Press Releases

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.

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.’’

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.

April 28, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
AB 612 Requires Family Courts to Restrict Use of Pseudo Syndromes in Custody Cases
March 02, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Legislation to raise the alcohol excise tax by 10 cents per drink for wine, beer, and liquor to help pay for the $38 billion California spends annually on alcohol-related accidents, fatalities, and trauma care has been introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr.

January 23, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Beall, D-San Jose, will be honored by the California Youth Connection for his work in helping foster care youth and raising awareness about foster care-related issues. He will be recognized by the organization and presented with a plaque on Monday, Jan. 26, 8:30 a.m., at the State Capitol building.
“This is a wonderful honor, especially because it is determined by the young people in CYC,’’ Beall said. “Together, we can work to help California’s foster care youth.’’

October 29, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
August 28, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Assembly Bill 1887 mandates health insurers expand coverage for mental illnesses and substance abuse

Landmark legislation to bring help to Californians who are denied treatment for an addiction or mental health illness by their health insurance was passed by the Assembly today.

August 22, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
Assembly Bill 433 puts more food on the table for 86,000 Californians

Legislation by Assembly Member Jim Beall Jr. aimed at putting more food in the mouths of California’s poor who have been pummeled by rising unemployment and soaring food prices was approved Thursday by a 44-29 vote in the Assembly and now moves to the Governor’s desk.

August 04, 2008
Contact: Rodney Foo @  (408) 282-8920
A second bill, AB 1826, correcting an inequity in court fees, is also signed into law

Two bills introduced by Assembly Member Jim Beall, Jr. were signed into law by the Governor last week, including one that helps property owners pay for the installation of solar panels with the assistance of local government financing. The urgency bill went into affect immediately with the Governor’s signature.