Press Releases

Monday, March 27, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, chair of the Senate Governmental Organization Committee, will lead an oversight hearing Tuesday on California’s response to wildfires, detailing efforts to safeguard the state and make it more resilient.

The committee will review improvements to wildfire preparedness and prevention including significant legislation and investments that have been undertaken over the past five years. It will also listen to reports from various state and local agencies including Cal Fire and the Legislative Analyst’s Office, and take public comment.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

SONOMA – Kaeti Bailie, a longtime Sonoma artist, environmental activist and open-water swimmer who has been instrumental in bringing humanitarian aid to residents of her community’s sister city, Kaniv, Ukraine, has been named Sonoma County Woman of the Year by Sen. Bill Dodd.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help speed the return of Native American remains and cultural items held in University of California collections by requiring campuses to allocate sufficient resources for repatriation efforts and by mandating reporting to ensure progress.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would place limits on the amount of money that can be donated to candidates for school boards and special district offices, ensuring fairness in local elections, was approved today by a Senate committee.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would expand provisions of his Water Shutoff Protection Act, ensuring more low-income Californians have uninterrupted access to essential drinking water, especially in times of skyrocketing costs.

Thursday, March 16, 2023

 SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced legislation today to boost broadband and internet connectivity across California by allowing the state to lease its property to providers for deployment of new infrastructure.

Monday, March 13, 2023

SONOMA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a virtual town hall March 21 on the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence, with a panel of experts discussing its implications for privacy and consumer protection and what policy guardrails might be needed.

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.

Friday, March 10, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced legislation today in partnership with California Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara that would add consumer protections for people investing in annuities and life insurance policies, including many vulnerable seniors, to ensure they are not misled or steered into inappropriate products by unscrupulous insurance agents.

Thursday, March 9, 2023


NAPA – Linda Cantey, a Napa Valley aerospace engineer and community leader who has devoted years of volunteer service to advancing essential initiatives such as wildfire prevention, land conservation and supporting disadvantaged students, has been named 2023 Woman of the Year for Senate District 3 by Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa.