Press Releases

Friday, February 19, 2021

Three-bill package will address health care affordability, access, equity, quality and cost containment

SACRAMENTO—Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced a package of bills to address health care affordability, access, equity, quality and cost containment.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Sacramento–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 817, legislation that will transition California’s calendar-based fishing license to one that is valid a full 365 days from the date of purchase and a mobile phone app that makes compliance and renewal easier. This bill complements the recent California Department of Fish and Wildlife R3/Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation program.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sacramento–Today Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 510, a bill that adds new protections for patients from surprise medical bills, building on those already provided by AB 72, a bill that has protected 14 million California patients from surprise medical bills since 2017.

“AB 72 has been a lifeline for patients the past four years protecting them from the financial devastation that surprise medical bills could have caused,” said Wood.

Friday, January 8, 2021

SACRAMENTO–Today Governor Gavin Newsom introduced his budget for 2021-22 and Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) provides his response.

“The 2021-22 budget year will be very challenging. The tragic loss of lives and the economic harm that the COVID-19 pandemic has done to Californians and its effect on the state’s economy have been devastating, and to bring things back to the way they were, and address the inadequacies that have long existed even before the pandemic, makes this year especially difficult.

Monday, December 14, 2020

SACRAMENTO–On Saturday, Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced the 2021-22 legislative session committee assignments.

Speaker Rendon appointed Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) to serve on five committees: Agriculture, Budget, Insurance, Health and Natural Resources. In addition, he appointed Wood to Budget Subcommittee 1 on Health and Human Services and the Joint Legislative Audit Committee.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Yesterday, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 41, a bill that will improve California’s “Dig Once” policy and expedite the deployment of broadband infrastructure.

Monday, December 7, 2020

SACRAMENTO–Today, Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) introduced AB 9, a bill that will expand statewide efforts to prevent wildfires.

Fifteen of the 20 most destructive wildfires in California have occurred in the last 10 years. Five of the six largest wildfires in California occurred in 2020 alone. There are historic fuel load levels in many California environments, along with the effects of climate change, has resulted in a dangerous environment for wildfires.