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AB-1107 Proclaimed state and local emergencies: proclamations, communications, and materials: translation. (2019-2020)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 8626.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8626.5.
 (a) Proclamations, communications, materials, and announcements made by the Governor or a state agency related to a duly proclaimed state of emergency shall be made available in all languages spoken by a substantial number of non-English-speaking people.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Proclamations, communications, materials, and announcements” includes, but is not limited to, information posted or broadcasted on or through an internet website of the state, newspaper, social media platform, television, or radio.
(2) “Substantial number of non-English-speaking people” means a group of people that does not speak English or has limited English proficiency and makes up 3 percent or more of the state’s population.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8634.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8634.5.
 (a) Each county shall translate all emergency-related proclamations, communications, materials, and announcements made by the county related to a duly proclaimed state of emergency or a local emergency duly proclaimed by the county into all languages spoken by 1,000 or more of the county’s residents.
(b) For purposes of this section, “proclamations, communications, materials, and announcements” includes, but is not limited to, information posted or broadcasted on or through an internet website of the county, newspaper, social media platform, television, or radio.