Press Releases

Friday, April 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Every year during Holocaust Remembrance Week the state Assembly holds a special ceremony and recognizes a Holocaust survivor, liberator, or a child of a survivor from each Assembly district. This year, Napa resident Irving “Irv” Baum was selected to receive this recognition on behalf of the 4th Assembly District of California.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to provide assistance to the communities impacted by the South Napa Earthquake got one step closer to passage on Wednesday, when it cleared the Assembly Governmental Organization Committee with unanimous bipartisan support.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s resolution urging President Obama to create the Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument passed the Senate on Monday and is on its way to the President’s desk. The establishment of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region as a national monument would help safeguard the area, enhance visitation, and provide an economic boost to the surrounding communities.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Northern California – With taxes due at midnight on April 15, Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) today reminded constituents that assistance is available for many of those needing help with their tax returns.

The California Franchise Tax Board sponsors a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and a Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program to help individuals with limited income and seniors complete their income tax returns. Additionally, the United Way offers assistance through its “Earn It! Keep It! Save It!” program.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd voted Thursday to enact badly needed drought relief legislation. The package, which was unveiled last week by Governor Brown, Senate President pro Tem de León, and Assembly Speaker Atkins, passed with bipartisan support, and now goes to the Governor for his signature.

“The impacts of the drought have been felt especially hard in our District,” said Assemblymember Dodd. “Passing this emergency drought relief package was a critical move towards protecting our water supply, and consequently, our economic and environmental security.”

Monday, March 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Former Lake County Supervisor Denise Rushing was honored Monday in the state Capitol as the 2015 Woman of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Every year, the state Assembly honors one woman from each of the state’s Assembly Districts who has significantly contributed to her local communities.

Monday, March 2, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) today introduced legislation requiring companies that do business with the state of California to provide the state with data on employee income by gender and race. With the introduction of Assembly Bill 1354, Assemblymember Dodd is taking an important step towards gender pay equity in California.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) announced the introduction of Assembly Bill 401, which calls on the Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) to develop a plan for a statewide Low-Income Water Rate Assistance Program.

“The time has come to develop a comprehensive program to help relieve the financial burden on low-income households dealing with significant increases in the cost of water,” Assemblymember Bill Dodd said.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) announced the introduction of new legislation that will help repair and revitalize Clear Lake, California’s largest natural body of fresh water. The bill, AB 367, would allocate $2.4 million for the purposes of restoring Clear Lake’s wetlands, maintaining its water quality, and preserving its ecosystem.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has been appointed Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins. The Select Committee on Wine is a bipartisan committee that examines the diverse issues affecting California’s wine industry.