Press Releases

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A cavalcade of disaster-related legislation from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, moved closer to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Wednesday as a wildfire continued to rage in Lake County, providing further proof that devastating fires in California are not letting up.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement in reaction to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of Janus v. AFSCME:

“The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject reasoned, decades-old precedent is deplorable. It’s undeniable that unions have contributed immensely to the rights enjoyed by all working men and women across our country. While this is an unfortunate hurdle for working families, I am confident that, in spite of this ruling, the labor movement will redouble efforts to build the middle class and preserve the American Dream.”

Alastair Mactaggart agrees to pull California Consumer Privacy Act upon passage of bill by Sens. Bob Hertzberg & Bill Dodd, and Asm. Ed Chau

Friday, June 22, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, joined with Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, and Assemblymember Ed Chau, D-Monterey Park, to introduce legislation Friday to address concerns about data breach security and internet privacy experienced by California consumers.

“This is a solid step toward empowering consumers, ensuring they have control over their data and are informed about how it is being used,” said Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa. “It also gives them recourse in the event of future breaches, providing a strong incentive for firms to act responsibly.”

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A resolution from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, supporting federal legislation from U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St.

Friday, June 8, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Following the announcement by Cal Fire today that investigators determined the cause of 12 wildfires in Northern California to be related to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. equipment, Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, issued the following statement:

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to help protect people from wildfires sparked by power lines that are damaged in high winds or other extreme weather passed the full Senate Thursday with unanimous, bipartisan support.

“We must do whatever it takes to save lives and prevent the kind of destruction we’ve seen throughout the state,” Senator Dodd said.  “It’s absolutely critical that we take these important steps to avoid another disaster.”

Thursday, May 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to improve public safety during power outages by requiring newly sold or installed garage door motors to be equipped with backup batteries was approved by the full Senate Thursday in a unanimous, bipartisan vote.

“This is an important safety measure that will provide a quicker and safer evacuation when electric power is lost,” Senator Dodd said. “For seniors, disabled people and those who are unable to manually lift a door, a backup battery in an emergency situation could be the difference between life and death.”

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would help reduce the risk of devastating wildfires by requiring electric utility companies to upgrade infrastructure, hardening the grid to be more resistant to extreme weather and bringing it into compliance with new safety standards, was approved by the Senate Wednesday in a bipartisan vote.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that would protect consumers from the kinds of data breaches that have exposed the personal financial information of hundreds of millions of people nationwide was approved Wednesday by the Senate despite intense industry lobbying.

“This is a common sense measure to help protect consumers from future data breaches and punish companies that fail to properly protect data,” Senator Dodd said. “It will give consumers recourse and provide a strong incentive for firms to act responsibly with our data.”

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help wildfire victims recover losses from insurance companies was approved Tuesday by the full Senate over intense industry lobbying.

“Tragic and destructive wildfires over the past few years have revealed shortcomings in the law that have allowed insurance companies to take advantage of people,” Senator Dodd said. “This bill will put an end to the abuses, providing needed relief for victims struggling desperately to put their lives back together.”