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AB-2730 Access and functional needs: local government: agreement for emergency management and transportation.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/30/2020 02:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 2730
CHAPTER 256

An act to add Section 8593.8 to the Government Code, relating to emergency services.

[ Approved by Governor  September 29, 2020. Filed with Secretary of State  September 29, 2020. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2730, Cervantes. Access and functional needs: local government: agreement for emergency management and transportation.
Existing law requires a county, including a city and county, to, upon the next update to its emergency plan, integrate access and functional needs into its emergency plan by addressing, at a minimum, how the access and functional needs population, as defined, is served by emergency communications, emergency evacuation, and emergency sheltering. Existing law also requires that a county, or city and county, include representatives from the access and functional needs population when making this update.
This bill would authorize a county, including a city and county, to enter into an agreement with an adjacent county, upon the request of the adjacent county, for purposes of permitting the adjacent county to borrow, for compensation, the county’s emergency management and transportation services in the event of an emergency that requires the evacuation and relocation of the access and functional needs population in the adjacent county. The bill would define an “adjacent county” for these purposes as a county within the same or a contiguous mutual aid region or regions, as defined. The bill, if a county, including a city and county, chooses to enter into an agreement under the bill’s provisions, would require that the county integrate the agreement into its emergency plan within 90 days of entering into the agreement.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8593.8 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8593.8.
 (a) (1) A county, including a city and county, may enter into an agreement with an adjacent county, upon the request of the adjacent county, for purposes of permitting the adjacent county to borrow, for compensation, the county’s emergency management and transportation services in the event of an emergency that requires the evacuation and relocation of the access and functional needs population in the adjacent county. The services to be provided under an agreement entered into pursuant to this section shall be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
(2) For purposes of this section, “adjacent county” means a county within the same or a contiguous mutual aid region or regions, as defined in Section 8559.
(b) A county, including a city and county, that chooses to enter into an agreement pursuant to subdivision (a) shall integrate that agreement into its emergency plan within 90 days of entering into the agreement.