April 13, 2015
Senator Bates offers amendments to Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that would require any action to replace Father Junipero Serra’s statue with one of Sally Ride be done with private funds and that his statue be relocated to Mission San Juan Capistrano. The Senate’s majority party rejected the...
April 13, 2015
Senator Bates explains her opposition to Senate Joint Resolution 4 that would replace a statue of Father Junipero Serra at the U.S. Capitol with one of Sally Ride. The Senator says California’s early history simply can’t be told without including Father Serra.
March 9, 2015
Senator Bates joined Senator Nguyen and colleagues to announce a Senate Constitutional Amendment prohibiting state-funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campus property.
February 18, 2015
Senator Bates addressed a legislative hearing in regards to the January 20th San Juan Capistrano fire that claimed the lives of Maricela Sanchez and her two young sons. She called for action to help prevent future tragedies and thanked the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee Chair, Senator...
December 1, 2014
Pat Bates joins her Senate colleagues in taking the oath of office to represent their respective districts.