Press Releases

Monday, October 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation jointly authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and several other legislators to protect small business owners who operate franchises. The bill was supported by a coalition of franchise owners and employee advocacy groups who reached a historic compromise with the association representing the major corporate chains.

Friday, October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) bill to provide low-income water rate assistance has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. With the passage of Assembly Bill 401, the State Water Resources Control Board must now establish the framework for California’s first ever statewide water rate assistance program for low-income residents.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the impacted counties, and fire resources from across the region and state continue to join the fight against this fire. Thousands of residents are under mandatory evacuations. I want to urge residents impacted by this fire to follow these orders and take steps to ensure your safety. Please contact local authorities if you feel you or a loved one may be in danger.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) low-income water rate assistance bill passed the state legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, Assembly Bill 401, calls on the State Water Resources Control Board to create a plan for establishing the state’s first statewide water rate assistance program for low-income residents in California. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown who has one month to sign the legislation.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) bill establishing the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2015, passed the state legislature on Monday with bipartisan support. The bill now heads to Governor Jerry Brown who has one month to sign the legislation.

Friday, July 31, 2015

The Rocky Wildfire in Lake County is currently active. Although local firefighters, emergency responders, and the California National Guard are working to control and extinguish this fire, it is continuing to spread at an accelerated rate. Your safety is my most important concern. I want to urge the residents to take the proper precautions to ensure safety. Please contact your local authorities or emergency response if you feel you are in danger.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Local delegation celebrates Berryessa designation at the White House. (Pictured left to right: Randy Moore, Regional Forest Service; Jose Gonzalez, Founder of Latino Outdoors; Judy Ahmann, Rancher; Sara Husby, Executive Director of Tuleyome; Congressman John Garamendi (D-Fairfield); Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St.
Thursday, June 25, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA - Retired Air Force Colonel Edward Trautt, a Yolo County resident, was honored Wednesday in the state Capitol as the 2015 Veteran of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Each year, the state Assembly honors one veteran from each of the state's Assembly Districts who has significantly contributed to their local communities, and served their country with honor and distinction.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Key stakeholders from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine were honored with a state resolution acknowledging their recent ranking as top veterinary school in the world. Pictured (left to right) are Assemblymember Bill Dodd, Michael D. Lairmore, Ralph J. Hexter, Senator Lois Wolk

Thursday, June 11, 2015

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) announced Thursday that the state legislature’s Budget Conference Committee included $1 million for Clear Lake in their approved state budget for 2015-16. Senator McGuire and Assemblymember Dodd have been collaborating since early this year to secure greater investment in environmental protection and restoration of Clear Lake.