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AB-764 Parking lots: design: insurance discount.(2015-2016)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 18940.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

18940.7.
 (a) The California Building Standards Commission, in collaboration with the State Architect and the State Fire Marshal, shall consider standards, and shall update standards as it determines necessary, for the installation of vehicle barriers to protect persons located within, or in or on the property of, buildings, or to protect pedestrians, from collisions into those buildings by motor vehicles.
(b) For the purposes of this section, a vehicle barrier includes a horizontal or vertical protective device placed to protect persons located within, or in or on the property of, buildings, or to protect pedestrians, from collisions into those buildings by motor vehicles.
(c) For purposes of subdivision (a), the standards considered shall include existing standards adopted or developed by a standard-setting organization recognized by the commission, including, but not limited to, the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or another similar organization.

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11895) is added to Part 3 of Division 2 of the Insurance Code, to read:

CHAPTER  6. Commercial Property Parking Lots: Vehicle Barrier Discount
11895.
 (a) An insurer may consider the installation of vehicle barriers approved by the California Building Standards Commission to protect persons located within, or in or on the property of, buildings, or to protect pedestrians, from collisions into those buildings by motor vehicles, on a commercial property parking lot as a safety measure and may provide or offer a discount on the property owner’s insurance covering damage or loss to the covered commercial property, or liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the commercial property relative to the reduced risk to the property as a result of installation of the barriers if the discount provided or offered is provided or offered consistent with Article 10 (commencing with Section 1861.01) of Chapter 9 of Part 2 of Division 1.
(b) For the purposes of this section, a vehicle barrier includes a horizontal or vertical protective device placed to protect persons located within, or in or on the property of, buildings, or to protect pedestrians, from collisions into those buildings by motor vehicles.
(c) Any discounts on insurance provided in accordance with this section shall be determined to be actuarially sound and approved by the commissioner prior to their use.