Disaster Relief

Disaster Relief Legislation

Index Disaster Relief Legislation

SB 12* (Chesbro-D) Napa earthquake: disaster relief

Provides state reimbursement of local property tax losses as a result of an earthquake in Napa County in September 2000.

Chapter 158, Statutes of 2001

SB 53* (Torlakson-D) Community Redevelopment Disaster Project Law

Makes permanent the provisions of the Community Redevelopment Disaster Project Law.

Chapter 9, Statutes of 2001

SB 210 (Senate Local Government Committee) Disaster service workers: loyalty oaths

Allows state agencies, cities, and districts to destroy loyalty oaths of disaster service workers five years after their employees' employment ends.

Chapter 176, Statutes of 2001

SB 444 (Perata-D) Disaster relief: owner-occupied dwellings

Provides that financial assistance provided for housing disaster relief in the case of an owner-occupied dwelling would be a grant and not a loan, as specified.

(In Senate Housing and Community Development Committee)

SB 998 (Alarcon-D) Emergency services

Appropriates $250,000 to the State Office of Emergency Services to prepare a statewide disaster recovery plan.

(In Senate Appropriations Committee)

SB 1203 (Romero-D) Office of Emergency Services: disaster registry

Requires the guidelines developed by the State Office of Emergency Services relative to a disaster registry program, in areas where a significant proportion of the residents are not fluent in English, volunteers workers be equipped with, and required to use conservation handbooks that contain important phrases in the appropriate language or languages, to aid in communication with those residents not fluent in English.

(In Senate Governmental Organization Committee)

AB 44* (Wiggins-D) Disaster relief: earthquake

Allows taxpayers who suffered disaster losses as a result of the September 2000 Napa earthquake to carry forward 100 percent of any excess losses for up to five taxable years and if any excess loss remains after that period, to carry forward 50 percent of the amount remaining for up to ten additional years.

Chapter 618, Statutes of 2001

AB 70* (Wright-D) State Office of Emergency Services: firefighting equipment

Establishes a thermal imaging equipment program within the State Office of Energy Services and creates an advisory committee to develop specifications and information to facilitate the purchase of thermal imaging equipment at competitive rates.

Chapter 837, Statutes of 2001

AB 724 (Corbett-D) Earthquake emergency procedure system

Requires the State Fire Marshal to annually inspect each school's preparedness for earthquake emergencies and disasters and submit a report to the school principal and district superintendent, who in turn must notify parents, guardians and local parent teacher association organizations of the report.

(In Assembly Appropriations Committee)

AB 955 (Florez-D) Agricultural disaster prevention

Makes several technical and minor changes to provisions governing the authority of the Secretary of the State Department of Food and Agriculture to administer animal quarantines, animal disposal, and compensation to ranchers and others, and addresses the related authority of the State Veterinarian.

Chapter 503, Statutes of 2001

AB 977 (Alquist-D) Earthquake

Requires the State Director of Finance each July 1 to transfer up to $100,000 from the General Fund to the Earthquake Emergency Investigations Account to ensure that the account balance at the beginning of each fiscal year is $100,000.

(In Senate Appropriations Committee)

AB 1118 (Corbett-D) Seismic safety

Appropriates $1.5 million from the California Earthquake Recovery Fund to the State Department of Insurance (DOI) for purposes of extending the life of an existing residential retrofit program operated by the DOI until December 1, 2004, and makes related changes.

Chapter 895, Statutes of 2001

AB 1432 (Corbett-D) Emergency services

Allows the Director of the State Office of Emergency Services to implement cost-effective mitigation measures as part of the repairs of public facilities for projects in areas where a state of emergency has been proclaimed by the Governor. Extends the sunset date of the Disaster Response-Emergency Operations Account until January 1, 2003.

Chapter 822, Statutes of 2001

ACR 18 (Frommer-D) El Salvador and India earthquake relief

Calls upon the Governor to advise the State Office of Emergency Services and requests local disaster relief agencies stand ready to provide assistance to El Salvador and India in the event of a major earthquake in those areas.

(On Senate Inactive File)

ACR 27 (Dickerson-R) India earthquake of 2001

Expresses the sympathy of the Legislature for those who died and those who lost loved ones in the earthquake that hit on January 26, 2001, and hopes that the world never forgets the tragedy and acknowledges the efforts of the India Earthquake Relief Fund.

Resolution Chapter 47, Statutes of 2001

ACR 34 (Corbett-D) Earthquake Preparedness Month

Declares the month of April to be California Earthquake Preparedness Month and urges all Californians and government agencies to engage in education, evaluation of seismic hazards, mitigation, safety activities, and the exchange of information related to earthquake preparedness with other states and nations during that month.

Resolution Chapter 23, Statutes of 2001



Top Index (in Bill Order)

Bill Author and Bill Title Reference Links

SB 12*

Napa earthquake: disaster relief

SB 53*

Community Redevelopment Disaster Project Law

SB 210

Senate Local Government Committee
Disaster service workers: loyalty oaths

SB 444

Disaster relief: owner-occupied dwellings

SB 998

Emergency services

SB 1203

Office of Emergency Services: disaster registry

AB 44*

Disaster relief: earthquake

AB 70*

State Office of Emergency Services: firefighting equipment

AB 724

Earthquake emergency procedure system

AB 955

Agricultural disaster prevention

AB 977


AB 1118

Seismic safety

AB 1432

Emergency services

ACR 18

El Salvador and India earthquake relief

ACR 27

India earthquake of 2001

ACR 34

Earthquake Preparedness Month