Press Releases

Thursday, November 8, 2018

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, responded today to the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks that killed 12 people, including Alaina Housley, 18, of Napa, who was attending college at nearby Pepperdine University.

“I join with the residents of Thousand Oaks and all Californians in grieving for the victims and their loved ones,” Sen. Dodd said.  “This terrible tragedy strikes especially close to home in Napa because we lost one of our own. My thoughts and condolences are with Alaina’s family as they face this unspeakable nightmare.”

Friday, October 26, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Members of California’s Legislative Delta Caucus, including its co-chairs, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Assemblymember Jim Frazier, D-Discovery Bay, sent a letter today to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency objecting to a $1.6 billion loan for construction of the state’s controversial twin tunnels project on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta known as WaterFix.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today applications are now being accepted for next fall’s California Senate Fellows program, an 11-month, on-the-job training opportunity for college graduates offering valuable legislative experience and excellent preparation for many public- and private-sector careers.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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. 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of society’s growing dependence on the internet and computer technology – as well as the risks they pose to our finances, identities and privacy -- Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has passed a resolution designating October as National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the state of California.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

NAPA – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement about the first anniversary of the October 2017 Northern California wildfires, which burned more than 150,000 acres in Napa, Sonoma and Solano counties, destroyed an unprecedented number of homes and caused the tragic loss of life:

Friday, September 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Brown signed legislation Friday from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will prevent low-income families from getting their water service terminated.

“Access to water is a fundamental right of all Californians. I thank Gov. Brown for helping to protect it now and for future generations,” Sen. Dodd said. “This new law creates a sustainable and equitable delivery system that will protect vulnerable people including seniors, children and those with illness or disability.”

Thursday, September 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve In-Home Supportive Services for low-income and disabled people hit by natural disasters including wildfires.

“Even when disaster strikes, we must continue to care for our most vulnerable populations,” Sen. Dodd said. “This new law brings a statewide approach to the challenge and will ensure a continuity of care for the disabled and elderly. Kudos to Gov. Brown for recognizing the need for it.”

Friday, September 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill today from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, requiring newly sold or installed electric garage door openers to be equipped with backup batteries. The new law will prevent people from being trapped in their garages during power failures such as those triggered by recent wildfires.

Friday, September 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help victims of disasters such as wildfires recover losses from their insurance companies. 

“Despite heavy insurance industry lobbying, I’m proud to say we have a new law that will help people rebuild their homes quickly and help communities recover,” Senator Dodd said. “I fought for greater reforms and I will continue my efforts to prevent insurance companies from denying policyholders the coverage they’ve paid for and deserve.”