Press Releases

Thursday, September 21, 2023

 

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom to stabilize the California insurance market and the release of Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara’s Sustainable Insurance Strategy:

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

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SACRAMENTO – In appreciation of the critical role the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plays in California’s economy and environment, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, is recognizing the last week of September as Delta Week.

Friday, September 15, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature approved a measure from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to bolster California’s beverage container recycling program, reducing the amount of plastic and glass going into landfills and helping to stabilize the recycling market.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

 

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would improve broadband and internet connectivity across California by allowing the state to lease its property to providers for deployment of new infrastructure.

“With approval of this bill, the state takes a step closer to being able to use its property to generate revenue while enticing providers to expand their offerings,” Sen. Dodd said. “It will fill in unserved zones and help get high-speed data to those who need it for work, school and home life.”

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved legislation today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would grant wheelchair users the right to have their own equipment repaired, eliminating manufacturer delays that could leave them immobilized while reducing costs to one of California’s most vulnerable populations.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Dodd, D-Napa, that clarifies existing law to ensure nurse-midwives are able to continue to provide essential healthcare services before and after pregnancy, enhancing mother and child well-being, especially in underserved communities.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, that would ratify gaming compacts between the state and five California tribes, enhancing economic development, stability and self-sufficiency of members and surrounding communities.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would notify drivers when images are gathered by in-vehicle cameras and prohibit their sale to third parties or for advertising purposes, protecting consumers against the increased collection and sale of personal data.

Monday, September 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, in partnership with Attorney General Rob Bonta and Sen. Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, that would outlaw hidden charges on purchases – also known as junk fees --  ensuring consumers are not exposed to deceptive business practices that add unfair costs.

Monday, September 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to extend the ability of the state Department of Parks and Recreation to enter into agreements with nonprofits to help operate and maintain park facilities, improving parks and saving money.