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Assembly Health Committee Approves Sen. Bates’ Bill to Ban Deceptive Marketing in Rehab Industry

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 SACRAMENTO – The Assembly Health Committee today approved Senate Bill 589 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would prohibit an operator of addiction treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. The next stop for the bill is the Assembly Appropriations Committee. The Senate previously approved SB 589 on May 23. Specifically, SB 589 prohibits […]

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Senator Jones’ Measures Approved by Assembly Committees

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento,CA – – Two bills authored by Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) passed their respective Assembly committees yesterday. Senate Bill 308 corrects current law to create consistency between trust instruments and wills. It passed the Assembly Judiciary Committee unanimously and will now be heard on the Assembly Floor. Senate Bill 578 updates the laws governing timeshares. It allows […]

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Senate Republicans “Keep the Promise” to the Developmentally Disabled Community

By   /  June 20, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – Today, members of the Senate Republican Caucus are keeping the promise to the most vulnerable members of our communities. Senate Republicans voted in support of Senate Bill 81 which will improve transparency and accountability for regional centers, provide rate increases for service providers who serve the developmentally disabled community, and suspend the Uniform Holiday Schedule […]

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Saluting REINS, the 75th Assembly District Nonprofit of the Year

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron — On June 5, I joined 119 State Senators and Assemblymembers on the South Lawn of the Capitol as we participated in the 4th annual California Nonprofits Day to recognize and honor the nonprofits that do so much to improve our communities and enhance the lives of thousands of Californians. This year […]

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Senator Jones Chosen as California Business Properties Association’s Legislator of the Year 2019

By   /  June 17, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

State Capitol – The California Business Properties Association (CBPA) named Senator Brain Jones (R-Santee) and Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) as their Legislators of the Year 2019. The CBPA serves as the voice of all aspects of the commercial retail industrial real estate industry in California and represents the largest commercial real estate consortium with over […]

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Senator Bates – Statement on Passage of 2019-20 State Budget

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

 Sacramento, CA – Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) issued the following statement after legislative Democrats approved the 2019-20 state budget (Assembly Bill 74): “Despite a budget surplus of $22 billion, the record $215 billion budget framework that the Legislature approved today is contingent on more costly tax increases. For example, imposing a tax on U.S. citizens […]

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WALDRON, State Assemblymember – Too Many Bills

By   /  June 13, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Marie Waldron, State Assemblymember    –We have officially reached the halfway point of the legislative process for 2019. Friday, May 31st, marked the “House of Origin” deadline for all bills from the Assembly (ABs) and the Senate (SBs) to have passed their respective houses and into the other for consideration. This year, over 2,900 bills were introduced!  Fortunately, several bills I am […]

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Santee Santas Foundation Recognized as Senate District 38’s Nonprofit of the Year

By   /  June 10, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Santee, CA – In partnership with CalNonprofits, the California State Legislature celebrated nonprofit organizations from across the state last Wednesday. Each legislator recognized a nonprofit organization from his or her district for the vital services they provide their communities. Senator Brian Jones’ selection from Senate District 38 is the Santee Santas Foundation. The organization is known for […]

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Assemblymember Waldron -Help for Youth Addiction

By   /  June 6, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Every two days a young person in California dies from an opioid overdose. More and more opioid dependent children are treated in emergency departments than ever before — increasing by 54% over the past ten years. Assemblymember Marie Waldron … While there is no single treatment or remedy for substance abuse, it is clear that […]

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Sacramento Update

By   /  June 3, 2019  /  State and National  /  2 Comments

Sacramento, CA — This year over 2,900 bills were introduced in the State Legislature, an excessive number in my opinion. All those bills had to pass by the “house of origin” deadline on May 31st. Any bills that failed to pass are held for now, though some will become two-year bills to be considered again […]

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“California Has Huge Surplus. Why Are Legislators Still Trying To Raise Taxes?”

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

By Robert Gutierrez — Special to CALmattersMay, 2019  …With the state and local governments posting large revenue gains under the existing tax structure, there is absolutely no reason for lawmakers to consider changing the state constitution to increase the local tax burden.…Two tax increase measures have reached the floors of the Senate and Assembly. Both threaten […]

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Cost and Taxes in the Green Economy

By   /  May 30, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA — –Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) releases an Are You Kidding Me? video on the mandates that are proposed to keep our planet healthy. This video was inspired after Jones read Joel Fox’s “Cost and Taxes in the Green Economy” on Fox & Hounds. Jones argues, “We should do all we can to protect our […]

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Sen. Jones Measure to Designate May As Motorcycle Awareness Month

By   /  May 28, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento – Senator Brian Jones (R-Santee) introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution (SCR) 52 today, which would designate May 2019 as Motorcycle Awareness Month in California. Motorcycles account for less than 5 percent of registered vehicles in the United States, and California leads the way in training and safety for motorcyclists. Jones provided an example of motorcycle riders’ […]

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Senate Approves Sen. Bates’ Effort to Protect Emergency Preparedness at San Onofre Nuclear Plant

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – The California State Senate has approved Senate Bill 465 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would ensure local governments continue to receive funding for offsite emergency response planning, training, and exercises related to the shuttered San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). “Everyone recognizes that the continued storage of SONGS’ waste at San […]

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Senate Endorses Sen. Bates’ Effort to Ban Deceptive Marketing in Rehab Industry

By   /  May 27, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA – The California State Senate today unanimously approved Senate Bill 589 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would prohibit an operator of addiction treatment facilities from providing any form of false advertising or marketing services. “I’m pleased that my Senate colleagues approved my bill to help stop the exploitation of vulnerable people seeking […]

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Assemblymember Marie Waldron -Enjoying Our Bounty

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Waldron – -This region plays a big part in making California the nation’s leading agricultural state. Locally grown crops that include avocados, citrus, strawberries, grapes and cut flowers have put San Diego in the top tier of the nation’s agricultural counties. According to the San Diego County Farm Bureau, San Diego is the 19th largest […]

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Senate Approves Bipartisan Bill to Improve School Safety

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Sacramento, CA -– The California State Senate today approved Senate Bill 541by Senators Patricia Bates (R–Laguna Niguel) and Anthony Portantino (D–La Cañada Flintridge) that would require all kindergarten through 12th grade public and private schools, with an enrollment of 50 or more students, to conduct one lockdown drill per school year. Senator Bates said, “Given the unfortunate […]

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Senate Approves Sen. Bates’ Bill to Require All Insurance Companies to Cover Anticancer Medical Devices

By   /  May 23, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate has unanimously approved Senate Bill 746 by Senator Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel) that would require all health care insurance providers, that already cover chemotherapy or radiation therapy, to cover anticancer medical devices as of January 1, 2020. “No one should be denied access to a potentially life-saving anticancer treatment due […]

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Assemblymember Waldron – Keeping Promises, Spending Wisely

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

Assemblymember Marie Waldron —The Governor just released his “May Revise,” which updates the preliminary budget he released in January to serve as a discussion starter leading up to the legislative deadline for final budget approval on June 15th. There’s a lot to like in the Governor’s $214 billion budget proposal. First of all, raising the […]

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Marie Waldron-State Assemblymember

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  State and National  /  No Comments

California’s housing crisis affects hardworking people across the state. From increasing rents to skyrocketing home prices, I want to ensure that all Californians can afford a place to live! My colleagues and I are working hard to pass laws that willlower fees for builders, stop costly, frivolous lawsuits on housing projects, and exempt wildfire victims from burdensome […]

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