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

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Date Published: 04/30/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 04, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2026


Introduced by Assembly Member Gabriel
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Chiu)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Berman, Bonta, Chu, Low, and Wicks)
(Coauthors: Senators Allen, Bradford, and Stern)

January 30, 2020


An act relating to emergency services. An act to add and repeal Article 6.6 (commencing with Section 8594.17) of Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to emergency services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2026, as amended, Gabriel. Security planning: major sporting and entertainment events.
The California Emergency Services Act, among other things, establishes the Office of Emergency Services within the office of the Governor, under the charge of a Director of Emergency Services appointed by the Governor. The act and other existing laws set forth the duties and authority of the office and the director, with respect to specified emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response activities within the state.

This bill would state 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 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.

This bill would require the office to prepare for the planning, resourcing, management, and delivery of safety and security at the potential 2026 FIFA World Cup hosting sites in the City of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. The bill would require the office, no later than one year from the date the final selection of host cities is made, to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the cities hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup games, the chosen host committees, and with other necessary parties to implement those safety and security activities. The bill would repeal these provisions on January 1, 2027.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NOYES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 6.6 (commencing with Section 8594.17) is added to Chapter 7 of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  6.6. World Cup Public Safety

8594.17.
 (a) The Office of Emergency Services shall, in collaboration with the cities hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup games and associated events, prepare for the planning, resourcing, management, and delivery of safety and security at the potential 2026 FIFA World Cup hosting sites in the City of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area.
(b) The office shall, in furtherance of subdivision (a), consider the work of the office’s Large Stadium Initiative and the office’s experience implementing the federal National Special Security Event planning and preparedness activities.
(c) The office shall, in furtherance of subdivision (a), consider ways to increase safety around and reduce the risk of all of the following issues at the 2026 World Cup:
(1) Human trafficking.
(2) Racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination.
(3) Any other safety issue that may arise at a national level sporting event.

8594.18.
 (a) No later than one year from the final selection of host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup, the Office of Emergency Services shall enter into a memorandum of understanding with the cities hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup games and associated events, the chosen California host committees, which could include either the Los Angeles World Cup 2026 Host Committee, the San Francisco Bay Area World Cup 2026 Host Committee, or both, and with other necessary parties to implement the safety and security activities described in Section 8594.17.
(b) Memoranda of understanding entered into pursuant to subdivision (a) shall comply with Section 4 of Chapter 836 of the Statutes of 2017 and with the Master Mutual Aid Agreement.

8594.19.
 This article shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2027, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 2.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
SECTION 1.

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.