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Senator Patricia Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough Commend Decision to Delay Bill to Remove Junipero Serra's U.S. Capitol Statue
July 2, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblyman Bill Brough (R-Dana Point), whose districts include Mission San Juan Capistrano that Father Junipero Serra founded, today issued the following statement after the State Assembly delayed consideration of Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that...
Senator Patricia Bates Appointed to Transportation Infrastructure Special Session Committee
June 30, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced her appointment to the Transportation and Infrastructure Development Committee to explore solutions to California’s infrastructure challenges. This committee is one of three convened for the Special Session on Transportation as called by...
Senator Bates and Supervisor Bartlett to Host South County Senior Summit on July 24
June 22, 2015
I’m partnering with Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett to hold this FREE summit for seniors on July 24. The summit will offer important information for adults in their golden years, as well as complimentary breakfast and lunch!
Senator Patricia Bates Celebrates Unveiling of Statue Honoring President Reagan at State Capitol
June 22, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today joined dignitaries and colleagues in celebrating the dedication of a new statue at the State Capitol honoring former California Governor and President Ronald Reagan. “Ronald Reagan’s remarkable record as president has left us a nation that is stronger...
Statement by Senator Patricia Bates on Final Budget Vote
June 19, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement in response to today’s vote on the final budget plan crafted by legislative Democrats and Governor Jerry Brown: “The final budget is marginally better, but still gives a false sense of security to Californians that our state is...
Statement by Senator Patricia Bates on Budget Passage
June 15, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today issued the following statement in response to today’s vote on the majority party’s state budget plan: “This budget gives a false sense of security to Californians, especially to young people and those seeking to escape poverty. While the budget...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors South Orange County's "Coffee Importers" as Small Business of the Year
June 10, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored Dana Point’s “ Coffee Importers ” as the 2015 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. “The Coffee Importers embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of pursuing a great idea and seeing it become a reality,” said Bates. “Jim Miller,...
Senate Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Imprison Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices
June 2, 2015
The State Senate today unanimously approved legislation by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices. “I am delighted that both Democrats and Republicans approved my bill to...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors Local "California Gold Ribbon Schools"
May 26, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Education has designated four public schools in Senate District 36 as “Gold Ribbon Schools.” One is located in South Orange County and three are located in North San Diego County. Each school will receive a...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors Camp Pendleton's New Fisher House
May 15, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) joined with San Diego-area state lawmakers to celebrate the new Fisher House at Camp Pendleton by authoring a legislative resolution. The resolution was provided prior to the House’s dedication today at Camp Pendleton. “Providing our veterans and active...
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Los Angeles Times: California Senate GOP leader: Release Capitol whistleblowers from non-disclosure agreements
California Senate Republican leader Patricia Bates is wading into the sexual harassment debate that has swept up the Capitol and is calling on her...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Peek at North County community events
Chris Stidman, left, president of the United Health Foundation and State Sen. Patricia Bates, center, met with Sgt. Major Julio Meza Nov. 30 at...
San Diego Union-Tribune: San Diego's Toni Atkins is tapped as the first woman leader of the California State Senate
Senate Minority Leader Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, issued a laudatory statement about the announcement and described a cooperative working...