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Newsletter

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

Recognizing the many contributions of African Americans  is the focus of February’s Black History Month, first celebrated nationwide 43 years ago.

Press Release

Monday, February 18, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has introduced legislation that would protect California’s elderly and dependent adults by adding “abandonment” to the list of acts against them that could lead to increased civil penalties for caregivers.

“All too often we’ve seen our vulnerable seniors be left behind to fend for themselves, especially in disasters,” Sen. Dodd said. “I want to send a clear message that such conduct will not be tolerated and those who do it will be held accountable. My goal is to create a deterrent to prevent it from happening again.”

Press Release

Thursday, February 14, 2019

SACRAMENTO -- California has seen the cost of fighting wildfires grow to record highs over the past decade. Today, Sen. Bill Dodd, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, and Treasurer Fiona Ma proposed a new model to reduce wildfire risk with California Disaster Insurance (Senate Bill 290).

SB 290 authorizes the Governor, Insurance Commissioner, and Treasurer to enter into an insurance policy that pays out when California has unexpected costs for disaster response.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Press Release

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that would help Californians with disabilities save for their financial futures while streamlining accounting requirements for small businesses.

Press Release

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Newsom’s inaugural State of the State address:

Press Release

Monday, February 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on an announcement from Pacific Gas and Electric Corp. that a majority of its governing board would be leaving at the next annual shareholders’ meeting on May 21:

“While the change in the board is welcome, it’s still taken way too long,” said Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa. “And it doesn’t make sense to wait another day on these changes with another fire season on the horizon. Time will tell if this new leadership instills the badly needed culture of safety at PG&E.”

Press Release

Friday, February 8, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that will allow the long-sought Napa Pipe mixed-use development to proceed, bringing much-needed low-income housing to address the regional housing crisis.

“Napa desperately needs affordable and market-rate housing to help address our workforce needs and reduce commute traffic,” Sen. Dodd said. “This bill will allow the city and county to work together to get critically needed housing built.”

Press Release

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that would allow low-income people with disabilities to make the transition from skilled nursing facilities to receiving care in their homes, achieving the goal of getting residents in the most integrated community settings possible while saving the state millions of dollars.

Press Release

Monday, February 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that would establish the California Wildfire Warning Center, a statewide network of automated weather and environmental monitoring stations conducting fire-weather forecasting and threat assessment to aid in wildfire prevention and response.