Press Releases

August 26, 2010
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920
UCLA Study Indicates 5 million Californians Need Mental Health Support

Assembly Bill 1600, a cost-saving mental health and substance abuse parity bill that will make treatment affordable for millions of Californians, was approved Thursday by the Legislature.

The bill -- introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall -- now goes to the Governor’s office.

June 01, 2010
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AB 1600 Advances to the State Senate for Consideration

Legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. to require health insurers to cover treatment of mental health disorders and addictions equal to the coverage they provide for physical illnesses and injuries passed the Assembly today on a vote of 50 ayes, 26 noes, and four not voting.

April 29, 2010
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Jimmy Wayne, a former foster care youth who rose to become a country music star, will be the honored guest of Assemblymember Jim Beall on Monday in observance of May as National Foster Care Month.

February 17, 2010
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Anti-Hunger Agencies Hail Beall's Work to Fight Hunger

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr., was named today as the legislator recipient of the 2010 “Stampy Award,’’ an honor bestowed by advocates, individuals, and legislative staff statewide who are dedicated to fighting hunger.

February 04, 2010
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Assemblymember Jim Beall praised recording star Jimmy Wayne's "Meet Me Halfway" campaign for casting a national spotlight on the plight of homeless foster care youth.

January 27, 2010
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Legislation to Extend Foster Care Benefits to Age 21 Advances

With broad bipartisan support, Assembly Bill 12, a proposal that taps available federal monies to help finance California’s Kin-GAP program and to offer foster care benefits to age 21, sailed through the Assembly on a quick  72-0 vote. The bill now moves to the state Senate.

January 21, 2010
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Beall's Legislation To Improve Foster Care Advances To Assembly Floor

Proposed legislation to extend foster care benefits to age 21 moved a giant step closer to becoming a reality after the Assembly Appropriations Committee endorsed Assembly Bill 12. The bill now moves to the Assembly Floor.

January 08, 2010
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Beall Urges the Governor to Reconsider Cuts to Human Services

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. assailed the Governor’s budget proposal to drastically cut key human services that vulnerable Californians are relying on during this vicious recession.

January 05, 2010
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"This issue isn't over,'' Beall says

A proposal to raise $1.4 billion in revenue by increasing fees on beer, wine, and distilled spirits to the equivalent of a dime per drink was killed in the Assembly Health Committee today.

November 06, 2009
Contact: Rodney Foo @ (408) 282-8920

Assemblymember Jim Beall, Jr. said today he opposes attempts to stop a Citizens Compensation Commission ruling that cuts legislators’ pay, per diem, and car allowances by 18 percent.

“I disagree with the legal challenge to overturn the compensation commission’s decision,’’ Beall said. “We have a process that has been set up to regulate legislators’ pay and we should abide by it.’’