Bill Text: CA AB2275 | 2019-2020 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: State armories: homeless shelters: security.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2020-07-31 - Read second time. Ordered to Consent Calendar. [AB2275 Detail]

Download: California-2019-AB2275-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Senate  July 14, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2275


Introduced by Assembly Member Nazarian
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Luz Rivas)

February 14, 2020


An act to amend Section 15301.3 of the Government Code, relating to homelessness. homelessness, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2275, as amended, Nazarian. State armories: homeless shelters: security.
Existing law makes specified state armories located in specified counties available to those counties, or a city in one of those counties, for the purpose of providing temporary shelter for homeless persons from October 15 through April 15 each year, and authorizes any county or city not listed, subject to the approval of the Adjutant General, to use an armory within its jurisdiction, in accordance with specified requirements. Existing law requires that a county or city that elects to use an armory as a temporary shelter obtain a license that meets specified requirements. Existing
Existing law also requires that the county or city that obtains a license to use an armory as a temporary shelter ensure that local law enforcement officers conduct periodic visits to the armory on each night of operation.
This bill would instead require, prior to shelter services commencing, that the county or city notify local law enforcement officers and request that officers make periodic visits to the armory on each night of operation.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: MAJORITY2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 15301.3 of the Government Code is amended to read:

15301.3.
 Any county or city authorized in Section 15301 electing to use a state armory or armories for the purpose of this chapter, in consultation with the Community Advisory Committee appointed pursuant to Section 438 of the Military and Veterans Code or, if no committee has been appointed, in consultation with the Adjutant General, shall obtain a license from the Military Department with the following requirements:
(a) The county or city obtaining a license shall be solely responsible for measures and costs required to comply with state and local health and safety codes during the license periods.
(b) The county or city obtaining a license shall be responsible for all legal liabilities during the license periods and the state shall be held harmless in each case.
(c) Except as provided in the annual Budget Act, the county or city obtaining a license shall be responsible for all costs of providing shelter in the state armory or armories to homeless persons during the license periods, including, but not limited to, all costs for minor emergency repairs, including, but not limited to, plumbing and electrical work, and shall reimburse the Military Department for all costs of providing armories for shelter operations including, but not limited to, utilities, building maintenance and repair, administrative costs, and for National Guardsman for the security of military equipment and property.
(d) The county or city obtaining a license shall be solely responsible for alternative housing arrangements, including relocation measures and transportation, for homeless persons housed in state armories during the license periods, upon notification from the Military Department that the armory or armories shall be required for military activities or emergency purposes as announced by the Governor. The Military Department or the Governor shall determine the evacuation deadline.
(e) The county or city obtaining a license shall be responsible for providing uniformed security personnel from one hour before the shelter opens until one hour after lights out. Prior to shelter services commencing, the county or city shall also notify officers from the local law enforcement agency with jurisdiction over the armory and request that officers make periodic visits to the armory on each night of operation.
(f) The county or city obtaining a license shall be responsible for providing janitorial service from a licensed contractor or qualified civil service employees in order to meet state health and sanitation standards for restrooms and shower facilities.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to protect the health and safety of persons experiencing homelessness at a time when the number of homeless persons is increasing rapidly across the state, it is necessary for this measure to take immediate effect.
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