SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would protect low-income families from getting their water service disconnected was approved by the full Senate Tuesday.
“We simply cannot cut off water service to poor families simply because they have fallen on hard times,” Senator Dodd said. “My bill creates a sustainable and equitable delivery system that will protect this vulnerable population including seniors, children and those with illness or disability.”
SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today passed a bipartisan resolution from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, proclaiming the month of June as Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness month.
“Too often, this most-vulnerable population falls victim to physical, financial and emotional mistreatment,” Senator Dodd said. “We as a society need to be more mindful of this heart-wrenching pattern of abuse. This resolution will bring statewide attention to the problem while encouraging advocates to continue working collaboratively to stop it.”
SACRAMENTO – Eight bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, cleared the Senate Appropriations committee Friday and head to the full Senate next week for a vote.
“I’m proud to bring this legislation addressing a range of issues and concerns, both locally and statewide,” Senator Dodd said. “And I thank my fellow senators for advancing it after careful consideration.”
The following bills were taken off suspense Friday:
SB 830: The proposal adds media literacy education to school curriculums and ensures students have the tools to succeed in the digital age.
Senator Dodd, D-Napa, explains that veterans are eligible for an array of benefits and resources that often go unclaimed because they have trouble proving their service.
Now, they can show their eligibility without having to file lots of paperwork. A veterans’ driver’s license with the word “veteran” stamped on it is available for all Californian veterans. It can help smooth the path for veterans seeking benefits they deserve.
Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, is recognizing June as Elder and Vulnerable Adult Abuse Awareness month. He points out in this video that there are more than 150,000 reported cases of elder and vulnerable adult abuse in California each year. It’s important to spot the warning signs and to follow steps to prevent abuse, such as building a support system of friends and neighbors.
Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, warns people of the dangers of drunken driving or getting behind the wheel while impaired by prescription or other drugs. Last year, more than 10,000 Americans were killed in such crashes.
To avoid such tragedy, the senator urges people to designate a sober driver, use a cab or call a friend or family member for a ride. Doing so will save lives. For more information, go online to www.madd.org.
SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued this statement Friday in response to Gov. Jerry Brown’s May budget revision, released Friday:
SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a resolution Wednesday supporting federal legislation from U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, to transfer the Mare Island Naval Cemetery to the Department of Veterans Affairs for repair and maintenance.
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following comments today in a joint press conference at the Capitol calling for a $184 million budget allocation to improve the state’s mutual aid system and to support Cal Fire as it battles a rising number of wildfires: