable homes and apartments: