Press Releases

Monday, August 22, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature today approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve liability coverage for California motorists, protecting people injured in crashes as well those who might be exposed to paying higher medical and vehicle repair bills.

Friday, August 19, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to protect employees of contractors by ensuring compliance with state workers’ compensation laws.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

SACRAMENTO – As wildfire season continued to unfold today with a string of blazes across California, the state Assembly approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would enhance wildfire prevention through implementation of a $20 million prescribed fire claims fund.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature has approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would add electromagnetic pulse attacks to the grounds for which a California governor may declare a state of emergency, ensuring the quick deployment of resources to any natural or made-made strike that threatens critical infrastructure.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved a proposal from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would address the effects of climate change, including sea-level rise and wildfire, through creation of local resilience districts to undertake and promote conservation efforts.

Monday, August 15, 2022

SACRAMENTO – As California hits peak wildfire season, with multiple infernos across the state, the Legislature has approved a measure from Sen. Bill, D-Napa, that would encourage creation of defensible space, protecting life and property from future conflagrations.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO – A plethora of bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, advanced today to the Assembly floor, setting up voting that will send them to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk and continue the senator’s track record of being one of California’s most effective legislators.

“These bills are all about improving people’s lives, whether it’s expanding broadband access or protecting our communities from wildfire,” Sen. Dodd said. “It’s my great privilege to work on behalf of the people of this state. And I appreciate the support of my Assembly colleagues.”

Thursday, August 11, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Responding to threats to the nation’s free election process by followers of former President Donald Trump, the California Legislature today approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would ensure the state’s presidential electors cast ballots for candidates who win the popular vote and do not instead switch candidates or abstain from voting.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, said today’s informational hearing on California’s two competing sports-betting initiatives provided the public with a clear opportunity to receive an objective review of both measures from the state Legislative Analyst’s Office ahead of the Nov. 8 election. The hearing also allowed supporters and proponents of both measures, as well as members of the public to voice their positions.