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AB-2232 Public safety: State Fire Marshal.(2011-2012)

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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2232


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Garrick

February 24, 2012


An act to amend Section 13100 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to the State Fire Marshal.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2232, as introduced, Garrick. Public safety: State Fire Marshal.
Existing law establishes the Office of the State Fire Marshal in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and requires the office to be administered by the State Fire Marshal. Under existing law, the functions of the Office of the State Fire Marshal include fostering, promoting, and developing ways and means of protecting life and property against fire. Additionally, the State Fire Marshal aids in the enforcement of all laws and ordinances, as well as certain regulations, rules, and building ordinances, relating to fires or fire prevention and protection.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13100 of the Health and Safety Code is amended to read:

13100.
 (a) The Office of the State Fire Marshal is hereby created in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The Office of the State Fire Marshal shall be administered by the State Fire Marshal, who shall be a Chief Deputy Director of Forestry and Fire Protection in accordance with paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 702 of the Public Resources Code and appointed pursuant to Section 13101 of this code.
(b) The Office of the State Fire Marshal and the State Fire Marshal in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection succeed to, and are vested with, all of the powers, duties, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the former Office of the State Fire Marshal and the former State Fire Marshal, as the case may be applicable, in the State and Consumer Services Agency.
(c) Wherever any reference is made in any law to the former Office of the State Fire Marshal or to the former State Fire Marshal in the State and Consumer Services Agency pertaining to a power, duty, responsibility, or jurisdiction transferred to, and vested in, the Office of the State Fire Marshal or the State Fire Marshal in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, the reference shall be deemed to be a reference to, and to mean, the Office of the State Fire Marshal or the State Fire Marshal in the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, as the case may be applicable.