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AB-1142 Fire prevention: detection and response.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/18/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1142


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 18, 2021


An act to add Section 4123.8 to the Public Resources Code, relating to fire prevention.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1142, as introduced, Frazier. Fire prevention: detection and response.
Existing law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection to make and enforce regulations necessary and proper for the organization, maintenance, government, and direction of the fire protective system for the prevention and suppression of forest fires. Existing law requires the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, in accordance with a plan approved by the board, to, among other things, organize fire crews and patrols.
This bill would require the department to develop and implement a program to predict and respond to wildfire ignition events and to provide for the sharing of information regarding wildfire events and coordination of activities among local, state, and federal agencies in response to wildfires.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 4123.8 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

4123.8.
 The department shall develop and implement a program that does both of the following:
(a) Predict and respond to wildfire ignition events through the use of technologies that include, but are not limited to, remote sensing and weather forecasting technologies.
(b) Provide for the sharing of information regarding wildfire events and coordination of activities among local, state, and federal agencies in response to wildfires through the use of technologies that include, but are not limited to, emergency communication technologies.