Press Conference Unveiling Disaster Insurance Legislation – Tuesday 1/16 at 10:30AM


Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa) will be joined by Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones and other legislators to announce new bills aimed at helping disaster victims with insurance issues.

The legislation comes following the spate of devastating wildfires up and down the state, including the Tubbs, Atlas and Nuns fires in Senator Dodd’s district. Dodd’s bill, SB 894, would require insurers to renew policies for victims of wildfires and other natural disasters for a minimum of two years following the loss and ensure any subsequent nonrenewal is reported to the Insurance Commissioner. The bill would also allow disaster victims to recover living expenses from their insurance company over 36 months, helping families make ends meet while they work to rebuild and recover. Lastly, Dodd’s bill would require an insurer to allow disaster victims to combine their policy limits for primary dwelling, other structures, contents, and additional living expenses, for any of the covered purposes.

When: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Where: California State Capitol – Room 1190

Sacramento, CA 95814

For reporters unable to attend the conference in person, click here to watch a livestream of the news conference. Livestream will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 16.

What: Announcement of state legislation regarding insurance reforms to help victims and communities recover from natural disasters.


Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones

Senator Bill Dodd (D-Napa)

Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg)

Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry (D-Winters)

Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg)

Assemblymember Marc Levine (D-San Rafael)

Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara)

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara)


Senator Bill Dodd represents California’s 3rd Senate District, which includes all or portions of Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, and Contra Costa Counties. You can learn more about Senator Dodd at

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