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                   Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary
                           Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair

                                           1443 (Simitian)
          Hearing Date:  04/26/2010           Amended: 04/14/2010
          Consultant:  Brendan McCarthy   Policy Vote: NR&W 9-0
          BILL SUMMARY: SB 1443 extends the sunset of the Sacramento-San  
          Joaquin Delta Multi-hazard Coordination Task Force.
                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
          DWR task force staffing$50                              General

          DWR participation in   Potentially up to $250           General
             Disaster response exercise

          CalEMA task force staffing        Potentially up to $100General 


          STAFF COMMENTS: This bill meets the criteria for referral to the  
          Suspense file.
          Current law (SB 27, Simitian, Chapter 608, Statutes of 2008)  
          requires the California Emergency Management Agency (CalEMA),  
          the Department of Water Resources (DWR), the Delta Protection  
          Commission, and the five Delta counties to form the  
          Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Multi-hazard Coordination Task  
          Force. The Task Force is required to make recommendations to the  
          Governor and the Legislature regarding emergency response in the  
          Delta. The report is due on January 1, 2011. The Task Force is  
          also required to conduct an emergency response exercise in the  
          Delta. Current law sunsets the Task Force on January 1, 2011.

          This bill extends the life of the Task Force until the required  
          report is submitted to the Legislature and repeals the governing  
          code section as of January 1, 2013.

          The participants of the Task Force have been working on the  


          required activities, but have indicated that the required report  
          may not be complete by January 1, 2011. In addition, the Task  
          Force has not conducted an emergency response exercise. However,  
          CalEMA periodically conducts statewide emergency response  
          exercises with other state agencies and local governments. The  
          next exercise, Golden Guardian 2011, will include a large scale  
          flood scenario in the Delta.

          Both CalEMA and the Department indicate that they will need  
          additional resources to continue staffing the Task Force beyond  
          January 1, 2011.