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Senators Patricia Bates and Bob Huff Introduce Measure to Combat Fentanyl Drug Trafficking
February 25, 2016
Citing the increase in the illicit use of a drug called fentanyl and the threat it poses to the public, Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) have introduced Senate Bill 1323 to enhance criminal penalties for illegal distributors. “The illicit use of fentanyl and its...
Sen. Patricia Bates Introduces Bill to Close Loophole Highlighted by Leland Yee Case
February 24, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) has introduced Senate Bill 1467, which would close a major loophole that allows elected officials and candidates to avoid contribution limits. Bates authored her bill in response to the case of former State Senator Leland Yee, who mentioned the loophole...
Senator Bates on Time Warner Cable's "Sacramento Report"
February 4, 2016
Senator Bates discusses transportation funding with host Steve Swatt.
Senator Patricia Bates' Work to Promote Small Business Recognized by National Federation of Independent Business
February 2, 2016
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB California) has recognized Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) with a perfect 100-percent score based on votes crucial to California’s small businesses during the 2015 legislative session. “As a small business owner myself, I know firsthand...
Senator Patricia Bates Responds to Governor Brown's State of the State Address
January 21, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today issued the following statement in response to Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016 State of the State address:
Senate Committee Rejects Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Help Homeless Adults and Children
January 14, 2016
The Senate Human Services Committee today voted down a bill by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to help move families out of poverty through a holistic approach that addresses the root problems of their individual circumstances. She issued the following statement after the vote (1 “aye” and...
Assemblyman Bill Brough and Senator Patricia Bates Issue Statement Regarding Outcome of San Clemente Hospital Legislation
January 13, 2016
Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point) and Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following joint statement today regarding the outcome of their legislation to preserve emergency care services at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s San Clemente campus (San Clemente Hospital). The...
Senate Committee Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Address Outdated Proposition 13 Tax Interpretation
January 13, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Senate Governance and Finance Committee approved her Senate Bill 259 on a bipartisan vote. Her bill would correct an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been the long running debate around commercial...
Senator Patricia Bates Offers Initial Thoughts on Governor's Budget
January 7, 2016
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2016-17 budget proposal:
Senator Patricia Bates Announces Availability of Senate Fellowships
December 9, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced the availability of applications for the 2016-2017 California Senate Fellows program, ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 internships in 2014 by Vault.com . “Serving as a Senate fellow is a fabulous opportunity to gain first-hand experience...
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Dana Point Times: Senator Patricia Bates Names Donna Kalez 'Woman of the Year'
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Donna Kalez, the managing partner of Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, as the...
CNBC: California's $77 billion 'bullet train to nowhere' faces a murky future as political opposition ramps up
“It's crazy time with this thing," said Pat Bates, the Republican leader in the state Senate. "Every time we get a new report it's more money and...
OC Register: Rehab Riviera: Addiction advertising can trick you to death
Sen. Pat Bates and Rep. Sharon Quirk-Silva and others have introduced bills aiming at cleaning up the industry.