Press Releases

December 29, 2015

Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins to chair the Assembly Agriculture Committee. 

“I am honored Speaker Atkins has selected me to lead this committee and help steer our state's agricultural policy forward,” Assemblymember Dodd said, “The Agriculture Committee will look at issues critical to our economy and our environment, and I look forward to ensuring both are robust and sustainable.” 

November 4, 2015

Members of the Assembly and Senate Select Committees on Wine discuss issues facing the California wine industry. The legislators pictured are Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Assemblymember Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg).

October 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation jointly authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and several other legislators to protect small business owners who operate franchises. The bill was supported by a coalition of franchise owners and employee advocacy groups who reached a historic compromise with the association representing the major corporate chains.

October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) bill to provide low-income water rate assistance has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. With the passage of Assembly Bill 401, the State Water Resources Control Board must now establish the framework for California’s first ever statewide water rate assistance program for low-income residents.

September 14, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the impacted counties, and fire resources from across the region and state continue to join the fight against this fire. Thousands of residents are under mandatory evacuations. I want to urge residents impacted by this fire to follow these orders and take steps to ensure your safety. Please contact local authorities if you feel you or a loved one may be in danger.

September 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) low-income water rate assistance bill passed the state legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, Assembly Bill 401, calls on the State Water Resources Control Board to create a plan for establishing the state’s first statewide water rate assistance program for low-income residents in California. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown who has one month to sign the legislation.

September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) bill establishing the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2015, passed the state legislature on Monday with bipartisan support. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown who has one month to sign the legislation.

July 31, 2015

The Rocky Wildfire in Lake County is currently active. Although local firefighters, emergency responders, and the California National Guard are working to control and extinguish this fire, it is continuing to spread at an accelerated rate. Your safety is my most important concern. I want to urge the residents to take the proper precautions to ensure safety. Please contact your local authorities or emergency response if you feel you are in danger.

July 10, 2015
Local delegation celebrates Berryessa designation at the White House. (Pictured left to right: Randy Moore, Regional Forest Service; Jose Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors; Judy Ahmann, Rancher; Sara Husby, Executive Director of Tuleyome; Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield); Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena); Winters Mayor Cecilia Aguilar-Curry; and Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa))
June 25, 2015


SACRAMENTO, CA - Retired Air Force Colonel Edward Trautt, a Yolo County resident, was honored Wednesday in the state Capitol as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Each year, the state Assembly honors one veteran from each of the state's Assembly Districts who has significantly contributed to their local communities, and served their country with honor and distinction.