Press Releases

Thursday, January 13, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Amid the Omicron surge, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to boost his previous relief for struggling restaurants and bars, expanding provisions of his 2021 law allowing the sale and delivery of to-go cocktails.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to provide refurbished medical equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers to people with disabilities and seniors, ensuring all Californians have access to the care they need.

Monday, January 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today upon the release of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2022-23 budget, which invests heavily in essential services such as public schools and wildfire prevention while committing significant resources to pandemic recovery, combatting the climate crisis and assisting in jobs creation.

Friday, January 7, 2022


SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation today to improve the reliability of California’s electricity grid, preventing rolling blackouts such as those that left hundreds of thousands of residents without power during past heatwaves.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

SACRAMENTO – As the first week of the 2022 legislative year unfolded, the Senate today approved four bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would address a range of issues important to Californians.

“From encouraging conservation to getting support for those facing student hunger, we are rolling up our sleeves for the people of this state,” Sen. Dodd said. “There is still much to work to be done but I’m happy to say we’re off to a good start.”

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With global warming triggering longer and more frequent droughts, making California’s water supply more precious than ever, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today he has introduced legislation authorizing the remote sensing of water diversions, creating more accurate measurement of available resources and encouraging the most efficient use of water possible.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced a bill today to help California reduce its reliance on carbon-emitting generators during disaster-driven power outages by empowering local governments to more strategically plan for the use of clean, distributed energy resources, with a priority on low-income communities.

Monday, January 3, 2022

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall on housing Jan. 11 featuring California Treasurer Fiona Ma, a longtime champion of tax credits and other incentives for affordable housing, and Gustavo Velasquez, director of the Department of Housing and Community Development.

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY Sonoma. Panelists will take live and submitted questions.

Who: Sen. Dodd; Treasurer Fiona Ma; Gustavo Velasquez, director of the Department of Housing and Community Development.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Measures to prevent wildfires by encouraging controlled burning and to bolster pandemic recovery by allowing restaurants to sell to-go cocktails are among the seven new laws taking effect Jan. 1 that were written by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

CALISTOGA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following comments today at a press conference with U. S. Rep. Mike Thompson and local leaders about the passage of the federal $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and its benefit to the North Bay: