Press Releases

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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
March 3, 2015
Brad Pomerance interviews Senator Bates about her return to Sacramento and transportation funding.
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.
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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