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AB-2091 Fire prevention: prescribed burns: insurance pool.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Article 4 (commencing with Section 4500) is added to Chapter 7 of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Public Resources Code, to read:

Article  4. Prescribed Burn Insurance Pool
4500.
 (a) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation to increase the pace and scale of the use of prescribed fire and to reduce barriers for conducting prescribed burns.
(b) On or before January 1, 2020, the Forest Management Task Force or its successor entity, in coordination with the Department of Insurance, shall develop recommendations for the implementation of an insurance pool or other mechanism for prescribed burn managers that reduces the cost of conducting prescribed fire while maintaining adequate liability protection for lives and property when conducting prescribed burns.