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AB-718 Local government: powers.(2015-2016)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares that the provisions of this measure address the health and safety of homeless individuals, a matter of statewide concern, and that therefore, they apply to charter cities, charter counties, and charter cities and counties.

SEC. 2.

 Section 50034 is added to the Government Code, to read:

50034.
 (a) The legislative body of a city, county, or city and county shall not prohibit or otherwise subject to civil or criminal penalties, or remove and impound a motor vehicle by reason of, the act of sleeping or resting in a lawfully parked motor vehicle.
(b) Nothing in this section shall be interpreted to do any of the following:
(1) Prohibit a law enforcement officer from arresting, citing, or otherwise penalizing an occupant of a motor vehicle for any criminal activity or violation of the Vehicle Code.
(2) Exempt an occupant of a motor vehicle from compliance with any state or local law, including those relating to litter, sanitation, alcohol or drug consumption, weapons possession, animal control, or noise control.
(3) Exempt a vehicle owner from compliance with a local ordinance that restricts the use of public streets for vehicle storage.