ASSEMBLYMAN OBERNOLTE responded to Governor Brown’s veto,

“The emotional toll this act of terrorism has had

on our community is devastating!

This was not just an attack on San Bernardino!

It was an attack on all Californians and the values we share.

It saddens me that Governor Brown has decided not to provide San Bernardino County with the state’s full support after the tremendous expense it incurred responding to this horrific tragedy.”







December 2, 2015  Terrorist Attack on San Bernardino, California 

First Responders responded immediately











                   In the

State Assembly Monday September 26th

Sacramento, California ____ Assemblyman Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) expressed disappointment regarding Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to veto Senate Bill 1385, a Bill that would have authorized the state to reimburse San Bernardino County for up to 100 percent of eligible costs following the terrorist attack at the Inland Regional Center on December 2, 2015.

The total cost to San Bernardino County has been estimated at more than $19 million for both its rapid and comprehensive response to this tragedy and the aftermath associated with such a dire event.

The California Office of Emergency Services (OES) is charged with determining which expenses the state should be responsible for reimbursement under the California Disaster Assistance Act. For a natural disaster, the state typically assumes responsibility for 75 percent of eligible costs and local governments are responsible for the remainder. In the case of the December 2, 2015 shooting at the Inland Regional Center, OES estimates total eligible response and recovery costs to be approximately $7 million. This bill would have required the state to cover those costs in total, which is $1.8 million more than under current law.

It is important to note that California has picked up 100 percent of the eligible costs for 15 natural disasters in recent decades, including earthquakes, storms, and wildfires. 

SB 1385 would have provided additional financial assistance to the San Bernardino County’s First Resonders.