Newsom Approves Laws to Revamp California’s Unemployment Benefits System

Newsom also signed Assembly Bill 12, which requires the EDD no later than 2023 to halt its practice of sending Social Security numbers to claimants and others in the mail where they can be intercepted by criminals that commit identity theft.

Assemblyman Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) said the law he wrote is needed to “protect Californians from all departments and agencies that may be following the same practices and endangering the identities of millions of Californians.”