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August 4, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded the recent announcement that California’s program to help residents safely dispose of their unwanted medicines has been expanded throughout the state. Thanks to a $3 million grant from the California Department of Health Care Services, an...
July 30, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded $6 million to organizations in Orange and San Diego counties to help Californians with low incomes become or remain homeowners. “The economic disaster...
July 29, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded funding to Orange and San Diego counties to help house young adults who are at-risk of becoming homeless. “I appreciate the efforts of the California...
July 17, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Finance officially notified the Legislature yesterday on how it will allocate almost $1.8 billion from California’s share of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to cities and counties. The money will help fund...
July 17, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California State Assembly’s Transportation Committee will not consider her Senate Bill 1373 that would have protected open space and ensured that no toll road extension will go through the City of San Clemente. The committee advised...
July 8, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that “ Smart Cups ” in Mission Viejo is her 2020 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. “Smart Cups embodies the qualities of innovation and hard work that define California’s small businesses, especially during these...
June 26, 2020
The California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 1373 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would enshrine into law that no toll road extension will go through the City of San Clemente. “I thank Senate Democrats and Republicans for approving my bill to keep San Clemente and other...
June 24, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate approved Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 (Weber): “I cannot in good conscience support a measure that would enshrine into law the soft bigotry of low expectations. ACA 5 would be a step back from achieving...
June 24, 2020
The California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 934 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would eliminate filing fees for non-profit organizations applying for a state tax exemption. Senator Bates authored SB 934 in partnership with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). “SB 934 will help...
June 22, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the State of California has awarded almost $20 million to help house military veterans in San Diego and Orange counties who are or at risk of becoming homeless. “Our military veterans have made significant sacrifices to serve our country...
June 18, 2020
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has awarded state funding to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Oceanside Police Department to reduce alcohol-related crime in their jurisdictions. Both public safety...
June 17, 2020
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