Press Releases

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would allow Napa County to negotiate with the state Department of General Services to buy the 850-acre Skyline Wilderness Park was approved by the full Senate Monday afternoon.

Senate Bill 20 would ensure the prime land with popular hiking trails and views of the Bay Area remains a public open space forever.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help the state manage its water, protecting the precious resource for people and the environment, cleared the full Senate Monday afternoon.

“You can’t manage what you don’t measure,” Sen. Dodd said. “Stream gages provide important information in this era of droughts and flooding, driven in part by climate change. This bill is an important step toward managing our water for the long run.”

Monday, May 20, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would eliminate the confusion and delays caused by uninformed, out-of-state or multiple insurance adjusters during the 2017 North Bay wildfires cleared the full Senate today by unanimous vote.

Senate Bill 240 requires the California Department of Insurance to produce information on the most significant state insurance laws related to disasters and set training standards for agents handling catastrophic events. It also mandates that insurers provide a single point of contact for customers to make processing claims easier.

Friday, May 10, 2019

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of the increasing role of technology in consumers’ lives, the amount of personal information shared by businesses and the damage caused by unwanted disclosure and data breaches, Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, has authored a resolution designating the third week in May as Privacy Awareness Week.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, made the following statement today about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s revised 2019-20 state budget, which increases investments in schools and wildfire prevention while building up reserves and paying down pension debt.

Thursday, May 9, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to protect racing horses and jockeys amid the recent horse deaths at Santa Anita Park was approved by the full Senate today with unanimous support.

“This bill is about preventing the tragic death of horses by empowering regulators to rapidly respond to address dangerous conditions,” Sen. Dodd said. “It’s about protecting the health and safety of animals while ensuring the future of a storied sport.”

Friday, May 3, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, announced today the May 8 hearing date for the Senate Select Committee on the Governor’s 2019 Report: “Wildfires and Climate Change - California's Energy Future.”

The 13-member committee will review, vet and accept public comment on Gov. Gavin Newsom’s wildfire report, released last month.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement regarding the announcement today by the Department of Water Resources that it is officially rescinding permit applications for the WaterFix:

Thursday, May 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO – A pair of bills from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve the lives of seniors and people with disabilities has cleared key committees. 

“We absolutely must look out for our most vulnerable population,” Sen. Dodd said. “I’m proposing legislation that achieves that important goal while saving money for the state. It is commonsense policy that ensures everyone comes out ahead.”

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

ROHNERT PARK – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a public forum May 3 in Rohnert Park to discuss issues that are important to seniors including healthcare, fraud protection, benefits and more. Sen. Dodd will lead a panel of state and local experts and invite questions from the audience.