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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 185
          Author:   Assembly Budget Committee 
          Amended:  2/17/10 in Senate
          Vote:     27 - Urgency

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR :  Not relevant 

           SUBJECT  :    Emergency response

           SOURCE  :     Author

           DIGEST  :     Senate Floor Amendments  of 2/17/10 delete the  
          prior version which contained clean-up provisions in the  
          area of Proposition 1A of 2004 borrowing and securitization  
          in order to amend the 2009 Budget Act.  This bill now  
          contains provisions which provide the necessary statutory  
          changes in the area of emergency response in order to enact  
          modifications to the 2009 Budget Act.

           ANALYSIS  :    This is the emergency response trailer bill  
          which makes changes to the 2009-10 Final Budget Act as  

          1.  Emergency Response Fund  .  This bill establishes a 4.8  
             percent surcharge on all new or renewed commercial and  
             residential fire and multiperil property insurance  
             policies issued or renewed on or after July 1, 2010.   
             Revenues created by this surcharge will be deposited  
             into the newly established Emergency Response Fund for  
             use for emergency activities of the California Emergency  


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             Management Agency, the Department of Forestry and Fire  
             Protection, and the Military Department.
          2.  Emergency Response Grants  .  This bill establishes the  
             Local Government Mutual Aid Enhancement Program to  
             provide local agencies additional funding to enhance or  
             sustain fire and rescue disaster mutual aid capacity to  
             combat the effects of emergencies and disasters.  Local  
             agencies will receive 31.3 percent of revenues deposited  
             into the Emergency Response Fund beginning July 1, 2011.  

           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  No

          TSM:mw  2/17/10   Senate Floor Analyses 


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