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).
SACRAMENTO In his first act after taking the oath of office, newly-elected Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto, representing California’s 67th district, introduced legislation to protect citizens from identity theft and fight unemployment insurance fraud at the state’s beleaguered Employment Development Department. AB 12 is an urgency measure that will require EDD to stop including an individual’s personal Social Security number on mailed documents by July of this year. Read More...
SACRAMENTO California Assembly Republicans will introduce today common sense fixes to help unemployed Californians receive unemployment benefits. The Employment Development Department has suffered from massive dysfunction during the COVID months, leading to a backlog of 1.6 million claims, widespread fraud and poor customer service that has left too many unemployed Californians frustrated and without benefits.  Assembly Republican Leader Marie Waldron will be Read More...
Yesterday I was humbled and honored to take the oath of office to serve as your California State Representative for our 67th Assembly District. Being a life-long public servant, first as a 35 year career firefighter and retired Battalion Chief, and then as a local councilmember and mayor, I understand the significance of the trust you have placed in me and I pledge to do all that I can to uphold the values of our community and better our great state. Moments after Read More...