Assembly member Kelly Seyarto officially swears in and introduces first bill

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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. Current law establishes a deadline of January 1, 2023, to make this correction, but an immediate response is needed. “With the magnitude of potential fraud, and numerous reports of fraud already under investigation, expedited protection is crucial to safeguard the millions of California citizens at risk,” said
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