Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta), vice chair of the committee, said given the way elections have changed in California, people have more than enough time to vote, if they so choose.  “Hardcore people that want to vote in-person” can do so for four days prior to the election, which includes a weekend, he added. “So any students that want to engage in the poll working process have a Saturday and a Sunday. Those are already days off to be able to engage in that.” Read More...
This week we commemorate the 40th anniversary of National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. First established by President Reagan in 1981, this week highlights public observance and awareness of the rights of crime victims while promoting policies and programs that support these victims and help them seek peace and justice.  As a new member of the State Assembly and a sitting member of the Assembly Committee on Public Safety, it is frustrating to listen to proposals that move Read More...
The coronavirus pandemic forced many employers to make rapid changes to their operations as many employees made the switch overnight from onsite to remote work. California's strict wage and hour rules for nonexempt employees caused compliance challenges and prompted proposed legislation to create more flexibility for workers who want to telecommute. Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta, who co-authored AB 513 and SB 657, said the bills will make telework "more Read More...
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about 28 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes every day — that is one person every 52 minutes and nearly 30% of all deaths on California roads. As you well know, our 67th district is all too familiar with having to cope with drunk and impaired driving fatalities. Though it is often an uphill battle, we have to do all we can to combat and prevent these tragedies from happening. That is why I have Read More...
Last year, the California Department of Justice published a report detailing the 13,929 untested rape kits in possession of Law Enforcement Agencies and the Crime Laboratory. The survivors of this heinous crime deserve justice, and the Assembly should be doing everything we can to put the perpetrators behind bars. For this reason, I am proud to co-author Assembly Bill 18 (Lackey) which would require law enforcement agencies to submit any rape kit received before 2016 to Read More...
SACRAMENTO: Assembly Republicans announced on Wednesday a massive effort to combat wildfires, just as the state appears to be headed into a drought.  The multi-pronged effort will include a messaging campaign designed to inform the public and Sacramento insiders as to the harmful effects of wildfires and and to propose several common-sense fixes that could greatly mitigate wildfire destruction. The information efforts will bolster a robust 16-bill legislative package Read More...
There is a new deadline for individuals to file both their federal and state income taxes.    The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS recently extended the federal income tax filing date from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. In response, California has also extended the state’s tax filing and payment deadline to May 17, 2021.    This extension will provide taxpayers with additional time to navigate a complicated tax season as we recover from the COVID-19 lockdowns.    Read More...
The City was honored to have 67th District Assembly Member Kelly Seyarto present at the groundbreaking. Seyarto expressed his support for the recreation center renovation and expansion project. “Menifee is a growing community that prioritizes families and taking care of its youth,” Seyarto said. “This project is a big step by taking an old facility and renovating it and making it new for future generations
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...