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AB-2026 Security planning: major sporting and entertainment events.(2019-2020)



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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2026


Introduced by Assembly Member Gabriel
(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Chiu)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Berman, Bonta, Chu, Low, and Wicks)
(Coauthors: Senators Allen, Bradford, and Stern)

January 30, 2020


An act relating to emergency services.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2026, as introduced, Gabriel. Security planning: major sporting and entertainment events.
The California Emergency Services Act, among other things, establishes the Office of Emergency Services within the office of the Governor, under the charge of a Director of Emergency Services appointed by the Governor. The act and other existing laws set forth the duties and authority of the office and the director, with respect to specified emergency preparedness, mitigation, and response activities within the state.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would support an enduring framework for collaborative public safety and security planning in advance of major sporting and entertainment events, including 2026 FIFA World Cup events hosted in California, to enhance existing regional efforts and provide sustained resources for the administration, training, and exercise of unified command.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature hereby finds and declares all of the following:
(a) The regions of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area have submitted local hosting bids for the 2026 (FIFA) Fédération Internationale de Football Association World Cup.
(b) The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be the first World Cup hosted by three countries and the first to feature 48 teams.
(c) There are currently 23 potential host cities and FIFA will work with the host federations to choose the final 16 cities.
(d) It is in the economic interest of the state of California to support the regions of Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area in their hosting bids.
(e) It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would support an enduring framework for collaborative public safety and security planning in advance of major sporting and entertainment events, including the 2026 FIFA World Cup events hosted in California, to enhance existing regional efforts and provide sustained resources for the administration, training, and exercise of unified command.