SACRAMENTO – Legislation by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to stabilize state budget costs from major disasters cleared a key committee vote Tuesday.
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SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would establish the California Wildfire Warning Center, a statewide network of automated weather and environmental monitoring stations conducting fire-weather forecasting and threat assessment to aid in wildfire prevention and response, cleared a key committee today.
SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to enhance conservation on California’s more than 76,000 farms and ranches cleared a key committee today. The bill would offer incentives and technical assistance for farmers to adopt practices that help wildlife and the environment.
“Good stewardship of California’s rural lands is crucial to the sustainability and economic vitality of our state,” Sen. Dodd said. “This bill will encourage farmers and ranchers to pursue conservation efforts, allowing people and the environment to reap the benefits.”
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SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, introduced legislation that would place an independent third party such as Cal Fire in charge of overseeing electric utility corporations’ compliance with tree and vegetation-trimming requirements to reduce wildfires.
“It’s clear that the current standard is not working,” Sen. Dodd said. “We need to make sure appropriate tree trimming and line maintenance occurs. The well-being of California communities and our very lives depend on it.”
SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would increase legislative oversight of the controversial Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta WaterFix project and allow for more public scrutiny has cleared its first committee hurdle. Senate Bill 204 passed the Natural Resources and Water committee Tuesday on a 6-0 vote.
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At the Capitol, we continue to make progress on legislation to improve wildfire safety, reduce college student food insecurity and protect water resources.
SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow Napa County to negotiate with the state Department of General Services to buy the 850-acre Skyline Wilderness Park cleared a key committee Tuesday.
Senate Bill 20 would ensure the prime land with popular hiking trails and views of the Bay Area remains a public open space forever.
SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would assist in wildfire prevention and response by increasing awareness of and compliance with requirements for vegetation buffer zones cleared a key committee Tuesday.
SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure low-income college students have reliable access to nutritious food through the Cal Fresh program cleared the Senate Human Services Committee today.
“Getting a college education shouldn’t mean going hungry,” Sen. Dodd said. “My bill responds to what has become an increasing problem on college campuses today by making it easier for students of modest means to get food through public assistance.”
SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, released the following statement today about the upcoming anniversary of the fatal shooting at the Yountville Veterans Home that claimed the lives of Christine Loeber, Jennifer Golick and Jennifer Gonzalez Sushereba: