Patricia Bates

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Assemblymember Janet Nguyen was joined by Senator Pat Bates in demanding a full investigation by the Office of Pipeline Safety within the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) on the recent Orange County Oil Spill. You can view the letter that was sent HERE (pdf). …continue reading

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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 of false advertising or marketing services. Senator Bates …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) thanked the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention (CAL FIRE) for funding local fire prevention projects that will help protect communities across California. “California must do everything it can to reduce the risk of wildfires and I am encouraged by the bipartisan effort to …continue reading

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Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), a former small business owner, issued the following statement after the California Chamber of Commerce announced today 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 …continue reading

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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 …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

Top Ten Stories for February 28 through March 06 include a Garden Grove shopping development, catalytic converter thefts, and Spring festivities. Top Ten Stories for February 28 through March 06 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Pavilion Plaza West …continue reading

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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 …continue reading