Press Releases

August 29, 2016

Bill Closes Loophole in Sentencing of Sexual Assault Crimes

August 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) granting a sales tax exemption to the Jimmy Doolittle Center recently passed the legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, AB 724, will give the air and space museum in Vacaville the ability to purchase a fully restored 1932 “Shell Lockheed Vega” flown by General Doolittle himself.

August 26, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA – The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act of 2016 by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) passed the state legislature this week with bipartisan support. The Act, also known as Assembly Bill 1890, would ensure companies that do business with the state of California have fair compensation policies and practices that do not unlawfully discriminate based on gender or race. The announcement comes on Women’s Equality Day, which commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing women the right to vote.

August 24, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) to help safeguard students and teachers during earthquakes passed the Legislature this week with unanimous bipartisan support. The legislation requires all school districts residing in seismically active areas to ensure that the contents of their classrooms, like heavy bookshelves or hanging light fixtures, comply with state earthquake safety guidelines. In the event of an earthquake, unsecured contents put students and teachers at unnecessary risk of injury or death and can block emergency responders.

June 29, 2016

Cassidy Nolan was honored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd this week during the California Assembly’s Veteran of the Year Ceremony at the State Capitol.

June 29, 2016

Unanimous 6-0 Vote in Senate Public Safety Committee

Assemblymembers Bill Dodd and Evan Low present their sexual assault sentencing reform bill in the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday with Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen and Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci, who prosecuted the Brock Turner case.

June 22, 2016

Bill Closes Loophole in Sentencing of Sexual Assault Crimes

May 17, 2016

Tauba Weiss was honored this week during the California Assembly’s Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony by Assemblymember Bill Dodd at the state Capitol. Tauba Weiss is pictured holding the clothing she was issued during her time in the concentration camps.

May 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to help businesses financially recover from disasters unanimously passed the Assembly Floor this week. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), will provide tax relief by allowing impacted businesses to defer tax payments without additional costs. The idea for the bill was brought forward by Board of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma in the aftermath of the Valley Fire in Lake County.

April 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – The Identity Theft Resolution Act, a bill authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) unanimously passed the Assembly Floor with bipartisan support. The Identity Theft Resolution Act will dramatically reduce the time it takes for victims of identity theft to clear their name, end harassing phone calls, and remove negative credit reporting. The bill has received broad based support from Attorney General Kamala Harris, consumer advocates, and even segments of the debt collection industry.