Under the California Emergency Services Act, in the exercise of the emergency powers vested in the Governor during a state of war emergency or state of emergency, the Governor is authorized to commandeer or utilize any private property or personnel deemed by the Governor necessary in carrying out the responsibilities vested in the Governor as Chief Executive of the state and the state is required to pay the reasonable value thereof.
This bill, in regard to the Governor's exercise of the powers described above, would specifically provide that the authority to commandeer includes manufacturing entities for the purpose of manufacturing personal protective equipment.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Statutes affected:
02/18/21 - Introduced: 8572 GOV
AB1044: 8572 GOV