36th Senate District

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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 the following statement: “Even as millions of …continue reading

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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 …continue reading

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The California Department of Housing and Community Development (CDHCD) awarded Orange County $2,852,071 in funds from the Permanent Local Housing Allocation (PLHA) program. The PLHA program provides financial assistance made available through the passage of SB 2 (Chapter 364, Statues of 2017) and allocates 70 percent of the ongoing revenue …continue reading

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Janet Nguyen announced that she has received the endorsement of the Peace Officers Research Association Of California (PORAC) in her campaign for Senate District 36. This endorsement signifies that Janet Nguyen is law enforcement’s top choice for this Senate District. President of PORAC, Brian Marble said, “Janet Nguyen has a …continue reading

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Since announcing her campaign, Janet Nguyen has received tremendous support from around the district and the state. In addition to local endorsements, she had received the endorsements of four Republican organizations; the Republican Party of Orange County, the Republican Party of Los Angeles, the Lincoln Club of Orange County and …continue reading

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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 …continue reading

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Assemblymember Janet Nguyen announced receiving the endorsement of the Orange County Chapter of the Peace Officer Research Association (PORAC) in her campaign for the newly drawn 36th Senate District. PORAC is one of the largest public safety organizations in the State of California representing agencies at the local, state and …continue reading

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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 offered to …continue reading

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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 …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after Governor Gavin Newsom delivered his “State of the State” speech: “The speech appropriately recognized those who have lost their lives and the hard work of our health care professionals and frontline workers during the pandemic. COVID-19 has shown the resolve …continue reading