Bill Text: CA ACR112 | 2023-2024 | Regular Session | Chaptered

Bill Title: California Emergency Preparedness Month.

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 60-17)

Status: (Passed) 2023-09-14 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Res. Chapter 171, Statutes of 2023. [ACR112 Detail]

Download: California-2023-ACR112-Chaptered.html

Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 112

Relative to California Emergency Preparedness Month.

[ Filed with Secretary of State  September 14, 2023. ]


ACR 112, Rodriguez. California Emergency Preparedness Month.
This measure would proclaim September 2023 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 a significant increase 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 food for days; and
WHEREAS, In the last year, California suffered 13 declared emergencies, including fires, drought, extreme heat, winter storms, and oil spills, and several other emergency situations such as blackouts, earthquakes, and high winds; 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 2023 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.