Press Releases

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd voted Thursday to enact badly needed drought relief legislation. The package, which was unveiled last week by Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tem de León, and Assembly Speaker Atkins, passed with bipartisan support, and now goes to the Governor for his signature.

“The impacts of the drought have been felt especially hard in our District,” said Assemblymember Dodd. “Passing this emergency drought relief package was a critical move towards protecting our water supply, and consequently, our economic and environmental security.”

Monday, March 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Former Lake County Supervisor Denise Rushing was honored Monday in the state Capitol as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Every year, the state Assembly honors one woman from each of the state’s Assembly Districts who has significantly contributed to her local communities.

Monday, March 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) today introduced legislation requiring companies that do business with the state of California to provide the state with data on employee income by gender and race. With the introduction of Assembly Bill 1354, Assemblymember Dodd is taking an important step towards gender pay equity in California.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 401, which calls on the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to develop a plan for a statewide Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program.

“The time has come to develop a comprehensive program to help relieve the financial burden on low-income households dealing with significant increases in the cost of water,” Assemblymember Bill Dodd said.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) announced the introduction of new legislation that will help repair and revitalize Clear Lake, California’s largest natural body of fresh water. The bill, AB 367, would allocate $2.4 million for the purposes of restoring Clear Lake’s wetlands, maintaining its water quality, and preserving its ecosystem.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has been appointed Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins. The Select Committee on Wine is a bipartisan committee that examines the diverse issues affecting California’s wine industry.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a resolution today petitioning President Obama to create the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument. The establishment of the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument would help safeguard the area that stretches from the shores of Lake Berryessa in Napa County to the flanks of Snow Mountain, and includes portions of Lake, Mendocino, Solano, and Yolo Counties.

Monday, January 5, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) issued the following statement today on the Governor’s Inaugural Address:

“I appreciate Governor Brown’s readiness to work with the Legislature to meet the challenges facing our state as he embarks on his unprecedented fourth term.

Friday, December 19, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins to serve on five key committees for the 2015-16 Regular Session. Assemblymember Dodd will serve on the Agriculture Committee, Business and Professions Committee, Rules Committee, Transportation Committee, and the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee.  Speaker Atkins also appointed Assemblymember Dodd to serve on the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation and Classification.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Wolk and Dodd partner to bring relief to earthquake impacted counties

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis) and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) jointly introduced legislation today to aid residents and businesses affected by the August 24, 2014 South Napa Earthquake. Senate Bill 35 extends excess disaster loss provisions to the losses sustained in Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties which will allow individual and corporate taxpayers to amend their previous year’s return to claim those losses and generate a refund in the current year.