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Senator Bates on KOGO 600: Stopping Sex Offenders Who Remove GPS Devices
September 2, 2015
Senator Bates talks with San Diego’s KOGO Radio about the State Assembly approving her bill to crack down on convicted sex offenders who remove or disable their GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking devices.
Senator Bates and Colleagues Announce Legislation to Bar State-funded Universities and Colleges from Banning the American Flag
March 9, 2015
Senator Pat Bates joined Senator Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) and several of their colleagues to announce that they will introduce a Senate Constitutional Amendment to prohibit state-funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campus property. Several military veterans were...
Senator Bates with KRLA Radio's Larry Marino
February 11, 2015
Senator Bates talks about taxes, transportation, and public safety with Larry Marino on Southern California’s KRLA AM 870.
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Los Angeles Times: At least one of several state bills to expand the list of 'violent felonies' in California is likely to die
Senate Bill 75, introduced by state Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), would have reclassified more than 20 offenses as violent felonies,...
San Diego Union-Tribune: Prison reform: Time to redefine violent crimes, California
It’s time for a vigorous, public debate about which crimes should be designated violent by the state.
Voice of San Diego: San Diego’s Partisan Split on State Gas Tax Hike
“That is a bad deal for drivers in urban areas such as San Diego who have to travel long distances to get to work,” Bates said.