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Statement on CalChamber’s Appointment Of Jennifer Barrera as Next President & CEO

By   /  September 6, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a former small business owner, issued the following statement after the California Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Jennifer Barrera as the organization’s next President and CEO: “I am pleased that CalChamber has selected an outstanding leader in Jennifer Barrera to be its next President and CEO. […]

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Senator Bates -“Two Housing Bills Erode Local Democracy and Undermine Single-Family Neighborhoods”

By   /  September 2, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — The Times of San Diego published an op-ed from Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) yesterday urging Californians to contact Governor Newsom to veto two housing bills: Senate Bills 9 and 10. Key excerpts of Senator Bates’ op-ed include: “Many Californians recognize that increasing the supply of new housing must be part of the solution because supply […]

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Sen. Bates Honors Small Business Of The Year

By   /  August 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sen. Patricia Bates Honors Oceanside’s “The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza” as Small Business of the Year Sacramento, CA -Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored The Privateer Coal Fire Pizza (Privateer) as the 2021 Small Business of the Year for the 36th Senate District. Senator Bates recognized owners Charlie Anderson (father) and Sage Anderson (son) during yesterday’s California […]

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Assembly Approves Bill To Name Highway After Firefighting Legend Bill Clayton

By   /  July 8, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California State Assembly today unanimously approved Senate Concurrent Resolution 12 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to designate a portion of Interstate 5 in Carlsbad as the “CAL FIRE Chief William R. Clayton Memorial Highway.” With the Senate previously approving SCR 12, it will soon become law as it does not need Governor Newsom’s […]

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Senator Bates – Spending Spree Today, Hard Decisions Tomorrow

By   /  June 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Statement on Budget Vote: Spending Spree Today, Hard Decisions Tomorrow Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate tonight approved a “nearly final” budget agreement between Governor Newsom and legislative Democrats: “The Governor and legislative Democrats have wasted a golden opportunity to ensure California can pay for essential services […]

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Senator Bates Champions Gas Tax Relief for Californians

By   /  June 24, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has co-signed a letter to Governor Newsom and legislative leaders requesting they enact a “Gas Tax Holiday,” which would provide tax relief to Californians as gas prices continue to rise. A holiday would be a full moratorium on California’s gas excise tax collection, backfilled with state general fund dollars […]

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Statement on Budget Vote: California Can Do Better

By   /  June 14, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the Senate today approved a 2021-22 budget proposal agreed to by Assembly and Senate Democrats: “Everyone knows the real purpose of today’s vote – it is to ensure the Legislature continues to get paid after June 15. Only the Governor knows whether he […]

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Senator Bates Announces Housing Planning Grants For San Diego County

By   /  June 10, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has announced that the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has awarded a $750,000 Local Early Action Planning (LEAP) grant to the County of San Diego and a $500,000 LEAP grant to the City of Carlsbad to help create more housing supply. “I thank HCD for awarding vital […]

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Senator Bates -Memorial Day & State Updates

By   /  May 31, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

On Memorial Day, we pay our respects to the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who have died while serving our nation. While the holiday weekend marks the unofficial start of the summer vacation season, we must never lose sight of what the day actually means. Whether they served in a war as transformative as […]

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Senate Approves “Brandon’s Law” to Ban Deceptive Marketing in Rehab Industry

By   /  May 17, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – – The California State Senate today unanimously approved “Brandon’s Law” (Senate Bill 434) by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) to prohibit an operator of rehabilitation treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. SB 434 will head next to the Assembly for its consideration. “I’m pleased that my […]

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Senator Bates Statement on Governor’s Revised Budget Plan

By   /  May 17, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom released his revised 2021-22 budget proposal: “I support investments to help the state address threats such as drought, wildfires, and massive unfunded liabilities. It is also encouraging that the budget incorporated my request made earlier this year to expand broadband internet service to […]

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Committee Holds Bill to Delay Prop. 19

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –– The Senate Governance and Finance Committee did not take action on Senate Bill 668 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) yesterday that would delay the implementation date of a provision of Proposition 19 (2020) to February 16, 2023. The committee’s chair, Senator Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg), instead pledged to work with Senator Bates on addressing the issues […]

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Senate Confirmation of CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray

By   /  May 10, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — The California State Senate today voted to confirm Amanda Ray as the 16th Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the first woman and second African American to lead the department of more than 11,000 members. Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), the vice chair of the Senate Rules Committee that reviewed Commissioner […]

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Senate Committee Rejects Prop. 13 Reform & $348 Million for Essential Services

By   /  May 6, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – The Senate Governance and Finance Committee today rejected Senate Bill 706 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) on a partisan vote that would have corrected an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been part of the long running debate around commercial property and Proposition 13 (the 1978 initiative that limited property tax […]

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Senator Bates To Pursue Fentanyl Drug Trafficking Bill In 2022

By   /  April 29, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA– With the support of Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes, Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she will continue discussions with the Senate Public Safety Committee and pursue her fentanyl legislation, Senate Bill 75, in 2022 instead of this year. The bill would add fentanyl, a powerful opioid, to a category of dangerous […]

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Senator Bates Applauds Passage of COVID-19 Small Business Tax Relief

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after the California State Senate approved Assembly Bill 80 today that will provide state tax deductibility for 100 percent of allowable business expenses paid using Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Emergency Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) forgivable loans: “I’m glad the Legislature today has embraced the […]

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Senator Bates “California Should Not Tax COVID-19 Relief For Small Businesses”

By   /  April 19, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

The Times of San Diego published an op-ed from Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) today urging the California Legislature to pass Senate Bill 265 to make COVID-19 state and federal grants or loans fully tax deductible. With the May 17 tax filing deadline fast approaching, small businesses who received COVID-19 assistance will have to pay state taxes on it, […]

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Senator Bates Honors Oceanside’s Vallie Gilley 36th Senate District Woman Of Year

By   /  March 16, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) has honored Oceanside’s Vallie Gilley, a small business owner and non-profit leader, as the 36th Senate District’s 2021 Woman of the Year. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there is no in-person ceremony this year to honor Gilley and the other women of the year chosen by state legislators. “Vallie […]

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Senator Bates Announces More Housing Grants -San Diego & Orange Counties

By   /  March 9, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) thanked the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for its recent announcements of providing more grants to San Diego and Orange Counties to increase affordable housing. “Ensuring local governments in my district receive their share of state funding is one of my top priorities,” said […]

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Senator Bates Reintroduces Measure to Strengthen Prop. 13 and End Abuses

By   /  March 1, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Bill Could Generate $269 Million in New Tax Revenue – Without Raising Taxes SACRAMENTO – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that she has reintroduced legislation to correct an outdated interpretation of property “change of ownership” that has been part of the long running debate around commercial property and Proposition 13 (the 1978 initiative that […]

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