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Marin Independent Journal: Editorial: Confusing new law puts generational family wealth at stake

May 3, 2021
State Sen. Patricia Bates has authored legislation to extend the deadline to Feb. 16, 2023. She says the extension is not only fairer to property owners, but will give the state time to clear up “ambiguities” in Prop. 19.

Los Angeles Times: Lawmakers give California businesses tax break on forgiven PPP loans to boost COVID-19 recovery

April 27, 2021
“With California supposedly enjoying a budget ‘surplus,’ it makes no sense to penalize small businesses for accepting federal assistance — especially since the feds have made such assistance fully tax deductible,” Bates said.

California Globe: Bill To Allow Some Businesses To Deduct PPP Loan Assistance Passes in Senate

April 20, 2021
“I’m glad the Legislature today has embraced the spirit of Senator Andreas Borgeas’ Senate Bill 265 and made COVID-19 relief tax-free for many small businesses,” added Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel).

Patch: Oceanside Leaders: Q&A With CA State Senator Patricia Bates

April 1, 2021
California Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) talks to Patch about her top priorities for Oceanside and the 36th District.

Coast News: State-level bipartisanship has a pulse in Sacramento

March 30, 2021
“While partisan conflicts often get the headlines, Republicans and Democrats do work together on many issues,” Bates said.

KUSI-TV: State Senator Patricia Bates shares update on SB 248

March 26, 2021
Earlier this year State Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) reintroduced legislation to extend the presumption of openness that exists in California courtrooms to proceedings under the Sexually Violent Predator Act.

Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Amid Prop. 19 uncertainty, family fears for 134-year-old Sonoma Coast ranch

March 26, 2021
Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, introduced a bill to delay the implementation of the changes to intergenerational property transfers by two years.

Oceanside's Vallie Gilley Honored As District Woman Of The Year

March 16, 2021
Sen. Patricia Bates honored O'side Kitchen Collaborative Executive Director Vallie Gilley as 36th Senate District Woman of the Year.

Orange County Register: Senate Bill 668 needed to buy time for California families

March 14, 2021
It’s hard to imagine anything more callous than the government sending a giant tax bill to a bereaved family, but thanks to Proposition 19, many California families will have that unfortunate experience.

Orange County Register: State, feds, aim to crack down on dealers peddling deadly fentanyl

March 10, 2021
Working across the aisle, Petrie-Norris and Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, have introduced complementary bills that would bump fentanyl up from its spot as a less-threatening Schedule II drug to what they say is its rightful place as a dangerous Schedule I drug.