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          Date of Hearing:  May 4, 2016


                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS


                               Lorena Gonzalez, Chair


          AB  
          2384 (Gallagher) - As Amended April 6, 2016


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          Urgency:  No  State Mandated Local Program:  NoReimbursable:  No


          SUMMARY:


          This bill requires the Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), in  
          the first update of the State Emergency Plan (SEP) after January  
          1, 2017, to develop a plan to enhance the public's knowledge  
          about how to identify and report terrorist activity.


          FISCAL EFFECT:









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          Minor and absorbable costs to CalOES. 


          COMMENTS:


          1)Purpose. According to the author, AB 2384 will help enhance  
            the public's knowledge about how to identify and report  
            suspicious activity in order to maintain community safety. 



          2)Background: In 2009, the California Legislature merged the  
            powers, purposes, and responsibilities of the former OES with  
            those of OHS into the newly- created California Emergency  
            Management Agency (Cal EMA).On July 1, 2013, Governor Edmund  
            G. Brown Jr.'s Reorganization Plan #2 eliminated Cal EMA and  
            restored it to the Governor's Office, renaming it the  
            California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (CalOES),  
            and merging it with the Office of Public Safety  
            Communications. Today, CalOES is responsible for overseeing  
            and coordinating emergency preparedness, response, recovery  
            and homeland security activities within the state.



          3)SEP. The SEP addresses the state's response to extraordinary  
            emergency situations associated with natural disasters or  
            human-caused emergencies. In accordance with the California  
            Emergency Services Act, the plan describes the methods for  
            carrying out emergency operations, the process for rendering  
            mutual aid, the emergency services of governmental agencies,  
            how resources are mobilized, how the public will be informed,  
            and the process to ensure continuity of government during and  
            emergency or disaster.

            The plan is a management document intended to be read and  
            understood before an emergency occurs.  It is designed to  








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            outline the activities of all California jurisdictions within  
            a statewide emergency management system and it embraces the  
            capabilities and resources in the broader emergency management  
            community that includes individuals, businesses,  
            non-governmental organizations, tribal governments, other  
            states, federal government and international assistance.


          4)Related legislation. AB 1346 (Gray) in 2015 would require  
            CalOES to update the SEP 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.  
            AB 1346 is pending hearing in the Senate Governmental  
            Organizations Committee.



          Analysis Prepared by:Luke Reidenbach / APPR. / (916)  
          319-2081