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May 15, 2015
To better serve South Orange County residents living in the 36th Senate District, we have moved our OC district office to inside the Laguna Hills Civic Center.
May 14, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today responded to the release of Governor Jerry Brown’s revised 2015-16 budget proposal : “I’m encouraged that the Governor’s revised budget seems consistent with my top budget priorities of protecting education, saving for a rainy day, and paying down the...
May 4, 2015
In advance of the State Water Resources Control Board’s (SWRCB) meeting on May 5 to enact drought-related emergency regulations, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Senator Joel Anderson (R-Alpine) sent a letter to Felicia Marcus, SWRCB’s Chair, to urge her to modify the proposed...
April 30, 2015
Assemblyman Bill Brough and Senator Patricia Bates today issued the following joint statement in response to the Assembly and Senate Health Committees referring their proposals to help preserve emergency care services at San Clemente Hospital for additional study. “We are disappointed that our...
April 28, 2015
The Senate’s Public Safety Committee today unanimously approved legislation by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices. “Making GPS tampering a felony offense would deter...
April 23, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) will present her bill to create a felony penalty for convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking device to the Senate Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, April 28, at 9 a.m., in State Capitol Room 3191. “Sex...
April 14, 2015
Democrats on the Senate Public Safety Committee today blocked legislation authored by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to expand current exemptions for Firearm Safety Certificates to include those honorably discharged from the United States military. “I support gun safety laws, but...
April 13, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), whose district includes Mission San Juan Capistrano that Father Junipero Serra founded, today issued the following statement after the State Senate approved Senate Joint Resolution 4 (Lara) that would remove Serra’s statue from the U.S. Capitol and replace...
March 27, 2015
Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Carole Allen as Orange County’s 36th Senate District Woman of the Year during a breakfast this morning in Laguna Niguel. “To South Orange County, Carole Allen embodies the values of hard work and dedication that have made California a land of...
March 26, 2015
Almost 200 residents of Carlsbad and surrounding North County communities descended upon the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa tonight to learn directly from Facebook staff, local educators, and law enforcement on how to stay safe online.

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