September 28, 2015

SACRAMENTO – The loitering, littering, noise, and late night drinking that has plagued San Jose’s Communications Hill stairway and exasperated residents may be coming to an end after the Governor signed Senate Bill 236, authored by Senator Jim Beall.

September 15, 2015

SACRAMENTO – For years, the state returned a lower percentage of property tax dollars to four Santa Clara County cities because of a discrepancy in the law.
 
With the Legislature’s passage of Senate Bill 107 that contains a provision sought by Senator Jim Beall, those cities can see that discrepancy eliminated with the stroke of the Governor’s pen.

September 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senator Jim Beall to stop the indiscriminate use of potent psychotropic drugs given to foster care youth was approved by the Senate today. Senate Bills 319 and 484 will be sent to the Governor.

“We must never allow the state’s most traumatized children to be shackled with chemical restraints simply because it is the most expedient way to control their behavior,’’ Beall said.

September 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall’s twin bills to increase training for peace officers to improve their ability to safely cope with people who have mental illnesses or developmental disabilities were approved this week by the Legislature, drawing bipartisan support. Senate Bills 11 and 29 will be sent to Governor Brown for his consideration.

January 20, 2016

MY EVENTS

I'm beginning the New Year in Senate District 15 with two events this month. On Friday, Jan. 22, I'm holding a community coffee meeting in San Jose. Residents can sit down with me and have a one-on-one discussion about any state-related issue or question. Click here for the time, location, and more details.

October 18, 2015

MEET ME

Do you have questions or concerns about a state issue? Please join me for one of my community coffee meetings. These informal get-togethers allow you to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue. My next community coffee is scheduled for:

Friday, Jan. 22
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Sweet Corner
989 Story Road, San Jose
(Located at the rear of the Vietnam Town mall)

November 16, 2015

MEET ME

 

Do you have an idea for legislation? Do you have questions or concerns about a state issue? Join me for one of my community coffee meetings. These informal get-togethers allow you to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue. My next community coffee is scheduled for:

 

Thursday, Nov. 19
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Caffe Adria
6174 Bollinger Road, San Jose

 

October 29, 2015

LEGISLATION UPDATE

Ten of my bills were signed into law by Governor Brown. These bills range from protecting to protect foster youth, increasing the margin of safety for police and people with mental illnesses, and accelerating the construction of the BART extension to downtown San Jose.

Here's a list of the bills that were ratified:

September 29, 2015

EVENTS THIS WEEK

 

August 31, 2015

FREE CAR SEAT SAFETY CLINICS

Three out of four child car seats are not properly secured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To ensure that your child is safe while riding in their car seat, I am sponsoring two free Child Car Seat Safety Clinics in September. Trained professionals will examine your child's car seat to ensure it is installed as it should be.