Press Releases

Monday, July 23, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that improves counties’ ability to plan and deliver infrastructure projects was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown. “It will ensure more timely completion at a higher quality, sparing the public any cost overruns,” Senator Dodd said.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Dear Neighbor,

Our region was hit harder by last year's wildfires than anywhere else in the state. We saw thousands of homes burn, hundreds of thousands of acres scorched, and the tragic loss of lives. The Tubbs Fire alone was the single most destructive wildfire in state history.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement Thursday upon the advancement of his wildfire preparedness and response bill to a rare Senate-Assembly conference committee:

Monday, July 2, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that improves counties’ ability to plan and deliver infrastructure projects was approved by the Legislature Monday and goes to Gov. Jerry Brown for a signature.

“This is a common-sense measure that grants counties the flexibility they need to build projects in the most efficient manner possible, translating into savings for local government and taxpayers alike,” Senator Dodd said. “It will ensure more timely completion at a higher quality, sparing the public any cost overruns.”

The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 brings country’s toughest protections

Thursday, June 28, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A comprehensive internet privacy and data breach protection bill introduced by Senators Bill Dodd, D-Napa, Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys and Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, passed the Senate and Assembly on Thursday and was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown. Adoption of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 was followed by the withdrawal of a ballot measure seeking the same protections that would have cost California taxpayers millions of dollars.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A cavalcade of disaster-related legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, moved closer to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Wednesday as a wildfire continued to rage in Lake County, providing further proof that devastating fires in California are not letting up.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement in reaction to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject reasoned, decades-old precedent is deplorable. It’s undeniable that unions have contributed immensely to the rights enjoyed by all working men and women across our country. While this is an unfortunate hurdle for working families, I am confident that, in spite of this ruling, the labor movement will redouble efforts to build the middle class and preserve the American Dream.”

Alastair Mactaggart agrees to pull California Consumer Privacy Act upon passage of bill by Sens. Bob Hertzberg & Bill Dodd, and Asm. Ed Chau

Friday, June 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, joined with Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, to introduce legislation Friday to address concerns about data breach security and internet privacy experienced by California consumers.

“This is a solid step toward empowering consumers, ensuring they have control over their data and are informed about how it is being used,” said Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa. “It also gives them recourse in the event of future breaches, providing a strong incentive for firms to act responsibly.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A resolution from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, supporting federal legislation from U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St.

Friday, June 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement by Cal Fire today that investigators determined the cause of 12 wildfires in Northern California to be related to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. equipment, Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement: