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CSAC, County CAOs Attend Wildfire Legislative Working Group

January 18, 2018

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee convened a wildfire working group to discuss potential legislation in the upcoming session. The group was comprised of a variety of stakeholders and was attended by CSAC staff and several county CAOs from fire-ravaged counties to discuss and share their experience.

There have been numerous pieces of legislation introduced this session in response to California’s terrible wildfire season. Policies discussed at the meeting include bills to prevent insurers from canceling insurance policies, improvements in emergency communications systems, and potential changes in land use regulations and policies.

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee expects to see a number of proposals this year and sought stakeholder opinions early in the legislative process. CSAC staff will closely monitor all legislative proposals as they move through the Capitol. 

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