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AB-486 Disaster preparedness: local government: animal wildfire evacuation plan.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 04/30/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 30, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 486


Introduced by Assembly Member Limón

February 12, 2019


An act to add Section 8608.1 to the Government Code, relating to disaster preparedness.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 486, as amended, Limón. Disaster preparedness: local government: animal wildfire evacuation plan.
Under existing law, the Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with all interested state agencies with designated response roles in the state emergency plan and interested local emergency management agencies, is required to jointly establish by regulation a standardized emergency management system for use by all emergency response agencies. Existing law requires the office to approve and adopt, and incorporate the California Animal Response Emergency System (CARES) program developed under the oversight of the Department of Food and Agriculture into the standardized emergency management system.
This bill, if bill would require a city or county that requires a kennel license or permit to keep an animal operate a kennel within its jurisdiction, would require an animal owner to require, as a condition for obtaining the permit to kennel license or permit, that the kennel owner create and submit to the city or county an animal wildfire natural disaster evacuation plan for any animal kennel covered by the license or permit. By imposing a new duty on local government, 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 1.

 Section 8608.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8608.1.
 A city or county that requires a kennel license or permit to keep an animal operate a kennel within its jurisdiction shall require an animal owner require, as a condition for obtaining the permit to license or permit, that the kennel owner create and submit to the city or county an animal wildfire natural disaster evacuation plan for any animal kennel covered by the license or permit.

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.