Press Releases

Monday, October 9, 2017

 

Dear Neighbor,

This morning, Governor Brown issued an emergency proclamation for Napa and Sonoma Counties due to the effects of multiple fires, including the Tubbs and Atlas fires, which have damaged critical infrastructure, threatened thousands of homes and caused the evacuation of residents.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the fires. Like so many of our neighbors, I was forced to evacuate my home this morning, and I will be monitoring the status of these fires closely.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

 

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft. The bill was introduced in response to the Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using personal consumers information from existing accounts. This new law eliminates the use of forced arbitration clauses in contracts that were fraudulently created by financial institutions, giving victims their day in court.

Friday, September 15, 2017

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) resolution naming the third week of September as Child Passenger Safety Week in California passed the State Legislature with bipartisan support. Dodd’s resolution recognizes that fatal vehicle collisions account for 25 percent of injury deaths for children.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

“America is a nation of immigrants. California is a state of immigrants. Ten percent of our state’s workforce is undocumented. These are our family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. And the most vulnerable among the undocumented are our young people. These are the people brought to this country while still children. We must support DACA and these Dreamers. They were raised in the United States. Some have no memory of the land of their birth. Some don’t even know they are undocumented until they apply for a college loan or a job.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO – On Wednesday, the California State Legislature approved a bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft. The bill, co-authored by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Woodland Hills), was introduced in response to the Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from existing accounts.

Monday, July 17, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Solano-Napa Habitat for Humanity was honored recently as the 2017 Nonprofit of the Year by Senator Bill Dodd. Representatives of the home building organization were hosted on the Floor of the California State Senate by Senator Dodd. The local nonprofit was joined by other nonprofit leaders from Senate districts across the state that were also honored at the 2017 California Nonprofits Day event.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – The state Legislature passed a bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) aimed at bolstering funds for Napa County’s farmworker housing centers. Co-authored by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters), this legislation allows grapegrowers to increase their self-assessment fee to help bolster funds for farmworker housing.

SB 33 Prohibits Forced Arbitration When Financial Institutions Use Consumer Information Fraudulently

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft passed the state Senate on Tuesday. Dodd’s bill was introduced in response to the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from preexisting accounts.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

A bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft cleared a key vote today in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Dodd’s bill was introduced in response to the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from existing accounts. The legislation, co-sponsored by California State Treasurer John Chiang, would give victims their day in court by preventing financial institutions from using forced arbitration clauses in cases where they perpetrated fraud.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to add media literacy to school curriculums passed a key vote in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday. A rise in fake news was widely noted during the most recent Presidential election, where hoax websites deceived visitors with deceptive headlines and false facts. Media literacy is the ability to analyze and evaluate information consumed from various media sources such as websites, social networking sites, television, print and radio.