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AB-210 High-occupancy vehicle lanes: County of Los Angeles.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 149.2 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

149.2.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, except as otherwise provided in subdivision (d), a high-occupancy vehicle lane shall not be established on State Highway Route 134 between State Highway Route 170 and State Highway Route 210, or on State Highway Route 210 between State Highway Route 134 and State Highway Route 57, unless the lane is established as a high-occupancy vehicle lane only during the hours of heavy commuter traffic, as determined by the department.
(b) Any existing high-occupancy vehicle lane located as described in subdivision (a) shall be modified as necessary to conform with subdivision (a).
(c) (1) The department shall report to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2018, on the impact on traffic of limiting the use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes only during the hours of heavy commuter traffic as provided in subdivision (a).
(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on January 1, 2022, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(3) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) On or after May 1, 2017, if the department determines that there is an adverse impact on safety, traffic conditions, or the environment by limiting the use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes only during the hours of heavy commuter traffic as provided in subdivision (a), the department may submit to the Assembly Committee on Transportation and the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing a notice of that determination and intent to reinstate 24-hour high-occupancy vehicle lanes. The department thereafter may reinstate 24-hour high-occupancy vehicle lanes.
(e) In addition to the routes identified in subdivision (a), the department is encouraged to introduce offpeak hours on other high-occupancy vehicle lanes in the County of Los Angeles in order to provide greater mobility benefits to the community.
(f) This section shall become operative on July 1, 2016.
(g) This section shall become inoperative 60 days after the date the Legislature receives the notice described in subdivision (d) and is repealed on January 1 thereafter. The department shall post the date that the Legislature receives this notice on the department’s Internet Web site.