Press Releases

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to extend the gaming compacts of 29 California tribes, allowing the continued operation of casinos that support tribal development and provide jobs for thousands of workers statewide, has been approved by the Legislature.

“This extension allows tribes to continue along the path toward self-sufficiency and economic development,” Sen. Dodd said. “Also, it gives the state more time to negotiate long-term agreements that will benefit the state, employees and patrons.”

Friday, May 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – With drought conditions and high temperatures threatening an early start to the wildfire season, the California Senate today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would enhance prevention through implementation of a $20 million prescribed fire claims fund.

Friday, May 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to ease congestion along Highway 37 and protect it from sea-level rise by authorizing a toll to pay for critical improvements and by tapping roughly $2 billion in federal infrastructure funding has been approved by the California Senate.

Friday, May 27, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate has approved legislation 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.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved legislation 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.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate has approved two bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, which would improve the lives of the state’s most vulnerable including seniors, the disabled and homeless people by increasing access to medication, treatment and specialized equipment.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation 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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today voted unanimously to approve legislation written by Senate President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, and co-written by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to add wine and distilled spirits bottles to California’s recycling program.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today advanced a pair of bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help communities respond to the effects of climate change, which includes sea-level rise and wildfire, and become more energy resilient during climate-driven power outages.

Monday, May 23, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today voted unanimously to approve legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help California hospitals respond to public health crises including pandemics and other emergencies