As the new session gets underway in Sacramento, I want to be sure to share some key legislative updates with you.   Recently, I introduced AB 261 which will increase local emergency service access and response time by lifting burdensome travel restrictions for emergency vehicles.   This legislation will allow first responders to utilize high-occupancy toll (HOT) and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during both emergency and non-emergency situations. Currently, Read More...
SACRAMENTO, CA –Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) has introduced legislation to increase local emergency service access and response time by lifting burdensome travel restrictions for emergency vehicles.  AB 261 will allow first responders to utilize high-occupancy toll (HOT) and high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes during both emergency and non-emergency situations. Currently, emergency vehicles are only permitted to use these lanes when responding to an urgent Read More...
The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service acknowledges the hard work and sacrifice that it takes to give back to your community. MLK was a true leader and on this day, we follow his example to make our world a better place.  It is not always easy to find ways to volunteer, especially this year, but there are many creative things you and your family can do to serve our community including:  • Pick up trash at a nearby park • Offer to pick up groceries for an Read More...
The governor recently released his proposed $227.2 billion budget plan for this year. The most surprising thing? Even though most citizens are bearing the brunt of the pandemic, the budget is projecting a surplus! This of course may not be that shocking to most Californians since we pay the highest personal income tax, state sales tax, and gasoline tax rates in the nation. If anything, the governor’s budget demonstrates that the tax burden on families and workers is too Read More...
Great news for military families! Beginning January 1, 2021, Californians who are eligible for Paid Family Leave (PFL) may take time off from work to support a family member (spouse, registered domestic partner, parent, or child) in the military who is deployed or being deployed to a foreign country. Qualifying events include activities to manage essential needs during military deployment such as setting up childcare or parental care, attending military Read More...
Though 2020 has been a year filled with uncertainties, daily struggles, and at times overwhelming challenges, it is important to also reflect on the generosity and resilience of our community. Many of you reached out to help families in need, donated to food banks and non-profits, shopped for our senior citizens, supported local businesses, or simply helped out a neighbor. The smallest acts of kindness and support go a long way. Thank you. A special thank you also Read More...
“Our small businesses, and more importantly, the people and the families behind them, are collapsing under immense financial pressure during this unprecedented time of economic uncertainty,” said Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta). “They are the foundation of our communities and they deserve better. SB 74 offers a lifeline, investing over $2 billion in grant money into our small businesses and non-profit organizations without raising taxes. I am proud to join the Read More...
SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) has been given his committee assignments for the 2021-22 legislative session by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon. Seyarto was appointed to eight committees, three of which he will serve as Vice Chair. These include Elections, Housing and Community Development, and the newly formed Assembly Committee on Emergency Management focused exclusively on disaster and emergency response and communication. “I applaud the Read More...
The Legislative Summit was intended to inform attendees about legislative issues that may impact their business, as well as other federal and state issues such as water, natural gas and electrification and fire. “When the pandemic started, it was in a horrendously political environment,” California state Assemblymember-elect Kelly Seyarto said. “You don’t approach problems like this with the public by having a single person making decisions and imposing things on people Read More...
Senator Andreas Borgeas (R-Fresno) and Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) jointly introduced Senate Bill 74, otherwise known as the Keep California Working Act, which will invest $2.6 billion (10% of California’s projected surplus) in grants to help small businesses and employees that have sustained financial losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Assembly co-authors include Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta).