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SB 17 Bill Repealing Fire Tax Failing

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The California Federation of Republican Women reports the following: Failed Bills

Deadlines are coming and going for 2-year bills, which means many failed bills. Some bills we are glad that they have met their final resting place, such as AB 19 (Ting, D) which would have created a pilot program for online voting or bills like AB 55 (Hernandez, D), that originally would have changed Columbus Day to Native American Day.

Other bills we are disappointed that the legislature did not carry through such as SB 17 (Gaines, R), which would have repealed the fire tax on rural Californians. Still other bills are quietly waiting in the wing, otherwise known as the inactive file, waiting to be resurrected by the legislature. We still do not know what will come of SB 1 (Steinberg, D) or SB 33 (Wolk, D), but we are cautiously optimistic that they will fail to pass.

Amended  IN  Senate  April 18, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  April 11, 2013

 

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

 

Senate Bill SB-17
Introduced by Senators Gaines and Nielsen (Principal coauthors: Assembly Members Bigelow, Dahle, and Beth Gaines) (Coauthors: Senators Anderson, Berryhill, Cannella, Fuller, Huff, Knight, and Wyland) (Coauthors: Assembly Members Donnelly, Harkey, Olsen, Patterson, and Wilk)
December 03, 2012

 

An act to repeal Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 4210) of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Public Resources Code, relating to fire prevention.



LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

 

SB 17, as amended, Gaines. State responsibility areas: fire prevention fees.
Existing law requires the State Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, on or before September 1, 2011, to adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee in an amount not to exceed $150 to be charged on each habitable structure on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area, as defined, and requires that the fire prevention fee be adjusted annually using prescribed methods. Existing law requires the State Board of Equalization to collect the fire prevention fees, as prescribed, commencing with the 2011–12 fiscal year. Existing law establishes the State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fund and prohibits the collection of fire prevention fees if, commencing with the 2012–13 fiscal year, there are sufficient amounts of moneys in the fund to finance specified fire prevention activities for a fiscal year. Existing law requires that the fire prevention fees collected, except as provided, be deposited into the fund and be made available to the board and the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection for certain specified fire prevention activities that benefit the owners of structures in state responsibility areas who are required to pay the fee. Existing law further requires the board, on and after January 1, 2013, to submit an annual written report to the Legislature on specified topics.
This bill would repeal the above provisions relating to the implementation of the declare the intent of the Legislature to repeal the state responsibility area fire prevention fees imposed by the above provisions.

Digest Key

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YESNO   Local Program: NO  


Bill Text

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

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to repeal the state responsibility area fire prevention fees imposed by Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 4210) of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Public Resources Code.SEC. 2.Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 4210) of Part 2 of Division 4 of the Public Resources Code is repealed.

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