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          Date of Hearing:   August 4, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

                  SB 1443 (Simitian) - As Amended:  April 14, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                              Water, Parks and  
          Wildlife     Vote:                            13-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              No


          This bill extends the current January 1, 2011, sunset on the  
          Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Mulit-Hazard Coordination Task  
          Force, to the earlier of either of the following:  January 1,  
          2013, or the date the task force submits a required report on  
          emergency preparedness in the Delta region.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          Minor costs to the California Emergency Management Agency  
          (Cal-EMA), of which the task force is a part, to continue work  
          on and finalize the report.


           1)Rationale  .  According to the author, the task force is nearing  
            completion of the report. The author notes that it is likely,  
            however, that the current sunset on the task force will run  
            out before it finalizes its report.  The author intends this  
            bill to give the task force the time it needs to complete the  
            report without having to take the time to come before the  
            Legislature asking for reauthorization after the sunset has  

           2)Background  .  The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Emergency  
            Preparedness Act of 2008 (SB 27, Chapter 608, Statutes of  
            2008) requires the Office of Emergency Services (now Cal-EMA)  
            to establish the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Multi-Hazard  
            Coordination Task Force, to include the Delta Protection  
            Commission, the Department of Water Resources, and a  
            representative from each of the five Delta counties.  The task  


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            force is required to submit a report with its strategy and  
            recommendations on emergency preparedness in the Delta region  
            to the Legislature and the governor by January 1, 2011.   
            According to current law, the task force ceases to exist once  
            it submits its report or on January 1, 2011, whichever is  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Jay Dickenson / APPR. / (916) 319-2081