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AB-1014 Diesel backup generators: health facility.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/31/2017 09:00 PM

Assembly Bill No. 1014

An act to add Section 41514.1 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to nonvehicular air pollution.

[ Approved by Governor  July 31, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State  July 31, 2017. ]


AB 1014, Cooper. Diesel backup generators: health facility.
Existing law imposes various limitations on emissions of air contaminants for the control of air pollution from vehicular and nonvehicular sources. Existing law generally designates the State Air Resources Board as the state agency with the primary responsibility for the control of vehicular air pollution, and air pollution control and air quality management districts with the primary responsibility for the control of air pollution from all sources other than vehicular sources.
This bill would require a health facility, as defined, to conduct specified tests and maintenance of its diesel backup generators and standby systems. By adding to the duties of air districts, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


 Section 41514.1 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

 (a) For purposes of this section, “health facility” has the same meaning as defined in Section 1250, but includes only those facilities described in subdivision (a), (b), (c), (d), (f), (g), or (k) of that section.
(b) A health facility shall test and maintain each of its diesel backup generators and standby systems in conformance with the edition of the National Fire Protection Association 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems adopted by the Life Safety Code and the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
(c) Nothing in this section affects the authority of the state board or a district to regulate diesel backup generators owned by a health facility.

SEC. 2.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.