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Senator Bates -Statement on Governor’s Climate Change Decree

By   /  October 8, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Statement on Governor’s Climate Change DecreeSACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), the Vice Chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom issued a sweeping executive order today concerning climate change: “Policies to successfully address climate change require informed input from the people’s representatives in the Legislature. My legislative colleagues […]

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Senator Bates Applauds Allocation of COVID-19 Homeless Aid to Local Governments

By   /  October 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for awarding more than $4.5 million in COVID-19 homeless aid to the Counties of Orange and San Diego. The money will help fund homeless prevention, emergency shelters, street outreach, and more. “COVID-19 has made homelessness more severe […]

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Senator Bates – Statement on Deputy-Involved Shooting in San Clemente

By   /  September 24, 2020  /  Local  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after a fatal deputy-involved shooting occurred yesterday in San Clemente:“Yesterday was a sad day for our community. As we mourn the life of Kurt Reinhold and express our concern about his death and concern for the deputies involved, we have the right to […]

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Statement on Passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

By   /  September 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement upon learning of the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “I’m very saddened to learn of the passing of Justice Ginsburg. While she is best known for her advocacy of justice and equality, her friendships with people with whom she […]

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Governor Approves Senator Bates’ Measure to Eliminate Filing Fees for Non-Profits

By   /  September 10, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Governor Gavin Newsom has signed Senate Bill 934 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) into law that will eliminate filing fees for non-profit organizations applying for a state tax exemption. Senator Bates authored SB 934 in partnership with the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). “I thank the Governor for signing my bill to help non-profits […]

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Senate Rejects Long-Term Fix to Save Local Journalism, Opts for Band-Aid Instead

By   /  September 1, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA — On a partisan vote, the California State Senate on Sunday rejected an amendment from Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to Assembly Bill 323 (Rubio) that would have significantly helped community newspapers keep their doors open for the long-term. Instead, the Senate passed AB 323 that will only give newspapers another year of regulatory relief […]

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Senator Bates’ Measure to Eliminate Filing Fees for Non-Profits Heads

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sen. Bates’ Measure to Eliminate Filing Fees forNon-Profits Heads to Governor’s Desk SACRAMENTO – The California State Assembly today approved Senate Bill 934 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) on a 75 to 0 vote that would eliminate filing fees for non-profit organizations applying for a state tax exemption. It will go to Governor Newsom for his consideration. […]

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Senator Bates – Personal Update on COVID-19 & Legislative Work

By   /  August 31, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA August, 2020 – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement today: “I am currently self-isolating in Sacramento after a Senate colleague tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this week. I took a test for the virus and learned today that I have tested negative. “Due to public health protocols and out of […]

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Heat Wave Could Lead to More Power Outages

By   /  August 17, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California Independent System Operator (ISO) has issued a statewide “Flex Alert,” a call for voluntary electricity conservation, that began on Sunday and extending through Wednesday. The Flex Alerts are in effect from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. each day. Consumers should be prepared for the potential of rotating power outages during the […]

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Senator Bates & Senate Committee to Vote To End Popular San Diego Recycling Program

By   /  August 10, 2020  /  Local, State and National  /  No Comments

On Bill to End Popular San Diego Recycling Program – AB 2959 Would Create a Monopoly to Municipal Waste Haulers & Raise New Fees on Local Businesses SAN DIEGO, Calif. (August, 2020) —  Each week, a specialized hauling truck arrives at San Diego’s popular AleSmith Brewery to pick up spent grain and other recovered food […]

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Senator Bates Announces State Funding to Help Low Income Californians with Homeownership

By   /  July 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded $6 million to organizations in Orange and San Diego counties to help Californians with low incomes become or remain homeowners. “The economic disaster caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has jeopardized the dream of […]

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Senator Bates Announces More State Funding to Help House Young Adults

By   /  July 30, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded funding to Orange and San Diego counties to help house young adults who are at-risk of becoming homeless. “I appreciate the efforts of the California Department of Housing and Community Development to ensure […]

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Senator Bates Applauds Allocation of COVID-19 Aid to Local Governments

By   /  July 20, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Finance officially notified the Legislature yesterday on how it will allocate almost $1.8 billion from California’s share of the federal Coronavirus Relief Fund to cities and counties. The money will help fund public health, public safety, and other services to […]

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Senator Bates Co-Hosts Red Cross Blood Drives

By   /  July 16, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Dear Neighbor, The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause shortages of blood supplies. In partnership with the American Red Cross, I am co-hosting two blood drives in August to help people in need: August 12, 2020: 10 am to 4 pm, Carlsbad August 26, 2020: 10 am to 4 pm, Laguna Hills A photo ID is […]

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Senator Bates -Statement on Senate Passage of Bill to Allow Legal Discrimination

By   /  June 25, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA– Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate approved Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5 (Weber): “I cannot in good conscience support a measure that would enshrine into law the soft bigotry of low expectations. ACA 5 would be a step back from achieving Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream where we can […]

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Senator Bates -State Funding to Provide More Housing

By   /  June 22, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

To Veterans in San Diego and Orange Counties … Sacramentp, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the State of California has awarded almost $20 million to help house military veterans in San Diego and Orange counties who are or at risk of becoming homeless. “Our military veterans have made significant sacrifices to […]

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Senator Bates Announces State Grants to Improve Public Safety

By   /  June 18, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) has awarded state funding to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Oceanside Police Department to reduce alcohol-related crime in their jurisdictions. Both public safety agencies operate in the 36th Senate District, which is represented by Senator […]

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Senator Bates -Statement on California Budget Vote

By   /  June 15, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –– Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate today approved a 2020-21 budget proposal agreed to by Assembly and Senate Democrats: “Today’s budget vote was a sham. It is window dressing at best because it is a budget that can be dramatically amended in the next few days. Democrat […]

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Senator Bates Announces State Funding Grants to Help House At-Risk Youth

By   /  June 11, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded funding to Orange and San Diego counties to help house young adults who are at-risk of becoming homeless. “I thank the California Department of Housing and Community Development for awarding vital funding to Orange […]

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Senator Bates – Yes to Justice, No to Violence

By   /  June 4, 2020  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento. CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), issued the following statement regarding the events over the past week in the U.S. regarding George Floyd’s death: “The deeply troubling death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has rightly sparked outrage and demands for justice across the nation. Most who have engaged in protests over the past […]

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