In the News

November 23, 2016

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, chairman of the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee, issues this statement regarding the closing of the 1st Extraordinary Session:

November 01, 2016

Senator Beall's November Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Clean Freeways
  • Affordable Housing
  • Intership Opportunity
October 20, 2016

SAN JOSE – A $20 million grant to begin the final leg of the BART Silicon Valley Phase II Extension was ratified today by the California Transportation Commission, bringing the day when BART cars roll through San Jose to Santa Clara a step closer.

“This makes it official: The BART extension project will now receive the seed money it needs to begin the necessary planning and the relocation utility lines,’’ said Senator Jim Beall, D-San Jose, who serves as the chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee. “The grant is the impetus we need to get this project going.’’

October 13, 2016


Senator Beall's October Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Community Coffee
  • Improving The Lives of Foster Care Youth
  • Neighborhood Clean-Up and Dumpster Day
September 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO –Legislation by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, calling for expanded oversight of crucial mental health services for foster care children was signed into law today by Gov. Brown.

September 22, 2016

Senator Beall's September Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Child Car Safety Clinic
  • Legislative Update
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • An Honor
August 27, 2016

BURLINGAME -- Senator Jim Beall was honored today as Legislator of the Year by National Alliance of Mental Illness California at its annual conference. 

Beall, the chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Mental Health, was commended by NAMI California for his work to improve mental illness response training provided to law enforcement and for working to bolster mental health parity. 

August 26, 2016

Senator Beall's August Newsletter. In this Issue

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up
  • Bombating Sexual Abuse
  • Child Safety in Cars
  • Internships
August 25, 2016

SACRAMENTO -- Crumbling asphalt. Bone-jarring potholes. The mounting damage from years of deferred maintenance totaling $137 billion for state and local roads, bridges, and trade corridors threatens California’s prosperity.

August 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO –  collaborative effort by Senator Jim Beall and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority has secured a California State Transportation Agency grant award of $20 million to start the groundwork to extend BART through San Jose all the way to the Santa Clara Caltrain Station.