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SB-1151 Vehicles: school zone fines.(2013-2014)

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Enrolled  August 19, 2014
Passed  IN  Senate  August 18, 2014
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 14, 2014
Amended  IN  Assembly  June 23, 2014
Amended  IN  Senate  April 21, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1151


Introduced by Senator Cannella
(Coauthors: Senators Huff and Wolk)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Buchanan, Frazier, and Mullin)

February 20, 2014


An act to add Section 42011 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1151, Cannella. Vehicles: school zone fines.
Existing law, in the case of specified violations relating to rules of the road and driving under the influence, doubles the fine in the case of misdemeanors, and increases the fine, as specified, in the case of infractions, if the violation is committed by the driver of a vehicle within a highway construction or maintenance area during any time when traffic is regulated or restricted by the Department of Transportation or local authorities pursuant to existing law or is committed within a designated Safety Enhancement-Double Fine Zone.
This bill would also require that an additional fine of $35 be imposed if the violation occurred when passing a school building or school grounds, as specified, and the highway is posted with a standard “SCHOOL” warning sign and an accompanying sign notifying motorists that increased penalties apply for traffic violations that are committed within that school zone. The bill would require that these additional fines be deposited in the State Transportation Fund for purposes of funding school zone safety projects within the Active Transportation Program.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 42011 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

42011.
 (a) For any offense specified in subdivision (b) that is committed by the driver of a vehicle under either of the following conditions, a fine of thirty-five dollars ($35) shall be imposed in addition to the amount otherwise prescribed and any penalty assessments or other fees or additions:
(1) When passing a school building or the grounds thereof, if the building or grounds are contiguous to a highway and posted with a standard “SCHOOL” warning sign and an accompanying sign notifying motorists that increased penalties apply for traffic violations that are committed within that school zone, and children are going to or leaving the school during school hours or during the noon recess period.
(2) When passing any school grounds that are not separated from the highway by a fence, gate, or other physical barrier while the grounds are in use by children, and the highway is posted with a standard “SCHOOL” warning sign and an accompanying sign notifying motorists that increased penalties apply for traffic violations that are committed within that school zone.
(b) A violation of any of the following provisions is an offense that is subject to subdivision (a):
(1) Article 3 (commencing with Section 21450) of Chapter 2 of Division 11, relating to obedience to traffic devices.
(2) Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 21650) of Division 11, relating to driving, overtaking, and passing.
(3) Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 21800) of Division 11, relating to yielding the right-of-way.
(4) Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 22100) of Division 11, relating to turning and stopping and turn signals.
(5) Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 22348) of Division 11, relating to speed limits.
(6) Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 22450) of Division 11, relating to special traffic stops.
(7) Section 23103, relating to reckless driving.
(8) Section 23104, relating to reckless driving which results in bodily injury to another.
(9) Section 23109, relating to speed contests.
(10) Section 23152, relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, or a violation of Section 23103, as specified in Section 23103.5, relating to alcohol-related reckless driving.
(11) Section 23153, relating to driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, which results in bodily injury to another.
(12) Section 23154, relating to convicted drunk drivers operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater.
(13) Section 23220, relating to drinking while driving.
(14) Section 23221, relating to drinking in a motor vehicle while on the highway.
(15) Section 23222, relating to driving while possessing marijuana or an open alcoholic beverage container.
(16) Section 23223, relating to being in a vehicle on the highway while possessing an open alcoholic beverage container.
(17) Section 23224, relating to being a driver or passenger under 21 years of age possessing an open alcoholic beverage container.
(18) Section 23225, relating to being the owner or driver of a vehicle in which there is an open alcoholic beverage container.
(19) Section 23226, relating to being a passenger in a vehicle in which there is an open alcoholic beverage container.
(c) The additional fines authorized by this section shall be deposited in the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund for purposes of funding school zone safety projects within the Active Transportation Program established in Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 2380) of Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code.