Senator Kelly Seyarto officially sworn in and introduces first bill

Assemblymember Kelly Seyarto. Valley News/Courtesy photo
SACRAMENTO - In his first act after taking the oath of office, Senator Kelly Seyarto (R-Murrieta), representing California’s 32nd district, introduced legislation to combat California’s growing fentanyl epidemic.SB 19 would establish the California Anti-Fentanyl Abuse Task Force to increase public education and mobilize state and local resources to evaluate the best practices for combatting fentanyl abuse. In 2020 alone, California experienced close to 4,000 deaths related to fentanyl overdose, and in 2021, fentanyl overdose became recognized as the leading cause of death of Americans aged 18 to 45.“Californians are falling victim to drug dealers who prey on the potency and availability of illicit fentanyl,” said Senator Seyarto. “We need to work together to pass legislat
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