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AB-767 Community colleges: emergency preparedness standards.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 767
CHAPTER 83

An act to amend Section 71095 of the Education Code, relating to community colleges.

[ Approved by Governor  July 14, 2015. Filed with Secretary of State  July 14, 2015. ]

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AB 767, Santiago. Community colleges: emergency preparedness standards.
Existing law establishes the California Community Colleges, under the administration of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, as one of the segments of public postsecondary education in this state. Under existing law, the board of governors appoints a chief executive officer, known as the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges.
Existing law requires the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services, to develop emergency preparedness standards and guidelines to assist community college districts and campuses in the event of a natural disaster, hazardous condition, or terrorist activity, as specified.
This bill would require the chancellor’s office to review and update, as necessary, these emergency preparedness standards on or before January 1, 2017, and every 5 years thereafter, and consider including an active shooter response plan, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 71095 of the Education Code is amended to read:

71095.
 (a) The chancellor’s office, in consultation with the Office of Emergency Services, shall develop emergency preparedness standards and guidelines to assist community college districts and campuses in the event of a natural disaster, hazardous condition, or terrorist activity on or around a community college campus.
(b) The standards and guidelines shall be developed in accordance with the Standardized Emergency Management System and the National Incident Management System, and shall be reviewed by the Office of Emergency Services in a manner that is consistent with existing policy. In developing the standards and guidelines, the chancellor’s office shall consider including all of the following:
(1) Information on establishing a campus emergency management team.
(2) Provisions regarding overview training for every employee within one year of commencement of employment.
(3) Information on specialized training for employees who may be designated as part of an emergency management team.
(4) Information on preparedness, prevention, response, recovery, and mitigation policies and procedures.
(5) Information on coordinating with the appropriate local, state, and federal government authorities, and nongovernmental entities on comprehensive emergency management and preparedness activities.
(6) A response plan for an active shooter on or around a community college campus.
(c) On or before January 1, 2017, and on or before January 1 every five years thereafter, the chancellor’s office shall review and update, as necessary, the standards and guidelines developed pursuant to this section.