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Assemblymember Nazarian Introduces Seismic Functional Recovery Act on 50th Anniversary of Sylmar Quake

California Must Build to a Seismic Functional Recovery Standard to Achieve Resilience
Sacramento, CA-- On February 9, the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Sylmar Earthquake (also known as the San Fernando Earthquake), Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian (D –Van Nuys) will introduce the Seismic Functional Recovery Act calling for California’s building codes to include standards to provide for timely recovery of housing and other community services following an earthquake.

Building Codes Legislation Passes Assembly Housing Committee

California Must Build to a Seismic Resilient Standard

(Sacramento, CA) On a unanimous vote, the Assembly Committee on Housing and Community Development today approved Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian’s (D-Van Nuys) Assembly Bill 1997, allowing the state to consider whether it is time to address the performance objective of our current building code given California’s high seismic risk and lengthy wait time of the national code development process.