In the News

January 19, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Five years after California switched the responsibility of providing mental health services in student Individualized Education Programs from county mental health departments to school districts, it is unclear whether the change has actually improved students’ educational progress.

January 11, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Jim Beall to expand the ability of seniors to transfer their property tax savings to a newly purchased home will be heard by the Senate Governance and Finance Committee on Jan. 13.

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:

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)

October 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 377:

“I believe many working families who have been hit hard by the high cost of housing in California because of the lack of affordable house share in my disappointment of the Governor’s veto of SB 377. This veto is a major blow to affordable housing construction in our state.

October 09, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Mass transit rail projects with the potential to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions will be completed faster and save more taxpayer dollars under legislation introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed today by the Governor.

October 06, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall’s bills to ramp up the oversight of powerful psychotropic drugs dispensed to youths in foster care were ratified today by the Governor.

Senate Bills 319 and 484 are aimed at reducing the over reliance of mind-altering medications to control the behaviors of foster youth. About 25 percent of children in the state’s foster care system are given powerful drugs that can have long-lasting side effects such as depression and obesity. Over half of the children in foster care group homes are administered the drugs.

October 03, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Senator Jim Beall that focuses on improving the ability of peace officers to safely deal with people who have mental illnesses was signed into law by Governor Brown today. Senate Bills 11 and 29 become effective on Jan. 1, 2016.

September 29, 2015

EVENTS THIS WEEK