Press Releases

Friday, May 24, 2024

 

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would build upon recent directives from President Joe Biden and Gov. Gavin Newsom addressing the unprecedented growth of artificial intelligence technology by encouraging continued innovation while ensuring the rights and opportunities of all Californians are protected.

Friday, May 24, 2024

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate has approved a trio of wildfire safety proposals from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would improve the ability to prevent and prepare for climate-driven infernos as they continue to pose a threat across the state.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would grant power wheelchair users the right to have their own equipment repaired, eliminating delays that could leave them immobilized while reducing costs to one of California’s most vulnerable populations.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved a measure from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would build on efforts to safeguard students from sexual misconduct and violence on California college campuses by adopting new requirements recommended in a California State Auditor report and by extending those rules to the University of California, California State University and community college systems.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow the state of California to sell land at Napa State Hospital known as Camp Coombs to the County of Napa for inclusion in Skyline Wilderness Park.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help address chronic police staffing shortages in Vallejo by allowing qualified retired officers to work up to full-time for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, providing the additional deputies needed to aid the City of Vallejo during this staffing emergency.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

ROHNERT PARK – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that Sonoma State University President Mike Lee has been placed on administrative leave in connection with an agreement he made with campus protesters:

“I appreciate Chancellor Garcia’s quick response to this situation,” Sen. Dodd said. “We need stability and thoughtful leadership at Sonoma State.”

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

SONOMA -- Kathy Witkowicki, founder of Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, a nonprofit group that has provided assistance to thousands of at-risk youth since it began 28 years ago, has been named Sonoma County Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Friday, May 10, 2024

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposal to balance California’s 2024-25 budget:

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

SACRAMENTO – El Senador Bill Dodd, Demócrata por Napa, emitió hoy la siguiente declaración sobre la expansión por parte del Presidente Joe Biden del Monumento Nacional Berryessa Snow Mountain – una acción que el Senador Dodd alentó con su propia resolución ante la Legislatura estatal: