This month, children across our district are heading back to school, and in Sacramento the legislature will be considering key issues. I’m working to ensure we advance critical policies to the Governor’s desk to support our schools, working families, and seniors. You can learn more about key bills we’ve passed in this month’s newsletter.
In the News
The Reporter - August 22, 2017
The State Legislature passed legislation by Senator Bill Dodd, D-Solano, that aims to preserve land and expand recreational opportunities in Solano County.
The bill, co-authored by Assemblymen Tim Grayson, D-Concord, and Jim Frazier, D-Solano, authorizes the formation of a regional park district in Solano County.
Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry united their respective Select Committees on Wine for a hearing at Napa Valley College on August 16, 2017 to discuss issues facing the California wine industry.
The Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry and the Assembly Select Committee on Wine heard from a panel of industry experts on sustainability, fish friendly farming practices and farmworker housing. The event was live-streamed and archived video from that stream is presented here.
For decades, Napa County has had an impact on the global economy through its world renowned wine industry. This industry would not exist were it not for the farmworkers who work the fields day in and day out. Since my time on the Napa County Board of Supervisors, I have always fought to ensure our farmworkers have the support they need, and I am proud to continue this good work into my career in the California State Legislature
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.
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.
This month, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed our state budget. Our budget reflects Californian values, investing in areas and programs that we know work.
SB 33 Prohibits Forced Arbitration When Financial Institutions Use Consumer Information Fraudulently
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.
Protecting Consumers – Victims Deserve Their Date in Court
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.