Compare Versions


PDF |Add To My Favorites | print page

SB-1154 Fire prevention: very high fire hazards.(2019-2020)



Current Version: 02/20/20 - Introduced Compare Versions information image


SB1154:v99#DOCUMENT


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 1154


Introduced by Senator Nielsen

February 20, 2020


An act to amend Section 51176 of the Government Code, relating to fire prevention.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1154, as introduced, Nielsen. Fire prevention: very high fire hazards.
Existing law requires the Director of Forestry and Fire Protection to identify areas in the state as very high fire hazard severity zones based on consistent statewide criteria and based on the severity of fire hazard that is expected to prevail in those areas. Existing law provides that the purpose of this law relating to the classification of lands is so that public officials are able to identify measures that will delay the rate of spread, and reduce the potential intensity, of uncontrolled fires that threaten to destroy resources, life, or property, and to require that those measures be taken.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to this latter provision relating to the purpose of the law.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 51176 of the Government Code is amended to read:

51176.
 The purpose of this chapter is to classify lands in the state in accordance with whether a very high fire hazard is present so that public officials are able to identify measures that will retard delay the rate of spread, and reduce the potential intensity, of uncontrolled fires that threaten to destroy resources, life, or property, and to require that those measures be taken.