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AB-2064 Emergency preparedness: access and functional needs.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 8570.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

 On (a)   or before July 31, 2015, the  The  Office of Emergency Services shall update  include in the next update of  the State Emergency Plan to include  proposed best practices for local governments and nongovernmental entities to use to mobilize and evacuate people with disabilities and others with  from the  access and functional needs population  during an emergency or natural disaster.
(b) (1) The Office of Emergency Services shall develop, in coordination with organizations representing the access and functional needs population, a guidance document for local governments based, in part, on a review of recent emergency and natural disaster incidents and what did or did not go well in the response efforts.
(2) On or before July 31, 2021, the Office of Emergency Services shall post on its internet website the guidance document described in paragraph (1) and shall annually update, and post on the office’s internet website, the guidance document by July 31 of each year, commencing in 2022.
(c) The Office of Emergency Services shall review the emergency plans of all local governments to determine if they are consistent with the proposed best practices developed pursuant to subdivision (a).
(d) The Office of Emergency Services shall, upon request by a local government, provide necessary technical assistance to that local government.
(e) For purposes of this section, the “access and functional needs population” consists of individuals who have developmental or intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, chronic conditions, injuries, limited English proficiency or who are non-English speaking, seniors, children, people living in institutionalized settings, or those who are low income, homeless, or transportation disadvantaged, including, but not limited to, those who are dependent on public transit or those who are pregnant.