Pacific Conflict Stress Test Act

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Summary

This Act provides for a Pacific regional supply chain risk assessment as preparation for a significant Asia-Pacific conflict.

Pacific Conflict Stress Test Act

Be it enacted by the Legislature of this state:

Section 1. Department of emergency and military affairs; risk assessment; Pacific conflict; annual briefing; exemption; delayed repeal; definitions

(A) It is the policy of this state to:

(1) Support the civilian and military command of the United States of America and its efforts to promote and maintain prosperity, peace and security for the United States and the United States of America’s allies.

(2) Enhance the defensive posture of this state to protect the citizens and assets of this state and to contribute to the defensive posture of the United States of America by reducing security vulnerabilities within this state.

(3) Exercise foresight and make reasonable preparations for a potential regional or global conflict centered in the Pacific that could involve attacks on the United States of America and the United States of America’s allies in the Pacific, could involve asymmetrical attacks on the United States of America and could cause the disruption or complete severing of supply chains between this state, its vendors and other countries in the Pacific.

(B) The department of emergency and military affairs, to the extent possible, shall identify any threats posed to this state in the event of a Pacific conflict. The department, to the extent possible, shall:

(1) Complete a comprehensive risk assessment, including all vulnerabilities and recommendations for emergency response strategies, for all of the following areas:

(a) Critical infrastructure.

(b) Telecommunications infrastructure.

(c) Military installations located within this state.

(d) The state supply chain for critical procurements.

(e) The state vendor supply chain for critical procurements.

(f) State cybersecurity.

(g) Public health, safety and security in this state.

(2) Provide mitigation strategies and suggestions to limit or eliminate the risk posed to all of the following in the event of a Pacific conflict:

(a) Critical infrastructure and other assets.

(b) The safety and security of this state or nation.

(C) On or before December 31 of each year, the department shall conduct an annual briefing before the governor, or the governor’s designee, the president of the senate, or the president’s designee, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or the speaker’s designee. The department shall address compliance with this section and provide any recommendations for legislative action pertaining to the risk assessment.

(D) This section is exempt from the requirements contained in the relevant statutes.

(E) Agencies in this state shall cooperate with the department for the purposes of this section.

(F) For the purposes of this section:

(1) “Critical infrastructure”:

(a) Means systems and assets, whether physical or virtual, that are so vital to this state and the United States that the incapacity or destruction of those systems and assets would have a debilitating impact on security, economic security, public health or safety.

(b) Includes:

(i) Gas and oil production, storage or delivery systems.

(ii) Water supply refinement, storage or delivery systems.

(iii) Electrical power delivery systems.

(iv) Telecommunications networks.

(v) Transportation systems and services.

(vi) Personal data or otherwise classified information storage systems, including cybersecurity.

(2) “Pacific conflict”:

(a) Means a declared war or armed conflict between the United States or any of the allies of the United States and another nation that occurs on land or sea or in the air in the Pacific Ocean and threatens or could reasonably escalate to threaten the supply chains, critical infrastructure, safety or security of this state or the United States.

(b) Includes a serious deterioration of diplomatic ties or economic engagement between the United States or the allies of the United States and another nation that threatens the status quo of Pacific trade, travel and military operations or exercises.

(3) “State supply chain” means the end-to-end process for shipping goods, purchased by this state or shipped to this state, beginning at the point of origin through a point or points of distribution to the destination.

(4) “State vendor supply chain” means the end-to-end process for shipping goods, purchased by this state from state vendors or shipped to the vendors, beginning at the point of origin through a point or points of distribution to the destination.