Press Releases

June 15, 2018

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, issued this statement regarding draft recommendations by the Joint Legislative Subcommittee to eliminate sexual harassment in the Legislature:

June 14, 2018

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement on the budget passed by the Legislature today:

June 08, 2018

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, the chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement on the budget agreement reached by Governor Brown and the leadership of the Senate and Assembly regarding the housing and homelessness package:

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Action to bolster mental health services in schools and help students was approved by the Senate today. By a 32-0 vote, Senator Jim Beall’s legislation to fund children’s crisis mental health services at equal levels to adult services, advanced to the Assembly for consideration.

May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall’s bill to increase the effectiveness of mental health and addiction supportive services that also reduces state costs was approved today by the Senate. Senate Bill 906 passed on a unanimous vote.

SB 906 proposes to certify qualified peer providers -- people with lived experiences as family members, clients, or caretakers of individuals recovering from addiction or mental illness – to provide support services that help their clients complete their treatments or therapies.

May 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- A new Senate housing proposal to invest $5 billion to increase affordable home building and housing for people who are homeless will also create thousands of  jobs to bolster California’s economy, said Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose) who drafted the budget proposal with Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley).

May 10, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Jim Beall’s legislation to restore crucial mortgage and foreclosure protections that expired at the start of this year was passed today by the Senate and now moves to the Assembly.

Senate Bill 818 proposes to renew key consumer safeguards in the California Homeowner’s Bill of Rights, protections that were adopted in the aftermath of the 2008 recession that contributed to 800,000 homes entering foreclosure. The bill gave borrowers immediate help and protection in the event of inaction by their lenders.

April 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO –The BART Silicon Valley Phase II project will receive a $730 million funding commitment from the 2018 Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, the California State Transportation Agency said today

April 06, 2018

SAN JOSE – Thanks to Sen. Jim Beall’s persistent urging, the California Department of Transportation will issue over $10.2 million in new contracts to clean up Silicon Valley freeways.

“With this new state funding, drivers in Santa Clara County are going to see cleaner highways with less trash,’’ said Sen. Beall, chairman of the state Senate’s Transportation and Housing Committee.

February 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO –   Senate Bill 912, a proposal to allocate $2 billion to house and help the homeless and families with low and moderate incomes, was unveiled today by joint authors, Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, and Senator Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley.