Press Releases

SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that he has received a 100% perfect score voting record for the 2021-22 legislative session from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), earning him the title of “Guardian of Small Business.” The NFIB considered 11 bills that impact California small businesses that were voted on in both chambers. They include new laws such as AB 257 which establishes a Fast Food Sector Council vested with broad authority to set labor and employment laws for the fast food industry, including franchises, and AB 2188,…
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto’s (R-Murrieta) legislation to add needed clarity to executive emergency powers and restore government transparency and accountability during state emergencies has been vetoed by the Governor. AB 1687 provides that the Governor may only suspend a statute or regulation during a state of emergency in connection with the specific conditions of that emergency, to clarify the broad ambiguities of the Governor’s authorized powers and ensure that these powers are limited and focused. Currently, the California Emergency Services Act (CESA) gives the governor…
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that the Governor has signed his legislation to streamline the process for emergency vehicles to use toll facilities, saving time and money, while reducing paperwork for emergency service providers. AB 2270 requires toll agencies, upon the request of an agency operating emergency vehicles, to enter into an agreement establishing mutually agreed upon terms for the use of the toll facility (e.g. toll roads, high-occupancy toll lanes, toll bridges) by the emergency service provider. Emergency vehicles are exempt from…
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that the Governor has signed his legislation to create a more streamlined way for Veterans to connect with CalVet and increase their access to information about available services and benefits. AB 1633 creates a pathway for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems to share the contact information of student Veterans using GI benefits, with the student’s permission, with the California Veterans Administration (CalVet). "One of the primary reasons Veterans struggle when coming back…
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that the Governor has signed his legislation to expand opportunities for individuals to receive an Emergency Career Substitute Teaching Permit and improve the pool of those who can fill teaching vacancies. AB 1876 allows the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to issue an Emergency Career Substitute Permit at the request of a school district, if that district participates in a consortium of school districts and verifies that the candidate substitute taught at least 90 days during the last three years at schools…
SACRAMENTO—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that the Governor has signed his legislation to support and assist survivors of sexual assault on California’s University and State college campuses. AB 1968 requires the California State University (CSU) and requests the University of California (UC) campuses to standardize content on their websites so victims of sexual assault can quickly and easily find the necessary resources immediately following an incident. Unfortunately, sexual assault is still pervasive on college campuses, with 13% of all students…
MURRIETA—Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce he has selected MilVet as the 2022 California Nonprofit of the Year for the 67th Assembly District. Each year, in honor of California Nonprofits Day (ACR 186), legislators from across the state highlight a nonprofit from their district that has provided exemplary service to their community. “The volunteers at MilVet are committed to improving the quality of life for Veterans, active duty service members, and their families,” said Seyarto. “Our 67th District is home to one of California’s largest Veteran populations.…
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that six bills from his 2022 legislative package have passed out of the State Assembly and are now headed to the Senate. They cover a wide variety of important topics, including Veteran benefits, government reform, privacy, education, victim resources, and emergency services. AB 1633: Creates a pathway for the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) systems to share the contact information of student Veterans, with the student’s permission, with the California Veterans Administration (…
LAKE ELSINORE, CA – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to honor Ruth Atkins as the 2022 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 Assemblymembers to select an outstanding woman from their district to recognize her significant contributions to her community. “Ms. Atkins has been a mainstay in Lake Elsinore for nearly 30 years, working tirelessly to ensure the region maintains its historical significance,” said Assemblymember Seyarto. “It is my privilege to be…
SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) has introduced his 2022 Government Reform Bill Package to bring more clarity and accountability to California’s state government.   AB 1687 clarifies that the governor’s use of emergency powers must be related to the emergency conditions. Current law gives the governor broad authority to suspend any regulation or statute during a State of Emergency. While it is assumed that these emergency powers are authorized for responding to the extraordinary conditions of a specific crisis, the law does not explicitly limit these powers. “This…