Napa Valley College to Host Joint Legislative Hearing on Insurance and Wildfires

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will join leaders of the Assembly and Senate insurance committees Oct. 30 in Napa to examine whether homeowners insurance coverage has been sufficient to allow those affected by recent wildfires to rebuild. 

“Destructive wildfires have ravaged California and the North Bay, revealing insurance-related issues that directly and negatively affect many survivors,” said Sen. Dodd, whose district suffered historic losses in the October 2017 wildfires. “With the frequency of such events likely to continue due to climate change, we must identify the problems and find solutions that allow our communities to be rebuilt.”

Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee, and Assembly member Tom Daly, D-Anaheim, chair of the Assembly Insurance Committee, will convene the hearing at Napa Valley College. It will include testimony from insurance experts, consumer advocates and local officials, as well as a researcher from California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment. 

Members of the public will be invited to offer comments after the witnesses testify.

Who:   Sens. Dodd and Glazer; Assembly member Daly; insurance experts

What:    Joint hearing of the Senate and Assembly insurance committees

When:  Tuesday, October 30, 2018, 10 a.m. to noon

Where: Napa Valley College, McPherson Building, 2277 Napa-Vallejo Highway, Napa