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AB-41 Disaster relief: Camp Fire.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 12/03/2018 09:00 PM
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Revised  April 04, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 41


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Dahle)
(Principal coauthor: Senator Nielsen)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Aguiar-Curry, Cooley, Daly, Gray, Mathis, and Melendez)

December 03, 2018


An act to amend Section 8686 of the Government Code, relating to disaster relief, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 41, as introduced, Gallagher. Disaster relief: Camp Fire.
The California Disaster Assistance Act provides that the state share for disaster project allocations to local agencies is no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, except for specified events for which the state share is up to 100% of state eligible costs.
This bill would provide that the state share is up to 100% of total state eligible costs connected with the Camp Fire that started on November 8, 2018, in the County of Butte.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Butte.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8686 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8686.
 (a) For any eligible project, the state share shall amount to no more than 75 percent of total state eligible costs.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the state share shall be up to 100 percent of total state eligible costs connected with the following events:
(1) The October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta earthquake.
(2) The October 20, 1991, East Bay fire.
(3) The fires that occurred in southern California from October 1, 1993, to November 30, 1993, inclusive.
(4) The January 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake.
(5) Storms that occurred in California during the periods commencing January 3, 1995, and February 13, 1995, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(6) The storms that occurred in California in December of 1996 and early January of 1997, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(7) The winter storms and flooding that occurred from February 1, 1998, to April 30, 1998, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(8) The wildfires that occurred in southern California commencing October 21, 2003, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(9) The December 22, 2003, San Simeon earthquake, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(10) The severe storms, flooding, debris flows, and mudslides that occurred during December 27, 2004, to January 11, 2005, inclusive, in southern California, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(11) The severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mud and debris flows that occurred in southern California during the period from February 16 16, 2005 to February 23, 2005, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(12) The severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides that occurred in northern California during the period from December 17, 2005, to January 3, 2006, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(13) The severe storms and flooding that occurred in northern and central California during the period from March 29, 2006, to April 16, 2006, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(14) The Camp Fire that started on November 8, 2018, in the County of Butte.
(c) For any federally declared disaster subsequent to January 1, 1995, that the Legislature has designated in subdivision (b), the state shall assume the increased share specified in subdivision (b) in those cases where the Federal Emergency Management Agency or another applicable federal agency has approved the federal share of costs.
(d) The state shall make no allocation for any project application resulting in a state share of less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) under this section.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique costs incurred by local agencies responding to the Camp Fire that started on November 8, 2018, in the County of Butte, which is ranked the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history.

SEC. 3.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
The Camp Fire, which started on November 8, 2018 in the County of Butte, is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. In order to timely provide essential relief to those persons who have suffered damage or loss as a result of the forest fires that occurred in the County of Butte in 2018, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.
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