Press Releases

Thursday, June 30, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation has advanced from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help local governments become more energy resilient during climate-driven power outages by developing clean-energy plans.

“Our cities and counties must have clean-energy choices during power outages – often the result of our rapidly warming world,” Sen. Dodd said. “This legislation helps us confront this enormous challenge while keeping the lights on in our communities. I thank committee members for taking this important step toward achieving that goal.”

Thursday, June 30, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today upon the Legislature’s passage late last night of a $308 billion state budget package that makes historic investments in public education, housing and other essential services, while providing economic relief for families and small businesses struggling with inflation. 

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure California’s presidential electors cast ballots for candidates who won the popular vote and do not instead switch candidates or abstain from voting.

“This is a commonsense measure that ensures electors uphold their responsibilities. Those who go rogue threaten the underpinnings of our democracy and cannot be tolerated,” Sen. Dodd said. “We must protect the legitimacy of our free election process and prevent extreme partisanship from denying the will of the voters.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help control the state’s growing wild pig population, reducing damage caused by the invasive species to the environment, private property and agriculture.

“With this vote we’re a step closer to controlling the destructive, non-native wild pig population, which is exploding across California,” Sen. Dodd said. “They are endangering sensitive habitats, farms and other animals. By increasing opportunities to hunt them we can reduce the threat to our state.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation has advanced from Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, and Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to add wine and distilled spirits bottles to California’s recycling program.

“California can increase the recycling rates of millions of bottles that would otherwise wind up in our landfills or be illegally discarded,” said Sen. Dodd. “This is a common sense bill that benefits our environment and consumers. I look forward to seeing it pass the full Assembly and be signed by Gov. Newsom.”

Monday, June 27, 2022

ROHNERT PARK – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the selection of retired Sacramento State University President Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee to the fill the post of interim president at Sonoma State University:

Friday, June 24, 2022

 

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women’s reproductive rights:

“Clearly, the court is adopting dangerous policy, undoing a half-century of precedent, and putting the lives and freedoms of millions of women at risk,” Sen. Dodd said. “But California will not sit idly by as women across America are stripped of their rights.”

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa to boost his previous relief for struggling restaurants and bars by expanding provisions of his 2021 law allowing the sale and delivery of to-go cocktails.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve liability coverage for California motorists, protecting people injured in crashes as well those who might be exposed to paying higher medical and vehicle repair bills, has been approved by the Senate.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – A pair of bills advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve Californians’ access to healthcare, both in emergency and home settings.