BILL NUMBER: SB 1443	AMENDED
	BILL TEXT

	AMENDED IN SENATE  APRIL 14, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Senator Simitian

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2010

   An act to amend Section 12994.5 of the Water Code, relating to
water.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   SB 1443, as amended, Simitian. Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Multi-Hazard Coordination Task Force.
   Existing law requires the California Emergency Management Agency,
upon funding being made available for that purpose, to establish the
Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Multi-Hazard Coordination Task Force.
Existing law requires the task force to carry out various duties and
to submit a related report to the Legislature and the Governor prior
to January 1, 2011. Existing law provides that the task force shall
cease to exist on or before that date. Existing law repeals these
provisions on January 1, 2011.
   This bill would  change the date on which the report is
required to be submitted to January 1, 2013. The bill would 
provide that the task force shall cease to exist  on January
1, 2013, or  upon the submission of the report  ,
whichever is earlier  . The bill would change the repeal
date of these provisions to January 1, 2013.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 12994.5 of the Water Code is amended to read:
   12994.5.  (a) The California Emergency Management Agency shall
establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Multi-Hazard Coordination
Task Force, upon funding being made available to the California
Emergency Management Agency for that purpose.
   (b) The task force shall be led by the California Emergency
Management Agency, and shall include the Delta Protection Commission,
the department, and a single representative from each of the five
Delta counties.
   (c) The task force shall do all of the following:
   (1) Make recommendations to the California Emergency Management
Agency relating to the creation of an interagency unified command
system organizational framework, in accordance with the guidelines of
the National Incident Management System and the Standardized
Emergency Management System.
   (2) Coordinate the development of a draft emergency preparedness
and response strategy for the Delta region, for submission to the
Secretary of the California Emergency Management Agency. Where
possible, the strategy shall utilize existing interagency plans and
planning processes of the involved jurisdictions and agencies that
are members of the Delta Protection Commission.
   (3) Develop and conduct an all-hazard emergency response exercise
in the Delta, designed to test regional coordination protocols
already in place.
   (d) The task force shall submit a report with its strategy and
recommendations to the Legislature and the Governor prior to 
January 1, 2013, and shall cease to exist on January 1, 2013, or the
date on which the report is submitted, whichever is earlier.
  January 1, 2011. The task force shall cease to exist
on the date on which the report is submitted. The report shall be
submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

   (e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2013, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2013, deletes or extends
that date.