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Title Wildfire Detection Technology Pilot Program
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/11/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • State Government
House Sponsors M. Lynch (R)
J. Joseph (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Ginal (D)
C. Simpson (R)
House Committee State, Civic, Military and Veterans Affairs
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/10/2023

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill requires the center
of excellence for advanced technology aerial firefighting (center of
excellence) in the division of fire prevention and control in the
department of public safety to establish one or more remote camera
technology pilot programs. The program may include the use of artificial
intelligence technologies. The center of excellence must acquire or
contract for a system of remote pan-tilt-zoom cameras and associated
tools to provide a live feed of information that can detect, locate, and
confirm ignition in the wildland-urban interface. The center of excellence
may acquire or contract for artificial intelligence technologies to assist in
the detection, containment, and monitoring of wildfires. The center of
excellence must report to the wildfire matters review committee on the
system's effectiveness and potential for more widespread use in the state.
The bill appropriates $2 million from the general fund to implement the

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