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California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1346

Introduced by Assembly Member Gray

February 27, 2015

An act tobegin delete amend Section 8587.8 of, and toend delete add Section 8570.4begin delete to,end deletebegin insert toend insert the Government Code, relating to statebegin delete government, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.end deletebegin insert government.end insert


AB 1346, as amended, Gray. Office of Emergency Services: State Emergencybegin delete Plan and statewide earthquake early warning system.end deletebegin insert Plan: update.end insert

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(1) The

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begin insertTheend insert California Emergency Services Act requires the Governor to coordinate the State Emergency Plan and any programs necessary for the mitigation of the effects of an emergency in this state, as specified. Existing law requires the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan, on or before July 31, 2015, to include proposed best practices for local governments and nongovernmental entities to use to mobilize and evacuate people with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs, during an emergency or natural disaster.

This bill would require the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2018, and every 5 years thereafter, and would require the plan to be consistent with specified state climate adaptation strategies.

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(2) Existing law requires the office, in collaboration with specified entities, to develop a comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in California through a public-private partnership, as specified. Existing law requires the office to identify funding for the system through single or multiple sources of revenue, and requires those sources to exclude the General Fund and to be limited to federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, local funds, and funds from private sources. Under existing law, the requirement that the office develop the system is not operative until funding is identified, and is repealed if funding is not identified by July 1, 2016.

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This bill would discontinue the requirement that the funding sources for the system exclude the General Fund and be limited to federal funds, funds from revenue bonds, local funds, and funds from private sources. The bill would delete the provisions providing for the repeal and the contingent operation of the requirement that the office develop the system.

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This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

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Vote: begin delete23 end deletebegin insertmajorityend insert. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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Section 8570.4 is added to the Government Code,
2to read:



(a) The Office of Emergency Services shall update
4the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2018, and every
5five years thereafter.

6(b) The State Emergency Plan shall be consistent with the
7following state climate adaptation strategies:

8(1) The Safeguarding California Plan published by the Natural
9Resources Agency.

10(2) The California Climate Adaptation Planning Guide published
11by the Natural Resources Agency and the Office of Emergency

P3    1(3) To the extent applicable, the Internet Web site
2published by the State Energy Resources Conservation and
3Development Commission.

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SEC. 2.  

Section 8587.8 of the Government Code is amended
5to read:



(a) The Office of Emergency Services, in collaboration
7with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the California
8Geological Survey, the University of California, the United States
9Geological Survey, the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety
10Commission, and other stakeholders, shall develop a
11comprehensive statewide earthquake early warning system in
12California through a public-private partnership, which shall include,
13but not be limited to, the following features:

14(1) Installation of field sensors.

15(2) Improvement of field telemetry.

16(3) Construction and testing of central processing and
17notification centers.

18(4) Establishment of warning notification distribution paths to
19the public.

20(5) Integration of earthquake early warning education with
21general earthquake preparedness efforts.

22(b) In consultation with stakeholders, the Office of Emergency
23Services shall develop an approval mechanism to review
24compliance with earthquake early warning standards as they are
25developed. The development of the approval mechanism shall
26include input from a broad representation of earthquake early
27warning stakeholders. The approval mechanism shall accomplish
28all of the following:

29(1) Ensure the standards are appropriate.

30(2) Determine the degree to which the standards apply to
31providers and components of the system.

32(3) Determine methods to ensure compliance with the standards.

33(4) Determine requirements for participation in the system.

34(c) The Office of Emergency Services shall identify funding
35for the system described in subdivision (a) through single or
36multiple sources of revenue.


SEC. 3.  

This act is an urgency statute necessary for the
38immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within
39the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into
40immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

P4    1In order to protect the public from the continuing threat of loss
2of life and property damage due to earthquakes, it is necessary that
3this act take effect immediately.

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