MORE NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

September 20, 2022
Dear Neighbor, I wanted to reach out with some important updates from the state and local level. The Legislature has reconvened from the summer recess for the final stretch of the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. An overwhelming number of bills are awaiting a final vote before the end of the...
August 31, 2022
Tonight the members of the California State Senate passed AB 2133 (Quirk, D-Hayward) which requires statewide greenhouse gas emissions to be below at least 55% of 1990 emission levels which is a significant increase from the State’s current goal of 40%. Senator Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) issued the...
August 23, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on SB 1165 being signed into law: “I am thankful Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1165 into law. SB 1165 builds on the protections outlined under “Brandon’s Law” (2021) by ensuring patients are shielded from false and...
August 11, 2022
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the outcome of today’s Assembly Suspense File hearing relative to her effort to make insulin affordable: “I am disappointed SB 473, my bill to cap the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 a month, was held in...
August 10, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 473 to address the high treatment costs affecting millions of Californians with diabetes. The bill places a $35 cap on co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements on an insulin prescription. Senator Bates...