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                   Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary
                           Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair

                                           1443 (Simitian)
          
          Hearing Date:  05/03/2010           Amended: 04/14/2010
          Consultant:  Brendan McCarthy   Policy Vote: NR&W 9-0
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          BILL SUMMARY: SB 1443 extends the sunset of the Sacramento-San  
          Joaquin Delta Multi-hazard Coordination Task Force.
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                            Fiscal Impact (in thousands)

           Major Provisions         2010-11      2011-12       2012-13     Fund
           
          Task force staffing    Likely less than $50             General
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          STAFF COMMENTS: 
          
          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.

          The report has not been submitted and the author is concerned  
          that the report may not be ready for publication before the Task  
          Force is eliminated. In addition, the Task Force has not  
          conducted an emergency response exercise as required in the  
          original bill. 

          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.

          CalEMA periodically conducts statewide emergency response  
          exercises with other state agencies and local governments,  










          pursuant to direction from the Governor's office. The next  
          exercise, Golden Guardian 2011, will be conducted in May of 2011  
          and include a large scale flood scenario in the Delta. The  
          Department of Water Resources is expected to participate in this  
          exercise.

          The Department of Water Resources indicates that the report will  
          likely be done by January 2011. If the report is not done by  
          that time, staff estimates that there may be need for some minor  
          additional staff costs in 2011 to complete the report. Because  
          CalEMA and DWR will be participating in Golden Guardian in May  
          2011, staff does not anticipate that the task force will conduct  
          another exercise pursuant to this bill.