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.
February is American Heart Month. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in America and sadly 1 in 3 women are diagnosed with heart related conditions every year. According to the American Heart Association, however, close to 80% of these cases can be prevented through education and simple lifestyle changes. We often worry about the well-being of our family members, but it is also important to take time to focus on your own health and self-care needs.  Read More...
Comprehensive wildfire prevention policies must be a top priority for California.Fire season is now year round. In 2020, California set historic records with nearly 10,000 fires burning more than 4.2 million acres and over 10,000 structures, most of which were homes.Having served our great state as a firefighter for 35 years, I have experienced firsthand the dangerous, devastating, and life altering effects a fire can have on families and businesses in our communities. Read More...
Recently, I introduced AB 291, which seeks to relieve the children and spouses of our great men and women in uniform from the undue burden of taxes from SBP payments.   California is one of the few states that fully taxes SBP which allow retired service members to allocate a portion of their retired pay to a spouse, child, or other eligible beneficiary after their death. Currently there are just over 28,700 military survivors receiving this benefit within California, Read More...
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) has introduced AB 291, a bill that will make the payments from Survivor Benefit Plans (SBP) tax free in California. California is one of the few states that fully taxes SBP which allow retired service members to allocate a portion of their retired pay to a spouse, child, or other eligible beneficiary after their death. Currently there are just over 28,700 military survivors receiving this benefit within Read More...