Press Releases

Monday, March 14, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA – Solano County Supervisor Linda Seifert was honored Monday in the state Capitol as the 2016 Woman of the Year for the 4th Assembly District. Every year, the state Assembly honors one woman from each of the state’s Assembly Districts who have made significant contributions in their local communities.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Sacramento—State Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma, CPA, joined with Assemblymember Bill Dodd to introduce sweeping new legislation strengthening the Kopp Act, which establishes ethics and reporting standards for the State Board of Equalization. The Legislation, AB 1858, will reform portions of the Kopp Act by banning contributions from individuals and businesses that have cases before SBOE, as well as banning all behested payments, which are donations made directly to charities and non-profits at the request of an elected official.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced new legislation that would help create a more robust water market and improve the ability of the state to meet the growing demand for water supply reliability and healthy ecosystems. The bill, known as the Open and Transparent Water Data Act, would create a water transfer information clearinghouse providing a platform for which water data is shared across the state. This marks an important first step to move California toward a more effective and flexible water management system.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) introduced new legislation to speed the resolution process for victims of identity theft who find themselves in debt collection. Current law does not require timeframes for debt collectors to investigate claims of identity theft or notify a consumer of the results of that investigation.

Friday, January 15, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced new legislation to expand the Home Care Services Consumer Protection Act to safeguard seniors and disabled people by requiring background checks for in-home care aides. Currently, agencies that refer in-home care aides to seniors are not required to see if those aides have a criminal background.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) introduced Assembly Bill 1559, which will provide tax relief to businesses impacted by the Valley Fire and future disasters. The idea was brought forward by Fiona Ma, Lake County’s representative on the Board of Equalization (BOE).

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) was appointed by Assembly Speaker Toni G. Atkins to chair the Assembly Agriculture Committee. 

“I am honored Speaker Atkins has selected me to lead this committee and help steer our state's agricultural policy forward,” Assemblymember Dodd said, “The Agriculture Committee will look at issues critical to our economy and our environment, and I look forward to ensuring both are robust and sustainable.” 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Members of the Assembly and Senate Select Committees on Wine discuss issues facing the California wine industry. The legislators pictured are Senator Lois Wolk (D-Davis), Assemblymember Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg).

Monday, October 12, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation jointly authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and several other legislators to protect small business owners who operate franchises. The bill was supported by a coalition of franchise owners and employee advocacy groups who reached a historic compromise with the association representing the major corporate chains.

Friday, October 9, 2015

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd’s (D-Napa) bill to provide low-income water rate assistance has been signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown. With the passage of Assembly Bill 401, the State Water Resources Control Board must now establish the framework for California’s first ever statewide water rate assistance program for low-income residents.