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SB-452 Emergency services: state of emergency.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/15/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 452


Introduced by Senator Glazer

February 15, 2017


An act to amend Section 8558 of the Government Code, relating to emergency services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 452, as introduced, Glazer. Emergency services: state of emergency.
The California Emergency Services Act specifies those events constituting a state or local emergency for purposes of the act and provides for specified activities in preparation for, or response to, those events. Under that act, a state of emergency means a duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the state caused by, among other things, fire, storm, or riot.
This bill would additionally include cyberattacks within those conditions constituting a state of emergency and a local emergency.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8558 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8558.
 Three conditions or degrees of emergency are established by this chapter:
(a) “State of war emergency” means the condition which that exists immediately, with or without a proclamation thereof by the Governor, whenever this state or nation is attacked by an enemy of the United States, or upon receipt by the state of a warning from the federal government indicating that such an enemy attack is probable or imminent.
(b) “State of emergency” means the duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the state caused by such conditions such as air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, drought, cyberattack, sudden and severe energy shortage, plant or animal infestation or disease, the Governor’s warning of an earthquake or volcanic prediction, or an earthquake, or other conditions, other than conditions resulting from a labor controversy or conditions causing a “state of war emergency,” which, by reason of their magnitude, are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of any single county, city and county, or city and require the combined forces of a mutual aid region or regions to combat, or with respect to regulated energy utilities, a sudden and severe energy shortage requires extraordinary measures beyond the authority vested in the California Public Utilities Commission.
(c) “Local emergency” means the duly proclaimed existence of conditions of disaster or of extreme peril to the safety of persons and property within the territorial limits of a county, city and county, or city, caused by such conditions such as air pollution, fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, drought, cyberattack sudden and severe energy shortage, plant or animal infestation or disease, the Governor’s warning of an earthquake or volcanic prediction, or an earthquake, or other conditions, other than conditions resulting from a labor controversy, which are or are likely to be beyond the control of the services, personnel, equipment, and facilities of that political subdivision and require the combined forces of other political subdivisions to combat, or with respect to regulated energy utilities, a sudden and severe energy shortage requires extraordinary measures beyond the authority vested in the California Public Utilities Commission.