2021 - Assembly Bill 981 (Frazier, Jim), Forestry: California Fire Safe Council (Dead)
Would have established the California Fire Safe Council (Council) in the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) consisting of 11 members, as specified. The bill would have required the Council to identify and implement programs to address and minimize the risks of wildfire, to identify public and private programs that may be leveraged to facilitate structure-hardening and community resilience, to conduct public outreach to regional and local wildfire mitigation groups, and to make recommendations to the Legislature on how the programs identified by the Council can be coordinated to increase the effectiveness of those programs. Upon appropriation by the Legislature, up to $7 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund would have been available to CNRA for the purposes of the bill. Held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.