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Last Updated: 1/26/2010
Budget Issue: Administration of the Governor's proposed emergency response initiative.
Program: California Emergency Management Agency
Finding or Recommendation: Reject the proposed surcharge on property insurance policies statewide as a funding mechanism for various emergency response activities, including five positions for the California Emergency Management Agency to administer the Emergency Response Fund in 2010-11. However, if the Legislature does approve the insurance surcharge, we find that it would be more appropriate to fund administration of the program through the Board of Equalization which collects other state taxes and fees.
Further Detail

We presented a handout on the Governor's proposed emergency response initiative at the January 21, 2010 hearing of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.