2022 – Assembly Bill 2538 (Rivas, Robert), Wildfire Smoke Notification (Dead)
Air Quality and Emissions
Office of Legislative Affairs
Would have required the Office of Emergency Services (OES) to ensure the California State Warning Center integrates, upon the next update to OES’s emergency plan, a plan to provide targeted alerts for public health dangers, including smoke from wildfires. Would have required OES to create a standard operating procedure to send text and voice messages, in multiple languages, to residents and farmworkers based on their ZIP Codes to alert them of public health dangers in their area. Held on suspense in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.