Press Releases

Monday, November 30, 2020

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall Dec. 8 with guest Alastair Mactaggart, founder of Californians for Consumer Privacy and sponsor of Proposition 24, the recently passed ballot measure expanding consumer rights, on the future of data privacy in our state.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today in response to the election victory of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris:

“America has chosen unity over division and healing instead of more pain,” Sen. Dodd said. “The new administration will be a better partner to improve our pandemic response and build back our economy. I've worked with Kamala Harris for years and know she's the right person for the job. She and Joe Biden will be a huge asset to our state and nation.”

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement tonight upon his re-election to represent North Bay residents in Senate District 3:

Thursday, October 29, 2020

 

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall Nov. 10 on what California and the nation can expect over the next four years in the areas of policy, law, the economy, public health and other crucial areas. The senator will convene a panel of experts, and answer questions from listeners via email and phone.

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

SACRAMENTO – With record wildfires raging across California, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today issued the following statement on a Legislative Analyst’s Office report detailing California’s significant investment in wildfire prevention, response and recovery.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

SACRAMENTO – In a legislative session shortened by the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, wrote seven bills that were signed into law on topics ranging from wildfire safety to maternity care. None of his bills were vetoed.

“Clearly, this was an unprecedented year that none of us had ever hoped or planned for,” said Sen. Dodd. “But we made the best use of our abbreviated time, tackling important topics and passing meaningful legislation. I’m looking forward to next year when we will redouble our efforts to serve the people of California.”

Thursday, October 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill co-authored by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that grants a one-year extension for newspapers to comply with the state’s new gig-worker law, protecting the industry from financial crisis while ensuring the future of employees and journalism.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law a proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will allow UC Davis to sell wine made by viticulture and enology students, generating funds for the university during uncertain financial times caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

“This is a commonsense measure that will help us avoid waste and allow us to raise money to support a valuable academic program,” Sen. Dodd said. “It’s a no-brainer to allow these aspiring winemakers to go to market with their product. I thank Gov. Newsom for signing it into law.”

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed into law a bill co-authored by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that requires the California Attorney General to investigate police killings of unarmed civilians, removing the duty from local officials.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to streamline the residential insurance claims process for victims of disasters including wildfires.

“Wildfires are causing incredible hardship and the last thing anyone needs is to be jerked around by their insurance company,” Sen. Dodd said. “In the future, when someone files a claim they won’t be buried under mountains of paperwork or suffer unnecessary delay. That isn’t right and this new law will put a stop to it. I thank Gov. Newsom for helping us make this important change.”