A.B.2089. Volunteer firefighters: background checks.

California Assembly
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                    The Fire Protection District Law of 1987 provides for the formation and administration of fire protection districts. Under that law, district employees include volunteer firefighters.

Other existing law provides for the organization of fire companies in unincorporated towns by filing a certificate with the Fire and Rescue Operational Area Coordinator in the same county, or other county agency as designated by ordinance of the county board of supervisors. Under existing law, a fire company is staffed by officers and volunteer firefighters. Existing law authorizes counties and cities to regulate the formation and continued existence of fire companies within their jurisdiction.
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                    This bill would amend those provisions to require the chief of a fire protection district or a fire company to conduct background checks on applicants for volunteer firefighter status with the district or fire company, as prescribed, and would require the chief to identify an applicant who is determined by such a background check to be a registered sex offender or to have committed or been convicted of specific offenses. By imposing new duties on local officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.

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  • In committee: Held under submission.

    Fri, May 25th 2018
  • In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.

    Wed, May 9th 2018
  • Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

    Mon, Apr 30th 2018
  • Read second time and amended.

    Thu, Apr 26th 2018
  • From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (April 24).

    Wed, Apr 25th 2018
  • Re-referred to Com. on PUB. S. pursuant to Assembly Rule 96.

    Mon, Apr 9th 2018
  • (Ayes 46. Noes 20. Page 4554.)

    Mon, Apr 9th 2018
  • Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

    Tue, Feb 27th 2018
  • From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on L. GOV. Read second time and amended.

    Mon, Feb 26th 2018
  • Referred to Com. on L. GOV.

    Thu, Feb 22nd 2018
  • From printer. May be heard in committee March 10.

    Thu, Feb 8th 2018
  • Read first time. To print.

    Wed, Feb 7th 2018