Press Releases

Monday, February 6, 2017

SACRAMENTO, CA – Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters) partnered to introduce a pair of bills on Monday to support Napa County’s farmworker housing centers. The bills would allow grapegrowers to increase their annual self-imposed assessment that helps pay for local farmworker housing, while opening new state funding opportunities. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

SACRAMENTO –Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced new legislation to support public libraries by giving local communities more flexibility to approve library bonds. 

“Our public libraries provide critical services to our state, educating future generations, promoting lifelong learning and providing cultural enrichment,” said Senator Bill Dodd. “That’s why we need to empower local communities to better maintain and expand the accessibility and capacity at their public libraries.”

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

SACRAMENTO – California State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced a new bill to incorporate media literacy education into school curriculums. Media literacy is the ability to analyze and evaluate information consumed from various media outlets such as websites, social networking sites. television, and radio. Adolescents can spend up to nine hours a day absorbing media from these various sources. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) has been named as chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León.
Monday, December 5, 2016

SACRAMENTO, CA – State Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) recently introduced new legislation to protect victims of mass fraud and identity theft. The introduction of this legislation comes following the recent Wells Fargo scandal where millions of accounts were fraudulently opened without consent, using consumer’s personal information from existing accounts. Dodd’s bill would help victims by eliminating the use of forced arbitration clauses in contracts that were fraudulently created. Such contracts prevent consumers from having their day in court to recover damages.

Monday, September 26, 2016

NAPA, CA – Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) urged Governor Jerry Brown this week to increase support for farmworker housing in the 2017-18 state budget.

“We need to support our farmworkers, and ensuring access to affordable housing in the communities they work is a crucial part of that,” said Assemblymember Dodd. “California’s agriculture is critical for our economy and preservation of open space and none of it would be possible without our hardworking farmworkers.”

Friday, September 16, 2016

SACRAMENTO –A new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown will provide a quicker resolution process for victims of identity theft and fraud. The bill, also known as the Identity Theft Resolution Act, was authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) after becoming a victim of identity theft himself last year. This new law will dramatically reduce the time it takes for victims of identity theft to clear their name, end harassing phone calls, and remove negative credit reporting.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Legislation to help businesses recover from natural disasters recently passed the legislature with unanimous bipartisan support. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), will provide tax relief by allowing impacted businesses to defer tax payments without additional costs. The idea for the bill was brought forward by Board of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma in the aftermath of the 2015 Valley Fire in Lake County.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Bill Closes Loophole in Sentencing of Sexual Assault Crimes

Monday, August 29, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A bill by Assemblymember Bill Dodd (D-Napa) and Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Oakley) granting a sales tax exemption to the Jimmy Doolittle Center recently passed the legislature with bipartisan support. The bill, AB 724, will give the air and space museum in Vacaville the ability to purchase a fully restored 1932 “Shell Lockheed Vega” flown by General Doolittle himself.