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AB-1002 Vehicles: registration fee: sustainable communities strategies.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 9250.20 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

 (a) In addition to any other fees specified in this code and the Revenue and Taxation Code, a fee of six dollars ($6) shall be paid at the time of registration or renewal of registration of every vehicle subject to registration under this code in a county that is in a metropolitan planning organization required to prepare a sustainable communities strategy as part of its regional transportation plan pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 65080 of the Government Code, except vehicles described in subdivision (a) of Section 5014.1 and those vehicles that are expressly exempted from the payment of registration fees under this code.
(b) After deducting all reasonable administrative costs incurred pursuant to this section, the department shall remit all revenue generated pursuant to this section for deposit in the Sustainable Communities Strategy Subaccount which is hereby established in the Motor Vehicle Account and made available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the following:
(1) Fifty percent shall be appropriated to cities and counties on a per capita basis for planning and implementation of projects consistent with the purposes of sustainable communities strategies and approved sustainable communities plans, including first-mile-last-mile bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects that are intended to improve transit access in transit priority zones, bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure complete streets projects, Safe Routes to School projects, road and highway maintenance and repair that also facilitates transit and bicycle use, and pedestrian safety projects if the road and highway maintenance and repair costs make up no more than 20 percent of the total pedestrian safety project cost. These funds may also be used for the construction and planning of, and as local matching funds for purposes of applying for federal or state transportation grants for, projects that are consistent with the purposes specified in this paragraph.
(2) Forty percent shall be appropriated to transportation commissions and transit operators to support transit operations and maintain and expand reduced fare programs, including transit passes for students, low-income youth, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
(3) Ten percent shall be appropriated to metropolitan planning organizations and transportation planning agencies for competitive grants for implementation of sustainable communities strategies, including competitive planning and implementation grants to cities and counties on a per capita basis for planning and implementing livable communities and transit-oriented development and urban infill projects, and to complete streets, and bicycle or pedestrian projects and plans, consistent with an approved sustainable communities plan.