Press Releases

June 19, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 131, a proposal to increase the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood molestation to sue their abusers, was approved Tuesday by the Assembly Judiciary Committee on 6-2 vote. Two members did not vote.

August 21, 2013

SACRAMENTO – The Joint Legislative Audit Committee today approved an audit request by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, to analyze how the unilateral and unmonitored actions taken by the accrediting agency for California’s community colleges affect campuses’ finances and programs.

August 27, 2013

SACRAMENTO – On Jan. 1, California’s elderly and people with disabilities will be allowed to use an electronic signature stamp to register to vote over the Secretary of State’s online system after Sen. Jim Beall’s legislation was signed Monday by Gov. Brown.

August 30, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- Senate Bill 156, legislation by Sen. Jim Beall that ends the unfair and costly penalizing of conserved adults who challenge questionable billings by estate managers, will be sent to the Governor’s desk for consideration after winning overwhelming approval Friday in the state Senate.

September 06, 2013


October 02, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Santa Clara County will now keep $1 million that was destined to be paid to the state thanks to a bill introduced by Senator Jim Beall and signed into law today by the Governor

“Instead of giving $1 million to Sacramento, our county can hang onto the cash to re-invest in services for run-away and homeless youth to keep them safe,’’ Beall said.

October 12, 2013

CAMPBELL -- Senator Jim Beall released the following statement in reaction to the Governor’s veto of Senate Bill 131, legislation to address an ambiguity in the law that arbitrarily stopped adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse from suing private institutions for harboring their abusers:

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Senator Jim Beall issues the following statement regarding the Governor’s proposed budget:

“Right now, we have the revenue to not only begin undoing the damage created by the recession but to prepare for fiscal emergencies. Paying down the debts owed to our schools, setting up a prudent reserve fund, and bolstering college funding are priorities for California’s future.

January 21, 2014

 SACRAMENTO -- In a letter sent to Gov. Brown today, Senator Jim Beall recommends the new temporary Department of Motor Vehicles office slated for Santa Clara County be located in East San Jose.

“An East San Jose office is critical in meeting the needs of residents in my district,’’ Beall said in his letter. “Additionally, I believe locating a DMV office in East San Jose will maximize the number of undocumented immigrants who apply for a driver’s license and increase the safety on our roads and highways.


September 22, 2016

Senator Beall's September Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Child Car Safety Clinic
  • Legislative Update
  • Pedestrian Safety
  • An Honor
November 01, 2016

Senator Beall's November Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Clean Freeways
  • Affordable Housing
  • Intership Opportunity
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
December 15, 2016


Senator Beall's December Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Cash for College
  • Transportation and Housing Bills
  • Helping Hungry Families
  • Renewable Energy and Jobs


January 18, 2017

Senator Beall's January Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Cleaning Freeway Blight & Creating Opportunities
  • Cash for College
  • Community Coffee Meeting
  • Internship Opportunity
February 10, 2017

Senator Beall's February Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Meet Me For Community Coffee.
  • Bills Introduced
  • Internship Opportunities
March 24, 2017
Senator Beall's March Newsletter. In this Issue:
  • Legislation
  • Women of the Year
April 26, 2017

Senator Beall's April Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Senior Scam Stopper
  • Legislative Update
May 26, 2017

Senator Beall's May Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Community Coffee Meet
  • Upcoming Events
  • Affordable Housing Legislation
  • Internship Opportunities
June 22, 2017

Senator Beall's June Newsletter. In this Issue:

  • Community Coffee Event
  • State Budget
  • Senate Bill 1 Revisted