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AB-1618 High-speed rail.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  May 01, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 10, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 29, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1618


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Galgiani

February 08, 2012


An act to add Section 185033.5 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to high-speed rail.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1618, as amended, Galgiani. High-speed rail.
Existing law creates the High-Speed Rail Authority, with various powers and duties relative to the development and implementation of a high-speed rail system.
This bill would require the authority to consult with the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges to determine how the state can best meet the educational needs for the future high-speed rail design, construction, operations, and maintenance workforce, including, but not limited to, the use of extension programs, contract education, and new or revised academic programs. The bill would require the authority to seek federal funding in this regard and to report to the Legislature and the Governor by July 1, 2014.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 185033.5 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

185033.5.
 (a) The authority shall consult with the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges to determine how the state can best meet the educational needs for the future high-speed rail design, construction, operations, and maintenance workforce, including, but not limited to, the use of extension programs, contract education, and new or revised academic programs. The authority shall seek federal assistance for these purposes.
(b) The authority shall report to the Legislature and the Governor on or before July 1, 2014, regarding its implementation of this section. The report submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.