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Press Release

Friday, September 14, 2018

DAVIS – Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, will host a panel discussion at UC Davis on Sept. 24 to address challenges and opportunities in media literacy education. He and the group of academics, journalists and scholars will take on topics such as political propaganda on social media in the 2016 presidential election, the importance of a free press in supporting democracy and charges of “fake news” leveled at the mainstream media by President Donald Trump.

Press Release

Friday, September 7, 2018

SACRAMENTO – In recognition of the critical role the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta plays in California’s economy and environment, the Legislature has passed a resolution from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, designating the second week of September as Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Watershed Protection Week.

“The Delta is quite simply the lifeblood of our water system throughout the state of California,” Senator Dodd said. “It is so important that we protect it.”

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Press Release

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

SACRAMENTO – The Legislature has approved a bill from Senator Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will add “cyberterrorism” to the list of conditions that constitute a state of emergency under the California Emergency Services Act.

“As cyberterrorism becomes more of a threat, it is crucial that we give the governor the tools necessary to defend our state and assist in recovery,” Senator Dodd said. “Clearly, this new scourge has the potential to disrupt our lives and could result in the loss of water, power or essential public safety services.”

Press Release

Friday, August 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO -- Lawmakers approved a comprehensive wildfire safety plan tonight that will prevent future infernos like those that have been ravaging the state while protecting utility ratepayers from bearing unfair costs.

Senate Bill 901 was approved on votes of 29 to 4 in the Senate and 45 to 10 in the Assembly. It heads next to Gov. Jerry Brown for his signature.

Press Release

Friday, August 31, 2018

SACRAMENTO – Despite intense insurance industry lobbying, lawmakers on Friday approved a bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, that will help victims of disasters such as wildfires recover losses from their insurance companies. 

Press Release

Friday, August 31, 2018

                                                                 

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate will vote today on Senate Bill 901, the comprehensive legislative report detailing plans for preventing future catastrophic wildfires across the state while protecting utility ratepayers from unfairly bearing the costs of wildfire impacts.

Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, calls SB 901 a “commonsense solution that puts ratepayers and victims first, embraces wildfire-prevention best practices and reduces fire fuel in our forests.”

Press Release

Thursday, August 30, 2018

SACRAMENTO – A bill from Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, to strengthen California’s efforts to prevent drunken driving was approved by the Legislature today with overwhelming, bipartisan support.

“Sadly, drunken-driving crashes, injuries and deaths are too common in California,” Senator Dodd said. “This bill will prevent impaired drivers from getting behind the wheel and make our roads safer.”