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AB-1568 California Emergency Services Act: Office of Emergency Services: statewide registry.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 03/03/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1568


Introduced by Committee on Emergency Management

March 03, 2021


An act to amend Section 8588.2 of the Government Code, relating to state government, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1568, as introduced, Committee on Emergency Management. California Emergency Services Act: Office of Emergency Services: statewide registry.
Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, among other things, establishes the Office of Emergency Services, under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Services, and vests the office with responsibility for the state’s emergency and disaster response services for natural, technological, or human-made disasters and emergencies, as provided. Existing law finds and declares the necessity for collaboration between the public and private sectors, and authorizes the office to establish a statewide registry of private businesses and nonprofit organizations that are interested in donating services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or facilities to assist in disaster preparedness.
This bill would instead require the office to establish this statewide registry of private businesses and nonprofit organizations.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8588.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8588.2.
 (a) The office may shall establish a statewide registry of private businesses and nonprofit organizations that are interested in donating services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or dispensaries or other facilities to further the purposes of Section 8588.1.
(b) If the office establishes a statewide registry pursuant to subdivision (a), the The agency shall create and implement protocols and procedures for inclusion onto the statewide registry that do, but are not limited to, all of the following:
(1) Establish eligibility requirements for a private business or nonprofit organization to be included on the statewide registry.
(2) Require the services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or dispensaries or other facilities donated by a private business or nonprofit organization included on the statewide registry to be provided at no cost to state governmental entities or the victims of emergencies and disasters.
(3) Require the services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or dispensaries or other facilities donated by a private business or nonprofit organization included on the statewide registry to be safely collected, maintained, and managed.
(4) Require that federal, state, and local governmental entities and nonprofit organizations that are engaged in assisting communities prepare for, respond to, or recover from emergencies and disasters have access to the statewide registry.
(c) A private business or nonprofit organization included on the statewide registry shall reasonably determine all of the following:
(1) Donated services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or dispensaries or other facilities comply with all applicable federal and state safety laws and licensing requirements.
(2) Donated services, goods, labor, equipment, resources, or dispensaries or other facilities have not been altered, misbranded, or stored under conditions contrary to the standards set forth under federal or state laws or by the product manufacturer.
(3) Donated medicine shall be unopened, in tamper-resistant packaging or modified unit dose containers that meet United States Pharmacopeia standards, and show lot numbers and expiration dates. Medicine that does not meet these standards shall not be donated.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to protect public health and safety and better assist in the response to and recovery from the ongoing pandemic, as well as future catastrophic wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and other hazards as soon as possible, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.