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AB-3267 Office of Emergency Services: State Emergency Plan.(2019-2020)



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Assembly Bill No. 3267
CHAPTER 260

An act to amend Sections 8570.4 and 8607 of the Government Code, relating to state government.

[ Approved by Governor  September 29, 2020. Filed with Secretary of State  September 29, 2020. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3267, Smith. Office of Emergency Services: State Emergency Plan.
Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, among other things, requires the Office of Emergency Services to update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2019, and every 5 years thereafter. The act also requires the office to complete an after-action report within 120 days after each declared disaster.
This bill would require the office to coordinate with representatives of the access and functional needs population, as specified, when the office updates the State Emergency Plan. The bill would, instead, require the office to complete an after-action report within 180 days after each declared disaster.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 8570.4 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8570.4.
 (a) The Office of Emergency Services shall update the State Emergency Plan on or before January 1, 2019, and every five years thereafter.
(b) (1) The office shall, when complying with subdivision (a), coordinate with representatives, including, but not limited to, social service agencies, nonprofit organizations, and transportation providers, from the access and functional needs population regarding the integration of access and functional needs into the State Emergency Plan.
(2) As used in this subdivision, “access and functional needs population” has the same meaning as described in Section 8593.3.

SEC. 2.

 Section 8607 of the Government Code is amended to read:

8607.
 (a) The Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with all interested state agencies with designated response roles in the state emergency plan and interested local emergency management agencies shall jointly establish by regulation a standardized emergency management system for use by all emergency response agencies. The public water systems identified in Section 8607.2 may review and comment on these regulations before adoption. This system shall be applicable, but not limited to, those emergencies or disasters referenced in the state emergency plan. The standardized emergency management system shall include all of the following systems as a framework for responding to and managing emergencies and disasters involving multiple jurisdictions or multiple agency responses:
(1) The Incident Command Systems adapted from the systems originally developed by the FIRESCOPE Program, including those currently in use by state agencies.
(2) The multiagency coordination system as developed by the FIRESCOPE Program.
(3) The mutual aid agreement, as defined in Section 8561, and related mutual aid systems such as those used in law enforcement, fire service, and coroners operations.
(4) The operational area concept, as defined in Section 8559.
(b) Individual agencies’ roles and responsibilities agreed upon and contained in existing laws or the state emergency plan are not superseded by this article.
(c) The Office of Emergency Services, in coordination with the State Fire Marshal’s office, the Department of the California Highway Patrol, the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, the Emergency Medical Services Authority, and all other interested state agencies with designated response roles in the state emergency plan, shall jointly develop an approved course of instruction for use in training all emergency response personnel, consisting of the concepts and procedures associated with the standardized emergency management system described in subdivision (a).
(d) All state agencies shall use the standardized emergency management system as adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) to coordinate multiple jurisdiction or multiple agency emergency and disaster operations.
(e) (1) Each local agency, in order to be eligible for any funding of response-related costs under disaster assistance programs, shall use the standardized emergency management system as adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) to coordinate multiple jurisdiction or multiple agency operations.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), local agencies shall be eligible for repair, renovation, or any other nonpersonnel costs resulting from an emergency.
(f) The Office of Emergency Services shall, in cooperation with involved state and local agencies, complete an after-action report within 180 days after each declared disaster. This report shall review public safety response and disaster recovery activities and shall be made available to all interested public safety and emergency management organizations.