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AB-344 State highways: relinquishment.(2009-2010)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 301.3 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

301.3.
 (a) The commission may relinquish to the City of Newport Beach the portion of Route 1 that is located between Jamboree Road and the Santa Ana River, within the city limits of the City of Newport Beach, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state.
(b) A relinquishment under this section shall become effective immediately following the county recorder’s recordation of the relinquishment resolution containing the commission’s approval of the terms and conditions of the relinquishment.
(c) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The portion of Route 1 relinquished under this section shall cease to be a state highway.
(2) The portion of Route 1 relinquished under this section shall be ineligible for future adoption under Section 81.
(d) The City of Newport Beach shall ensure the continuity of traffic flow on the relinquished portions of Route 1, including, but not limited to, any traffic signal progression.
(e) For those portions of Route 1 that are relinquished, the City of Newport Beach shall maintain within its jurisdiction signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 1.

SEC. 2.

 Section 355 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

355.
 (a) Route 55 is from the south end of  Newport Beach Channel Bridge  to Route 91 in Santa Ana Canyon.
(b) The commission may relinquish to the City of Newport Beach the portion of Route 55 that is located between Finley Avenue and the Newport channel bridge, within the city limits of the City of Newport Beach, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state.
(c) A relinquishment under this section shall become effective immediately following the county recorder’s recordation of the relinquishment resolution containing the commission’s approval of the terms and conditions of the relinquishment.
(d) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The portion of Route 55 relinquished under this section shall cease to be a state highway.
(2) The portion of Route 55 relinquished under this section shall be ineligible for future adoption under Section 81.
(b) (e)  The relinquished former portions of Route 55 within the  City of Newport Beach are not state highways and are not eligible for adoption under Section 81. For the relinquished former portions of Route 55, the City of Newport Beach shall maintain within its jurisdiction signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 55. The City of Newport Beach shall  shall  ensure the continuity of traffic flow on the relinquished former  portions of Route 1 within its jurisdiction,  55,  including, but not limited to, any traffic signal progression.
(f) For those portions of Route 55 that are relinquished, the City of Newport Beach shall maintain within its jurisdiction signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 55.

SEC. 3.

 Section 446 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

446.
 (a) Route 146 is from:
(1) Route 101 near Soledad to Pinnacles National Monument.
(2) Pinnacles National Monument to Route 25 in Bear Valley.
(b) The (1)   relinquished former  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may relinquish to the City of Soledad the  portion of Route 146 within the City of Soledad is not a state highway and is not eligible for adoption under Section 81. For the relinquished former portion of Route 146, the City of Soledad shall maintain within its jurisdiction signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 146 until the entire route has been relinquished and shall ensure the continuity of traffic flow on the relinquished portion of Route 146, including any traffic signal progression. city limits of that city, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state. 
(1) (2)  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may relinquish to the County of Monterey the portion of Route 146 within the limits of that county, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state.
(2) (3)  Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may relinquish to the County of San Benito the portion of Route 146 within the limits of that county, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state.
(3) (4)  A relinquishment under this subdivision shall become effective immediately after the county recorder records the relinquishment resolution that contains the commission’s approval of the terms and conditions of the relinquishment.
(4) (5)  On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, that portion of Route 146 relinquished shall cease to be a state highway and may not be considered for future adoption under Section 81.
(5) (6)  For portions of Route 146 relinquished under this subdivision, the City of Soledad and the  Counties of Monterey and San Benito shall maintain within their jurisdiction signs directing motorists to the continuation of Route 146 until the entire route has been relinquished.