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AB-1395 State highways: Department of Transportation: litter cleanup and abatement: report.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.
 The Legislature finds and declares both of the following:
(a) Maintenance of our state highways and freeways is a long-standing problem in California.
(b) Litter, debris, and graffiti along California highways and freeways create unsightly scenes.

SEC. 2.

 Section 92.1 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

92.1.
 (a) (1) The department shall, within its maintenance programs relating to litter cleanup and abatement, prioritize its litter cleanup and abatement efforts based on all of the following key indicators of need:
(A) Traffic volume.
(B) Climate.
(C) Service scores.
(2) The department shall reallocate litter cleanup resources as necessary for highway litter maintenance to implement this subdivision.
(3) Nothing in this subdivision shall prevent the department from also prioritizing litter cleanup in environmentally sensitive areas pursuant to Section 91.6.
(b) On or before January 1, 2020, the department shall conduct an assessment of the problem of litter on state highways and report to the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code on its findings. The department shall consult with interested stakeholders that may include city and county officials in the development of the report. The report shall include all of the following elements:
(1) An assessment of the levels of litter on state highways by categories of high-traffic volume, medium-traffic volume, and low-traffic volume.
(2) An assessment of the causes of litter on highways by categories of high-traffic volume, medium-traffic volume, and low-traffic volume.
(3) Changes to the maintenance practices the department has made in order to prioritize litter cleanup and abatement efforts pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) and the outcome of those changes.
(c) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivison (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.