Press Releases

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow convenience stores and other retailers the ability to sell canned cocktails made from distilled spirits, bolstering California small businesses struggling in the current economy while generating tax revenue to help address an expected state budget deficit.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would bolster information security in the face of unprecedented attacks on government devices by banning the downloading and installation of all high-risk social media applications such as TikTok on state-owned or issued equipment including cell phones, in part mirroring a federal ban.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation has advanced from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would strengthen elder and dependent adult financial abuse protections by clarifying the duties of banks and financial institutions to safeguard against fraud.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would boost participation and diversity on California city councils by allowing the first council pay cap increases in nearly four decades, bringing salaries more in line with the cost of living.

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Dodd, D-Napa, today announced his legislation has advanced that would ensure nurse-midwives are able to continue to provide essential healthcare services before and after pregnancy, enhancing mother and child well-being, especially in low-income communities.

Monday, April 17, 2023

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

Friday, April 14, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today the California Senate has approved his legislation that would extend the ability of the state Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into agreements with nonprofits to help operate and maintain park facilities, improving parks and saving money.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

SACRAMENTO – With what promises to be another challenging California wildfire season ahead, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced the committee passage of two bills – one that would allow Native American tribes to play a larger role in conducting controlled burns, a proven wildfire prevention method, and another that would help develop statewide wildfire mitigation plans, limiting the destructiveness of future infernos.

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation that would allow the city of Davis to help create endangered species preserves and support climate mitigation projects has passed a key committee.

“With this proposal we take steps to both preserve endangered species and our precious environment,” Sen. Dodd said. “It is a smart use of public land, in keeping with the wishes of Davis voters. It will protect and enhance our community for generations to come.”

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation has advanced that would improve broadband and internet connectivity across California by allowing the state to lease its property to providers for deployment of new infrastructure.