Releases

May 22, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Yesterday, Senate Bill 1109 authored by Senator Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) passed unanimously off the Senate floor. SB 1109 would educate the public, especially those who are involved with youth, by explaining to them the risk of addiction and overdose from prescription opioids...
May 16, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) announced today that the Democrat-controlled Senate Governance and Finance Committee rejected her Senate Bill 1237 . Her bill would have corrected an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” in Proposition 13...
May 11, 2018
SACRAMENTO - Today, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Jim Nielsen (R-Tehama) , vice chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, responded to Governor Jerry Brown's 2018-19 budget proposal . The Governor’s May Revision outlines a record breaking $199.3...
May 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) issued the following statement on the passing of former State Assemblyman and Senator Sam Aanestad: “Senator Sam Aanestad was a great Californian who will be sorely missed by his friends, family and those he served. He was a...
May 8, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) released the following statement on the passing of former California Governor George Deukmejian: “I'm saddened to learn of the passing of one of California's most effective and popular governors in George Deukmejian. He was a...
April 26, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Senate Bill 1203 recently passed out of the Senate Education Committee unanimously. In response to recent shootings on school campuses across the United States, Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) authored SB 1203 which would bring the education code up-to-date...
April 25, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Public Safety Committee yesterday rejected an amended version of Senate Bill 1204 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) that would have doubled the penalty (from a maximum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months in county jail) for directing,...
April 25, 2018
SACRAMENTO - The Senate Health Committee today unanimously approved Senate Bill 1290 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would end the practice of treating people with drug addiction as commodities that can be bought, sold and exploited by residential treatment...
April 24, 2018
SACRAMENTO – Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee today voted down Senate Bill 976 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would have prohibited the early release of many dangerous offenders into local communities. Senator Bates authored a similar bill, SB 75...
April 19, 2018
SACRAMENTO – The Senate Health Committee yesterday evening approved Senate Bill 902 by Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) on a bipartisan vote that would require a state and federal criminal background check for operators of a residential treatment facility (RTF). “I am...

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