Grayson Bill to Reduce Wildfire Risk Signed Into Law by Governor

Friday, September 21, 2018

(SACRAMENTO) – Today, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed AB 2091, authored by Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson (D-Concord), into law.

California is incredibly fortunate to be the home of many world-class firefighters, however, it is incumbent on us in the Legislature to produce legislation that will reduce the need for these brave women and men to put themselves in danger fighting off flames,” said Assemblymember Grayson. “AB 2091 is a proactive measure to ensure that our communities are able to implement best practices to protect families and homes from wildfires before they are started.”

AB 2091 will encourage the expanded use of prescribed fire resulting in reduced wildfire risk, increased conservation of firefighting resources, and improved forest and watershed health.

“I want to thank the Governor for signing this measure into law and for joining me in making sure that California is doing all it can to prevent more devastating wildfires from occurring,” Assemblymember Grayson continued.

After enduring record-breaking fires in 2017, 2018 did not bring any disaster relief for the state. According to one report, the three largest California fires since 2000 all burned this year, destroying thousands of homes and tragically resulting in multiple deaths. AB 2091 enables California to join other states with high fire incidence in developing and utilizing comprehensive prescribed fire programs.

Assemblymember Timothy S. Grayson represents the 14th Assembly District which includes the communities of Clayton, Concord, Martinez, Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Benicia, and Vallejo. For more information, please visit https://a14.asmdc.org/   

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