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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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
June 13, 2019
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after legislative Democrats approved the 2019-20 state budget ( Assembly Bill 74 ): “Despite a budget surplus of $22 billion, the record $215 billion budget framework that the Legislature approved today is contingent on more...
June 11, 2019
Assembly policy committees today approved two bills authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) on bipartisan votes and will head next to the Assembly Appropriations Committee for its consideration. The bills are: SB 141 – Approved by the Assembly Public Safety Committee, the bill requires...
June 5, 2019
From left to right: Renee Stevenson, South County Outreach's (SCO) Director of Operations; Lara Fisher, SCO President and CEO; Senator Bates; Brandon Stillman, SCO Board Treasurer; and Kerry Franich, SCO Board Chair. A high-resolution photo is available upon request. Photo Credit: Lorie Shelley, CA...
May 29, 2019
There is broad consensus among North County residents about the need to move the nuclear waste of the closed San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) to a safe and secure location.
May 24, 2019
The California State Senate 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 Generating Station (SONGS...
May 23, 2019
The California State Senate 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 enrollment of 50 or more students, to conduct one...