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AB-431 Armories: homeless shelter. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/21/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 20, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 431


Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow

February 13, 2017


An act to amend Section 15301 of the Government Code, relating to temporary shelter.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 431, as amended, Bigelow. Armories: homeless shelter.
Existing law requires the Military Department to make certain state armories available to specified cities and counties for the purpose of providing temporary shelter for homeless persons from October 15 to April 15, inclusive, each year. Existing law authorizes the Adjutant General to use alternate armories as may be necessary to meet the operational needs of the Military Department and authorizes any county or city to use any armory within its jurisdiction subject to the approval of the Adjutant General.
This bill would revise these provisions to, among other things, delete the list of armories to be made available to include the Placerville armory in El Dorado County, Madera armory in Madera County, and Auburn armory in Placer County. and instead require the Adjutant General, upon request by a county or city, to make state-owned armories available for the purpose of providing temporary shelter for homeless persons for the above-described time period.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 15301 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15301.
 (a) The Placerville armory in El Dorado County; the El Centro and Calexico armories in Imperial County; the Culver City, Glendale, Inglewood, Long Beach 7th Street, Pomona, Sylmar, and West Los Angeles Federal Avenue armories in Los Angeles County; the Madera armory in Madera County; the San Rafael armory in Marin County; the Merced armory in Merced County; the Fullerton and Santa Ana armories in Orange County; the Auburn and Roseville armories in Placer County; the Corona, Indio, and Riverside armories in Riverside County; the El Cajon, Escondido, and Vista armories in San Diego County; the Atascadero armory in San Luis Obispo County; the San Mateo armory in San Mateo County; the Santa Barbara and Santa Maria armories in Santa Barbara County; the Gilroy, San Jose Hedding Street, and Sunnyvale armories in Santa Clara County; the Santa Cruz and Watsonville armories in Santa Cruz County; the Redding armory in Shasta County; the Petaluma and Santa Rosa armories in Sonoma County; and the Oxnard and Ventura armories in Ventura County, shall be made available to these counties or a city in these counties Adjutant General shall, upon request by a county or city, make one or more state-owned armories available to the county or city for the purpose of providing temporary shelter for homeless persons during the period from October 15 through April 15 each year.
(b) The Adjutant General may, in his or her sole discretion, use alternate state-owned armories as may be necessary other than those specifically requested by a county or city to meet the operational needs of the Military Department. Additionally, any county or city, including those not listed in subdivision (a), may use any armory within its jurisdiction subject to the approval of the Adjutant General.
(c) Subject to appropriation in the annual Budget Act, the Adjutant General may increase or decrease the number of days of operation among all of the armories funded in any year to best meet cold weather demands as they develop. The Adjutant General shall periodically report to the counties authorized to receive funds on the ongoing availability of remaining funded shelter days.