Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has received a 100 percent score from the nonpartisan California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) in its 2016 Manufacturing Vote Record. The association represents 400 businesses from the entire manufacturing community – an economic sector that generates more than $230 billion every year and employs more than 1.2 million Californians.
“It’s an honor to have my Senate voting record recognized by the California Manufacturers & Technology Association,” said Bates. “How legislators vote on key legislation shows whether or not we truly believe in making California a more desirable place for manufacturing jobs. I will continue to do what I can to make manufacturing a top priority in the Senate.”
Bates was recognized for her votes on bills important to California’s manufacturers. For example, she opposed AB 1066 (Gonzalez) and SB 32 (Pavley) that will increase labor and regulatory costs for many employers, which will make new job creation more expensive.
As part of her commitment to promote California manufacturing, Bates has toured manufacturing facilities such as Pacira Pharmaceuticals' San Diego location and Oceanside’s Federal Heath Sign Company. She listened to employers and employees about the challenges they face in operating in an expensive state like California.
In addition to her perfect CMTA score, Bates also received a perfect score from the National Federation of Independent Business earlier this month in its 2016 Legislative Score Card regarding her votes on small business priorities.