Press Releases

Monday, November 21, 2022

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall Nov. 29 with the state’s controller-elect, Malia Cohen, and a panel of experts discussing the results of the Nov. 8 election and the implications for Californians.

The town hall will be streamed live over multiple channels and broadcast on KSVY Sonoma. Sen. Dodd and his guests will take questions via email and phone. The call-in line phone number is below.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

OAKLAND – California Attorney General Rob Bonta and Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will hold a virtual press conference 10 a.m. TODAY to highlight new guidance to help protect California residents facing water and utility shutoffs.

WHO: California Attorney General Rob Bonta; California State Sen. Bill Dodd 

WHEN: TODAY, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022

Monday, October 17, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today regarding the enforcement of new wildfire safety regulations by California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara that will help drive down the cost of insurance and protect communities.

“This is an important milestone that will save policyholders money while making our state safer and more resilient from fire,” Sen. Dodd said. “It is a win-win for California, and I appreciate Commissioner Lara’s diligence and support.”

Friday, October 7, 2022

NAPA – In the five years since record wildfires caused the tragic loss of life and property in the North Bay, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has remained focused on addressing the climate-worsened threat by enacting commonsense legislation to help prevent future infernos, harden the electric utility grid and increase access and affordability of insurance. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Continuing his streak of passing meaningful laws addressing California’s most pressing issues, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, concluded the 2022 legislative session with 19 bills signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom – the most by any single state lawmaker this year.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to protect employees of contractors by ensuring compliance with state workers’ compensation laws.

Friday, September 30, 2022

 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his legislation to create a blueprint for accelerating broadband deployment, including expanded wireless access, in an effort to improve connectivity for all Californians, especially low-income people and the underserved.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his legislation to improve liability coverage for California motorists, protecting people injured in crashes as well those who are exposed to paying higher medical and vehicle repair bills.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa announced today that Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed his legislation to enhance wildfire prevention through implementation of a $20 million prescribed fire claims fund.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 1013 written by President pro Tempore Toni G. Atkins, D-San Diego, and Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, adding wine and distilled spirits bottles to California’s recycling program.