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Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Easing the tax bite from Prop 19

March 9, 2021
Senate Bill 668 by state Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, would open a two-year window for intergenerational property transfers without reassessment.

KUSI San Diego: Housing grants announced for San Diego, Orange County

March 8, 2021
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), who is also Vice Chair of the Senate Housing Committee, joined KUSI to discuss the efforts to get people in homes.

Orange County Register: Lawmakers, county assessors seek clarity, delay on Prop. 19 provisions

March 7, 2021
Senate Bill 668, authored by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel in partnership with the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, would delay implementation of the property inheritance provision until Feb. 16, 2023.

Coast News: San Diego/Orange counties awarded $13.5M in state housing grants

March 6, 2021
Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, announced more than $13.5 million in grant funding to San Diego and Orange counties to increase affordable housing.

Los Angeles Daily News: Lawmakers, county assessors seek clarity, delay on Prop. 19 provisions

March 5, 2021
Two California senators and the state’s 58 county assessors are seeking clarification on the implementation of a new property tax measure, and they’re hoping to delay a provision that makes it more costly for children to inherit some homes from their parents.

KUSI-TV San Diego: Supervisors vote to favor sex offender rights over the public

March 2, 2021
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 today against supporting legislation aimed at keeping court hearings for Sexually Violent Predators open to the public.

Capistrano Dispatch: Sen. Bates Proposes Legislation to Cement NEV Use in Rancho Mission Viejo

February 24, 2021
“As the Vice Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, I want to support innovative efforts that will help Californians live a more sustainable lifestyle,” Bates said. “Encouraging the use of NEVs in a community such as Rancho Mission Viejo would help achieve that objective.”

Orange County Register: Movie about drug rehab's dark side sparks pushback, even as legislators seek sweeping changes

February 23, 2021
Another strike at “bad actors” in the rehab world comes from Sen. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, who reintroduced Senate Bill 434, which would essentially forbid treatment programs from lying.

Associated Press: California inspectors find 'deficiencies' at virus test lab

February 22, 2021
State Sen. Patricia Bates, top Republican on the Senate’s Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response led by Democrats, called the findings “the first step towards addressing the disturbing allegations made by whistleblowers.”

Orange County Register: Cleaning up a $35 million Sacramento mess

February 21, 2021
“Taxpayers should not have to pay for the shady deal that was executed by the previous secretary of state,” state Sens. Pat Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, and Jim Nielsen, R-Tehama, said in a statement.