Press Releases

May 02, 2012

Assemblymember Jim Beall commended the selection of civil rights activist Dolores Huerta for the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s most illustrious civilian award.

“It is with great pleasure that I wish to congratulate you on the announcement of your inclusion as a recipient of our nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom.’’ Beall said in a letter to Huerta

April 09, 2012

San Jose Swim Coach Molestation Case Triggers AB 1628

June 28, 2012

Beall helps get $208 million for Santa Clara County Superior Court

SACRAMENTO – The Santa Clara County Superior Court will receive more than $208 million in state funding, shepherded through the state budget by Assemblymember Jim Beall, for the construction of a new Family Justice Center in downtown San Jose. The appropriation was approved Wednesday by the Legislature.

July 13, 2012

Assembly Bill 57, legislation introduced by Assemblymember Jim Beall that adds a new seat for the city of San Jose on the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, was signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.

September 07, 2012

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Praises Bill for Tax Savings

SACRAMENTO -- Assembly Bill 2388, legislation to streamline laws to make it easier for the Santa Clara County Open Space Authority to protect and maintain public lands, was signed into law by the Governor today.

"I have always been a strong supporter of  protecting and increasing open space in Santa Clara County,’’ said Beall, who as a former member of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors helped secure local open space and protect watersheds.

January 16, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Legislation making it easier for people with disabilities to register to vote over the state’s online system was introduced Tuesday by Sen. Jim Beall.  Senate Bill 111 is sponsored by California Secretary of State Debra Bowen.

“Senate Bill 111 gives people with disabilities a convenient and quick way to submit their online voter registration form with the use of a signature stamp,’’ Beall said. “With a simple and straightforward update in the statutes, the state can grant them the same accessibility the rest of us have in registering to vote.’’

January 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO -- “Gov. Brown laid out an ambitious plan today to guide California forward,’’ Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose, said today, “and I’m eager to learn more details about it, especially his proposals that affect the environment and how California implements the federal Affordable Care Act to meet our growing health needs. I agree with his drive to increase government efficiency, keep college tuition in line, repair California’s infrastructure, and nurture job creation.

January 25, 2013

SACRAMENTO – A proposal to eliminate the statute of limitations for victims of child molestation to file lawsuits against their abusers has been introduced by Sen. Jim Beall, D-San Jose.

February 20, 2013

For Immediate Release: Feb. 20, 2013                                                        

Public Invited to March 14 Open House
CAMPBELL – In a move to make the Senate District 15 staff easier to reach for constituents, Senator Jim Beall announced today he is opening a new office in Campbell.


January 15, 2015


I have re-scheduled this month's litter and graffiti clean-up of the Arbuckle Elementary School neighborhood to Saturday, Jan.31, 9 a.m.-noon.

February 19, 2015

Community Coffee

My series of community coffees continues on Friday, Feb. 20, at Maple Leaf Donuts, 6473 Almaden Expressway, San Jose. I'll be there from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.

These meetings help me understand what issues are important to the residents of Senate District 15. Also, residents who are having a problem with a state agency can seek a clarification through my office.

March 30, 2015


I am continuing my series of informal community coffees with the residents of Senate District 15. The coffees allow people with a state-related question or concern to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue.

April 24, 2015


After working with the Los Gatos Union School District for more than two years, I am glad to report that I was able to help persuade the State Allocation Board to reimburse the district for $3.9 million in hazard mitigation costs related to the construction of the new Lexington School District.

June 29, 2015



Join me for one of my community coffee meetings. These informal get-togethers allow people with questions or concerns about state issues to meet with me for a one-on-one dialogue.


May 29, 2015



A united effort by my office and authorities has ended a neighborhood eyesore and public health hazard that festered for years.

July 31, 2015



Join Telemundo 48 and me for a Back 2 School Resources Fair to provide students from low-income families with free school supplies and educational materials. The fair is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Washington Elementary School, 100 Oak St., San Jose.


August 31, 2015


Three out of four child car seats are not properly secured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. To ensure that your child is safe while riding in their car seat, I am sponsoring two free Child Car Seat Safety Clinics in September. Trained professionals will examine your child's car seat to ensure it is installed as it should be.

September 29, 2015



October 29, 2015


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: