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Senator Bates Encourages College Graduates to Apply to Senate Fellows Program
November 22, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) today announced the availability of applications for the 2023-2024 California Senate Fellowship program . The program provides college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate staff members at the State Capitol in Sacramento for 11-months...
City of Vista Awarded $1.3 Million in Permanent Housing Funds
November 17, 2022
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (CDHCD) awarded the City of Vista $1,334,911 million in funds from the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program. The PLHA program provides financial assistance and allocates 70 percent of the ongoing revenue deposited in the...
Bates Recognized as Orange County Business Council 2022 Legislator of the Year
October 28, 2022
Orange County Business Council (OCBC) announced Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) as one of its 2022 Legislators of the Year. Senator Bates was recognized for her continual efforts to protect good paying jobs and strengthen Orange County’s economy. Among her Orange County peers, Senator...
Age Well Drive Smart
October 4, 2022
Senator Bates invites you to attend this course put on by the California Highway Patrol! Sign up and learn more.
Sen. Bates’ Bill to Create Multi-Disciplinary Teams Signed by Gov. Newsom
September 28, 2022
Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1342 which authorizes counties to create a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to allow aging service provider agencies to share information to address the needs of older adults. Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement: “California’s...
Pat's Perspective: Your Legislative Update from Sacramento
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...
Senator Bates Responds to AB 2133, Gov. Newsom’s New Carbon Reduction Goals
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...
Sen. Bates’ Bill to Expand Protections for Patients of Rehabilitation Programs Signed Into Law
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...
California Can Do What Washington D.C. Has Not
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...
36th Senate District Awarded $433K in Housing Funds for Young Adults in Foster Care
July 20, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded Orange and San Diego Counties for securing housing funds to assist young adults in foster care find suitable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development oversees the Housing Navigators Program (HNP) which allocates...
Senator Bates Recognizes Project3R as 2022 Nonprofit of the Year
July 18, 2022
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recognized Project3R as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 36. Founded by Ryan Hickman, Project3R leads and organizes beach cleanup events across the Orange County community. Senator Bates issued the following statement: “California is home...
Pat's Perspective: Your Legislative Update From Sacramento
June 3, 2022
Dear Neighbor, I wanted to reach out with some important updates from the state and local level. Last week was the House of Origin deadline, when bills must pass out of their house of origin in order to move forward in the legislative process. The Assembly and Senate voted on roughly 950 bills, of...
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