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AB-2681 Seismic safety: potentially vulnerable buildings.(2017-2018)

Bill Status
Nazarian (A)
Chiu (A) , Reyes (A)
Seismic safety: potentially vulnerable buildings.
An act to add Chapter 12.2.5 (commencing with Section 8875.100) to Division 1 of Title 2 of, and to repeal Section 8875.109 of, the Government Code, relating to seismic safety.

Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Vetoed
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
09/28/18 Vetoed by Governor.
09/05/18 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.
08/27/18 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 55. Noes 23. Page 6638.).
08/22/18 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 24 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
08/22/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 28. Noes 10. Page 5598.).
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Assembly:

I am returning Assembly Bill 2681 without my signature.

This bill requires local building departments in seismically active areas to submit an inventory of potentially vulnerable buildings to the Office of Emergency Services by January 1, 2021 and requires the Office to develop a statewide inventory of those buildings by January 1, 2023.
I agree with the author's goal to mitigate the effects of a large-scale earthquake. I am concerned, however, that this bill will not provide the greatest value for the significant investment this enterprise requires.
A more suitable approach is to develop a partnership between the state, local governments and building owners to develop a plan to cost effectively identify collapse prone buildings and a realistic timetable to develop an inventory.
Therefore, I will ask the California Seismic Safety Commission and other seismic experts to provide recommendations that identify an achievable path toward improving the safety of earthquake-vulnerable buildings.

Edmund G. Brown Jr.