Archived Press Releases

November 10, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today announced that she received a 100 percent score from the nonpartisan California Taxpayers Association (CalTax), the state's largest and oldest organization representing taxpayers, in its 2015 Legislative Score Card . “Californians already pay some of...
November 2, 2015
Senator Bates Supports Reforms, Seeks To Dedicate All Transportation Funds To Fix California’s Roads
October 13, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and the California Restaurant Association held a roundtable discussion this afternoon with local restaurant owners at Encinitas’ Roxy Restaurant and Ice Cream. They discussed numerous concerns raised by owners about the state’s business climate that are...
October 3, 2015
After earning nearly unanimous support in the Legislature, Governor Jerry Brown today vetoed Senate Bill 722 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel). The bill would have cracked down on sex offenders who willfully remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices. “I’m...
October 2, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 111 by Senate Republican Leader Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) into law, a measure that will help secure federal funding for California schools serving military families. Bates is a co-author of this...
October 2, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) highlighted the importance of manufacturing to California’s economy with a visit to Oceanside’s Federal Heath Sign Company during Manufacturing Day (also known as MFG Day). “Manufacturing is critical to California’s economy and it’s important that all...
September 21, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough today hosted the chairs of the Legislature’s health committees and other officials on a bipartisan tour of Saddleback Memorial Medical Center’s San Clemente campus. The tour was conducted to show the importance of preserving emergency care services for South Orange County residents.
September 17, 2015
Calling for an end to the political tricks that Californians thought they ended when they approved Proposition 25 in 2010, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has co-authored Senator Bob Huff’s (R-San Dimas) Senate Constitutional Amendment 10 (SCA 10), known as The Budget Accountability and...
September 9, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a member of the Senate’s Environmental Quality and Transportation and Housing Committees, issued the following response after Governor Brown and legislative Democrats announced they will remove a key provision from Senate Bill 350 that would have required a...
September 4, 2015
The State Senate today sent Governor Jerry Brown bipartisan legislation co-authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to make it a misdemeanor to fly a drone over a prison or county jail in California. Recent incidents nationwide of drones attempting to deliver porn, drugs, guns and other...

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