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Senate Sends Bipartisan Bill to Combat "Ransomware" to Governor Brown
August 25, 2016
The California State Senate today unanimously approved Senate Bill 1137 authored by Democratic Senator Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) and co-authored by Republican Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and others that would make “ransomware” the criminal equivalent of extortion.
Legislature Approves Bill to Expand Tax Exemption for Veterans With "100 Percent" Disabilities
August 25, 2016
The California State Senate today unanimously approved Senate Bill 1458 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would expand eligibility for the state’s property tax exemption to military veterans who previously did not qualify.
Pat's Perspective: August 2016
August 12, 2016
In this Issue: A Message from Pat | Update on Sober Living Homes | Local Olympians | Zika Virus Update | Traffic Ticket Amnesty | National Parks Celebrate 100th Birthday | State Parks Update | Community Spotlight: Encinitas | BIASC Names Michael Balsamo as New CEO | Upcoming Events | 36th District Highlights | Connect on Social Media
Assembly Committee Blocks Bill to Address Fentanyl Drug Trafficking
August 11, 2016
The Assembly Appropriations Committee today refused to pass Senate Bill 1323 by Senators Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Bob Huff (R-San Dimas) that would enhance criminal penalties for illegal distributors of fentanyl, which has been linked to numerous deaths in California this year.
Orange County Register: Letters: Hit the brakes on term limit extension
July 26, 2016
The Orange County Board of Supervisors is considering placing a measure on this November’s ballot that would ostensibly “strengthen” term limits. The board should reject this self-serving reform proposal crafted “by, for, and on behalf of Supervisor Shawn Nelson” because it is deceptive.
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Fox & Hounds: Is Cap-and-Trade Really a Free Market Solution to Climate Change?
Senate Republican Leader Patricia Bates of Laguna Niguel said that “the world’s elites will applaud what California did... but it will be...
San Clemente Times: South Orange County Wastewater Authority to be Audited by Independent Firm
Per a request by state Sen. Patricia Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough, both of whom represent San Clemente and Dana Point, an independent audit...
Dana Point Times: Ocean Institute Honored as Top Nonprofit
The Institute was selected by Senator Patricia Bates as an “exceptional nonprofit” organization in the 36th State Senate District community.