Today's Law As Amended

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SB-356 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 105003 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

 As used in this part, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “District” means the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.
(b) “Rail transit” means the transportation of passengers and their incidental baggage by rail and provision of freight service by  rail.
(c) “Rail transit works” or “rail transit facilities” means any or all real and personal property, equipment, rights rights,  or interests owned or to be acquired by the district for rail transit service purposes, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways that provide connections between and access to station sites.
(d) “Board of directors,” “board,” or “directors” means the board of directors of the district.
(e) “Public agency” includes the state, and any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision or public entity of, or organized under the laws of, this state, or any department, instrumentality, or agency thereof.

SEC. 4.SEC. 2.

 Section 105032 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

 It shall be the duty of the board and it shall have the power to:
(a) Own, operate, manage, and maintain a passenger and freight  rail system within the territory of the district.
(b) Determine the rail transit and freight  facilities, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways, to be acquired and constructed by the district, the manner of operation, and the means to finance them.
(c) Adopt an annual budget for the district that provides for the compensation of its officers and employees.
(d) Fix rates, rentals, charges, and classifications of rail transit and freight  service operated by the district.
(e) Adopt an administrative code that prescribes the powers and duties of district officers, the method of appointment of district employees, and the methods, procedures, and systems for the operation and management of the district.
(f) Adopt rules and regulations governing the use of rail transit and freight  facilities owned or operated by the district.
(g) Cause a postaudit of the financial transactions and records of the district to be made at least annually by a certified public accountant.
(h) Adopt rules and regulations providing for the administration of employer-employee relations.
(i) Consider potential alternatives to help address the housing needs of current and future employees.
(i) (j)  Do any and all things necessary to carry out the purposes of this part.

SEC. 7.SEC. 3.

 Section 105180 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

 The district shall obtain coverage for the district and its employees under Title II of the federal Social Security Act, as amended, (42 U.S.C. Sec. 401 et seq.) and the related provisions of the Federal Contributions Act, as amended (26 U.S.C. Sec. 3101 et seq.).
SEC. 4.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.