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                                   THIRD READING 


          Bill No:  AB 1346
          Author:   Gray (D) 
          Amended:  8/15/16 in Senate
          Vote:     21

           SENATE GOVERNMENTAL ORG. COMMITTEE:  12-0, 6/14/16
           AYES:  Hall, Bates, Block, Gaines, Galgiani, Glazer, Hernandez,  
            Hill, Hueso, Lara, McGuire, Vidak
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Berryhill

           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE:  7-0, 8/11/16
           AYES:  Lara, Bates, Beall, Hill, McGuire, Mendoza, Nielsen

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  77-0, 1/28/16 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT:   Office of Emergency Services:  State Emergency Plan 


          SOURCE:    Author
          
          DIGEST:    This bill requires the Office of Emergency Services  
          (OES) to update the State Emergency Plan (SEP) on or before  
          January 1, 2018, and every five years thereafter. 

          ANALYSIS:
          
          Existing law:
          
          1)Requires the Governor to coordinate the SEP and any programs  
            necessary for the mitigation of the effects of an emergency in  
            this state, as specified.

          2)Requires OES to update the SEP, on or before July 31, 2015, to  








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            include proposed best practices for local governments and  
            nongovernmental entities to use to mobilize and evacuate  
            people with disabilities and others with access and functional  
            needs, during an emergency or natural disaster. 

          This bill:

          1)Requires OES to update the SEP on or before January 1, 2018,  
            and every five years thereafter.

          2)Requires the SEP to be consistent with the following state  
            climate adaption strategies:

             a)   The Safeguarding California Plan published by the  
               Natural Resources Agency.

             b)   The California Climate Adaption Planning Guide published  
               by the Natural Resources Agency and the Office of Emergency  
               Services.

             c)   To the extent applicable, the Internet Web site  
               cal-adapt.org published by the State Energy Resources  
               Conservation and Development Commission.

          Background

          Purpose of the bill.  According to the author, "this bill will  
          help to ensure that the SEP reflects recent advances to  
          emergency management capabilities and changes in the Emergency  
          Services Act.  An updated SEP can take into consideration  
          developments in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery  
          activities." 

          State Emergency Plan.  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 SEP is a management document intended to be read and  







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          understood before an emergency occurs.  It is designed to  
          outline the activities of all California jurisdictions within a  
          statewide emergency management system and 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. 

          Related/Prior Legislation
          
          AB 918 (Cooley, Chapter 187, Statutes of 2013) required OES, on  
          or before July 1, 2015, to update the SEP to include proposed  
          best practices for local governments and nongovernmental  
          entities to use to mobilize and evacuate people with  
          disabilities and others with access and functional needs during  
          an emergency or natural disaster. 


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal Com.:  
          YesLocal:        No            


          According to the Senate Appropriations Committee, OES would  
          incur minor and absorbable costs to update the SEP by January 1,  
          2018 because they currently make frequent updates pursuant to  
          federal requirements. 


          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/11/16)


          None received


          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/11/16)


          None received

          ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  77-0, 1/28/16
          AYES:  Achadjian, Alejo, Baker, Bigelow, Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta,  
            Brough, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang, Chau, Chávez,  
            Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dodd,  
            Eggman, Frazier, Beth Gaines, Gallagher, Cristina Garcia,  







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            Eduardo Garcia, Gatto, Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray,  
            Grove, Hadley, Harper, Roger Hernández, Holden, Irwin, Jones,  
            Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Lackey, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low,  
            Maienschein, Mayes, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin,  
            Nazarian, Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk,  
            Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth,  
            Mark Stone, Thurmond, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wilk,  
            Williams, Wood, Atkins
          NO VOTE RECORDED:  Travis Allen, Mathis

          Prepared by:Felipe Lopez / G.O. / (916) 651-1530
          8/15/16 20:02:01


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