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AB-2213 Office of Emergency Services: model guidelines.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/12/2020 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2213


Introduced by Assembly Member Limón

February 12, 2020


An act to add Section 8589.65 to the Government Code, relating to emergency services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2213, as introduced, Limón. Office of Emergency Services: model guidelines.
The California Emergency Services Act authorizes the Governor to declare a state of emergency, and local officials and local governments to declare a local emergency, when specified conditions of disaster or extreme peril to the safety of persons and property exist.
Existing law establishes the Office of Emergency Services (OES) within the office of the Governor and requires the OES, among other duties, to develop model guidelines for local governmental agencies and community-based organizations planning to develop a disaster registry program.
This bill would require the OES to develop model guidelines for local governments, operational areas, and nonprofit, community-based, faith-based, and private sector organizations active in disasters to identify, type, and track community resources that could assist in responding to or recovering from local, tribal, regional, national, or international disasters, as specified. The bill would require the OES to publish and distribute the initial model guidelines by May 1, 2021, and to update and distribute the guidelines annually thereafter.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8589.65 is added to the Government Code, immediately following Section 8589.6, to read:

8589.65.
 (a) The Office of Emergency Services shall develop model guidelines for local governments, operational areas, and nonprofit, community-based, faith-based, and private sector organizations active in disasters to identify, type, and track community resources that could assist in responding to or recovering from local, tribal, regional, national, or international disasters.
(b) The guidelines required by subdivision (a) shall, at a minimum, do all of the following:
(1) Include a purpose statement specifying that the intent of identifying, typing, and tracking local community resources that could support disaster operations is to strengthen the response to all disasters by enhancing the ability of nonprofit, community-based, faith-based, and private sector resources to be quickly leveraged and deployed to meet the needs of those in need.
(2) Support and be in alignment with the Volunteer and Donations Management Annex (Emergency Support Function 17) of the state’s Emergency Operations Plan.
(3) Support the operations of volunteer coordination task groups, the Donations Coordination Task Group, the Non-Governmental Organization Coordination Task Group, and private sector task groups that may be active in the response and recovery phases of a disaster.
(4) Include best practices to address the unique needs of people with access and functional needs and vulnerable populations.
(5) Include lessons learned from recent disasters that contribute to the robustness of logistics, distribution management, mass care, sheltering, and feeding plans.
(c) The office shall publish and distribute the initial model guidelines no later than May 1, 2021, and regularly update and distribute those model guidelines on an annual basis thereafter.