Amended in Assembly April 6, 2016

Amended in Assembly March 15, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2384


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher

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(Coauthors: Assembly Members Maienschein and Mathis)

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(Coauthor: Senator Fuller)

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February 18, 2016


An act to add Section 8587.6 to the Government Code, relating to terrorist activity.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2384, as amended, Gallagher. Terrorist activity.

Under existing law, terrorist activity is generally punishable under laws proscribing criminal conduct, including laws proscribing train wrecking, false reporting of bombs, improper possession or transport of explosives and hazardous materials, and possession or use of weapons of mass destruction, assault, and others.

Existing law also creates the Office of Emergency Services in the office of the Governor, with specified powers and duties relative to coordinating emergencybegin delete services.end deletebegin insert services, including the coordination of the State Emergency Plan, as defined, and those programs necessary for the mitigation of the effects of an emergency in the state.end insert

This bill would require the Office of Emergency Services,begin delete if it creates a strategic plan or updates an existing strategic plan,end deletebegin insert in the first update of the State Emergency Plan after January 1, 2017,end insert to develop a plan to enhance the public’s knowledge about how to identify and report terroristbegin delete activity in the strategic plan or strategic plan update.end deletebegin insert activity.end insert

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 1.  

Section 8587.6 is added to the Government Code,
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8587.6.  

begin deleteIf the office creates a strategic plan, or updates an
4existing strategic plan, end delete
begin insertIn the first update of the State Emergency
5Plan after January 1, 2017, end insert
the office shall, in thebegin delete strategic plan
6or strategic plan update,end delete
begin insert State Emergency Plan,end insert develop a plan to
7enhance the public’s knowledge about how to identify and report
8terrorist activity.



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