The Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery Releases New Draft Report – Update from Bick Law

Wed Jul 3rd, On Environmental Law, by Julieanne Nguyen

In response to the number of catastrophic wildfires occurring in the State of California, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 901 (SB 901) into law on September 21, 2018. With the objective to mitigate wildfire risk and increase the rate of recovery, the Bill outlines a number of revisions to current law while establishing new requirements, such as the formation of the Commission on Catastrophic Wildfire Cost and Recovery. This Commission will have the obligation to report to the Legislature and Governor after assessing issues regarding catastrophic wildfires. Recommendations and changes to the law are to be provided by July 1, 2019 in order to “ensure equitable distribution of costs among affected parties.”

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