Amended in Assembly April 19, 2016

Amended in Assembly March 28, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1578


Introduced by Assemblybegin delete Memberend deletebegin insert Membersend insert Rodriguezbegin insert and Kimend insert

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(Coauthor: Assembly Member Wood)

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January 4, 2016


An act relating to emergency medical services, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1578, as amended, Rodriguez. Emergency medical services: mobile field hospitals.

Existing law establishes the Emergency Medical Services Authority in the Health and Welfare Agency to administer a statewide system of coordinated emergency medical care, injury prevention, and disaster medical response.

This bill would appropriate $2,000,000 from the General Fund to the Emergency Medical Services Authority to provide for the maintenance and upkeep of mobile field hospitals within the Mobile Field Hospital program.

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

Vote: 23. Appropriation: yes. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

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

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SECTION 1.  

The sum of two million dollars ($2,000,000) is
2hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Emergency
3Medical Services Authoritybegin insert in orderend insert to provide for the maintenance
4and upkeep of mobile field hospitals within the Mobile Field
5Hospital program.

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SEC. 2.  

This act is an urgency statute necessary for the
7immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within
8the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into
9immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:

10In order to provide for maintenance and upkeep of the three
11mobile field hospitals within the Mobile Field Hospital program
12to ensure adequate preparedness for disasters and emergencies, it
13is necessary that this act take effect immediately.



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