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AB-192 Public safety: Local Safety and Protection Account: appropriation.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  February 22, 2011


Assembly Bill
No. 192

Introduced  by Logue Assembly Member Logue, Conway
(Principal Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Harkey, Morrell, Olsen)
(Coauthor(s): Assembly Member Achadjian, Bill Berryhill, Cook, Donnelly, Fletcher, Garrick, Grove, Hagman, Halderman, Jeffries, Jones, Knight, Mansoor, Miller, Nestande, Nielsen, Silva, Valadao, Wagner)

January 26, 2011

An act to add Section 10752.3 to the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to public safety, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


AB 192, as amended, Logue. Public safety: Local Safety and Protection Account: appropriation.
The Vehicle License Fee Law, in lieu of any ad valorem property tax upon vehicles, imposes an annual license fee for any vehicle subject to registration in this state in the amount of 1% of the market value of that vehicle, as provided, for a specified amount of time. Existing law also, until July 1, 2011, imposes an additional tax equal to 0.15% of the market value of specified vehicles, as determined by the Department of Motor Vehicles, to the vehicle license fee, to be deposited in the General Fund and transferred to the Local Safety and Protection Account, a continuously appropriated fund. Existing law provides that money in the account shall be allocated for various public safety programs, as provided.
This bill would, beginning July 1, 2011, and each July 1 thereafter for a transfer $500,000,000 from the General Fund to the account total of 5 years, as provided. By transferring funds to a continuously appropriated fund, this bill would make an appropriation.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 10752.3 is added to the Revenue and Taxation Code, to read:

 Beginning July 1, 2011, and each July 1, thereafter for a total of five years, the sum of five hundred million dollars ($500,000,000) shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Local Safety and Protection Account, established in the Transportation Tax Fund. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all of those moneys are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the Controller for allocation pursuant to Sections 29553, 30061, and 30070 of the Government Code, Section 13821 of the Penal Code, and Sections 18220 and 18220.1 of the Welfare and Institutions Code.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
To ensure that funding for local public safety programs is not interrupted, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.