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AB-1375 Disaster relief: dead and dying tree removal: allocation to local agencies.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1375


Introduced by Assembly Member Bigelow
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry)
(Coauthor: Senator Borgeas)

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 8686 of the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1375, as introduced, Bigelow. Disaster relief: dead and dying tree removal: allocation to local agencies.
The California Disaster Assistance Act provides that the state share for disaster project allocations to local agencies is no more than 75% of total state eligible costs, except for specified events for which the state share is up to 100% of state eligible costs.
This bill would provide that the state share for the removal of dead and dying trees in connection with the Governor’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency issued on October 30, 2015, is no more than 90% of total state eligible costs.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8686 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8686.
 (a) For any eligible project, the state share shall amount to no more than 75 percent of total state eligible costs.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the state share shall be up to 100 percent of total state eligible costs connected with the following events:
(1) The October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta earthquake.
(2) The October 20, 1991, East Bay fire.
(3) The fires that occurred in southern California from October 1, 1993, to November 30, 1993, inclusive.
(4) The January 17, 1994, Northridge earthquake.
(5) Storms that occurred in California during the periods commencing January 3, 1995, and February 13, 1995, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(6) The storms that occurred in California in December of 1996 and early January of 1997, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(7) The winter storms and flooding that occurred from February 1, 1998, to April 30, 1998, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(8) The wildfires that occurred in southern California commencing October 21, 2003, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(9) The December 22, 2003, San Simeon earthquake, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(10) The severe storms, flooding, debris flows, and mudslides that occurred during December 27, 2004, to January 11, 2005, inclusive, in southern California, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(11) The severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mud and debris flows that occurred in southern California during the period from February 16 16, 2005, to February 23, 2005, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(12) The severe storms, flooding, mudslides, and landslides that occurred in northern California during the period from December 17, 2005, to January 3, 2006, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(13) The severe storms and flooding that occurred in northern and central California during the period from March 29, 2006, to April 16, 2006, inclusive, as specified in agreements between this state and the United States for federal financial assistance.
(c) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), the state share shall be up to 90 percent of total state eligible costs connected with the removal of dead and dying trees pursuant to the Governor’s Proclamation of a State of Emergency issued on October 30, 2015.

(c)

(d) For any federally declared disaster subsequent to January 1, 1995, that the Legislature has designated in subdivision (b), the state shall assume the increased share specified in subdivision (b) in those cases where the Federal Emergency Management Agency or another applicable federal agency has approved the federal share of costs.

(d)

(e) The state shall make no allocation for any project application resulting in a state share of less than two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500) under this section.