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Governor Signs Two Bills to Protect Victims of Natural Disasters

North State Assemblymember James Gallagher penned a bill written in response to recent wildfires and The Oroville Dam spillway crisis.

Posted: Jul 20, 2018 6:40 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Governor Jerry Brown has signed legislation to help victims of fires and floods.

One bill that he signed cracks down on those who steal from victim of natural disasters.

It was written by North State Assemblymember James Gallagher in response to recent wildfires and The Oroville Dam spillway crisis. It increases the penalty for looting during an evacuation order.

Another bill the Governor signed deals with property tax deferrals for those impacted by disasters. It allows anyone impacted by a natural disaster to apply for relief, without risking penalties if they end up not qualifying.

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