Bill Text: CA ACR101 | 2021-2022 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: California Emergency Preparedness Month.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 54-16-1)

Status: (Passed) 2021-09-17 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 141, Statutes of 2021. [ACR101 Detail]

Download: California-2021-ACR101-Chaptered.html

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 101

Relative to California Emergency Preparedness Month.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 17, 2021. ]


ACR 101, Seyarto. California Emergency Preparedness Month.
This measure would declare the month of September 2021 as California Emergency Preparedness Month.
Fiscal Committee: NO  

WHEREAS, Launched in 2004, National Preparedness Month is the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national annual preparedness outreach; and
WHEREAS, National Preparedness Month aims to educate and empower Americans during the month and throughout the year to prepare for and respond to all types of emergencies, including natural disasters and manmade emergencies; and
WHEREAS, California has experienced an uptick over the last decade in emergency situations that require individuals to prepare in advance; and
WHEREAS, These disasters include rolling blackouts, wildfires, mudslides, and others that can leave Californians without power or foods for days; and
WHEREAS, In the last year, California has suffered 23 declared emergency situations, comprising 9,917 wildfires, dozens of blackouts, hundreds of earthquakes; and
WHEREAS, In response to emergencies and disasters, hundreds of thousands of people have been subject to mandatory evacuations; and
WHEREAS, It is more critical than ever before that Californians have a plan prior to experiencing these events; and
WHEREAS, These plans should include access to adequate shelter, reserves of food and water, backup power for communication devices, plans for pets, and access to transportation; and
WHEREAS, September is celebrated as National Preparedness Month; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Assembly of the State of California, the Senate thereof concurring, That the Legislature hereby proclaims the month of September 2021 as California Emergency Preparedness Month; and be it further
Resolved, That the Legislature encourages Californians to acknowledge the importance of planning for emergencies to protect themselves and their families; and be it further
Resolved, That the Chief Clerk of the Assembly transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.