Press Releases

Monday, March 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to protect employees of contractors by ensuring compliance with California’s workers’ compensation laws cleared a key committee today.

“For the most part, contractors do carry workers’ compensation insurance but too often, they do not,” Sen. Bill Dodd said. “My bill will eliminate barriers to coverage so we can protect those employees who might be injured on the job.”

Monday, March 8, 2021

MARTINEZ – Beth Hernandez, a Contra Costa Health Services project manager who oversaw key parts of the county’s coronavirus pandemic response, has been named Woman of the Year for Contra Costa County by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Friday, March 5, 2021

VALLEJO – Helen Pierson, whose company, Medic Ambulance Service, has been on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, transporting some of the first people exposed to the virus on the Princess Cruise ship and later, organizing mobile testing and vaccine dissemination, has been named Woman of the Year for Solano County by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

NAPA – Napa County’s public health officer, Dr. Karen Relucio, who led the community response to the coronavirus pandemic, providing critical direction to limit infections and save lives, has been named Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Monday, March 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding a $6.6 billion plan announced by Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders to open schools for the youngest students by the end of March:

“California must safely re-open schools as soon as possible,” Sen. Dodd said. “This plan accelerates that goal, balancing the needs of students, families and teachers as we ramp up vaccinations and get children back in the classroom. It's an important step toward relief and normalcy as we work to emerge from this devastating pandemic.”

Monday, February 22, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today upon the passage by the Legislature of a $9.6 billion economic stimulus package to help California families and businesses struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic:

Thursday, February 18, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today as Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Legislature negotiate plans to spur reopening of California’s public schools.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to help prevent catastrophic destruction from natural disasters that too often strike California communities by leveraging existing funds to provide a new, continuous funding source for wildfire home-hardening earthquake retrofitting.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today that throws a lifeline to California restaurants struggling to survive the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic by allowing them to sell to-go cocktails as part of take-out and delivery food orders.

Monday, February 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today lauded the creation of a statewide plan for home and community hardening through a partnership between Gov. Gavin Newsom and Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara that will reduce wildfire risk, save lives and help make home and business insurance available and affordable to all.