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AB-1470 State highways: bypasses of a city or business district.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1470


Introduced by Assembly Member Wood

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 100.9 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1470, as introduced, Wood. State highways: bypasses of a city or business district.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of all state highways. Existing law requires the department, when any state highway is relocated in a manner that bypasses a city or business district, to erect and maintain appropriate directional signs at specified locations for guidance of traffic desiring to enter the city or business district.
This bill, with respect to a bypass that is completed on or after January 1, 2014, would provide that a city or county shall be eligible to receive funding from an unspecified account for the purposes of revitalizing a city or business district due to the loss of tourism business resulting from the highway relocation.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 100.9 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

100.9.
 (a) When any state highway is relocated in such a manner as to bypass a city or business district, the department shall erect and maintain appropriate directional signs, at the junction of the bypass and the road leading into such the city or business district, and at a reasonable distance in advance of such the junction, for the guidance of traffic desiring to enter the city or business district. Upon relinquishment of the bypassed highway to the county or city concerned, the signs, other than those designating the state or federal route number of such the highway, previously erected on such the highway shall be left in place by the department and thereafter shall be maintained by such the county or city. When relinquishing any such bypassed highway, the department shall direct the attention of the county or city concerned to the provisions of this section regarding continued maintenance of such the signs by the county or city.
(b) With respect to a bypass that is completed on or after January 1, 2014, a city or county shall be eligible to receive funding from the ____ Account for purposes of revitalizing a city or business district due to the loss of tourism business resulting from the highway relocation. For purposes of this paragraph, “business district” means a business district located in an unincorporated area of a county.