Leading the Nation in Equality
Beall strengthened protections for Californians, voting to raise new standards for equality, including measures to provide 12 weeks of unpaid maternity and paternity leave if you work for a small employer; defending and strengthening Title IX standards in California to ensure all schools, colleges and universities implement federal regulations regarding sexual harassment and sexual violence prevention; and passing the Gender Recognition Act to create a third gender marker on state-issued identification documents for people who identify as non-binary or intersex.
Voted for the New Parent Leave Act to allow 12 weeks of job-protected bonding leave to workers at companies with at least 20 employees. SB 63 (Jackson).
Voted for legislation, SB 396 (Lara), requiring employers with 50 or more employees (who are already legally required to conduct two hours of sexual harassment training every two years) to include a new training and education component for supervisors that encompasses harassment based on gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation." Signed.
Voted for SB 179 (Atkins) to enable more transgender, intersex, and non-binary people to obtain legal documents that accurately reflect their gender.
Co-authored SB 310 (Atkins) to remove limitations on a petition for a change of name filed by a transgender state prison inmate, affording dignity to the prisoner by identifying by their proper name and gender identity.
Celebrated Senate District 15’s cultural diversity by hosting the Black April commemoration at the State Capitol to observe the April 30, 1975, Fall of Saigon for Vietnamese American dignitaries, civic, and community leaders.
Advocated for measures to reduce gender discrimination and violence in schools. Co-authored SB 169 (Jackson), to institute federal Title IX protections, establish investigatory procedures, sanctions against offenders, and an appeals process. The bill called for schools to use a “preponderance of evidence” as a standard of proof. Vetoed.