Tag: Patricia Bates

California Would Test for Drugs After Fatal Vehicle Collisions Under New Bill

Law enforcement would be required to test for drug use after a fatal vehicle collision under a newly proposed California bill. Senate Bill 925, introduced by Sen. Patricia Bates (R-Laguna Niguel), seeks to address the increased amount of fatally injured drivers who have tested positive for substances in their system following fatal accidents. “It is…


California Legislators Request Help for EDD Fraud Victims

California legislators warn many unsuspecting state residents will be further burdened by fraudulent unemployment claims if Gov. Gavin Newsom doesn’t intervene with continued mismanagement at the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD). The EDD has already paid $10.4 billion in benefits to claimants whose identities haven’t been verified, according to a Jan. 28 report from the…