California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2247

Introduced by Assembly Member Williams

February 18, 2016

An act to amend Section 439.1 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to armories.


AB 2247, as introduced, Williams. Armories.

Existing law requires the Military Department to submit an annual report to the Legislature on the status of all California armories. Existing law requires this report to include, among other things, information on the utilization of the facilities of the armory for military missions, emergency response, and community and social services.

This bill would require the report to additionally include information on the utilization of the armory for educational services.

Vote: majority. 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 439.1 of the Military and Veterans Code
2 is amended to read:



(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the
4Military Department is unable to perform its security, emergency
5response, and social and community missions due to deficiencies
6in the physical condition and suitability of some of its armories,
7and according to a 2006 Bureau of State Audit report, at least 87
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3(b) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that the Military
4Department has adequate facilities to perform its security,
5emergency response, and social and community missions.

6(c) The Military Department shall, on or before April 1, 2008,
7and each year thereafter, submit a report to the Legislature on the
8status of all California armories. For each armory, the report shall

10(1) The location of the armory.

11(2) The utilization of the facilities of the armory for military
12missions, emergency response, andbegin delete communityend deletebegin insert community,
13educational,end insert
and social services.

14(3) The physical condition of the facilities of the armory for its
15current missions and uses.

16(4) Any identified improvement, renovation, and modernization
17projects for the facilities of the armory, and the total estimated
18costs to complete these projects.

19(5) The status of recent improvements undertaken at the facilities
20of the armory.

21(6) An 18-month projection of all work and improvements that
22will be completed on the facilities of the armory.

23(7) The projected workload and staffing necessary for the
24maintenance, repairs, improvements, and operating expenses of
25the facilities of the armory.