Bill Text

Bill Information

PDF |Add To My Favorites |Track Bill | print page

AB-1684 Vehicles: traffic violator schools.(2017-2018)

SHARE THIS:share this bill in Facebookshare this bill in Twitter
Date Published: 04/07/2017 04:00 AM
AB1684:v97#DOCUMENT

Amended  IN  Assembly  April 06, 2017
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1684


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 11225 to, and to add and repeal Section 11224 of of, the Vehicle Code, relating to traffic violator schools.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1684, as amended, Bloom. Vehicles: traffic violator schools.
Existing law authorizes a court to order a continuance of proceedings against a person who has received a notice to appear for a violation of statute relating to the safe operation of a vehicle and subsequently deposits and forfeits bail, pleads guilty or no contest, or is convicted, in consideration for completion of a program for traffic violators, or traffic school.
Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to license traffic violator schools. Existing law prescribes the requirements for a traffic violator school to be licensed, authorizes the department to charge a fee for licensing, and authorizes the department to suspend or revoke a license, as specified.
This bill would require the Department of Motor Vehicles department to conduct a study on the impact of the traffic violator school program on reducing subsequent traffic offenses by a violator. The bill would also require the department to submit a report on the findings of the study to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2020.
This bill would also require the department to collect specified data regarding enrollment, completion, and fees from traffic violator schools licensed in the state and to annually report that data to the Legislature.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 11224 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

11224.
 (a) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall study the impact of traffic violator schools on reducing subsequent traffic offenses by a violator.
(b) The department shall submit a report on the findings of the study described in subdivision (a) to the Legislature on or before July 1, 2020. The report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code. Pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code, this section is repealed on January 1, 2024.

SEC. 2.

 Section 11225 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

11225.
 (a) The department shall annually collect the following information from all traffic violator schools licensed in the state:
(1) The number of persons who registered for the school in the previous year.
(2) The number of persons who attended or participated in the course and the number of persons who successfully completed the course in the previous year.
(3) The amount of money charged by the traffic violator school for the course in the previous year.
(4) The total revenue collected from participants by the traffic violator school in the previous year.
(b) The department shall submit a report including the data specified in subdivision (a) for each licensed traffic violator school to the Legislature on or before January 1, 2019, and annually thereafter.
(c) A report to be submitted pursuant to subdivision (b) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.