Amended in Senate June 6, 2016

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

(Coauthors: Assembly Membersbegin delete Maienschein and Mathisend deletebegin insert Maienschein, Mathis, and Steinorthend insert)

(Coauthor: Senator Fuller)

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 emergency 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.

This bill would require the Office of Emergency Services,begin delete in the first update of the State Emergency Plan after January 1, 2017, to develop a plan to enhance the public’s knowledge about how to identify and report terrorist activity.end deletebegin insert prior to January 1, 2018, to adopt a public education program to enhance the public’s knowledge about how to identify and report suspected terrorist activity. The bill would require the office to post information about the program on its Internet Web site and to incorporate the program into relevant programs and trainings.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,
2to read:

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8587.6.  

In the first update of the State Emergency Plan after
4January 1, 2017, the office shall, in the State Emergency Plan,
5develop a plan to enhance the public’s knowledge about how to
6identify and report terrorist activity.

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(a) Prior to January 1, 2018, the office shall adopt a
8public education program to enhance the public’s knowledge about
9how to identify and report suspected terrorist activity.

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(b) (1) The office shall post information about the program on
11its Internet Web site.

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(2) The office shall incorporate the program into relevant
13existing programs and trainings.

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