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AB-1395 State highways: Department of Transportation: litter cleanup and abatement: report.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/06/2018 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  August 06, 2018
Amended  IN  Senate  June 18, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 22, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 12, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 03, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1395


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 92.1 to the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1395, as amended, Chu. State highways: Department of Transportation: litter cleanup and abatement: report.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of all state highways and associated property, and sets forth the powers and duties of the department with respect to the operation, maintenance, and improvement of state highways.
This bill would require each district within the department for its highway the department, within its maintenance programs relating to litter cleanup and abatement programs to assign the highest priority to segments along the state highway system that receive the highest volume of complaints and with the greatest incidence of litter and to prioritize funding appropriated for highway litter maintenance in order to implement this priority. abatement, to prioritize its litter cleanup and abatement efforts based on certain key indicators. The bill would also require the department, on or before January 1, 2020, to conduct an assessment of the problem of litter on state highways and to make a specified report to the Legislature on its findings. The bill would require the department to consult with interested stakeholders that may include city and county officials in the development of the report.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all both of the following:
(a) Maintenance of our state highways and freeways is a long-standing problem in California.
(b) Litter, debris, and graffiti along California highways and freeways create unsightly scenes.

SEC. 2.

 Section 92.1 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:
92.1.

(a)(1)Each district within the department shall, for its highway litter cleanup and abatement programs, assign the highest priority within each district to segments along the state highway system that receive the highest volume of complaints and with the greatest incidence of litter.

(2)Each district within the department shall prioritize funding appropriated for highway litter maintenance in order to carry out the requirements of paragraph (1).

92.1.
 (a) (1) The department shall, within its maintenance programs relating to litter cleanup and abatement, prioritize its litter cleanup and abatement efforts based on all of the following key indicators of need:
(A) Traffic volume.
(B) Climate.
(C) Service scores.
(2) The department shall reallocate litter cleanup resources as necessary for highway litter maintenance to implement this subdivision.
(3) Nothing in this subvision subdivision shall prevent the department from also prioritizing litter cleanup in environmentally sensitive areas pursuant to Section 91.6.
(b) On or before January 1, 2020, the department shall conduct an assessment of the problem of litter on state highways and report to the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795 of the Government Code on its findings. The department shall consult with interested stakeholders that may include city and county officials in the development of the report. The report shall include all of the following elements:
(1) An assessment of the levels of litter on state highways by categories of high-traffic volume, medium-traffic volume, and low traffic low-traffic volume.
(2) An assessment of the causes of litter on highways by categories of the most frequent type of litter complaint, the medium type of litter complaint, and the lowest type of litter complaint. high-traffic volume, medium-traffic volume, and low-traffic volume.
(3) Changes to the maintenance practices the department has made in order to prioritize litter cleanup on high-traffic volume highways and abatement efforts pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) and the outcome of those changes.
(c) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivison (b) is inoperative on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.