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AB-2036 Toll facilities.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  April 09, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2036


Introduced by Assembly Member Mansoor

February 20, 2014


An act to add Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 31495) to Division 17 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2036, as amended, Mansoor. Toll facilities.
Existing law authorizes certain toll facilities on public highways.
This bill would authorize a toll facility to be initially implemented on a public highway within the boundaries of the County of Orange only if the toll facility is approved by a 2/3 vote of the electorate in the area served by the toll facility county, and would define “area,” “public highway,” “public highway” and “toll facility” for these purposes.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity for special legislation.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 31495) is added to Division 17 of the Streets and Highways Code, to read:
CHAPTER  9. Toll Facilities

31495.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, Article 3 (commencing with Section 90) of Chapter 1 of Division 1, or any other law, a toll facility may be initially implemented on a public highway within the boundaries of the County of Orange only if the toll facility is approved by a two-thirds vote of the electorate in the area served by the toll facility county. Nothing in this section prohibits the charging for parking associated with a public highway or the charging of park entrance or other park user charges in the county.

(b)“Area” means the region within five miles of the toll facility.

(c)

(b) “Public highway” means a state or local agency highway, road, or street and includes a bridge.

(d)

(c) “Toll facility” means a toll road, toll bridge, toll lane, or any other facility on a public highway within the boundaries of the County of Orange for which a toll is to be charged, and includes the entire length of the portion of the public highway that is subject to the toll. “Toll facility” includes a high-occupancy toll lane.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances in the County of Orange, with a voter-approved sales tax for transportation purposes, where a new toll facility would have significant access and economic impacts on the various communities along highway routes within the county.