Press Releases

Monday, April 9, 2018

The state Senate passed a bipartisan resolution Monday by Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, recognizing the 50th anniversary of the creation of Napa County’s Agricultural Preserve, the landmark law to protect farmland that was the first of its kind in the nation.

Napa County supervisors adopted the preserve on April 6, 1968, in part to guard the region’s grape-growing heritage against unchecked development and urban sprawl happening elsewhere in the Bay Area. The measure was strengthened by voters in 2008, extending protections to 2058.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Sen. Bill Dodd testifies at Transportation and Housing Committee on April 3, 2018.

SACRAMENTO -- Senator Bill Dodd’s proposal to improve public safety during power outages by requiring newly sold or installed garage door motors to be equipped with backup batteries on Tuesday cleared a key committee.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO, CA – The state Senate passed a bipartisan resolution by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) declaring March as Problem Gambling Awareness Month in California. The purpose of the declaration is to raise public awareness of problem gambling and connect individuals in need with treatment.

“Awareness and access to services are critical for anyone struggling with addiction, and that includes those facing gambling problems," said Senator Dodd. “I hope this will promote better understanding of problem gambling and prompt people struggling with problem gambling seek help.”

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

SACRAMENTO, CA – Local resident Shana Jones has been honored as Woman of the Year by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa). In celebration of Women’s History Month, the state Senate honors women who have made significant contributions to their respective districts and communities.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

With taxes due at midnight on April 17th, Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) would like to remind taxpayers that assistance is available for those having difficulty with their tax returns. Millions of dollars go unclaimed every year by people and families that don’t apply for the Earned Income Tax Credit, a benefit that can provide thousands of dollars for working people who earn low or moderate incomes.

Monday, February 26, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – The state Senate passed a resolution by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa), proclaiming the week of February 26 to March 4, 2018, as Eating Disorders Awareness Week. In the United States, 30 million individuals suffer from clinically significant eating disorders at some time in their life.

Friday, February 16, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a new bill to help deter harmful emissions from oil refineries. The bill would increase fines for serious violations of emissions standards that sicken people or force shelter-in-place orders.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a new bill to protect access to drinking water for households. The bill would enact a sweeping slate of consumer protections to ensure that families struggling to pay their water bills are given time and options before their water service is disconnected.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to bolster the state’s efforts to prevent drunk driving. The bill would increase the reach of the California Highway Patrol’s Designated Driver Program, which provides education and outreach to help prevent drunk driving.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

 

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced a bill to improve safety during power outages by requiring newly sold or installed garage door motors to have a battery backup. The bill comes in the wake of devastating wildfires that left numerous evacuees and victims unable to open their garage doors to flee the flames.