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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...
May 23, 2019
The California State Senate today unanimously 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. “I’m pleased that my Senate colleagues approved my...
May 22, 2019
The California State Senate has unanimously approved Senate Bill 746 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would require all health care insurance providers, that already cover chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to cover anticancer medical devices as of January 1, 2020. “No one should be...
May 9, 2019
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2019-20 budget proposal : “The Governor’s desire for new taxes despite an estimated $21.5 billion budget surplus is unfortunate, unhelpful, and unnecessary. For example, adding...
May 6, 2019
The California State Senate 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 states to become...
May 6, 2019
The California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 141 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would improve the safety of California’s communities by requiring all inmates convicted of a sexually violent offense to be administered a comprehensive risk assessment before their parole...
May 1, 2019
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Wildfire Season | Legislative Update | San Onofre Update | Homeowner Settlement Update | Freedom to Work Independently | In the News | Unclaimed Property | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights
April 23, 2019
The Senate Committee on Elections and Constitutional Amendments today rejected Senate Bill 401 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would have closed a major loophole that allows elected officials and candidates to avoid contribution limits. SB 401 would have subjected candidate-...
April 23, 2019
The Senate Government Organization Committee today 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...
April 19, 2019
Published by the Los Angeles Times on April 19, 2019 Re “ Despite its flaws, ‘motor voter’ works ,” editorial, April 15 I commend the editorial board for recognizing the problems plaguing the DMV’s automatic voter registration system, including the registration of noncitizens. The 1993 federal...
April 12, 2019
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a member of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, issued the following statement after Governor Newsom released his administration’s report today on addressing wildfires: “The report is a welcome contribution to the ongoing discussion on...