AB 580

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly May 13, 2021
  • Passed Senate Sep 09, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Oct 09, 2021

Emergency services: vulnerable populations.

Abstract

Existing law, the California Emergency Services Act, establishes, within the office of the Governor, the Office of Emergency Services (OES) under the supervision of the Director of Emergency Services. Existing law makes OES responsible for addressing natural, technological, or manmade disasters and emergencies, including activities necessary to prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of emergencies and disasters to people and property. Existing law requires OES to establish a standardized emergency management system for use by all emergency response agencies. Existing law requires the director to appoint representatives of the disabled community to serve on pertinent committees related to that system, and to ensure that the needs of the disabled community are met within that system by ensuring certain committee recommendations include the needs of people with disabilities. This bill instead would require the director to appoint representatives of the access and functional needs population, provided a majority of appointees are from specified groups, to serve on those committees and to ensure the needs of that population are met within that system. Under existing law, political subdivisions, as defined, have full power during a local emergency to provide mutual aid to any affected area in accordance with local ordinances, resolutions, emergency plans, or agreements. Existing law defines "emergency plan" for these purposes to mean official and approved documents that describe the principles and methods to be applied in carrying out emergency operations or rendering mutual aid during emergencies. Existing law requires a county, upon the next update to its emergency plan, to integrate access and functional needs into its emergency plan and to include representatives from the access and functional needs population, as defined, regarding that integration. This bill would require a county to send a copy of its emergency plan to OES on or before March 1, 2022, and upon any update to the plan after that date. By creating a new duty for counties, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require OES, if requested, in consultation with representatives of people with a variety of access and functional needs, to review the emergency plan of each county to determine whether the plans are consistent with certain best practices and guidance, as specified. The bill would require counties to develop and revise emergency plans to address the issues identified by OES in OES's review. The bill would require OES, if requested, to provide technical assistance to a county in developing and revising its emergency plan to address the issues that the office identified in its review. Existing law, on or before July 1, 2019, requires OES, in consultation with specified groups and entities, including the disability community, to develop guidelines for alerting and warning the public of an emergency, as specified, and to provide each city and county with a copy of the guidelines. Existing law requires OES, within 6 months of making those guidelines available and at least annually, to develop an alert and warning training that includes information regarding certain emergency alert systems and the alert and warning guidelines. This bill, instead, would require OES to develop those guidelines on or before July 1, 2022, would include the access and functional needs community, as provided, instead of the disability community in the list of groups that OES is required to consult, and would require OES to develop the alert and warning training with involvement of representatives of the access and functional needs community. Existing law requires OES, in cooperation with involved state and local agencies, to complete an after-action report within 180 days after each declared disaster that reviews public safety response and disaster recovery activities. This bill would require OES to include conclusions and recommendations based on findings in the report. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Votes


Actions


Oct 09, 2021

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 744, Statutes of 2021.

Sep 17, 2021

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Sep 09, 2021

Senate

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 38. Noes 0.).

Assembly

Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 79. Noes 0.).

Assembly

Assembly Rule 63 suspended.

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Sep 07, 2021

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Sep 03, 2021

Senate

Read third time and amended. Ordered to second reading.

Sep 01, 2021

Senate

From special consent calendar.

Senate

Ordered to third reading.

Aug 31, 2021

Senate

Ordered to special consent calendar.

Aug 26, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (August 26).

Senate

Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Jul 05, 2021

Senate

In committee: Referred to suspense file.

  • Referral-Committee
suspense file.

Jun 22, 2021

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR with recommendation: To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (June 22). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR.

May 27, 2021

Senate

Referred to Com. on G.O.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on G.O.

May 13, 2021

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Assembly

Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 75. Noes 0. Page 1408.)

May 06, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

May 05, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 16. Noes 0.) (May 5).

Apr 21, 2021

Assembly

Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar.

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.

Apr 20, 2021

Assembly

From committee: Do pass. To Consent Calendar. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.) (April 19).

Apr 13, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on E.M.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.M.

Apr 12, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on E.M. Read second time and amended.

Apr 06, 2021

Assembly

Re-referred to Com. on E.M.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.M.

Apr 05, 2021

Assembly

From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on E.M. Read second time and amended.

Feb 18, 2021

Assembly

Referred to Com. on E.M.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on E.M.

Feb 12, 2021

Assembly

From printer. May be heard in committee March 14.

Feb 11, 2021

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB580 HTML
02/11/21 - Introduced PDF
04/05/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
04/12/21 - Amended Assembly PDF
09/03/21 - Amended Senate PDF
09/13/21 - Enrolled PDF
10/09/21 - Chaptered PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
04/16/21- Assembly Emergency Management PDF
05/03/21- Assembly Appropriations PDF
06/18/21- Senate Governmental Organization PDF
07/01/21- Senate Appropriations PDF
08/28/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/07/21- Sen. Floor Analyses PDF
09/09/21- ASSEMBLY FLOOR ANALYSIS PDF

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