Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1202 Emergency services: local government: local assistance centers: access and functional needs.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 8593.3.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8593.3.1.
 (a) A county, including a city and county, shall ensure that local assistance centers are accessible to people with access and functional needs, including, but not limited to, homeless individuals, provide accessible notifications about local assistance centers, and provide diverse communication services through partnerships with the county homeless and housing services.
(b) A county, including a city and county, shall designate, prearrange, and procure space, as necessary, to aid in sheltering and transporting its homeless population during local and state emergencies and emergency evacuations, including, but not limited to, seasonal responsive interagency emergencies, such as extreme weather incidents.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8593.3.4 is added to the Government Code, to read:

8593.3.4.
 (a) A county, including a city and county, shall, upon the next update to its emergency plan, integrate transportation and sheltering plans that include strategies for ensuring that shelters and local assistance centers are accessible to its homeless population and that service providers trained in outreach and engagement strategies for homeless individuals are available at those locations to ensure that proper measures are employed for the safety of homeless individuals in those settings.
(b) A county, including a city and county, shall enter into agreements with transportation agencies, as necessary, to transport its homeless population to shelters and local assistance centers in the event of a local or state emergency.
SEC. 3.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.