Press Releases

Thursday, September 14, 2023

 

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would improve broadband and internet connectivity across California by allowing the state to lease its property to providers for deployment of new infrastructure.

“With approval of this bill, the state takes a step closer to being able to use its property to generate revenue while enticing providers to expand their offerings,” Sen. Dodd said. “It will fill in unserved zones and help get high-speed data to those who need it for work, school and home life.”

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly today approved legislation today from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would grant wheelchair users the right to have their own equipment repaired, eliminating manufacturer delays that could leave them immobilized while reducing costs to one of California’s most vulnerable populations.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Dodd, D-Napa, that clarifies existing law to ensure nurse-midwives are able to continue to provide essential healthcare services before and after pregnancy, enhancing mother and child well-being, especially in underserved communities.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sens. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, that would ratify gaming compacts between the state and five California tribes, enhancing economic development, stability and self-sufficiency of members and surrounding communities.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

SACRAMENTO – The California Assembly has approved legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would notify drivers when images are gathered by in-vehicle cameras and prohibit their sale to third parties or for advertising purposes, protecting consumers against the increased collection and sale of personal data.

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.