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SB-302 Joint powers agencies: fire protection: funds.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 05/04/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  May 04, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 302


Introduced by Senator Mendoza

February 13, 2017


An act to amend Section 6503.1 of the Government Code, relating to joint powers.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 302, as amended, Mendoza. Joint powers agencies: fire protection: funds.
Existing law authorizes 2 or more public agencies, by agreement, to form a joint powers authority to exercise any power common to the contracting parties, as specified. Existing law authorizes the agreement to set forth the manner by which the joint powers authority will be governed. Existing law authorizes the board of supervisors of any county to contract with any local agency within the county or with the state for services relating to the prevention and suppression of fires. Existing law additionally requires property tax revenues of a county of the 2nd class that are allocated by that county to a joint powers agency formed for the purpose of providing fire protection to be used by that agency for fire protection purposes, as defined.
This bill would instead provide for all require specified property tax revenues of a county of the 2nd class deposited in that county’s structural fire fund to be allocated by that county to a joint powers agency formed for the purpose of providing fire protection within that county. This bill would additionally require those funds to be appropriated to, and expended by, that joint powers agency for fire protection purposes.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 6503.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

6503.1.
 (a) All property tax revenues of a county of the second class deposited in that county’s structural fire fund attributable to a rate imposed for fire protection purposes prior to June 6, 1978, shall be allocated by that county to an agency formed for the purpose of providing fire protection pursuant to this chapter. Those funds shall be appropriated to, and expended by, that agency for fire protection purposes.
(b) As used in this section, “fire protection purposes” means those purposes directly related to, and in furtherance of, providing fire prevention, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, ambulance transport, disaster preparedness, rescue services, and related administrative costs.
(c) This section shall not be interpreted to alter any provision of law governing the processes by which cities or counties select providers of ambulance transport services.