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Standing Up for Jobs: CalChamber Recognizes Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates with Perfect Score
November 6, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) today announced that she compiled a perfect score (16–0) from the California Chamber of Commerce (CalChamber) in its 2017 Vote Record . CalChamber is a non-profit organization representing more than 14,000 companies of all...
Coast News Group: Lower sentences for gun criminals?
November 2, 2017
The recent massacre in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of at least 59 people has again rekindled an emotional conversation on gun control. As a mother and grandmother, I grieve for those killed and pray for the recovery of the wounded. I share an interest in reducing gun violence as such violence has no place in our society.
Senate Republican Leader Bates' Statement on Gas & Car Tax Increase
November 1, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the gas and car tax increase that takes effect today. Earlier this year, the liberal supermajority approved Senate Bill 1 , a $5.2 billion annual tax increase with no sunset date. To top it off...
Senate GOP Leader Patricia Bates Earns Perfect Score from Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association for Defending Taxpayers
October 31, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (Laguna Niguel) today announced that she received a perfect 100 percent score (“A” grade) from the nonpartisan Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) in its 2017 Legislative Report Card . HJTA is one of the state’s top watchdogs on tax and...
Senate Republican Leader Bates' Statement on Opioid Crisis
October 26, 2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) released the following statement after the president announced today that he is directing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to declare the opioid crisis a public health emergency: "The federal government's declaration of the...
Senator Patricia Bates Encourages Residents to Discard Unneeded Medicines on October 28th
October 25, 2017
SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) encourages residents to discard their unneeded prescription medications by participating in the 14th National Prescription Drug Take Back Day which takes place on Saturday, October 28th. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) sponsors the...
Legislative Republican Leaders' Statement on Reports of Capitol Sexual Misconduct
October 21, 2017
Today, Assembly Republican Leader Brian Dahle (Bieber) and Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (Laguna Niguel) released the following joint-statement: The entire Legislature has been shaken by recent reports of abuse, harassment and sexual assault in and around the Capitol. These stories have...
Senate Republican Leader Bates Issues Statement on Bill that Could Reduce Sentences for Gun-Toting Criminals
October 11, 2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) released the following statement after Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 620 which could allow courts to dismiss penalty enhancements for criminals who use a gun, an “assault weapon,” even a machine gun while committing or attempting to...
Pat's Perspective: October 2017
October 5, 2017
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Opioid and Heroin Crisis Town Hall | October 28: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day | “Sanctuary” State | Legislative Update | San Onofre Update | Transportation Update | Selective Service System | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Senate Republican Leader Bates' Statement on Las Vegas Shooting
October 2, 2017
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates ( R-Laguna Niguel ) issued the following statement about the horrific shooting in Las Vegas: “Words can't truly convey the horrific nature of what happened last night in Las Vegas. As we await further details, I grieve for those killed and pray for the...
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San Diego Union-Tribune: Bill calls for increased education about opioid addiction and overdose
A bill introduced in the state Senate would require warning labels on opioid prescription bottles and require doctors and sports programs to...
Riverside Press-Enterprise: Melendez bill to protect Legislature workers who report sexual harassment moves forward
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, who presented the bill in the Senate, praised Melendez’s efforts in a news release.
Voice of San Diego: Sacramento Report
California Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates, who represents portions of Orange and San Diego counties, voted in favor of the bill first...