Press Releases

SB 313 boosts consumer privacy and protection amid emergence of artificial intelligence

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Amid a current explosion of artificial intelligence technology, legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would increase consumer privacy and protection, aligning California law with the principles of President Joe Biden’s Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Dodd, D-Napa, that would expand his previous relief for struggling restaurants and bars by broadening provisions of his 2021 law allowing the sale and delivery of to-go cocktails cleared a key committee today.

Friday, March 31, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, today announced his legislation has advanced 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.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

SACRAMENTO –Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation has advanced 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.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today his legislation has advanced that would improve traffic safety in the use of personal transportation devices such as electric scooters, hoverboards and Segways on university campuses.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would increase accountability and oversight in the resolution of sexual harassment and violence cases on California State University campuses.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would add large juice bottles to California’s recycling program, reducing the amount of plastic and glass going into landfills and helping to stabilize the recycling market, passed a key committee today.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa advanced today that would allow the continuation of 50-50 raffles at major league sports stadiums – an important fundraising tool for nonprofits.

“Charitable raffles provide an important funding stream for a host of organizations benefitting youth and the underserved,” Sen. Dodd said. “Over the years, these raffles have raised millions for a diverse group of charitable organizations throughout the state.”

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

 

SACRAMENTO – Legislation advanced today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would improve California’s ability to measure the flow of water through thousands of local streams, protecting this precious resource and assisting the state as it manages the cycle of drought and flooding in the era of climate change.

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.