In the News

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 26, 2018

There will be an announcement soon regarding SB 1 and regional and state transportation projects. For updates, please visit my Senate District 15 website or my Facebook page.

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.

March 06, 2018

When I’m not working at the State Capitol, I make it a priority to stay in touch with residents of Senate District 15. In the weeks ahead, I will be holding three events where you can meet me.

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.

February 07, 2018

SACRAMENTO – To increase mental health funding for children, a proposal to allocate at least half of grant funding for triage services available under the Mental Health Wellness Act for youth 18 years and younger was introduced today by Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose.

February 05, 2018

SAN JOSE – Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the Caltrans clean-up at the junctions of U.S. 101 and Interstate 680 in San Jose:

“I am committed to working with local governments to examine and invest in creative solutions to safely shelter people who are homeless, such as using vacant, safe, and suitable Caltrans properties as sites for temporary housing.

January 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO – For many foster care youth, alone and without the support of parents or family members, affording the cost of college can be insurmountable. To increase their college enrollment, achievement, and graduation rates, Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, today introduced Senate Bill 940, legislation that expands foster youths’ access to financial aid by extending their Cal Grant eligibility.

“Foster youth are some of the hardest working people I’ve met,’’ Beall said, “and I am committed to working just as hard to support them and expand their opportunities for success.

January 25, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding Gov. Brown’s State of the State address:

“I really appreciate the Governor Brown’s support of SB 1. We are going to launch a strong campaign to fight off any repeal of SB 1. We need to keep the roads in good repair. It only makes the cost go up if we don’t repair our roads.