Press Releases

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.

Friday, September 8, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would expand provisions of his Water Shutoff Protection Act, ensuring more low-income Californians have uninterrupted access to essential drinking water, especially in times of skyrocketing costs.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Legislature today approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow the continuation of an important fundraising tool for nonprofits -- 50-50 raffles at major league sports stadiums.

“Over the years, these raffles have raised millions for a diverse group of charitable organizations throughout the state,” Sen. Dodd said. “They provide an important funding tool for a host of organizations benefiting youth and the underserved. Today’s passage is a step toward ensuring that continues.”

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on an executive order from Gov. Gavin Newsom on artificial intelligence that mirrors many ideas in Sen. Dodd’s own A.I. resolution, which was adopted by the Legislature earlier this summer.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would boost consumer protection by improving oversight and training of California’s nearly 300,000 licensed contractors.

Friday, September 1, 2023

SACRAMENTO – In the wake of a much-anticipated report criticizing the California State University system’s handling of sexual harassment complaints, the state Legislature today approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would increase accountability and oversight in the resolution of harassment and violence cases on CSU’s 23 campuses.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D- Napa, issued the following statement today on the acquisition of thousands of acres of farmland in Solano County by a group of Silicon Valley billionaires for development of a new city.

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has unanimously approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow the city of Davis to help create endangered species preserves and support climate mitigation projects.

“Davis voters have made clear their desire to preserve endangered species and our precious environment, and approval of this bill is a big step in that direction,” Sen. Dodd said. “It is a smart use of public land that will protect and enhance our community for generations to come.”

Monday, August 28, 2023

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement today on the announcement that Sen. Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, will succeed Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, as Senate President pro Tempore: