BILL NUMBER: SB 1443 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 293 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 24, 2010 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 23, 2010 PASSED THE SENATE MAY 10, 2010 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 16, 2010 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, 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 provide that the task force would cease to exist upon the date the task force submits the report. The bill would change the repeal date of these provisions to January 1, 2013. 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, 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.