BILL NUMBER: AB 1346 AMENDED
AMENDED IN SENATE AUGUST 15, 2016
AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 31, 2016
AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 17, 2016
AMENDED IN SENATE FEBRUARY 23, 2016
AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JANUARY 26, 2016
INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Gray
FEBRUARY 27, 2015
An act to
amend Section 8587.8 of, and to add
Section 8570.4 to, to the Government
Code, relating to state government, and declaring the
urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.
LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST
AB 1346, as amended, Gray. Office of Emergency Services: State
Emergency Plan and statewide earthquake early warning
system. Plan: update.
The 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.
(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funding is identified, and is repealed if funding is not identified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.
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.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as
an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3 majority . Appropriation:
no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 8570.4 is added to the Government Code, to
8570.4. (a) The Office of Emergency Services shall update the
State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2018, and every five
(b) The State Emergency Plan shall be consistent with the
following state climate adaptation strategies:
(1) The Safeguarding California Plan published by the Natural
(2) The California Climate Adaptation Planning Guide published by
the Natural Resources Agency and the Office of Emergency Services.
(3) To the extent applicable, the Internet Web site cal-adapt.org
published by the State Energy Resources Conservation and Development
SEC. 2. Section 8587.8 of the Government Code
is amended to read:
8587.8. (a) The Office of Emergency Services, in collaboration
with the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), the California
Geological Survey, the University of California, the United States
Geological Survey, the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission,
and other stakeholders, shall develop a comprehensive statewide
earthquake early warning system in California through a
public-private partnership, which shall include, but not be limited
to, the following features:
(1) Installation of field sensors.
(2) Improvement of field telemetry.
(3) Construction and testing of central processing and
(4) Establishment of warning notification distribution paths to
(5) Integration of earthquake early warning education with general
earthquake preparedness efforts.
(b) In consultation with stakeholders, the Office of Emergency
Services shall develop an approval mechanism to review compliance
with earthquake early warning standards as they are developed. The
development of the approval mechanism shall include input from a
broad representation of earthquake early warning stakeholders. The
approval mechanism shall accomplish all of the following:
(1) Ensure the standards are appropriate.
(2) Determine the degree to which the standards apply to providers
and components of the system.
(3) Determine methods to ensure compliance with the standards.
(4) Determine requirements for participation in the system.
(c) The Office of Emergency Services shall identify funding for
the system described in subdivision (a) through single or multiple
sources of revenue.
SEC. 3. This act is an urgency statute
necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health,
or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and
shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity
In order to protect the public from the continuing threat of loss
of life and property damage due to earthquakes, it is necessary that
this act take effect immediately.