Today's Law As Amended

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AB-2026 Security planning: major sporting and entertainment events.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today

 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The regions of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area have submitted local hosting bids for the 2026 (FIFA) Fédération Internationale de Football Association World Cup.
(b) The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first World Cup hosted by three countries and the first to feature 48 teams.
(c) There are currently 23 potential host cities and FIFA will work with the host federations to choose the final 16 cities.
(d) It is in the economic interest of the state of California to support the regions of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area in their hosting bids.
(e) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would support an enduring framework for collaborative public safety and security planning in advance of major sporting and entertainment events, including the 2026 FIFA World Cup events hosted in California, to enhance existing regional efforts and provide sustained resources for the administration, training, and exercise of unified command.