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Senator Bates Condemns Attack on Senator Richard Pan
August 21, 2019
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a member of the Senate Rules Committee and former Senate Republican Leader, issued the following statement upon learning that Senator Richard Pan (D-Sacramento) was physically attacked today near the State Capitol. “I condemn the assault on Senator Pan as...
Pat's Perspective: August 2019
August 14, 2019
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Education Update | Legislative Update | DMV Update | Data Breach Settlement | Earthquake Preparedness | Small Business of the Year | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
Bipartisan Resolution Urges Feds to Act on California's Nuclear Waste
August 13, 2019
California State Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Bill Monning (D-Carmel) have introduced Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 11 this week that urges Congress and the President to approve legislation that would prioritize the removal of spent nuclear fuel from decommissioned nuclear sites in...
Senator Patricia Bates Responds to Audit Finding DMV Double Voter Registrations and Other Irregularities
August 9, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after news media reported the release of an audit finding that the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) produced almost 84,000 duplicate voter registrations and an even higher number of erroneous...
Senator Patricia Bates’ Statement on Passing of Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery
August 8, 2019
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after learning of the passing of Orange County Auditor-Controller Eric Woolery : "I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend, Eric Woolery. As Auditor-Controller, Eric was a steadfast...
Senator Patricia Bates Responds to DMV Leadership Overhaul
July 23, 2019
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today after Governor Gavin Newsom announced new leadership at the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the release of the “DMV Strike Team” report . “The Governor’s actions today are steps in the right direction to...
Assembly Committee Approves Sen. Bates' Effort to Protect Emergency Preparedness at San Onofre Nuclear Plant
July 11, 2019
The Assembly Governmental Organization Committee has approved Senate Bill 465 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would ensure local governments continue to receive funding for offsite emergency response planning, training, and exercises related to the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear...
Assembly Committee Approves Sen. Bates' License Portability Bill
July 9, 2019
The Assembly Business and Professions Committee today approved Senate Bill 679 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would streamline the process for licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCCs), marriage and family therapists (LMFTs), and clinical social workers (LCSWs) in other...
Assembly Education Committee Approves Bipartisan School Lockdown Drill Bill
June 19, 2019
The Assembly Education Committee today approved Senate Bill 541 by Senators Patricia Bates (R–Laguna Niguel) and Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) that would require all kindergarten through 12th grade public and private schools, with an occupant capacity of 50 or more students, to...
Senator Patricia Bates Honors Oceanside's PJ Graphics as Small Business of the Year
June 19, 2019
Senator Bates presents a resolution honoring PJ Graphics as Small Business of the Year to owners Tom Hartley (2nd from left), Helen Hartley (right) and daughter Debbie Hartley (left) inside the Senate Chamber at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today honored...
Pat's Perspective: June 2019
June 18, 2019
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | State Budget | Apply for the Citizens Redistricting Commission | Legislative Update | In the News | Caltrans Customer Service Requests | Energy Update | Nonprofit of the Year | ScholarShare 529 | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
Assembly Health Committee Approves Sen. Bates' Bill to Ban Deceptive Marketing in Rehab Industry
June 18, 2019
The Assembly Health Committee today approved Senate Bill 589 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would prohibit an operator of addiction treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. The next stop for the bill is the Assembly Appropriations...
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