Press Releases

Assemblymember Jim Wood Reports Legislative Successes of 2022

Office of Health Care Affordability tops the list


SACRAMENTO–Last Friday was the last day for Governor Gavin Newsom to sign or veto legislation considered during the 2022 legislative session.

Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) is pleased to announce that a majority of the bills he authored this year will become law.

Governor Signs Asm. Jim Wood’s Broadband Access Legislation

AB 2752 will shine a light on communities left behind by corporate broadband providers

SACRAMENTO–Governor Gavin Newsom signed AB 2752, legislation authored by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) that would require the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to map local level data regarding broadband access, including addresses.

Governor Newsom Signs Budget Bill that Includes Assemblymember Jim Wood’s Health Care Priority

Creation of the new Office of Health Care Affordability

SACRAMENTO–Yesterday, Governor Newsom signed legislation that creates the Office of Health Care Affordability (OHCA), Assemblymember Jim Wood’s (D-Healdsburg) top priority health care legislation.

The budget bill, AB 184, contains language creating OHCA. A previous budget bill provided the funding needed for implementation.

Statement on Supreme Court Overturning Roe v. Wade

Assemblymember Jim Wood says "Today is a very dark day in America"

“Today is a very dark day in America,” said Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa). “A day when we should be celebrating our constitutional protections of privacy and a woman’s right to choose is clouded by a Supreme Court decision that eviscerates that federal protection and tragically opens up the possibility that other rights will be challenged in the future.

Governor Newsom Signs AB 2176 (Wood) to Accommodate Native American Cultural Tradition of Naming Newborns

Assemblymember James C. Ramos is Principal Coauthor

SACRAMENTO–Today, Governor Newsom signed AB 2176 by Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa), expanding the timeframe for Native American families to register the birth of a child. The new law will expand the timeframe for birth registration from 10 days to 21 days, honoring and accommodating the period of sacred ceremonial blessing and naming of the newborn.

Asm Wood Introduces Bill to Improve Drought Preparedness for North Coast Watershed

Creating a dedicated Drought Section within the Division of Water Rights

SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced AB 2451, legislation creating a dedicated Drought Section within the Division of Water Rights responsible for improving drought planning, drought response and climate resiliency statewide, and directing the agency to conduct drought planning for North Coast watersheds.

Asm Wood Introduces Bill to Create Cannabis Cultivator Retail License

Allowing small-scale growers to sell directly to consumers at authorized cannabis events

SACRAMENTO–Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) has introduced AB 2691, legislation authorizing the Department of Cannabis Control to issue temporary cultivator event retail licenses that would allow small-scale growers to sell their cannabis products at cannabis events in the state.