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SB 90* (Steinberg-D)Seismic safety: hospitals

Among other provisions, grants individual hospitals the ability to apply for an extension of deadlines for seismic compliance of up to seven years and permits the Office of State Health Planning and Development to evaluate a hospital's application and grant an extension provided the hospital meets certain milestones.
Chapter 19, Statutes of 2011

SB 562 (Senate Transportation And Housing Committee)Seismic safety: housing omnibus bill

Makes technical changes to various sections of the law relating to housing, which among other provisions, updates the building code requirements to refer to current codes related to seismic safety retrofits that are used in California, and combines two separate sections of law that require a portion of building permit fees be deposited into the Strong-Motion Instrumentation and Seismic Hazards Mapping Fund.
Chapter 239, Statutes of 2009

SB 630 (Alquist-D)Hospitals: seismic safety: hospitals

Revises the conditions that a hospital owner will have to meet in order for the Office of Structural Health Planning and Development to grant an additional extension from the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act.
(In Senate Health Committee)

SCR 40 (Corbett-D)Emergency services: earthquake preparedness

Declares the month of April as California Earthquake Preparedness month.
Resolution Chapter 27, Statutes of 2011

SCR 57 (Vargas-D)Earthquakes: building standards

Urges the Division of the State Architect, in cooperation with the California Building Standards Commission and the Department of Housing and Community Development to hold hearings to determine if the building codes subject to a scheduled review should be amended to require the installation of devices that shutoff natural gas and electrical power in the event of an earthquake at the time of initial construction and major renovations.
(In Senate Rules Committee)

AB 50* (Hill-D)San Bruno gas explosion: tax relief

Deems that the San Bruno gas explosion to be a qualified disaster for purposes of disaster payments, thereby allowing taxpayers to exclude disaster relief payments from state income. Provides similar treatment for involuntary conversions resulting from a disaster.
Chapter 18, Statutes of 2011

AB 184 (Swanson-D)Seismic safety improvements

Adds seismic strengthening improvements to the types of improvements to private property that can be financed with voluntary contractual assessments.
Chapter 28, Statutes of 2011

AB 510 (Bonnie Lowenthal-D)Seismic safety: hospitals

Prohibits a hospital that receives a notification of noncompliance from the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act, from providing general acute care inpatient services in the noncompliant building.
(In Assembly Health Committee)

AB 578 (Hill-D)Disaster assistance: emergencies

Establishes the Debris Removal Account in the Special Fund for Economic Uncertainties, and continuously appropriates monies in the Account for allocation by the Director of the Department of Finance to the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, for qualifying debris removal service costs incurred as a result of a proclamation by the Governor of a state of emergency.
(In Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)

AB 927 (Huffman-D)Seismic safety: health facilities

Permits a health care district that is eligible to receive an additional extension of up to two-years from seismic safety standards, to request an additional two-year extension if it submits a plan to submit a ballot measure to issue bonds to the voters.
(In Assembly Health Committee)

AB 1116 (Fong-D)Emergency management

Requires the California Emergency Management Agency to take measure to help people with limited English proficiency (LEP) prepare for emergencies and understand information conveyed during emergencies (such as utilizing bilingual persons in public contact positions) and coordinating with organizations that represent the needs of LEP persons in order to disseminate guidance to local and regional governmental entities.

AB 1420 (Assembly Governmental Organization Committee)Emergency assistance

Extends the 3/1/12 sunset date for the operation of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) to 3/1/15. (The purpose of EMAC is to provide mutual aid among the states in meeting any emergency or disaster).
Chapter 413, Statutes of 2011

AB 1428* (Chesbro-D)Disaster relief: March 2011 tsunami

Applies excess disaster loss treatment to victims in Mendocino County of the March 2011 tsunami, caused by Japan's earthquake. Taxpayers can carry forward 100% of losses for 15 years, and claim losses on amended returns.
Chapter 283, Statutes of 2011

AB 1429* (Chesbro-D)Disaster relief: March 2011 tsunami

Adds the tsunami that occurred in Del Norte County in March 2011, caused by Japan's earthquake, to the list of disasters for which the state's share of state eligible cost is up to 100%.

AJR 9 (Cook-R)Public alert and warning system

Urges the Congress of the United States to expedite a solution to provide a public alert and warning system to alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other hazards to the public safety, health, and well-being of the American people.
Resolution Chapter 41, Statutes of 2011


Index (in Bill Order)

Bills Author and Bill Title Reference
SB 90* Steinberg-D
Seismic safety: hospitals

Disaster Relief Legislation

SB 562 Senate Transportation And Housing Committee
Seismic safety: housing omnibus bill

Disaster Relief Legislation

SB 630 Alquist-D
Hospitals: seismic safety: hospitals

Disaster Relief Legislation

SCR 40 Corbett-D
Emergency services: earthquake preparedness

Disaster Relief Legislation

SCR 57 Vargas-D
Earthquakes: building standards

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 50* Hill-D
San Bruno gas explosion: tax relief

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 184 Swanson-D
Seismic safety improvements

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 510 Bonnie Lowenthal-D
Seismic safety: hospitals

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 578 Hill-D
Disaster assistance: emergencies

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 927 Huffman-D
Seismic safety: health facilities

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 1116 Fong-D
Emergency management

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 1420 Assembly Governmental Organization Committee
Emergency assistance

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 1428* Chesbro-D
Disaster relief: March 2011 tsunami

Disaster Relief Legislation

AB 1429* Chesbro-D
Disaster relief: March 2011 tsunami

Disaster Relief Legislation

AJR 9 Cook-R
Public alert and warning system

Disaster Relief Legislation