Sacramento committee meetings have kicked into high gear as we began reviewing some of the over 2,000 bills introduced this year. In the Assembly Public Safety Committee, of which I am a member, my first bill passed through without any “no” votes and with bipartisan support. AB 409 would allow victims and witnesses of gang crimes to petition law enforcement to redact their identities if they feel that their life could be in serious danger because of their role in Read More...
Attention small business owners!   You may be eligible for the Small Business COVID-19 Relief Grant Program which provides grants from $5,000 to $25,000 to eligible small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.   The latest round of relief will accept applications beginning TODAY, March 25th through Wednesday, March 31st.   Any applicant who did not receive a grant in previous rounds is eligible and will automatically be considered without another application Read More...
As your elected Representative and your voice in Sacramento, I wanted to keep you apprised of any updates both here in the District and up at the Capitol.   Today Assembly Speaker Rendon announced the Select Committee Assignments for the 2021-22 legislative session, and I am honored to now serve as a member of the following: Select Committee on: Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce Community and Law Enforcement Relations and Read More...
Today a group of 13 Assembly Republicans called on California Department of Public Health Director Dr. Tómas Aragón to change the department’s guidance limiting spectators at outdoor youth sports events to one spectator per player. The guidance, issued quietly last week, is different than the guidance given to pro and college sporting events. "If entire families can go see a movie or watch a professional sports team play, there is no reason a family cannot safely watch Read More...
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to honor Kimberley Summers, City Manager of Murrieta, as the 2021 Woman of the Year for the 67th Assembly District. Every March, in celebration of Women’s History Month, the California Legislative Women’s Caucus invites State Senators and Assemblymembers to select an outstanding woman from their district to recognize for her significant contributions to her community. “The moment I heard about this Read More...
In November 2018, California voters passed Proposition 7 by 60% to set the state on Daylight Saving Time (DST) year-round. So why are we still adjusting our clocks twice a year? Well Prop 7 was actually an authorization by the voters permitting the State Legislature to introduce a bill changing the times and dates of DST. During the 2019-2020 session, AB 7 was introduced to authorize permanent year round DST. It needed a two-thirds majority to pass in both houses and Read More...
As we continue to recover from the shutdown and move forward with the reopening of schools, sports, and other activities, our young children and teens are still struggling with the mental effects of this past year.   Please share these resources with your kids if they are overwhelmed and showing signs of sadness or anxiety: California Youth Crisis Line – Ages 12-24 can call or text 800.843.5200 or chat online for 24/7 crisis support Teen Line – Teens can talk to Read More...
It is tax season again! This time of year, scammers often impersonate IRS or State Franchise Tax Board officials in an attempt to steal your identity or access your financial information.   Here are some tips to avoid falling victim to these scams:  The IRS or CA FTB will not: - Call to demand an immediate payment.- Ask for bank account, credit, or debit card information over the phone. - Call and threaten legal action or to contact local authorities. - Require you to Read More...
The state could be holding some of your money! The California State Controller's Office has close to $10 billion in unclaimed property. California law requires banks, insurance companies, corporations, and other entities to submit their customers’ property to the state when there has been no activity for a period of time. California safeguards this lost or forgotten property as long as it takes to reunite it with the rightful owners. Common types of unclaimed property Read More...
On February 18, Assembly Members Kelly Seyarto and Frank Bigelow introduced Assembly Bill 1028, which would create the Telework Flexibility Act.