Invoice Textual content – AB-2238 Excessive warmth: statewide excessive warmth rating system. – California Legislative Data


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 (a) For functions of this half, the next definitions apply:

(1) “Company” means the California Environmental Safety Company.
(2) “Excessive warmth” means a interval of surprising and uncomfortable scorching climate that would end in a warmth wave or different warmth well being occasion.
(3) “ICARP” means the Built-in Local weather Adaptation and Resiliency Program, established pursuant to Part 71354, on the Workplace of Planning and Analysis.
(b) On or earlier than January 1, 2024, the company, in coordination with the ICARP and the Division of Insurance coverage, shall develop a statewide excessive warmth rating system to be primarily based upon, however not restricted to, all the following:
(1) Out there meteorological information from authorities and educational sources, together with most temperature, minimal temperature, and period of maximum warmth occasions.
(2) Data and information on well being impacts of warmth established via finest accessible science or information from previous warmth and excessive warmth occasions.
(3) Measures of maximum warmth severity.
(4) Domestically related info, corresponding to city warmth island results, or cooling results from city tree canopies
(c) The statewide excessive warmth rating system shall embrace suggestions on thresholds or triggers for public insurance policies that scale back the danger of maximum warmth impacts, and think about info reported by the Division of Insurance coverage, together with the outcomes of the examine pursuant to subdivision (e).
(d) After the statewide excessive warmth rating system is finalized, ICARP shall do all the following:
(1) Develop, in session with the Workplace of Emergency Providers and different state companies, and with enter from native governments, tribal organizations, labor organizations, environmental organizations, and group teams from weak communities, a public communication plan for the statewide excessive warmth rating system with a concentrate on methods that concentrate on communications to populations which are most at-risk of public well being and emergency impacts from excessive warmth occasions.
(2) Suggest partnerships with native and tribal governments, and develop statewide steerage for native and tribal governments within the preparation and planning for excessive warmth occasions.
(3) Suggest particular warmth adaptation measures that could possibly be triggered by the statewide excessive warmth rating system and establish how the statewide excessive warmth rating system aligns with further excessive warmth adaptation insurance policies pursuant to Part 71354.
(e) On or earlier than January 1, 2024, the Division of Insurance coverage shall examine insured and uninsured prices associated to previous excessive warmth occasions with completely different period, most temperature, and measurable well being impacts. The outcomes of this examine shall be transmitted to the suitable legislative coverage and funds committees, the company, and ICARP.
(f) The requirement for submitting a examine imposed underneath subdivision (e) is inoperative on January 1, 2028, pursuant to Part 10231.5 of the Authorities Code.


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