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May Is National Foster Care Month

May 01, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., chairman of the Select Committee on Foster Care, would like to remind everyone that May is National Foster Care Month.

There are 513,000 children nationwide in foster care; approximately 14 percent of them live in California.

American Psychiatric Association Honors Beall’s Public Service

May 18, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. was presented with the American Psychiatric Association’s prestigious Jacob K. Javits Public Service Award this morning in San Francisco during the organization’s annual meeting.

“I am deeply honored,’’ said Beall, D-San Jose, “and I am humbled that the members of the American Psychiatric Association would deem my work as worthy of recognition.’’

We Get The Picture: The Message From Voters Is Clear: Fix It Once And For All

May 20, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Following the resounding defeat of key budget propositions, Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. suggested new approaches to trim the $21 billion deficit and provide relief for school districts.

“The voters told us on Tuesday they want us to go back to the drawing board,’’ Beall, D-San Jose, said. “The short-term thinking that pervades the State Capitol has run its course. We have to develop a different and pragmatic, long-term approach toward our state’s fiscal policies.

Beall’s Bills Bring Help During Tough Times

May 29, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Key bills introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr., D-San Jose that would increase access to mental heath treatment, reduce incidences of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, and improve the seismic safety of hospitals while creating jobs were passed out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

“These bills will help ensure a healthier California and they will save our state millions of dollars in the long run,’’ said Beall, chairman of the Assembly Human Services Committee.

Beall Advises Governor to Tap Earmarked Federal Funds to Avoid Financial Crisis

July 01, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Beall offers a solution to eliminate paying millions more in IOU interest

Recommending a practical solution to California’s fiscal crisis, Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. has asked the Governor to request the acceleration of California’s receipt of federal funds.

Delay In Prison Budget Presents Opportunity To Enact Cost-Saving Reforms

July 24, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Effective substance abuse treatment can cut California's 70 percent recidivism rate

In 2000, Proposition 36 was passed by 61 percent of Californians who cast ballots. Under Proposition 36, about 200,000 first- and second-time, low-level drug offenders got treatment instead of a trip to prison, saving the state more than $2 billion.

Beall Named "Champion Of College Opportunity"

July 29, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
San Jose Assemblymember honored for AB 440, the College Student Success Act Vows to fight anti-education Senator who killed the bill

The Campaign for College Opportunity presented its prestigious “Champion of College Opportunity’’ award to Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. today on the south steps of the State Capitol.

Low-Wage Workers’ Health Care Bill Passes Senate

August 24, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Assembly Bill 115 Covers Working Poor in Santa Clara County, Stabilizes Medical Costs

Sacramento -- While the nation remains deadlocked over national health insurance reform, a bill introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall Jr. to provide health coverage for thousands of low-wage workers in Santa Clara County and their families was passed today by the California State Senate.

Hospital Seismic Safety Financing Bill Becomes Law

October 12, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. to help hospitals obtain federal funds to finance and complete state-mandated seismic safety improvements was signed by the Governor.

“Assembly Bill 303 ensures our emergency rooms can remain open during a catastrophe and it creates thousands of construction jobs,’’ Beall said. “It’s really a stimulus package that works on two fronts.’’

Audit Casts Doubt On Food Stamp And CalWorks Anti-Fraud Measures

November 03, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
Costs of Fingerprinting and Fraud Investigations Exceeds Savings

A state audit requested by Assemblymember Jim Beall shows there is no proof current efforts to ferret out suspected fraud by CalWorks or Food Stamp recipients actually saves taxpayers money.

E-Newsletters

Please support AB 12

April 18, 2011

Help make Assembly Bill 12, the California Fostering Connections to Success Act.

AB 12 uses federal funding to help bridge the gap for foster children from ages 18 to 21. By providing support at this critical stage in a child's life, we are able to prevent homelessness and incarceration for youth who age out of the foster care system when they reach legal age.

Please support AB 1600

April 18, 2011

Help make Assembly Bill 1600, the California Mental Health and Substance Abuse Parity Act, a reality.

AB 1600 ends the disparity in health coverage benefits between mental and physical illnesses. It requires health insurers to furnish coverage for mental disorders and substance abuse equivalent to the coverage already provided for physical illnesses and injuries.

May 2011 E-Newsletter

May 17, 2011

LOS GATOS CREEK CLEAN-UP

Join me on Saturday, May 21, at Campbell Park for my second annual Los Gatos Creek Clean-up.

Individuals, clubs and classes are all welcome. The clean-up is also a great way for students to meet their community service requirements.

Please contact Frances Herbert at (408) 282-8920 or at frances.grammer@asm.ca.gov to RSVP or if you have questions.

June 2011 E-Newsletter

June 16, 2011

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

I’ll be holding another one of my free Community Pancake Breakfasts on Saturday, June 25, 8:30-11 a.m., at the Campbell Community Center, 1 W. Campbell Ave., Campbell.  Please stop by and have a bite to eat. If you have questions about state issues such as the budget, education, state parks, or on another matter, I’ll be happy to address them. To RSVP, click here.

July 2011 E-Newsletter

July 19, 2011

Meet Me

I will be holding two community coffee meetings in August. Please stop by if you've got an issue, an idea, or question about state government. I'll be talking with people one-on-one.

August 2011 E-Newsletter

August 11, 2011

PREPARING FOR MEDICARE 2012

September 2011 E-Newsletter

September 19, 2011

ENDING CYBERBULLYING

In just a few weeks on October 2, I'll be holding my Health and Safety Fair and the featured guest is Holly Pederson, an authority on preventing bullying. She will give a presentation on effective ways to stop bullying in schools and online.

There will be free health and dental screenings, healthy diet information, counselors to help Medical enrollees, and more.  In addition, California Highway Patrol officers will conduct free car seat safety checks but registration for this is required.

October 2011 E-Newsletter

October 17, 2011

ENDING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE