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SB-462 Disaster relief: Creek Fire: allocation to local agencies. (2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/16/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 462


Introduced by Senator Borgeas

February 16, 2021


An act to amend Section 8686 of the Government Code, relating to disaster relief, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 462, as introduced, Borgeas. Disaster relief: Creek Fire: allocation to local agencies.
Existing law, the California Disaster Assistance Act, requires the Director of Emergency Services to provide financial assistance to local agencies for their personnel costs, equipment costs, and the cost of supplies and materials used during disaster response activities, incurred as a result of a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor, subject to specified criteria. Under the act, the state share for eligible project costs is generally 75% of total eligible costs, and for specified incidents, the state share is up to 100% of total eligible costs. The act continuously appropriates moneys in the Disaster Assistance Fund and its subsidiary account, the Earthquake Emergency Investigations Account, without regard to fiscal year, for purposes of the act.
This bill would allow for a state share of up to 100% of total eligible costs related to the Creek Fire that started on September 4, 2020, in the Counties of Fresno and Madera. By authorizing increased expenditure of moneys from a continuously appropriated fund, the bill would make an appropriation.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Counties of Fresno and Madera.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   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.
(14) The Creek Fire that started on September 4, 2020, in the Counties of Fresno and Madera.
(c) 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) 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.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique costs incurred by local agencies responding to the Creek Fire that started on September 4, 2020, in the Counties of Fresno and Madera.