Press Releases

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help hundreds of thousands of Californians who have fallen behind on their water bills and are at risk of being disconnected from water service cleared a key committee today.

“Keeping Californians connected to drinking water is essential, regardless of their income level or economic status,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill ensures families will be able to pay for water services needed to protect their health and safety. I thank committee members for maintaining access to this vital service.”

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help train law enforcement officers in their criminal investigations and public interactions, ensuring they uphold civil rights and treat people with dignity and respect, cleared a key committee today.

Monday, June 14, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding tomorrow’s reopening of the California economy and the lifting of many COVID-19 pandemic restrictions:

“The last 15 months have brought extreme hardship and loss,” Sen. Dodd said. “But working together, we now have the virus under control and have reached this important milestone. Your efforts to get vaccinated and practice social distancing have brought us to this point. For those who still have not been vaccinated, please do it now so California can make a full recovery.”

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Californians came a step closer gaining more reliable and equitable access to high-speed internet service today when a key committee approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would greatly improve connectivity, especially for low-income and underserved communities, by removing local government roadblocks to the expansion of broadband service.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to an executive action from Gov. Gavin Newsom providing critical relief for small businesses including restaurants as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic:

Thursday, June 3, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Facing a statewide drought that is rapidly draining reservoirs and agricultural supplies, the bipartisan California Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to streamline improvements to the state’s outdated central water delivery system.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – With another potentially destructive wildfire season on the horizon, the California Senate has approved a pair of bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would enhance the state’s ability to prevent, prepare for and respond to future infernos.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would divert more solid waste from landfills by expanding the types of beverage containers that can be recycled and by improving bottle collection services.

“Bottle recycling rates have dropped sharply in California over the past decade,” Sen. Dodd said. “With my bill, we can turn that around and become a conservation leader once again. I thank my Senate colleagues for supporting this effort.”

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help hundreds of thousands of Californians who have fallen behind on their water bills and are at risk of being disconnected from water service.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced a resolution naming June as Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month in recognition of a serious and growing crisis in California that has been worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.