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State Responsibility Area Fire Prevention Fees
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CHAPTER 1.5 STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREA FIRE PREVENTION FEES
Article 1. General Provisions
4212. Adoption of regulations to establish a fee for structures within a state responsibility area. (a) (1) By September 1, 2011, the board shall adopt emergency regulations to establish a fire prevention fee for the purposes of this chapter in an amount not to exceed one hundred fifty dollars ($150) to be charged on each habitable structure on a parcel that is within a state responsibility area.
(2) The Legislature finds and declares that a fire prevention fee of not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150) is a reasonable amount for the necessary fire prevention activities of the state that benefit the owner of a habitable structure within a state responsibility area.
(b) On July 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, the board may adjust the fire prevention fees imposed pursuant to this chapter to reflect the percentage of change in the average annual value of the Implicit Price Deflator for State and Local Government Purchases of Goods and Services for the United States, as calculated by the United States Department of Commerce for the 12-month period in the third quarter of the prior calendar year, as reported by the Department of Finance.
(c) Emergency regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be adopted in accordance with the rulemaking provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code). The adoption of emergency regulations shall be deemed an emergency and necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety, or general welfare.
History—Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 8x1 (ABx1 29), in effect July 8, 2011. Stats. 2014, Ch. 895 (AB 2048), in effect January 1, 2015, added "habitable" before "structure" in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a); and substituted "may" for "shall" after "the board" in subdivision (b).