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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 6.5. CALIFORNIA STATE COMMUNICATIONS LAW [15250 - 15283]

  ( Part 6.5 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170. )

CHAPTER 3. Public Safety Communications [15278 - 15283]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 22. )

15278.
  

This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the Public Safety Communications Act of 2013.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 22. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15279.
  

For purposes of this chapter, unless the context requires otherwise, “director” means the Director of the Office of Emergency Services.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 22. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15280.
  

(a) There is in state government, within the Office of Emergency Services, the Public Safety Communications Division.

(b) The Public Safety Communications Division is under the supervision of a chief.

(c) The purpose of this chapter is to transfer the services and responsibilities previously held by the Public Safety Communications Division within the California Technology Agency to the Office of Emergency Services.

(d) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the Office of Emergency Services and the Director of the Office of Emergency Services succeed to and are vested with all the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction vested in the former Public Safety Communications Division within the California Technology Agency.

(e) Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, whenever the “Public Safety Communications Division within the California Technology Agency” or the “Public Safety Communications Division of the California Technology Agency” is referenced in any statute, regulation, or contract, it shall be construed to refer to the Public Safety Communications Division within the Office of Emergency Services.

(f) All employees serving in state civil service, other than temporary employees, who are engaged in the performance of functions transferred to the Office of Emergency Services, are transferred to the Office of Emergency Services. The status, positions, and rights of those persons shall not be affected by their transfer and shall continue to be retained by them pursuant to the State Civil Service Act (Part 2 (commencing with Section 18500) of Division 5), except as to positions the duties of which are vested in a position exempt from civil service. The personnel records of all transferred employees shall be transferred to the Office of Emergency Services.

(g) The property of any office, agency, or department related to functions transferred to the Office of Emergency Services is transferred to the Office of Emergency Services. If any doubt arises as to where that property is transferred, the Department of General Services shall determine where the property is transferred.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 22. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15281.
  

The Chief of the Public Safety Communications Division shall be responsible for managing the affairs of the Public Safety Communications Division and shall perform all duties, exercise all powers and jurisdiction, and assume and discharge all responsibilities necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the Public Safety Communications Division. The Office of Emergency Services shall employ professional, clerical, technical, and administrative personnel as necessary to carry out this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 22. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15282.
  

The Director of the Office of Emergency Services shall establish rates for the Office of Emergency Services’ Public Safety Communications Division’s services based on a formal rate methodology.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 28, Sec. 22. (SB 71) Effective June 27, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 93 of Ch. 28.)

15283.
  

(a) For purposes of this section, “fund” means the Public Safety Communications Revolving Fund.

(b) The Public Safety Communications Revolving Fund is hereby created within the State Treasury. The fund shall be administered by the director and shall be used, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to pay all costs to the office resulting from this chapter or from rendering services to the state or other public agencies, which costs include, but are not limited to, costs of employing and compensating necessary personnel, expenses such as operating or other expenses of the division, and costs associated with approved public safety communications projects, and to establish reserves. The director, at his or her discretion, may establish segregated, dedicated accounts within the fund.

(c) The fund shall consist of all of the following:

(1) Revenues from the provision or sale of public safety communications services provided for in this chapter or of other services rendered by the division.

(2) Moneys appropriated and made available by the Legislature for the purposes of this chapter.

(3) Any other moneys properly credited or made available to the division from any other source, including, but not limited to, the return from investments of moneys by the Treasurer.

(d) Pursuant to Section 11255, the Controller shall, at the request of the division and consistent with the annual budget of each state department, transfer to the fund any payment authorized to be collected by the division from public agencies for the division’s services. The division shall notify each affected state agency upon requesting the Controller to make any transfer pursuant to this subdivision.

(e) If the balance remaining in the fund at the end of any fiscal year exceeds 25 percent of the portion of the division’s budget for that fiscal year that is used for supporting public safety communications and other client services, the excess amount shall be used to reduce the billing rates for services rendered by the office during the following fiscal year.

(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2016.

(Added by Stats. 2016, Ch. 32, Sec. 64. (SB 837) Effective June 27, 2016. Section operative July 1, 2016, by its own provisions.)

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