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Sen. Bates’ Bill to Create Multi-Disciplinary Teams Signed by Governor Newsom

By   /  September 29, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1342 which authorizes counties to create a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) to allow aging service provider agencies to share information to address the needs of older adults. Senator Patricia Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement: “California’s aging services are fractured by an arbitrary division of expertise and programs […]

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Senator Bates Responds to AB 2133, Governor Newsom’s New Carbon Reduction Goals

By   /  September 1, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Wednesday night the members of the California State Senate passed AB 2133 (Quirk, D-Hayward) which requires statewide greenhouse gas emissions to be below at least 55% of 1990 emission levels which is a significant increase from the State’s current goal of 40%. Senator Bates (R – Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement: “I […]

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Sen. Bates’ Bill to Expand Protections for Patients of Rehabilitation Programs Signed Into Law

By   /  August 25, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on SB 1165 being signed into law: “I am thankful Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 1165 into law. SB 1165 builds on the protections outlined under “Brandon’s Law” (2021) by ensuring patients are shielded from false and misleading statements on medical treatments or services offered […]

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Sen. Bates’ Statement on Rejected Effort to Make Insulin Affordable for Millions of Californians

By   /  August 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on the outcome of today’s Assembly Suspense File hearing relative to her effort to make insulin affordable: “I am disappointed SB 473, my bill to cap the out-of-pocket cost for insulin to $35 a month, was held in the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. The decision […]

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Senator Bates -California Can Do What Washington D.C. Has Not

By   /  August 11, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Bates Bill Does What Washington D.C. Has Failed to Accomplish Sacramento. CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced Senate Bill (SB) 473 to address the high treatment costs affecting millions of Californians with diabetes. The bill places a $35 cap on co-pays, deductibles, coinsurance, or other cost-sharing requirements on an insulin prescription. Senator Bates issued […]

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36th Senate District Awarded $433K in Housing Funds for Young Adults in Foster Care

By   /  July 25, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) applauded Orange and San Diego Counties for securing housing funds to assist young adults in foster care find suitable housing. The California Department of Housing and Community Development oversees the Housing Navigators Program (HNP) which allocates approximately $5 million in grants to counties based on each county’s percentage […]

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Senator Bates Recognizes Project3R as 2022 Nonprofit of the Year

By   /  July 18, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

San Juan Capistrano, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recognized Project3R as the 2022 Nonprofit of the Year for Senate District 36. Founded by Ryan Hickman, Project3R leads and organizes beach cleanup events across the Orange County community. Senator Bates issued the following statement: “California is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches and coastline. […]

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Senator Bates’ Statement on the May Revise

By   /  May 17, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Newsom’s $300.7 billion budget priorities: “The Governor projects a $47 billion operating budget surplus even though the Legislative Analyst’s Office projects it to be $65 billion. Regardless, this is a lot of money. The legislature should resist the temptation to massively increase ongoing […]

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Senator Bates Recognizes Brandi Cassingham, MSN, RN 2022 Woman of the Year

By   /  April 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) recognized Brandi Cassingham as the 2022 Woman of the Year for 36th Senate District. Brandi Cassingham has been the Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) & Vice President of Patient Care Services at MemorialCare, Saddleback Medical Center (SMC) in Laguna Hills, CA, since May 2018. “I am proud to recognize […]

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Orange and San Diego Counties Awarded $1.1 Million in Grant Funding

By   /  April 28, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –The California Department of Housing and Community Development awarded the Counties of Orange and San Diego $1,158,277 from the 2021 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program which provides funds for a variety of activities to address homelessness as authorized under the federal Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. Senator Patricia […]

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Senator Bates Commends Camp Pendleton For Receiving Keep California Beautiful, 2021 Recycling Hero Award

By   /  April 21, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement commending Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for receiving the 2021 Recycling Hero Award from Keep California Beautiful. “As the state representative for Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, it gives me great pleasure to recognize the brave men and women of the Marine Corps for their commitment to protecting California’s […]

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Senator Bates Responds to Governor Newsom’s State of the State Address

By   /  March 10, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following response to Governor Newsom’s State of the State address: “Governor Newsom spoke of the ‘California Way’ as a roadmap to address some of our state’s most difficult challenges; however, it is difficult to see how the ‘California Way’ has helped hard-working families across the […]

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Senator Bates Introduces SB 925, Expanding Application of Drug Testing

By   /  February 24, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced SB 925 which will require law enforcement to test for drug use after a fatal collision. The bill also extends the required testing period from 24 to 48 hours after the incident has occurred, providing law enforcement with additional information. Senator Bates released the following statement: “It […]

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Senator Bates Introduces SB 1025, Giving Tax Credits to Organizations Sponsoring Blood Drives

By   /  February 17, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) introduced SB 1025 which grants tax credits to companies and organizations that sponsor blood drives. During a time when the nation is experiencing a blood shortage, SB 1025 intends to boost blood donations by encouraging the hosting of blood drives. Senator Bates issued the following statement: “Approximately 6.8 […]

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Senator Bates & Asm Davies Introduce Controlled Substance Education Measures

By   /  February 4, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SB 904 and AB 1750 Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia C. Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) and Assemblymember Laurie Davies (R-Laguna Niguel) joined together in a coordinated effort to introduce identical measures to aid local communities in their struggle against controlled substances. SB 904 and AB 1750 will clarify and broaden the definition of education and treatment programs […]

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Senator Patricia Bates’ Statement On Single-Payer Proposal

By   /  January 31, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Assemblymember Kalra’s decision not to move forward with AB 1400, the California Guaranteed Health Care for All Act.“I am pleased AB 1400 will not be moving forward this year. The bill would have forced millions of Californians to give up their current […]

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Senator Bates -$1.12 million Awarded To City of Vista For New Avenida De Benito Juarez Park

By   /  January 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement thanking the California Department of Parks and Recreation for awarding the City of Vista $1.12 million to create the new Avenida De Benito Juarez Park. “I would like to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation for awarding the City of Vista over […]

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Senator Bates’ Response To Governor Newsom’s 2022-2023 Budget Proposal

By   /  January 13, 2022  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement on Governor Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal for the 2022-2023 FY. “On Monday, Governor Newsom unveiled his budget priorities for the 2022-2023 FY, and while I commend the Governor for some of his administration’s proposals, I do not believe his budget does enough to […]

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Senator Bates – “Brandon’s Law” Now Law

By   /  October 4, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Effort to Ban Deceptive Marketing in Rehab Industry Clears Last Hurdle Sacramento, CA– Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Governor has approved legislation she authored called “Brandon’s Law” (Senate Bill 434). This law will take effect on January 1, 2022, and prohibits an operator of rehabilitation treatment facilities from providing any form […]

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Governor Approves Sen. Bates’ Bill to Strengthen Law Regarding Sexually Violent Predators

By   /  September 30, 2021  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA –Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) announced today that the Governor has signed her Senate Bill 248 into law. Written in partnership with San Diego District Attorney Summer Stephan, SB 248 removes a perverse incentive for sexually violent predators (SVPs) to commit felonies while civilly committed in a state hospital in order to relitigate and challenge […]

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