Press Releases

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to enhance conservation on California’s more than 76,000 farms and ranches cleared a key committee today. The bill would offer incentives and technical assistance for farmers to adopt practices that help wildlife and the environment.

“Good stewardship of California’s rural lands is crucial to the sustainability and economic vitality of our state,” Sen. Dodd said. “This bill will encourage farmers and ranchers to pursue conservation efforts, allowing people and the environment to reap the benefits.”

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would increase legislative oversight of the controversial Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta WaterFix project and allow for more public scrutiny has cleared its first committee hurdle. Senate Bill 204 passed the Natural Resources and Water committee Tuesday on a 6-0 vote.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow Napa County to negotiate with the state Department of General Services to buy the 850-acre Skyline Wilderness Park cleared a key committee Tuesday.

Senate Bill 20 would ensure the prime land with popular hiking trails and views of the Bay Area remains a public open space forever.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would assist in wildfire prevention and response by increasing awareness of and compliance with requirements for vegetation buffer zones cleared a key committee Tuesday.

Monday, March 11, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure low-income college students have reliable access to nutritious food through the Cal Fresh program cleared the Senate Human Services Committee today.

“Getting a college education shouldn’t mean going hungry,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill responds to what has become an increasing problem on college campuses today by making it easier for students of modest means to get food through public assistance.”

Thursday, March 7, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, released the following statement today about the upcoming anniversary of the fatal shooting at the Yountville Veterans Home that claimed the lives of Christine Loeber, Jennifer Golick and Jennifer Gonzalez Sushereba:

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Heather Stanton, a longtime Napa County public servant who has devoted her retirement to helping Napa and Solano county seniors, was honored by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, as 2019 Woman of the Year.

“I have been so very fortunate to have had the unique opportunity to serve our community over the past 27 years,” Heather Stanton said. “And I have been blessed to work alongside so many great public servants and community members. I thank Sen. Dodd for this tremendous recognition.”

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Sen. Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, have been appointed co-chairs of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry for the 2019-20 legislative session. The pair co-chaired the committee during the last legislative session.

Monday, March 4, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, reminds taxpayers of two key benefits as they approach the April 15 deadline to file taxes:

Free preparation assistance is available from California’s Franchise Tax Board’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and a Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program to help individuals with limited incomes complete their tax returns.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In an effort to bring attention to gambling addiction and connect people with treatment, the California Senate today passed a bipartisan resolution from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, declaring March Problem Gambling Awareness Month.

“I hope this will promote a better understanding of problem gambling and prompt people struggling with problem gambling to seek help,” said Sen. Dodd. “Awareness and access to services are critical for anyone struggling with addiction, and that includes those facing gambling problems."