Press Releases

Monday, May 18, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles and Assemblymember Autumn Burke, D- Inglewood, to improve access to high-quality maternity care in California, cleared a key committee today with overwhelming, bipartisan support. Senate Bill 1237, sponsored by the California Nurse-Midwives Association and Black Women for Wellness, also would curb disparities in outcomes for black women and infants and counter the obstetrician shortage – projected to be critical in some counties by 2025.

Friday, May 15, 2020

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall 6 p.m. Thursday, May 21 to discuss the public health, educational and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the reopening of the state.

Friday, May 15, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would streamline residential insurance claims for victims of disasters such as wildfires has cleared a key committee.

“People who pay their premiums deserve to be taken care of without unnecessary delay,” Sen. Dodd said. “They definitely shouldn’t have to jump through hoops when their homes have been damaged or destroyed. Insurance companies must act swiftly to advance living expenses for temporary housing and other costs and they shouldn’t bury home owners in exhaustive inventory forms.”

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to Gov. Gavin Newsom's May revision to his proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 state budget:

Thursday, May 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, which would aid people with disabilities and local governments during wildfire-related utility power shutoffs such as those last year from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. passed a key committee today with unanimous support.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation to allow UC Davis to sell wine made by viticulture and enology students, generating funds for the university during uncertain financial times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, has cleared a key committee.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would prevent schools struggling with the coronavirus pandemic from incurring additional financial setbacks caused by wildfire-related power shutoffs from Pacific Gas & Electric and other utilities cleared a key committee today.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

ISLETON – Jean Yokotobi was born in a Northern California Japanese internment camp during World War II and devoted her retirement to promoting her adopted delta community of Isleton and preserving its Chinese- and Japanese-American heritage. She has been named Sacramento County Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

PETALUMA – Sheila Bride, a local businesswoman who applied her passion for healthy eating to fighting chronic hunger and helping those in need in her community, has been named Sonoma County Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.