Bill Text

Bill Information


PDF |Add To My Favorites | print page

AB-2586 Parking.(2015-2016)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
AB2586:v94#DOCUMENT

Enrolled  September 01, 2016
Passed  IN  Senate  August 25, 2016
Passed  IN  Assembly  August 30, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  August 19, 2016
Amended  IN  Senate  June 30, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  May 31, 2016
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 06, 2016

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2015–2016 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2586


Introduced by Assembly Member Gatto

February 19, 2016


An act to amend Section 22507.6 of, to add Section 22508.7 to, and to repeal and amend Section 22508.5 of, the Vehicle Code, relating to parking.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2586, Gatto. Parking.
Existing law authorizes a local authority to prohibit or restrict the parking or standing of vehicles on designated streets or highways, or portions thereof, for the purposes of street sweeping, as specified. Existing law states the intent of the legislature that if a local authority prohibits or restricts the parking or standing of vehicles for that purpose that the local authority shall ensure that the designated street, highway, or portion thereof is promptly made available to motorists as soon as the street sweeping has concluded.
This bill would also permit a local authority to prohibit or restrict the parking or standing of vehicles as described above for other maintenance activities. The bill would instead, by January 1, 2020, require a local authority that prohibits or restricts the parking or standing of vehicles for the purposes of street sweeping or other maintenance activities to ensure that the street, highway, or portion thereof that is restricted is made available to motorists as soon as the street sweeping or other maintenance activities have concluded.
Existing law authorizes parking, for up to the posted time limit, in any parking space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or an inoperable parking payment center, as defined. Existing law prohibits, until January 1, 2017, a local authority from enacting an ordinance or resolution prohibiting or restricting the parking of vehicles under the above circumstances.
This bill would instead authorize parking for up to two hours under the circumstances described above. The bill would provide that a violation of that conduct is subject to civil penalties and is neither an infraction nor a public offense. The bill would delete the January 1, 2017, date of repeal for the above provisions, and thus extend those provisions indefinitely.
This bill would prohibit a local authority that contracts with a private entity to enforce parking regulations from providing any monetary or other incentive in connection with the issuance of violation notices.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 22507.6 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

22507.6.
 (a) Local authorities may, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit or restrict the parking or standing of vehicles on designated streets or highways, or portions thereof, for the purpose of street sweeping or other maintenance activities. An ordinance or resolution relating to the parking or standing of commercial vehicles in a residential district shall not be effective with respect to any commercial vehicle making pickups or deliveries of goods, wares, or merchandise from or to any building or structure located on the restricted street or highway, or for the purpose of delivering materials to be used in the repair, alteration, remodeling, or reconstruction of any building or structure for which a building permit has previously been obtained. The ordinance or resolution shall not be effective until the street or highway, or portion thereof, has been sign-posted in accordance with the uniform standards and specifications of the Department of Transportation, or local authorities have caused to be posted in a conspicuous place at each entrance to the street a notice not less than 17 inches by 22 inches in size, with lettering not less than one inch in height, setting forth the day or days and hours parking is prohibited. As used in this section, “entrance” means the intersection of any street or streets comprising an area of restricted parking for street-sweeping or other maintenance purposes on the same day or days and hours with another street or highway not subject to that parking restriction, or subject to parking restrictions on different days and hours.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), by January 1, 2020, if a local authority prohibits or restricts the parking or standing of vehicles on designated streets or highways, or portions thereof, for the purpose of street sweeping or other maintenance activities, the local authority, as soon as the street sweeping or other maintenance activities have concluded, shall ensure that the designated streets, highways, or portions thereof are promptly made available to motorists, regardless of the posted hours.

SEC. 2.

 Section 22508.5 of the Vehicle Code, as amended by Section 1 of Chapter 71 of the Statutes of 2013, is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Section 22508.5 of the Vehicle Code, as added by Section 2 of Chapter 71 of the Statutes of 2013, is amended to read:

22508.5.
 (a) A vehicle may park, for up to two hours, in any parking space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or an inoperable parking payment center.
(b) A local authority shall not, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles in a space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or inoperable parking payment center.
(c) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Inoperable parking meter” means a meter located next to and designated for an individual parking space, which has become inoperable and cannot accept payment in any form or cannot register that a payment in any form has been made.
(2) “Inoperable parking payment center” means an electronic parking meter or pay station serving one or more parking spaces that is closest to the space where a person has parked and that cannot accept payment in any form, cannot register that a payment in any form has been made, or cannot issue a receipt that is required to be displayed in a conspicuous location on or in the vehicle.
(d) A violation of subdivision (a) is subject to civil penalties and is neither an infraction nor a public offense.

SEC. 4.

 Section 22508.7 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

22508.7.
 A local authority, when contracting with a private entity to enforce parking regulations, shall not provide any monetary or other incentive, such as the promise of a future contract for the issuance of a specified or higher number of violation notices, in connection with the issuance of violation notices.