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By Kelly Seyarto
State Senator, 32nd District 

Senator Seyarto: Ten Bills Move Forward to Assembly


Last updated 6/11/2024 at 8:30am

Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta) is proud to announce that ten bills from his 2024 legislative package have passed out of the State Senate and are now headed to the Assembly. These bills cover a wide variety of issues important to the 32nd Senate District and California as a whole, including Veteran benefits, government reform, public safety, and infrastructure funding.

The bills are as follows:

- SB 73 Allows private businesses to establish voluntary hiring preferences for Veteran applicants.

- SB 230 Provides an income-eligible tax deduction to a taxpayer for the amount they contribute to a Health Savings Account.

- SB 916 Clarifies that extended education courses that can be applied toward an undergraduate degree are included in the CalVet Fee Waiver.

- SB 920 Formally establishes the Purple Star School Program which helps military families identify schools that specialize in providing support for the unique challenges children of military families face.

- SB 936 Creates a report for the safety improvement projects needed to address the 15 most deadly roads on the state highway system.

- SB 978 Helps everyday Californians access critical information regarding how their tax dollars are spent by making the State Budget machine readable.

- SB 1034 Provides government agencies a two week public records request extension during a state of emergency, when the emergency prevents record gathering for health and safety reasons.

- SB 1044 Assists nonprofits by updating the overhead cost limit for charitable bingo games and linking it to the Consumer Price Index (CPI), ensuring sustainability amid changing economic conditions.

- SB 1096 Requires all physical mail solicitations to be labeled on the outside of the envelope, clearly stating it is a solicitation and the recipient is not required to pay or take any other action.

- SB 1122 Modifies existing law to allow police academy cadets to fulfill their degree requirement while they are in or shortly after the academy instead of before, adding flexibility and addressing law enforcement shortages in rural and urban areas.

“I am happy to see my legislation move forward, furthering our goals to improve quality of life for Californians,” said Senator Seyarto. I want to thank my dedicated team for all of their hard work on this legislation, and my Senate colleagues for their bipartisan support. I look forward to working with the Assembly to accomplish our legislative goals and deliver results to our State and 32nd district.”

Senator Kelly Seyarto, R-Murrieta, represents California’s 32nd Senate District, which includes the cities and communities of Aguanga, Anza, Borrego Springs, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Chino Hills, Corona, Desert Edge, Desert Hot Springs, El Sobrante, French Valley, Good Hope, Hemet, Homeland, Idyllwild, Julian, La Cresta, Lake Elsinore, Lake Mathews, Lakeland Village, Menifee, Mead Valley, Meadowbrook, Murrieta, Norco, Palm Springs, Sage, Sky Valley, Riverside, Temecula, Temescal Valley, Thousand Palms, Valle Vista, Whitewater, Wildomar, Winchester, Woodcrest, and Yorba Linda.

Kelly Seyarto

– State Senator, 32nd District