September 17th – 23rd is Constitution Week. This celebration, created by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and enacted in 1956, was established to commemorate America's most important document. The Constitution is our foundation, our heritage. It established the framework of our government, and it preserves and protects our unalienable rights, the freedoms “We the People” are blessed to enjoy as Americans. This week, please take a moment to reflect on the Read More...
On Friday night, the 2021 Legislative Session officially concluded. I have been told that it wasn’t as eventful as it has been in previous years (we even ended before midnight which has only happened twice since 1995). There are now more than 800 bills sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting action. He has until October 10th to either sign, veto, or allow a bill to become law without a signature. As your Representative, I want to be sure to keep you updated on the Read More...
Today we remember the thousands of lives lost in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The bravery and resilience of the American spirit shone through as first responders and civilians sacrificed their safety and, in many instances, their lives to help their community and their country. Through the darkness and evil of 9/11, people across the country came together. We showed the world that hate cannot break American resolve.  Though most of us remember Read More...
The Legislature has also sent to the governor a measure by Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) that addresses another cause of fraud. AB 12 requires the EDD and other state agencies to stop sending Social Security numbers to claimants and others in the mail, which makes them susceptible to being stolen by criminals engaging in identity theft. If the measure is signed by the governor, state agencies would have to stop the practice as soon as possible, but not later Read More...
SACRAMENTO – Frustrated with the Democratic leadership’s cancellation and indefinite postponement of the Wildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency hearing originally scheduled for Aug. 18, the Assembly Republican Wildfire Working Group hosted its own informational forum to discuss the barriers, challenges, and solutions to preventing catastrophic wildfires. “At a time when wildfires are raging across California, it is unconscionable that the wildfire oversight hearing Read More...
Menifee will host a Day of Remembrance ceremony at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11, at Central Park. Assembly Member Kelly Seyarto, R- Murrieta, a former Murrieta City Council member and retired firefighter, will speak at the free event. A flag display will represent those who died. Residents can place flags on the field before the event, and families can decorate luminary bags to be placed throughout the park. Two spotlights will shine into the sky, representing the twin Read More...
This month we focus on one of the leading causes of death in the United States. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. On average, 123 people commit suicide every day in the United States, approximately one person every 12 minutes. An estimated 22 veterans commit suicide every day, approximately one veteran every 65 minutes. In the United States, rates of suicide are highest among people from 45 to 54 years of age, and rates of suicide among youth who are from Read More...
Law enforcement organizations and those who opposed the bill agreed that the state needs a way of removing bad officers. But they objected that the bill by Democratic Sen. Steven Bradford is biased because it relies on a nine-member disciplinary board with just two police representatives and seven members with professional or personal backgrounds related to police accountability. "It is grossly unfair," said Republican Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, one of those of both Read More...
As I mentioned in my email last week, three crucial oversight hearings were recently cancelled. The Wildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency hearing was scheduled for August 18th after a CapRadio report found that the governor slashed wildfire prevention funding and overstated the total amount of acres treated to prevent wildfires by 690%. Frustrated with the Democratic leadership’s cancellation and indefinite postponement of this hearing, my colleagues in the Assembly Read More...
SACRAMENTO – Frustrated with the Democratic leadership’s cancellation and indefinite postponement of the Wildfire Prevention and Forest Resiliency hearing originally scheduled for August 18th, the Assembly Republican Wildfire Working Group hosted its own informational forum to discuss the barriers, challenges, and solutions to preventing catastrophic wildfires. “At a time when wildfires are raging across California, it is unconscionable that the wildfire oversight Read More...