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Public Safety Committee Approves Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Imprison Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices
April 28, 2015
The Senate’s Public Safety Committee 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. “Making GPS tampering a felony offense would deter...
Senate Public Safety Committee to Consider Senator Patricia Bates' Bill to Send Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices Back to Prison
April 23, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will present her bill to create a felony penalty for convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking device to the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 28, at 9 a.m., in State Capitol Room 3191. “Sex...
Democrats Block Senator Patricia Bates' Measure to Exempt Honorably Discharged Veterans from Taking Unneeded Gun Safety Test
April 14, 2015
Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee today blocked legislation authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to expand current exemptions for Firearm Safety Certificates to include those honorably discharged from the United States military. “I support gun safety laws, but...
Statement by Senator Patricia Bates on Senate's Approval to Remove Father Junipero Serra's Statue from the U.S. Capitol
April 13, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), whose district includes Mission San Juan Capistrano that Father Junipero Serra founded, today issued the following statement after the State Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that would remove Serra’s statue from the U.S. Capitol and replace...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors Carole Allen as Orange County's 36th Senate District Woman of the Year
March 27, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Carole Allen as Orange County’s 36th Senate District Woman of the Year during a breakfast this morning in Laguna Niguel. “To South Orange County, Carole Allen embodies the values of hard work and dedication that have made California a land of...
Senator Patricia Bates' Facebook Online Safety Seminar Generates "Likes" from North County Residents
March 26, 2015
Almost 200 residents of Carlsbad and surrounding North County communities descended upon the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa tonight to learn directly from Facebook staff, local educators, and law enforcement on how to stay safe online.
Senator Patricia Bates Seeks Artist Entries for State Capitol Contest
March 10, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) is now seeking entries for the California State Senate art show, which features local artwork from every corner of California. Artists from the 36th Senate District can submit as many works as they would like, and Senator Bates will select the entry that...
California Edition Interview with Senator Bates
March 3, 2015
Brad Pomerance interviews Senator Bates about her return to Sacramento and transportation funding.
Senator Bates and Assemblyman Brough Introduce Legislation Regarding San Clemente Hospital's Emergency Services
March 2, 2015
Senator Bates and Assemblyman Brough have introduced legislation intended to help preserve life-saving emergency care services at San Clemente’s Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.
Senator Pat Bates Responds to Governor's Budget Proposal
January 9, 2015
Senator Pat Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s 2015-16 budget proposal : “The Governor’s budget contains some common sense concepts such as building the state’s rainy day fund, further reducing debt, and investing in priorities such as education...
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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...