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AB-1756 Transportation funding.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 01/04/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1756


Introduced by Assembly Member Brough
(Coauthor: Assembly Member Harper)

January 04, 2018


An act to amend Section 14526.5 of, to add Sections 63048.66, 63048.67, 63048.7, 63048.75, 63048.8, and 63048.85 to, to repeal Sections 14033, 14110, 14526.7, 14556.41, and 16321 of, to repeal Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 14460) of Part 5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of, and to repeal and add Section 63048.65 of, the Government Code, to repeal Section 43021 of the Health and Safety Code, to amend Section 99312.1 of, and to repeal Sections 99312.3, 99312.4, and 99314.9 of, the Public Utilities Code, to amend Sections 6051.8, 6201.8, 7360, 8352.4, 8352.5, 8352.6, and 60050 of, to repeal Sections 7361.2, 7653.2, 60050.2, and 60201.4 of, and to repeal Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11050) of Part 5 of Division 2 of, the Revenue and Taxation Code, to amend Sections 2104, 2105, 2106, and 2107 of, to repeal Sections 2103.1 and 2192.4 of, to repeal Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 800) of Chapter 4 of Division 1 of, and to repeal Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2030) and Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 2390) of Division 3 of, the Streets and Highways Code, to amend Section 4156 of, and to repeal Sections 4000.15 and 9250.6 of, the Vehicle Code, and to repeal Sections 1, 2, 43, 48, and 49 of Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017, relating to transportation, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1756, as introduced, Brough. Transportation funding.
Existing law, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017, establishes a comprehensive transportation funding program by increasing the motor vehicle fuel (gasoline) tax by $0.12 per gallon with an inflation adjustment, increasing the diesel excise tax by $0.20 per gallon with an inflation adjustment, creating a new transportation improvement fee imposed under the Vehicle License Fee Law with a varying fee between $25 and $175 based on vehicle value and with an inflation adjustment, creating a new $100 annual vehicle registration fee applicable only to zero-emission vehicles model year 2020 and later and with an inflation adjustment, and increasing the additional sales and use tax rate on diesel fuel by an additional 4%. The act provides that the fuel excise tax increases take effect on November 1, 2017, the transportation improvement fee takes effect on January 1, 2018, the zero-emission vehicle registration fee takes effect on July 1, 2020, and the additional sales and use tax rate increases take effect on November 1, 2017. The act provides for the expenditure of the revenues generated from these charges pursuant to specified to programs and other requirements.
This bill would repeal the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14033 of the Government Code is repealed.
14033.

On or before January 1, 2018, the department shall update the Highway Design Manual to incorporate the “complete streets” design concept.

SEC. 2.

 Section 14110 of the Government Code is repealed.
14110.

Consistent with federal and state laws and regulations, including, but not limited to, the department’s goal setting methodology as approved by the Federal Highway Administration, the department shall develop a plan by January 1, 2020, to increase by up to 100 percent the dollar value of contracts and procurements awarded to small businesses, disadvantaged business enterprises, and disabled veteran business enterprises. The plan shall include the use of targeted media, including minority and women business enterprises, to outreach to these businesses and shall be provided to the Legislature pursuant to Section 9795.

SEC. 3.

 Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 14460) of Part 5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code is repealed.

SEC. 4.

 Section 14526.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

14526.5.
 (a) Based on the asset management plan prepared and approved pursuant to Section 14526.4, the department shall prepare a state highway operation and protection program for the expenditure of transportation funds for major capital improvements that are necessary to preserve and protect the state highway system. Projects included in the program shall be limited to capital improvements relative to the maintenance, safety, operation, and rehabilitation of state highways and bridges that do not add a new traffic lane to the system.
(b) The program shall include projects that are expected to be advertised prior to July 1 of the year following submission of the program, but which have not yet been funded. The program shall include those projects for which construction is to begin within four fiscal years, starting July 1 of the year following the year the program is submitted.
(c) (1)The department, at a minimum, shall specify, for each project in the state highway operation and protection program, the capital and support budget, as applicable, well as a projected delivery date, for each of the following project phases: components:

(A)Project approval and environmental documents, support only.

(B)Plans, specifications, and estimates, support only.

(C)Rights-of-way.

(D)Construction.

(2)The department shall specify, for each project in the state highway operation and protection program, a projected delivery date for each of the following components:

(A)Project approval and environmental document completion.

(B)Plans, specifications, and estimates completion.

(C)Right-of-way certification.

(D)Start of construction.

(1) Completion of project approval and environmental documents.
(2) Preparation of plans, specifications, and estimates.
(3) Acquisition of rights-of-way, including, but not limited to, support activities.
(4) Start of construction.
(d) The department shall submit its proposed programshall be submitted to the commission not later than January 31 of each even-numbered year. Prior to submitting its proposed program, the plan, the department shall make a draft of its proposed program available to transportation planning agencies for review and comment and shall include the comments in its submittal to the commission. The department shall provide the commission with detailed information for all programmed projects on cost, scope, schedule, and performance metrics as determined by the commission.
(e) The commission shall may review the proposed program relative to its overall adequacy, consistency with the asset management plan prepared and approved pursuant to Section 14526.4 and funding priorities established in Section 167 of the Streets and Highways Code, the level of annual funding needed to implement the program, and the impact of those expenditures on the state transportation improvement program. The commission shall adopt the program and submit it to the Legislature and the Governor not later than April 1 of each even-numbered year. The commission may decline to adopt the program if the commission determines that the program is not sufficiently consistent with the asset management plan prepared and approved pursuant to Section 14526.4.

(f)As part of the commission’s review of the program required pursuant to subdivision (a), the commission shall hold at least one hearing in northern California and one hearing in southern California regarding the proposed program.

(g)On or after July 1, 2017, to provide sufficient and transparent oversight of the department’s capital outlay support resources composed of both state staff and contractors, the commission shall be required to allocate the department’s capital outlay support resources by project phase, including preconstruction. Through this action, the commission will provide public transparency for the department’s budget estimates, increasing assurance that the annual budget forecast is reasonable. The commission shall develop guidelines, in consultation with the department, to implement this subdivision. Guidelines adopted by the commission to implement this subdivision shall be exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1).

(h)Beginning July 1, 2017, for a project that experiences increases in capital or support costs above the amounts in the commission’s allocation pursuant to subdivision (g), the commission shall establish a threshold for requiring a supplemental project allocation. The commission’s guidelines adopted pursuant to subdivision (g) shall also establish the threshold that the commission determines is necessary to ensure efficiency and may provide exceptions as necessary so that projects are not unnecessarily delayed.

(i)The department, for each project requiring a supplemental project allocation pursuant to subdivision (h), shall submit a request to the commission for its approval.

(j)

(f) Expenditures for these projects shall not be subject to Sections 188 and 188.8 of the Streets and Highways Code.

SEC. 5.

 Section 14526.7 of the Government Code is repealed.
14526.7.

(a)The department shall incorporate the performance targets in subdivision (n) of Section 1 of the act adding this section into the asset management plan adopted by the commission and targets adopted by the commission pursuant to Sections 14526.4 and 14526.5. The asset management plan shall also include targets adopted by the commission in consultation with the department for each asset class included in subdivision (n) of Section 1 of the act adding this section to measure the degree to which progress was made towards achieving the overall 2027 targets. Targets may be modified by the commission as needed to conform to federal regulation on performance measures and the completion of the department’s asset management plan. Nothing in this section precludes the commission from adopting additional targets and performance measures pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 14526.4.

(b)As specified by guidelines adopted by the commission, the department shall report to the commission on its progress toward meeting the targets and performance measures established for state highways pursuant to subdivision (n) of Section 1 of the act adding this section and paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 14526.4.

SEC. 6.

 Section 14556.41 of the Government Code is repealed.
14556.41.

As of June 30, 2017, projects in Section 14556.40 for the Traffic Congestion Relief Program shall be deemed complete and final, and funding levels shall be based on actual amounts requested by the designated lead applicant pursuant to Section 14556.12. Projects without approved applications in accordance with Section 14556.12 shall no longer be eligible for program funding. Traffic Congestion Relief Program savings shall be transferred to other transportation accounts for the purposes specified in Section 16321.

SEC. 7.

 Section 16321 of the Government Code is repealed.
16321.

The amount of outstanding loans made pursuant to Section 14556.8 is seven hundred six million dollars ($706,000,000). This amount shall be repaid from the General Fund pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 20 of Article XVI of the California Constitution no later than June 30, 2020, and upon repayment of this amount all loans authorized pursuant to Section 14556.8 and any associated interest shall be deemed repaid. The loans shall be repaid proportionately and in equal installments over three years. The Department of Finance shall prepare a loan repayment schedule, pursuant to which the outstanding loans shall be repaid by June 30, 2020, as follows:

(a)Two hundred fifty-six million dollars ($256,000,000) for transfer to the Public Transportation Account, to be allocated as follows:

(1)Up to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) to local and regional agencies for climate change adaptation planning.

(2)The remainder to the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program as authorized in Part 2 (commencing with Section 75220) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code.

(b)Two hundred twenty-five million dollars ($225,000,000) for transfer to the State Highway Account, for the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.

(c)Two hundred twenty-five million dollars ($225,000,000) is hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal year to the Controller for apportionment to cities and counties for local streets and roads pursuant to the formula in paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 2103 of the Streets and Highways Code.

SEC. 8.

 Section 63048.65 of the Government Code is repealed.
63048.65.

(a)Prior to July 1, 2015, three hundred twenty-one million dollars ($321,000,000) of the one billion two hundred million dollars ($1,200,000,000) of loans from the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund to the General Fund was repaid using tribal gaming compact revenues. In 2016, an additional one hundred seventy-three million dollars ($173,000,000) was repaid from the General Fund.

(b)The remaining seven hundred six million dollars ($706,000,000) of loans from the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund to the General Fund shall be repaid pursuant to Section 14556.8.

SEC. 9.

 Section 63048.65 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.65.
 (a) Upon a filing by the Director of Finance with the bank of a list of designated tribal compacts and the specific portions of the compact assets to be sold, the bank may sell for, and on behalf of, the state, solely as its agent, those specific portions of the compact assets to a special purpose trust. To that end, a special purpose trust is hereby established as a not-for-profit corporation solely for that purpose and for the purposes necessarily incidental thereto. The bank may enter into one or more sales agreements with the special purpose trust on terms it deems appropriate, which may include covenants of, and binding on, the state necessary to establish and maintain the security of the bonds and exemption of interest on the bonds from federal income taxation. The portion of the compact assets to be sold shall be an amount or amounts determined by the Director of Finance that are necessary to provide the state with net proceeds of the sale, not to exceed one billion five hundred million dollars ($1,500,000,000), exclusive of capitalized interest on the bonds and any costs incurred by the bank or the special purpose trust in implementing this article, including, but not limited to, the cost of financing one or more reserve funds, any credit enhancements, costs incurred in the issuance of bonds, and operating expenses. Those specific portions of the compact assets may be sold at one time or from time to time.
(b) The special purpose trust may issue bonds, including, but not limited to, refunding bonds, on the terms it shall determine, and do all things contemplated by, and authorized by, this division with respect to the bank, and enjoy all rights, privileges, and immunities the bank enjoys pursuant to this division, or as authorized by Section 5140 of the Corporations Code with respect to public benefit nonprofit corporations, or as necessary or appropriate in connection with the issuance of bonds, and may enter into agreements with any public or private entity and pledge the compact assets that it purchased as collateral and security for its bonds. However, to the extent of any conflict between any of the foregoing and the provisions of this article, the provisions of this article shall control. The pledge of any of these assets and of any revenues, reserves, and earnings pledged in connection with these assets shall be valid and binding in accordance with its terms from the time the pledge is made, and amounts so pledged and thereafter received shall immediately be subject to the lien of the pledge without the need for physical delivery, recordation, filing, or other further act. The special purpose trust, and its assets and income, and bonds issued by the special purpose trust, and their transfer and the income therefrom, shall be exempt from all taxation by the state and by its political subdivisions.
(c) (1)   The net proceeds of the sale of compact assets by the bank shall be deposited in the following order:
(A) One billion two hundred million dollars ($1,200,000,000) plus any interest due pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 14556.8, to the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund for the purpose of funding or reimbursing the cost of projects, programs, and activities permitted and necessary to be funded by that fund in accordance with applicable law, and to repay loans made from the State Highway Account and the Public Transportation Account to the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund pursuant to Section 14556.8, in the following priority order:
(i) Transfer of four hundred forty-three million dollars ($443,000,000) plus any interest due pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (c) of Section 14556.8, to the State Highway Account for project expenditures.
(ii) Two hundred ninety million dollars ($290,000,000) for allocation to Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects.
(iii) Two hundred seventy-five million dollars ($275,000,000) to the Public Transportation Account for project expenditures.
(iv) All remaining funds for allocation to Traffic Congestion Relief Program projects.
(B) To the Transportation Deferred Investment Fund, an amount up to the outstanding amount of the suspension of the 2004–05 fiscal year transfer of the sales tax on gasoline to the Transportation Investment Fund pursuant to requirements of Article XIX   B of the California Constitution.
(C) To the Transportation Deferred Investment Fund, an amount up to the outstanding amount of the suspension of the 2003–04 fiscal year transfer of the sales tax on gasoline to the Transportation Investment Fund pursuant to requirements of Article XIX   B of the California Constitution.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), if and to the extent it is necessary to ensure to the maximum extent practicable the eligibility for exclusion from taxation under the federal Internal Revenue Code of interest on the bonds to be issued by the special purpose trust, the Director of Finance may adjust the application of proceeds not eligible for exclusion from taxation among the authorized funds described in paragraph (1). The Department of Finance shall submit a report to the Legislature describing any proposed changes among the authorized funds in paragraph (1), and consistent with this paragraph, at least 30 days prior to issuing the bonds pursuant to this article. Amounts deposited in the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be applied as a credit to transfers from the General Fund that the Controller would otherwise be required to make to that fund. Amounts deposited in the Transportation Deferred Investment Fund shall be expended in conformance with Sections 7105 and 7106 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and the amounts so deposited shall also be applied as a credit to the transfers from the General Fund that the Controller would otherwise be required to make under those sections. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the deposits and credits described in this subdivision do not constitute the use of the proceeds of bonds or other indebtedness to pay a yearend State Budget deficit as prohibited by subdivision (c) of Section 1.3 of Article XVI of the California Constitution. Subject to any constitutional limitation, the use and application of the proceeds of any sale of compact assets or bonds shall not in any way affect the legality or validity of that sale or those bonds.
(d) Funds received from amended tribal-state compacts, or new compacts entered into and ratified on or after the effective date of this article, pursuant to Section 4.3.1 of the amended compacts, or the comparable section in new compacts, as specified in those compacts, that are neither sold to the special purpose trust nor otherwise appropriated, and funds received as a result of the state’s acquisition of an ownership interest in any residual interest in compact assets attributable to Section 4.3.1 of the amended compacts, or the comparable section in new compacts, as specified in those compacts, shall be remitted to the California Gambling Control Commission for deposit in the General Fund.
(e) Funds received from amended tribal-state compacts, or new compacts entered into and ratified on or after the effective date of this article, pursuant to Section 4.3.3 of the amended compacts, or the comparable section in new compacts, as specified in those compacts, shall be held in an account within the Special Deposit Fund until those funds are sold or otherwise applied pursuant to this subdivision. From time to time, at the direction of the Director of Finance, any moneys in this account shall be deposited and applied in accordance with subdivision (c) or shall be deemed to be compact assets for purposes of sale to the special purpose trust pursuant to this article. If the Director of Finance determines that the bonds authorized pursuant to this article cannot be successfully issued by the special purpose trust, funds within the account shall be deposited in accordance with subdivision (c). In addition, all subsequent revenues remitted pursuant to Section 4.3.3 of the amended compacts, or the comparable section in new compacts, as specified in those compacts, and funds received as a result of the state’s acquisition of an ownership interest in any residual interest in compact assets attributable to Section 4.3.3 of the amended compacts, or the comparable section in new compacts, as specified in those compacts, shall be used to satisfy the purposes of subdivision (c). After the amounts described in subdivision (c) have been fully paid to the funds designated in that subdivision, or in any year during which any portion of these amounts as outlined in subdivision (c) are repaid from the General Fund pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 20 of Article XVI of the California Constitution in an amount that is greater than or equal to the amount of tribal gaming revenues remitted pursuant to Section 4.3.3 of the amended compacts in that year, either pursuant to this article or by other appropriations or transfers, the revenues received by the state from Section 4.3.3 of the compact shall be remitted to the California Gambling Control Commission for deposit in the General Fund.
(f) The principal office of the special purpose trust shall be located in the County of Sacramento. The articles of incorporation of the special purpose trust shall be prepared and filed, on behalf of the state, with the Secretary of State by the bank. The members of the board of directors of the bank as of the effective date of this article, the Director of the Department of Transportation, and the Director of General Services, shall each serve ex officio as the directors of the special purpose trust. Any of these directors may name a designee to act on his or her behalf as a director of the special purpose trust. The Director of Finance or his or her designee shall serve as chair of the special purpose trust. Directors of the special purpose trust shall not be subject to personal liability for carrying out the powers and duties conferred by this article. The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the duties and responsibilities of the directors of the special purpose trust and the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Finance established under this article are within the scope of the primary duties of those persons in their official capacities. The special purpose trust shall be treated as a separate legal entity with its separate corporate purpose as described in this article, and the assets, liabilities, and funds of the special purpose trust shall be neither consolidated nor commingled with those of the bank.

SEC. 10.

 Section 63048.66 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.66.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 63048.65 or any other provision of this article, compact assets that are subject to designation by the Director of Finance for sale pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 63048.65 and that are timely deposited or are due for deposit in the Special Deposit Fund on or after July 1, 2008, and on or before June 30, 2016, shall not be available for the purpose of Section 63048.65.
(b) The Director of Finance shall determine the portion of the compact assets described in subdivision (a) that are attributable to payments made for each fiscal year. The Director of Finance may direct the Controller, by separate order applicable to the assets for each fiscal year, to transfer the compact assets attributable to that fiscal year from the Special Deposit Fund to the General Fund.
(c) Upon order of the Director of Finance, the Controller shall transfer the compact assets as provided in subdivision (b).
(d) If any legal challenges to the issuance of bonds pursuant to this article are settled sufficiently for the bonds to be sold, the following shall occur:
(1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the tribal assets described in subdivision (a) that are in the Special Deposit Fund, or are still due for payment to the Special Deposit Fund, may be made available for sale pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 63048.65.
(2) The transfer of any compact assets to the General Fund pursuant to this section shall be suspended until after the bonds are sold, and any possible future transfers to the General Fund shall be consistent with the provisions of the bond sale.

SEC. 11.

 Section 63048.67 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.67.
 The loans made from the State Highway Account through the Traffic Congestion Relief Fund to the General Fund that are referenced in clause (i) of subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 63048.65 are hereby determined to have been from weight fee revenues in the State Highway Account fund balance. Any repayments made to the State Highway Account pursuant to subdivision (e) of Section 63048.65, upon transfer of those funds to the State Highway Account, shall be immediately transferred by the Controller from the State Highway Account to the Transportation Debt Service Fund for use pursuant to Section 16965.

SEC. 12.

 Section 63048.7 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.7.
 Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, Article 3 (commencing with Section 63040), Article 4 (commencing with Section 63042), and Article 5 (commencing with Section 63043) do not apply to any bonds issued by the special purpose trust established by this article. All matters authorized in this article are in addition to powers granted to the bank in this division.

SEC. 13.

 Section 63048.75 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.75.
 Any sale of some or all of the compact assets under this article shall be treated as a true sale and absolute transfer of the property so transferred to the special purpose trust and not as a pledge or grant of a security interest by the state, the bank board, or the bank for any borrowing. The characterization of the sale of any of those assets as an absolute transfer by the participants shall not be negated or adversely affected by the fact that only a portion of the compact assets is transferred, nor by the state’s acquisition of an ownership interest in any residual interest in the compact assets, nor by any characterization of the special purpose trust or its bonds for purposes of accounting, taxation, or securities regulation, nor by any other factor whatsoever.

SEC. 14.

 Section 63048.8 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.8.
 (a) (1)   On and after the effective date of each sale of compact assets, the state shall have no right, title, or interest in or to the compact assets sold, and the compact assets so sold shall be property of the special purpose trust and not of the state, the bank board, or the bank, and shall be owned, received, held, and disbursed by the special purpose trust or the trustee for the financing. None of the compact assets sold by the state pursuant to this article shall be subject to garnishment, levy, execution, attachment, or other process, writ, including, but not limited to, a writ of mandate, or remedy in connection with the assertion or enforcement of any debt, claim, settlement, or judgment against the state, the bank board, or the bank.
(2) On or before the effective date of any sale, the state, acting through the Director of Finance, upon direction of the bank, shall notify each tribe that has executed a designated tribal compact that the particular compact assets that have been sold to the special purpose trust and irrevocably instruct the tribe that, as of the applicable effective date and so long as the bonds secured by the compact assets are outstanding, the compact assets sold are to be paid directly to the trustee for the applicable bonds of the special purpose trust. Certification by the Director of Finance that this notice has been given shall be conclusive evidence thereof for purposes of this article.
(3) The state pledges and agrees with the holders of any bonds issued by the special purpose trust that it will not authorize anyone other than an Indian tribe with a federally authorized compact to engage in specified gaming activities within the defined core geographic market of an Indian tribe that is a party to a designated tribal compact in violation of the designated tribal compact as ratified by the Legislature, unless adequate provision is made by law for the protection of the holders of bonds in a manner consistent with the indenture or trust agreement pursuant to which the bonds are issued. The state pledges to and agrees with the holders of any bonds issued by the special purpose trust that it will (A) enforce its rights to collect the compact assets sold to the special purpose trust pursuant to this article, (B) not amend any designated tribal compact or take any other action, that would in any way diminish, limit, or impair the rights to receive compact assets sold to the special purpose trust pursuant to this article, and (C) not in any way impair the rights and remedies of bondholders or the security for their bonds until, in each case, those bonds, together with the interest thereon and costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceeding on behalf of the bondholders, are fully paid and discharged or otherwise provided for pursuant to the terms of the indenture or trust agreement pursuant to which those bonds are issued. The special purpose trust may include these pledges and undertakings in its bonds. Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, inherent police powers that cannot be contracted away are reserved to the state.
(b) Bonds issued pursuant to this article shall not be deemed to constitute a debt of the state nor a pledge of the faith or credit of the state, and all bonds shall contain on the face of the bond a statement to the effect that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power nor any other assets or revenues of the state or of any political subdivision of the state other than the special purpose trust, is or shall be pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest on the bonds.
(c) Whether or not the bonds are of a form and character as to be negotiable instruments under the terms of the Uniform Commercial Code, the bonds are hereby made negotiable instruments for all purposes, subject only to the provisions of the bonds for registration.
(d) The special purpose trust and the bank shall be treated as public agencies for purposes of Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 860) of Title 10 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure, and any action or proceeding challenging the validity of any matter authorized by this article shall be brought in accordance with, and within the time specified in, that chapter.
(e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the exclusive means to obtain review of a superior court judgment entered in an action brought pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 860) of Title 10 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure to determine the validity of any bonds to be issued, any other contracts to be entered into, or any other matters authorized by this article shall be by petition to the Supreme Court for writ of review. Any such petition shall be filed within 15 days following the notice of entry of the superior court judgment, and no extension of that period shall be allowed. If no petition is filed within the time allowed for this purpose, or the petition is denied, with or without opinion, the decision of the superior court shall be final and enforceable as provided in subdivision (a) of Section 870 of the Code of Civil Procedure. In any case in which a petition has been filed within the time allowed, the Supreme Court shall make any orders as it may deem proper in the circumstances. If no answering party appeared in the superior court action, the only issues that may be raised in the petition are those related to the jurisdiction of the superior court. Nothing in this subdivision or subdivision (d) shall be construed as granting standing to challenge the designated tribal compacts.

SEC. 15.

 Section 63048.85 is added to the Government Code, to read:

63048.85.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that, because the proceeds from the sale of compact assets authorized by this article are not “proceeds of taxes” as that term is used in Article XIII   B of the California Constitution, the disbursement of these proceeds is not subject to the limitations imposed by that article.
(b) Compact assets shall not be deemed to be “State General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII   B” within the meaning of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, Section 41202 of the Education Code, or any other provision of law.
(c) Compact assets are not General Fund revenues for the purposes of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution or any other provision of law.

SEC. 16.

 Section 43021 of the Health and Safety Code is repealed.
43021.

(a)Except as provided in subdivision (b), the retirement, replacement, retrofit, or repower of a self-propelled commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 34601 of the Vehicle Code, shall not be required until the later of the following:

(1)Thirteen years from the model year the engine and emission control system are first certified for use in self-propelled commercial motor vehicles by the state board or other applicable state and federal agencies.

(2)When the vehicle reaches the earlier of either 800,000 vehicle miles traveled or 18 years from the model year the engine and emission control system are first certified for use in self-propelled commercial motor vehicles by the state board or other applicable state and federal agencies.

(b)This section does not apply to any of the following:

(1)Safety programs, including, but not limited to, those adopted pursuant to Section 34501 of the Vehicle Code.

(2)Voluntary incentive and grant programs, including, but not limited to, those that give preferential access to a facility to a particular vehicle or class of vehicles.

(3)Programs designed to address inspection of, tampering with, and maintenance of, emission control systems.

(4)Programs designed to address imminent health risks where evidence, unavailable at the time equipment is certified for use by the state board or other applicable state and federal agencies, is sufficient to show that immediate corrective action is necessary to prevent injury, illness, or death.

(c)This section only applies to laws or regulations adopted or amended after January 1, 2017.

(d)It is the intent of the Legislature for this section to provide owners of self-propelled commercial motor vehicles, as defined in subdivision (a), certainty about the useful life of engines certified by the state board and other applicable agencies to meet required environmental standards for sale in the state. This section is not meant to otherwise restrict the authority of the state board or districts.

(e)(1)The state board shall, by January 1, 2025, evaluate the impact of the provisions of this section on state and local clean air efforts to meet state and local clean air goals. The evaluation shall include a review of the following:

(A)Compliance with the truck and bus rule (Section 2025 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations).

(B)The benefits and impacts of measures enacted to improve local air quality impacts from stationary sources.

(C)State implementation plan compliance.

(2)As part of the study, the state board shall make recommendations to the Legislature on additional or different mechanisms for achieving those goals while recognizing the financial investments made by the effected entities. In developing the study, the state board shall take into account the report required in Section 38531 of the Health and Safety Code.

(3)The state board shall hold at least one public workshop prior to the completion of the study.

SEC. 17.

 Section 99312.1 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

99312.1.
 (a) Revenues transferred to the Public Transportation Account pursuant to Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for the State Transit Assistance Program are hereby continuously appropriated to the Controller for allocation as follows:
(1) Fifty percent for allocation to transportation planning agencies, county transportation commissions, and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board pursuant to Section 99314.
(2) Fifty percent for allocation to transportation agencies, county transportation commissions, and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board for purposes of Section 99313.
(b) For purposes of this chapter, the revenues allocated pursuant to this section shall be subject to the same requirements as revenues allocated pursuant to subdivisions (b) and (c), as applicable, of Section 99312.

(c)The revenues transferred to the Public Transportation Account for the State Transit Assistance Program that are attributable to subdivision (a) of Section 11053 of the Revenue and Taxation Code are hereby continuously appropriated to the Controller, and, upon allocation pursuant to Sections 99313 and 99314, shall only be expended on the following:

(1)Transit capital projects or services to maintain or repair a transit operator’s existing transit vehicle fleet or existing transit facilities, including rehabilitation or modernization of existing vehicles or facilities.

(2)The design, acquisition, and construction of new vehicles or facilities that improve existing transit services.

(3)Transit services that complement local efforts for repair and improvement of local transportation infrastructure.

(d)(1)Prior to receiving an apportionment of funds pursuant to subdivision (c) from the Controller in a fiscal year, a recipient transit agency shall submit to the Department of Transportation a list of projects proposed to be funded with these funds. The list of projects proposed to be funded with these funds shall include a description and location of each proposed project, a proposed schedule for the project’s completion, and the estimated useful life of the improvement. The project list shall not limit the flexibility of a recipient transit agency to fund projects in accordance with local needs and priorities so long as the projects are consistent with subdivision (c).

(2)The department shall report to the Controller the recipient transit agencies that have submitted a list of projects as described in this subdivision and that are therefore eligible to receive an apportionment of funds for the applicable fiscal year. The Controller, upon receipt of the report, shall apportion funds pursuant to Sections 99313 and 99314.

(e)For each fiscal year, each recipient transit agency receiving an apportionment of funds pursuant to subdivision (c) shall, upon expending those funds, submit documentation to the department that includes a description and location of each completed project, the amount of funds expended on the project, the completion date, and the estimated useful life of the improvement.

(f)The audit of transit operator finances required pursuant to Section 99245 shall verify that the revenues identified in subdivision (c) have been expended in conformance with these specific requirements and all other generally applicable requirements.

SEC. 18.

 Section 99312.3 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.
99312.3.

Revenues transferred to the Public Transportation Account pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 6051.8 and paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) of Section 6201.8 of the Revenue and Taxation Code are hereby continuously appropriated to the Transportation Agency for distribution in the following manner:

(a)(1)Fifty percent of available annual revenues under this section shall be allocated by the Transportation Agency to the public agencies, including joint powers agencies, responsible for state-supported intercity rail services. A minimum of 25 percent of the funds available under this subdivision shall be allocated to each of the state’s three intercity rail corridors that provide regularly scheduled intercity rail service.

(2)The Transportation Agency shall adopt guidelines governing the administration of the funds available under this subdivision, including provisions providing authority for loans of these funds by mutual agreement between intercity rail service corridors.

(b)(1)Fifty percent of available annual revenues under this section shall be allocated by the Transportation Agency to the public agencies, including joint powers agencies, responsible for commuter rail services. For the 2018–19 and 2019–20 fiscal years, 20 percent of the funds available under this subdivision shall be allocated to each of the state’s five commuter rail service providers that provide regularly scheduled commuter rail service. Commencing July 1, 2020, the funds available under this subdivision shall be allocated based on guidelines and a distribution formula adopted by the Transportation Agency.

(2)On or before July 1, 2019, the Transportation Agency shall prepare a draft of the proposed guidelines and distribution formula and make them available for public comment. In preparing the proposed guidelines and distribution formula, the agency shall consult with the state’s five commuter rail service providers. The final guidelines and distribution formula shall be adopted on or before January 1, 2020. The guidelines shall include, but need not be limited to, provisions providing authority for loans of these funds by mutual agreement between commuter rail service providers and providing for baseline allocations to each provider.

(c)The funds made available by this section may be used for operations and capital improvements.

SEC. 19.

 Section 99312.4 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.
99312.4.

Revenues transferred to the Public Transportation Account pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 11053 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (Part 2 (commencing with Section 75220) of Division 44 of the Public Resources Code) shall be available for appropriation to that program pursuant to the annual Budget Act.

SEC. 20.

 Section 99314.9 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.
99314.9.

The Controller shall compute quarterly proposed allocations for State Transit Assistance Program funds available for allocation pursuant to Sections 99313 and 99314. The Controller shall publish the allocations for each eligible recipient agency, including one list applicable to revenues allocated pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 99312.1 and another list for revenues allocated from all other revenues in the Public Transportation Account that are designated for the State Transit Assistance Program.

SEC. 21.

 Section 6051.8 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

6051.8.
 (a) Except as provided by Section 6357.3, in addition to the taxes imposed by this part, for the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail a tax is hereby imposed upon all retailers at the rate of 1.75 percent of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all diesel fuel, as defined in Section 60022.

(b)Except as provided by Section 6357.3, in addition to the taxes imposed by this part and by subdivision (a), commencing November 1, 2017, for the privilege of selling tangible personal property at retail a tax is hereby imposed upon all retailers at the rate of 4 percent of the gross receipts of any retailer from the sale of all diesel fuel, as defined in Section 60022, sold at retail in this state.

(c)(1)

(b)  Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 7102, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), all of the revenues, less refunds, collected pursuant to this section shall be estimated by the State Board of Equalization, with the concurrence of the Department of Finance, and transferred quarterly to the Public Transportation Account in the State Transportation Fund for allocation under the State Transit Assistance Program pursuant to Section 99312.1 of the Public Utilities Code.

(2)The revenues, less refunds, attributable to a rate of 0.5 percent of the 4-percent increase in the rate pursuant to subdivision (b), amounting to one-eighth of revenues from the increase in the rate under that subdivision, shall be estimated by the State Board of Equalization, with the concurrence of the Department of Finance, and transferred quarterly to the Public Transportation Account in the State Transportation Fund for allocation by the Transportation Agency to intercity rail and commuter rail purposes pursuant to Section 99312.3 of the Public Utilities Code.

SEC. 22.

 Section 6201.8 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

6201.8.
 (a) Except as provided by Section 6357.3, in addition to the taxes imposed by this part, an excise tax is hereby imposed on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of diesel fuel, as defined in Section 60022, at the rate of 1.75 percent of the sales price of the diesel fuel.

(b)Except as provided by Section 6357.3, in addition to the taxes imposed by this part and by subdivision (a), commencing November 1, 2017, an excise tax is hereby imposed on the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of diesel fuel, as defined in Section 60022, at the rate of 4 percent of the sales price of the diesel fuel.

(c)(1)

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 7102, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), all of the revenues, less refunds, collected pursuant to this section shall be estimated by the State Board of Equalization, with the concurrence of the Department of Finance, and transferred quarterly to the Public Transportation Account in the State Transportation Fund for allocation pursuant to Section 99312.1 of the Public Utilities Code.

(2)The revenues, less refunds, attributable to a rate of 0.5 percent of the 4-percent increase in the rate pursuant to subdivision (b), amounting to one-eighth of revenues from the increase in the rate under that subdivision, shall be estimated by the State Board of Equalization, with the concurrence of the Department of Finance, and transferred quarterly to the Public Transportation Account in the State Transportation Fund for allocation by the Transportation Agency to intercity rail and commuter rail purposes pursuant to Section 99312.3 of the Public Utilities Code.

SEC. 23.

 Section 7360 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

7360.
 (a) (1) A tax of eighteen cents ($0.18) is hereby imposed upon each gallon of fuel subject to the tax in Sections 7362, 7363, and 7364.
(2) If the federal fuel tax is reduced below the rate of nine cents ($0.09) per gallon and federal financial allocations to this state for highway and exclusive public mass transit guideway purposes are reduced or eliminated correspondingly, the tax rate imposed by paragraph (1), on and after the date of the reduction, shall be recalculated by an amount so that the combined state rate under paragraph (1) and the federal tax rate per gallon equal twenty-seven cents ($0.27).
(3) If any person or entity is exempt or partially exempt from the federal fuel tax at the time of a reduction, the person or entity shall continue to be so exempt under this section.
(b) (1) On and after July 1, 2010, in addition to the tax imposed by subdivision (a), a tax is hereby imposed upon each gallon of motor vehicle fuel, other than aviation gasoline, subject to the tax in Sections 7362, 7363, and 7364 in an amount equal to seventeen and three-tenths cents ($0.173) per gallon.
(2) For the 2011–12 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the board shall, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the applicable fiscal year, adjust the rate in paragraph (1) in that manner as to generate an amount of revenue that will equal the amount of revenue loss attributable to the exemption provided by Section 6357.7, based on estimates made by the board, and that rate shall be effective during the state’s next fiscal year.
(3) In order to maintain revenue neutrality for each year, beginning with the rate adjustment on or before March 1, 2012, the adjustment under paragraph (2) shall also take into account the extent to which the actual amount of revenues derived pursuant to this subdivision and, as applicable, Section 7361.1, the revenue loss attributable to the exemption provided by Section 6357.7 resulted in a net revenue gain or loss for the fiscal year ending prior to the rate adjustment date on or before March 1.
(4) The intent of paragraphs (2) and (3) is to ensure that the act adding this subdivision and Section 6357.7 does not produce a net revenue gain in state taxes.

(5)Commencing July 1, 2019, the adjustments in paragraphs (2) and (3) shall cease, and the rate imposed by this subdivision shall be the rate in paragraph (1).

(c)On and after November 1, 2017, in addition to the taxes imposed by subdivisions (a) and (b), a tax is hereby imposed upon each gallon of motor vehicle fuel, other than aviation gasoline, subject to the tax in Sections 7362, 7363, and 7364, in an amount equal to twelve cents ($0.12) per gallon.

(d)On July 1, 2020, and every July 1 thereafter, the board shall adjust the taxes imposed by subdivisions (a), (b), and (c), with the adjustment to apply to both to the base tax rates specified in those provisions and to any previous adjustment in rates made pursuant to this subdivision, by increasing the taxes by a percentage amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index, as calculated by the Department of Finance with the resulting taxes rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one cent ($0.01). The first adjustment pursuant to this subdivision shall be a percentage amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index from November 1, 2017, to November 1, 2019. Subsequent annual adjustments shall cover subsequent 12 month periods. The incremental change shall be added to the associated rate for that year.

(e)Any increases to the taxes imposed under subdivisions (a), (b), and (c) that are enacted by legislation subsequent to July 1, 2017, shall be deemed to be changes to the base tax rates for purposes of the California Consumer Price Index calculation and adjustment performed pursuant to subdivision (d).

SEC. 24.

 Section 7361.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is repealed.
7361.2.

(a)For the privilege of storing, for the purpose of sale, each supplier, wholesaler, and retailer owning 1,000 or more gallons of tax-paid motor vehicle fuel on November 1, 2017, shall pay a storage tax, the rate of which shall be determined by the board pursuant to the difference in the rate of the tax on motor vehicle fuel in effect on October 31, 2017, and the rate in effect on November 1, 2017, on tax-paid motor vehicle fuel in storage according to the volumetric measure thereof.

(b)For purposes of this section:

(1)“Owning” means having title to the motor vehicle fuel.

(2)“Retailer” means any person who sells motor vehicle fuel in this state to a person who subsequently uses the motor vehicle fuel.

(3)“Storing” includes the ownership or possession of tax-paid motor vehicle fuel outside of the bulk transfer/terminal system, including the holding of tax-paid motor vehicle fuel for sale at wholesale or retail locations stored in a container of any kind, including railroad tank cars and trucks or trailer cargo tanks. “Storing” also includes tax-paid motor vehicle fuel purchased from and invoiced by the seller, and tax-paid motor vehicle fuel removed from a terminal or entered into by a supplier, prior to the date specified in subdivision (a) and in transit on that date.

(4)“Wholesaler” means any person who sells diesel fuel in this state for resale to a retailer or to a person who is not a retailer and subsequently uses the motor vehicle fuel.

SEC. 25.

 Section 7653.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is repealed.
7653.2.

On or before January 1, 2018, each person subject to the storage tax imposed under Section 7361.2 shall prepare and file with the board, in a form prescribed by the board, a return showing the total number of gallons of tax-paid motor vehicle fuel owned by the person on November 1, 2017, the amount of the storage tax, and any other information that the board deems necessary for the proper administration of this part. The return shall be accompanied by a remittance payable to the board in the amount of tax due.

SEC. 26.

 Section 8352.4 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

8352.4.
 (a) Subject to Sections 8352 and 8352.1, and except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), there shall be transferred from the money deposited to the credit of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account to the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund, for expenditure in accordance with Division 1 (commencing with Section 30) of the Harbors and Navigation Code, the sum of six million six hundred thousand dollars ($6,600,000) per annum, representing the amount of money in the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account attributable to taxes imposed on distributions of motor vehicle fuel used or usable in propelling vessels. The actual amount shall be calculated using the annual reports of registered boats prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles for the United States Coast Guard and the formula and method of the December 1972 report prepared for this purpose and submitted to the Legislature on December 26, 1972, by the Director of Transportation. If the amount transferred during each fiscal year is in excess of the calculated amount, the excess shall be retransferred from the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund to the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account. If the amount transferred is less than the amount calculated, the difference shall be transferred from the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account to the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund. No adjustment shall be made if the computed difference is less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), and the amount shall be adjusted to reflect any temporary or permanent increase or decrease that may be made in the rate under the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law. Payments pursuant to this section shall be made prior to payments pursuant to Section 8352.2.
(b) (1)Commencing July 1, 2012, the revenues attributable to the taxes imposed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 7360 and Section 7361.1 and otherwise to be deposited in the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund pursuant to subdivision (a) shall instead be transferred to the General Fund.

(2)Commencing November 1, 2017, the revenues attributable to the taxes imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7360, any adjustment pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 7360, and Section 7361.2, and otherwise to be deposited in the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund pursuant to subdivision (a), shall instead be transferred to the State Parks and Recreation Fund to be used for state parks, off-highway vehicle programs, or boating programs.

SEC. 27.

 Section 8352.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

8352.5.
 (a) (1) Subject to Sections 8352 and 8352.1, and except as otherwise provided in paragraph (1) of subdivision (b), there shall be transferred from the money deposited to the credit of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account to the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund, during the second quarter of each fiscal year, an amount equal to the estimate contained in the most recent report prepared pursuant to this section.
(2) The amounts are not subject to Section 6357 with respect to the collection of sales and use taxes thereon, and represent the portion of receipts in the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account during a calendar year that were attributable to agricultural off-highway use of motor vehicle fuel which is subject to refund pursuant to Section 8101, less gross refunds allowed by the Controller during the fiscal year ending June 30 following the calendar year to persons entitled to refunds for agricultural off-highway use pursuant to Section 8101. Payments pursuant to this section shall be made prior to payments pursuant to Section 8352.2.
(b) (1)Commencing July 1, 2012, the revenues attributable to the taxes imposed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 7360 and Section 7361.1 and otherwise to be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund pursuant to subdivision (a) shall instead be transferred to the General Fund.

(2)Commencing November 1, 2017, the revenues attributable to the taxes imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7360, as adjusted pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 7360, and Section 7361.2 shall be deposited in the Department of Food and Agriculture Fund.

(c) On or before September 30, 2012, and on or before September 30 of each even-numbered year thereafter, the Director of Transportation and the Director of Food and Agriculture shall jointly prepare, or cause to be prepared, a report setting forth the current estimate of the amount of money in the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account attributable to agricultural off-highway use of motor vehicle fuel, which is subject to refund pursuant to Section 8101 less gross refunds allowed by the Controller to persons entitled to refunds for agricultural off-highway use pursuant to Section 8101; and they shall submit a copy of the report to the Legislature.

SEC. 28.

 Section 8352.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

8352.6.
 (a) (1) Subject to Section 8352.1, and except as otherwise provided in paragraphs (2) and (3), on the first day of every month, there shall be transferred from moneys deposited to the credit of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account to the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund created by Section 38225 of the Vehicle Code an amount attributable to taxes imposed upon distributions of motor vehicle fuel used in the operation of motor vehicles off highway and for which a refund has not been claimed. Transfers made pursuant to this section shall be made prior to transfers pursuant to Section 8352.2.
(2) (A)Commencing July 1, 2012, the revenues attributable to the taxes imposed pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 7360 and Section 7361.1 and otherwise to be deposited in the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) shall instead be transferred to the General Fund.

(B)Commencing November 1, 2017, the revenues attributable to the taxes imposed pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7360, any adjustment pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 7360, and Section 7361.2, and otherwise to be deposited in the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund pursuant to subdivision (a), shall instead be transferred to the State Parks and Recreation Fund to be used for state parks, off-highway vehicle programs, or boating programs.

(3) The Controller shall withhold eight hundred thirty-three thousand dollars ($833,000) from the monthly transfer to the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund pursuant to paragraph (1), and transfer that amount to the General Fund.
(b) The amount transferred to the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), as a percentage of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account, shall be equal to the percentage transferred in the 2006–07 fiscal year. Every five years, starting in the 2013–14 fiscal year, the percentage transferred may be adjusted by the Department of Transportation in cooperation with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Adjustments shall be based on, but not limited to, the changes in the following factors since the 2006–07 fiscal year or the last adjustment, whichever is more recent:
(1) The number of vehicles registered as off-highway motor vehicles as required by Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code.
(2) The number of registered street-legal vehicles that are anticipated to be used off highway, including four-wheel drive vehicles, all-wheel drive vehicles, and dual-sport motorcycles.
(3) Attendance at the state vehicular recreation areas.
(4) Off-highway recreation use on federal lands as indicated by the United States Forest Service’s National Visitor Use Monitoring and the United States Bureau of Land Management’s Recreation Management Information System.
(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that transfers from the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account to the Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund should reflect the full range of motorized vehicle use off highway for both motorized recreation and motorized off-road access to other recreation opportunities. Therefore, the Legislature finds that the fuel tax baseline established in subdivision (b), attributable to off-highway estimates of use as of the 2006–07 fiscal year, accounts for the three categories of vehicles that have been found over the years to be users of fuel for off-highway motorized recreation or motorized access to nonmotorized recreational pursuits. These three categories are registered off-highway motorized vehicles, registered street-legal motorized vehicles used off highway, and unregistered off-highway motorized vehicles.
(d) It is the intent of the Legislature that the off-highway motor vehicle recreational use to be determined by the Department of Transportation pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) be that usage by vehicles subject to registration under Division 3 (commencing with Section 4000) of the Vehicle Code, for recreation or the pursuit of recreation on surfaces where the use of vehicles registered under Division 16.5 (commencing with Section 38000) of the Vehicle Code may occur.
(e) In the 2014–15 fiscal year, the Department of Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Department of Motor Vehicles, shall undertake a study to determine the appropriate adjustment to the amount transferred pursuant to subdivision (b) and to update the estimate of the amount attributable to taxes imposed upon distributions of motor vehicle fuel used in the operation of motor vehicles off highway and for which a refund has not been claimed. The department shall provide a copy of this study to the Legislature no later than January 1, 2016.

SEC. 29.

 Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11050) of Part 5 of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is repealed.

SEC. 30.

 Section 60050 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is amended to read:

60050.
 (a) (1) A tax of sixteen eighteen cents ($0.16) ($0.18) is hereby imposed upon each gallon of diesel fuel subject to the tax in Sections 60051, 60052, and 60058.
(2) If the federal fuel tax is reduced below the rate of fifteen cents ($0.15) per gallon and federal financial allocations to this state for highway and exclusive public mass transit guideway purposes are reduced or eliminated correspondingly, the tax rate imposed by paragraph (1) (1), including any reduction or adjustment pursuant to subdivision (b), on and after the date of the reduction, shall be increased by an amount so that the combined state rate under paragraph (1) and the federal tax rate per gallon equal what it would have been in the absence of the federal reduction.
(3) If any person or entity is exempt or partially exempt from the federal fuel tax at the time of a reduction, the person or entity shall continue to be exempt under this section.

(b)On and after November 1, 2017, in addition to the tax imposed pursuant to subdivision (a), an additional tax of twenty cents ($0.20) is hereby imposed upon each gallon of diesel fuel subject to the tax in Sections 60051, 60052, and 60058.

(c)On July 1, 2020, and every July 1 thereafter, the State Board of Equalization shall adjust the taxes imposed by subdivisions (a), and (b), with the adjustment to apply to both to the base tax rates specified in those provisions and to any previous adjustment in rates made pursuant to this subdivision, by increasing the taxes by a percentage amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index, as calculated by the Department of Finance with the resulting taxes rounded to the nearest one-tenth of one cent ($0.01). The first adjustment pursuant to this subdivision shall be a percentage amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index from November 1, 2017, to November 1, 2019. Subsequent annual adjustments shall cover subsequent 12 month periods. The incremental change shall be added to the associated rate for that year.

(d)Any changes to the taxes imposed under this section that are enacted by legislation subsequent to July 1, 2017, shall be deemed to be changes to the base tax rates for purposes of the California Consumer Price Index calculation and adjustment performed pursuant to paragraph (1).

(b) (1)   On July 1, 2011, the tax rate specified in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall be reduced to thirteen cents ($0.13) and every July 1 thereafter shall be adjusted pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3).
(2) For the 2012–13 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the board shall, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately preceding the applicable fiscal year, adjust the rate reduction in paragraph (1) in that manner as to result in a revenue loss attributable to paragraph (1) that will equal the amount of revenue gain attributable to Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8, based on estimates made by the board, and that rate shall be effective during the state’s next fiscal year.
(3) In order to maintain revenue neutrality for each year, beginning with the rate adjustment on or before March 1, 2013, the adjustment under paragraph (2) shall take into account the extent to which the actual amount of revenues derived pursuant to Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8 and the revenue loss attributable to this subdivision resulted in a net revenue gain or loss for the fiscal year ending prior to the rate adjustment date on or before March 1.
(4) The intent of paragraphs (2) and (3) is to ensure that the act adding this subdivision and Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8 does not produce a net revenue gain in state taxes.

SEC. 31.

 Section 60050.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is repealed.
60050.2.

(a)For the privilege of storing, for the purpose of sale, each supplier, wholesaler, and retailer owning 1,000 or more gallons of tax-paid diesel fuel on November 1, 2017, shall pay a storage tax of twenty cents ($0.20) per gallon of tax-paid diesel fuel in storage according to the volumetric measure thereof.

(b)For purposes of this section:

(1)“Owning” means having title to the diesel fuel.

(2)“Retailer” means any person who sells diesel fuel in this state to a person who subsequently uses the diesel fuel.

(3)“Storing” includes the ownership or possession of tax-paid diesel fuel outside of the bulk transfer/terminal system, including the holding of tax-paid diesel fuel for sale at wholesale or retail locations stored in a container of any kind, including railroad tank cars and trucks or trailer cargo tanks. “Storing” also includes tax-paid diesel fuel purchased from and invoiced by the seller, and tax-paid diesel fuel removed from a terminal or entered into by a supplier, prior to the date specified in subdivision (a) and in transit on that date.

(4)“Wholesaler” means any person who sells diesel fuel in this state for resale to a retailer or to a person who is not a retailer and subsequently uses the diesel fuel.

SEC. 32.

 Section 60201.4 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is repealed.
60201.4.

On or before January 1, 2018, each person subject to the storage tax imposed under Section 60050.2 shall prepare and file with the board, in a form prescribed by the board, a return showing the total number of gallons of tax-paid diesel fuel owned by the person on November 1, 2017, the amount of the storage tax, and any other information that the board deems necessary for the proper administration of this part. The return shall be accompanied by a remittance payable to the board in the amount of tax due.

SEC. 33.

 Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 800) of Chapter 4 of Division 1 of the Streets and Highways Code is repealed.

SEC. 34.

 Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 2030) of Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code is repealed.

SEC. 35.

 Section 2103.1 of the Streets and Highways Code is repealed.
2103.1.

(a)Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 2103, the portion of revenues in the Highway Users Tax Account attributable to the increases in the motor vehicle fuel excise tax pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 7360 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, as adjusted pursuant to subdivision (d) of that section, shall be transferred to the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account pursuant to Section 2031.

(b)Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 2103, the portion of revenues in the Highway Users Tax Account attributable to the increase in the diesel fuel excise tax pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 60050 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, as adjusted pursuant to subdivision (c) of that section, shall be transferred as follows:

(1)Fifty percent to the Trade Corridors Enhancement Account pursuant to Section 2192.4.

(2)Fifty percent to the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account pursuant to Section 2031.

(c)Notwithstanding subdivision (b) of Section 2103, the portion of the revenues in the Highway Users Tax Account attributable to the storage taxes imposed pursuant to Sections 7361.2 and 60050.2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code shall be deposited in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account created pursuant to Section 2031.

SEC. 36.

 Section 2104 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

2104.
 Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, a sum equal to the net revenue derived from 11.3 percent of the a per gallon tax of 2.035 cents ($0.02035) under the Motor Vehicle Fuel License Tax Law (Part 2 (commencing with Section 7301) of Division 2), 1.80 cents ($0.0180) under the Use Fuel Tax Law (Part 3 (commencing with Section 8601) of Division 2), and 11.5 percent of the per gallon tax 1.80 cents ($0.0180) under the Diesel Fuel Tax Law (Part 31 (commencing with Section 60001) of Division 2) of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall be apportioned among the counties, as follows:
(a) Each county shall be paid one thousand six hundred sixty-seven dollars ($1,667) during each calendar month, which amount shall be expended exclusively for engineering costs and administrative expenses with respect to county roads.
(b) A sum equal to the total of all reimbursable snow removal or snow grooming, or both, costs filed pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 2152, or seven million dollars ($7,000,000), whichever is less, shall be apportioned in 12 approximately equal monthly apportionments for snow removal or snow grooming, or both, on county roads, as provided in Section 2110.
(c) A sum equal to five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) shall be apportioned in 12 approximately equal monthly apportionments, as provided in Section 2110.5.
(d) (1) Seventy-five percent of the funds payable under this section shall be apportioned among the counties monthly in the respective proportions that the number of fee-paid and exempt vehicles which are registered in each county bears to the total number of fee-paid and exempt vehicles registered in the state.
(2) For purposes of apportionment under this subdivision, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall, as soon as possible after the last day of each calendar month, furnish to the Controller a verified statement showing the number of fee-paid and exempt vehicles which are registered in each county and in the state as of the last day of each calendar month as reflected by the records of the Department of Motor Vehicles.
(e) Of the remaining money payable, there shall be paid to each eligible county an amount that is computed monthly as follows: The number of miles of maintained county roads in each county shall be multiplied by sixty dollars ($60); from the resultant amount, there shall be deducted the amount received by each county under subdivision (d) and the remainder, if any, shall be paid to each county.
(f) The remaining money payable, after the foregoing apportionments, shall be apportioned among the counties in the same proportion as the money referred to in subdivision (d).
(g) (1) Transfers of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to counties pursuant to this section collected during the months of March, April, May, June, and July of 2008, shall be made with the transfer of August 2008 revenues in September of 2008. This suspension shall not apply to a county with a population of less than 40,000.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a county may make use of any cash balance in its county road fund, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (hereafter bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, without the use of this cash being reflected as an expenditure of bond act funds, provided the cash is replaced once this suspension is repaid in September of 2008. Counties may accrue the revenue received in September 2008 as repayment of these suspensions for the months of April, May, and June of 2008 back to the 2007–08 fiscal year. Nothing in this paragraph shall change the fact that expenditures must be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding sources for which the moneys were received and meet all the requirements of those funding sources.
(h) (1) The transfer of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to counties pursuant to this section that are collected during the months of January, February, and March 2009, shall be made with the transfer of April 2009 revenues in May 2009.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a county may make use of any cash balance in its county road fund, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance during the period of this suspension, provided the cash is replaced once this suspension is repaid in May of 2009.
(3) This subdivision shall not affect any requirement that an expenditure is required to be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding source for which the money was received and to meet all the requirements of its funding source.

SEC. 37.

 Section 2105 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

2105.
 Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, in addition to the apportionments prescribed by Sections 2104, 2106, and 2107, from the revenues derived from a per gallon tax imposed pursuant to Section 7360 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and a per gallon tax imposed pursuant to Sections 8651, 8651.5, and 8651.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and a per gallon tax imposed pursuant to Sections 60050 and 60115 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the following apportionments shall be made:
(a) A sum equal to 5.8 percent of the 1.035 cents ($0.01035) per gallon from the tax under Section 7360 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, 11.5 percent of any per gallon tax in excess of nine cents ($0.09) per gallon under Sections 8651, 8651.5, and 8651.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and 6.5 percent of the 1.035 cents ($0.01035) per gallon from the tax under Sections 60050 and 60115 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall be apportioned among the counties, including a city and county.
The amount of apportionment to each county, including a city and county, during a fiscal year shall be calculated as follows:
(1) One million dollars ($1,000,000) for apportionment to all counties, including a city and county, in proportion to each county’s receipts during the prior fiscal year under Sections 2104 and 2106.
(2) One million dollars ($1,000,000) for apportionment to all counties, including a city and county, as follows:
(A) Seventy-five percent in the proportion that the number of fee-paid and exempt vehicles which are registered in the county bears to the number of fee-paid and exempt vehicles registered in the state.
(B) Twenty-five percent in the proportion that the number of miles of maintained county roads in the county bears to the miles of maintained county roads in the state.
(3) For each county, determine its factor which is the higher amount calculated pursuant to paragraph (1) or (2) divided by the sum of the higher amounts for all of the counties.
(4) The amount to be apportioned to each county is equal to its factor multiplied by the amount available for apportionment.
(b) A sum equal to 5.8 percent of the 1.035 cents ($0.01035) per gallon from the tax under Section 7360 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, 11.5 percent of any per gallon tax in excess of nine cents ($0.09) per gallon under Sections 8651, 8651.5, and 8651.6 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and 6.5 percent of the 1.035 cents ($0.01035) per gallon from the tax under Sections 60050 and 60115 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall be apportioned to cities, including a city and county, in the proportion that the total population of the city bears to the total population of all the cities in the state.
(c) (1) Transfers of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to counties or cities pursuant to this section collected during the months of March, April, May, June, and July of 2008, shall be made with the transfer of August 2008 revenues in September of 2008. This suspension shall not apply to a county with a population of less than 40,000.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a city or county may make use of any cash balance in the city account that is designated for the receipt of state funds allocated for local streets and roads or the county road fund, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (hereafter bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, without the use of this cash being reflected as an expenditure of bond act funds, provided the cash is replaced once this suspension is repaid in September of 2008. Counties and cities may accrue the revenue received in September 2008 as repayment of these suspensions for the months of April, May, and June of 2008 back to the 2007–08 fiscal year. Nothing in this paragraph shall change the fact that expenditures must be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding sources for which the moneys were received and meet all the requirements of those funding sources.
(d) (1) The transfer of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to counties or cities pursuant to this section collected during the months of January, February, and March 2009 shall be made with the transfer of April 2009 revenues in May 2009.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a city or county may make use of any cash balance in the city account that is designated for the receipt of state funds allocated for local streets and roads or the county road fund, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, and the use of this cash shall not be considered as an expenditure of bond act funds, if the cash is replaced when the payments that are suspended pursuant to this subdivision are repaid in May 2009.
(3) This subdivision shall not affect any requirement that an expenditure is required to be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding source for which the money was received and to meet all the requirements of its funding source.

SEC. 38.

 Section 2106 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

2106.
 Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, a sum equal to the net revenue derived from 5.3 percent of the one and four one-hundredths cent ($0.0104) per gallon tax under the Motor Vehicle Fuel License Tax Law (Part 2 (commencing with Section 7301) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) shall be apportioned monthly from the Highway Users Tax Account in the Transportation Tax Fund among the counties and cities as follows:
(a) Four hundred dollars ($400) per month shall be apportioned to each city and city and county and eight hundred dollars ($800) per month shall be apportioned to each county and city and county.
(b) On the last day of each month, the sum of six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) shall be transferred to the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund for the Active Transportation Program pursuant to Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 2380). For each month in the 2013–14 fiscal year that has passed prior to the enactment of the bill adding this sentence, six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) shall be immediately transferred from the Bicycle Transportation Account to the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund for the Active Transportation Program, less any amount already expended for that program from the Bicycle Transportation Account during the 2013–14 fiscal year.
(c) The balance shall be apportioned, as follows:
(1) A base sum shall be computed for each county by using the same proportions of fee-paid and exempt vehicles as are established for purposes of apportionment of funds under subdivision (d) of Section 2104.
(2) For each county, the percentage of the total assessed valuation of tangible property subject to local tax levies within the county which is represented by the assessed valuation of tangible property outside the incorporated cities of the county shall be applied to its base sum, and the resulting amount shall be apportioned to the county. The assessed valuation of taxable tangible property, for purposes of this computation, shall be that most recently used for countywide tax levies as reported to the Controller by the State Board of Equalization. If an incorporation or annexation is legally completed following the base sum computation, the new city’s assessed valuation shall be deducted from the county’s assessed valuation, the estimate of which may be provided by the State Board of Equalization.
(3) The difference between the base sum for each county and the amount apportioned to the county shall be apportioned to the cities of that county in the proportion that the population of each city bears to the total population of all the cities in the county. Populations used for determining apportionment of money under Section 2107 are to be used for purposes of this section.
(d) (1) Transfers of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to counties or cities pursuant to this section collected during the months of March, April, May, June, and July of 2008, shall be made with the transfer of August 2008 revenues in September of 2008. This suspension shall not apply to a county with a population of less than 40,000.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a city or county may make use of any cash balance in the city account that is designated for the receipt of state funds allocated for local streets and roads or the county road fund, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (hereafter bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, without the use of this cash being reflected as an expenditure of bond act funds, provided the cash is replaced once this suspension is repaid in September of 2008. Counties and cities may accrue the revenue received in September 2008 as repayment of these suspensions for the months of April, May, and June of 2008 back to the 2007–08 fiscal year. Nothing in this paragraph shall change the fact that expenditures must be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding sources for which the moneys were received and meet all the requirements of those funding sources.
(e) (1) The transfer of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to counties or cities pursuant to this section collected during the months of January, February, and March 2009, shall be made with the transfer of April 2009 revenues in May 2009.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a city or county may make use of any cash balance in the city account that is designated for the receipt of state funds allocated for local streets and roads or the county road fund, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, and the use of this cash shall not be considered as an expenditure of bond act funds, if the cash is replaced when the payments that are suspended pursuant to this subdivision are repaid in May 2009.
(3) This subdivision shall not affect any requirement that an expenditure is required to be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding source for which the money was received and to meet all the requirements of its funding source.

SEC. 39.

 Section 2107 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

2107.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, a sum equal to the net revenues derived from 7.3 percent of the a per gallon tax of 1.315 cents ($0.01315) under the Motor Vehicle Fuel License Tax Law (Part 2 (commencing with Section 7301) of Division 2), 2.59 cents ($0.0259) under the Use Fuel Tax Law (Part 3 (commencing with Section 8601) of Division 2), and 11.5 percent1.80 cents ($0.0180) under the Diesel Fuel Tax Law (Part 31 (commencing with Section 60001) of Division 2) of the Revenue and Taxation Code, shall be apportioned monthly to the cities and cities and counties of this state from the Highway Users Tax Account in the Transportation Tax Fund as provided in this section.
(b) From the sum determined pursuant to subdivision (a), the Controller shall allocate annually to each city that has filed a report containing the information prescribed by subdivision (c) of Section 2152, and that had expenditures in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) during the preceding fiscal year for snow removal, an amount equal to one-half of the amount of its expenditures for snow removal in excess of five thousand dollars ($5,000) during that fiscal year.
(c) The balance of the sum determined pursuant to subdivision (a) from the Highway Users Tax Account shall be allocated to each city, including city and county, in the proportion that the total population of the city bears to the total population of all the cities in this state.
(d) (1) For the purpose of this section, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2), the population in each city is the population determined for that city in the manner specified in Section 11005.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(2) Commencing with the ninth fiscal year of a city described in subdivision (a) of Section 11005.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the sixth fiscal year of a city described in subdivision (b) of Section 11005.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and the 61st month of the city described in subdivision (c) of Section 11005.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, the population in each city is the actual population of that city, as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 11005.3 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
(e) (1) Transfers of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to cities pursuant to this section collected during the months of March, April, May, June, and July of 2008, shall be made with the transfer of August 2008 revenues in September of 2008.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a city may make use of any cash balance in the city account that is designated for the receipt of state funds allocated for local streets and roads, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (hereafter bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, without the use of this cash being reflected as an expenditure of bond act funds, provided the cash is replaced once this suspension is repaid in September of 2008. Cities may accrue the revenue received in September 2008 as repayment of these suspensions for the months of April, May, and June of 2008 back to the 2007–08 fiscal year. Nothing in this paragraph shall change the fact that expenditures must be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding sources for which the moneys were received and meet all the requirements of those funding sources.
(f) (1) A transfer of revenues from the Highway Users Tax Account to cities pursuant to this section collected during the months of January, February, and March 2009, shall be made with the transfer of April 2009 revenues in May 2009.
(2) For the purpose of meeting the cash obligations associated with ongoing budgeted costs, a city may make use of any cash balance in the city account that is designated for the receipt of state funds allocated for local streets and roads, including that resulting from the receipt of funds pursuant to the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006 (Chapter 12.49 (commencing with Section 8879.20) of Division 1 of Title 2 of the Government Code (bond act)) for local streets and roads maintenance, during the period of this suspension, and the use of this cash shall not be reflected as an expenditure of bond act funds, if the cash is replaced once this suspension is repaid in May 2009.
(3) This subdivision shall not affect any requirement that an expenditure is required to be accrued and reflected from the appropriate funding sources for which the moneys were received and to meet all the requirements of those funding sources.

SEC. 40.

 Section 2192.4 of the Streets and Highways Code is repealed.
2192.4.

The Trade Corridor Enhancement Account is hereby created in the State Transportation Fund to receive funds from subdivision (b) of Section 60050 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, as adjusted. Funds in the account shall be available for expenditure upon appropriation by the Legislature for corridor-based freight projects nominated by local agencies and the state.

SEC. 41.

 Chapter 8.5 (commencing with Section 2390) of Division 3 of the Streets and Highways Code is repealed.

SEC. 42.

 Section 4000.15 of the Vehicle Code is repealed.
4000.15.

(a)Effective January 1, 2020, the department shall confirm, prior to the initial registration or the transfer of ownership and registration of a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds, that the vehicle is compliant with, or exempt from, applicable air pollution control technology requirements pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 39000) of the Health and Safety Code and regulations of the State Air Resources Board adopted pursuant to that division.

(b)Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (c), for diesel-fueled vehicles subject to Section 43018 of the Health and Safety Code, as applied to the reduction of emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria pollutants from in-use diesel-fueled vehicles, and Section 2025 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations as it read January 1, 2017, or as subsequently amended:

(1)The department shall refuse registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,001 pounds to 26,000 pounds for the following vehicle model years:

(A)Effective January 1, 2020, vehicle model years 2004 and older.

(B)Effective January 1, 2021, vehicle model years 2007 and older.

(C)Effective January 1, 2023, vehicle model years 2010 and older.

(2)The department shall refuse registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds for the following vehicle model years:

(A)Effective January 1, 2020, vehicle model years 2000 and older.

(B)Effective January 1, 2021, vehicle model years 2005 and older.

(C)Effective January 1, 2022, vehicle model years 2007 and older.

(D)Effective January 1, 2023, vehicle model years 2010 and older.

(c)(1)As determined by the State Air Resources Board, notwithstanding effective dates and vehicle model years identified in subdivision (b), the department may allow registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for a diesel-fueled vehicle that has been reported to the State Air Resources Board, and is using an approved exemption, or is compliant with applicable air pollution control technology requirements pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 39000) of the Health and Safety Code and regulations of the State Air Resources Board adopted pursuant to that division, including vehicles equipped with the required model year emissions equivalent engine or otherwise using an approved compliance option.

(2)The State Air Resources Board shall notify the department of the vehicles allowed to be registered pursuant to this subdivision.

SEC. 43.

 Section 4156 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

4156.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, and except as provided in subdivision (b), the department in its discretion may issue a temporary permit to operate a vehicle when a payment of fees has been accepted in an amount to be determined by, and paid to the department, by the owner or other person in lawful possession of the vehicle. The permit shall be subject to the terms and conditions, and shall be valid for the period of time, that the department shall deem appropriate under the circumstances.
(b) (1) The department shall not issue a temporary permit pursuant to subdivision (a) to operate a vehicle for which a certificate of compliance is required pursuant to Section 4000.3, and for which that certificate of compliance has not been issued, unless the department is presented with sufficient evidence, as determined by the department, that the vehicle has failed its most recent smog check inspection.
(2) Only Not more than one temporary permit may be issued pursuant to this subdivision to a vehicle owner in a two-year period.
(3) A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is valid for either 60 days after the expiration of the registration of the vehicle or 60 days after the date that vehicle is removed from nonoperation, whichever is applicable at the time that the temporary permit is issued.
(4) A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is subject to Section 9257.5.

(c)(1)The department may issue a temporary permit pursuant to subdivision (a) to operate a vehicle for which registration may be refused pursuant to Section 4000.15.

(2)Only one temporary permit may be issued pursuant to this subdivision for any vehicle, unless otherwise approved by the State Air Resources Board.

(3)A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is valid for either 90 days after the expiration of the registration of the vehicle or 90 days after the date that vehicle is removed from nonoperation, whichever is applicable at the time the temporary permit is issued.

(4)A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is subject to Section 9257.5.

SEC. 44.

 Section 9250.6 of the Vehicle Code is repealed.
9250.6.

(a)In addition to any other fees specified in this code, or the Revenue and Taxation Code, commencing July 1, 2020, a road improvement fee of one hundred dollars ($100) shall be paid to the department for registration or renewal of registration of every zero-emission motor vehicle model year 2020 and later subject to registration under this code, except those motor vehicles that are expressly exempted under this code from payment of registration fees.

(b)On January 1, 2021, and every January 1 thereafter, the Department of Motor Vehicles shall adjust the road improvement fee imposed under subdivision (a) by increasing the fee in an amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index for the prior year, except the first adjustment shall cover the prior six months, as calculated by the Department of Finance, with amounts equal to or greater than fifty cents ($0.50) rounded to the highest whole dollar. The incremental change shall be added to the associated fee rate for that year.

(c)Any changes to the road improvement fee imposed by subdivision (a) that are enacted by legislation subsequent to July 1, 2017, shall be deemed to be changes to the base fee rate for purposes of the California Consumer Price Index calculation and adjustment performed pursuant to subdivision (b).

(d)Revenues from the road improvement fee, after deduction of the department’s administrative costs related to this section, shall be deposited in the Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Account created pursuant to Section 2031 of the Streets and Highways Code.

(e)This section does not apply to a commercial motor vehicle subject to Section 9400.1.

(f)The road improvement fee required pursuant to this section does not apply to the initial registration after the purchase of a new zero-emission motor vehicle.

(g)For purposes of this section, “zero-emission motor vehicle” means a motor vehicle as described in subdivision (d) of Section 44258 of the Health and Safety Code, or any other motor vehicle that is able to operate on any fuel other than gasoline or diesel fuel.

SEC. 45.

 Section 1 of Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017 is repealed.
SECTION 1.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)Over the next 10 years, the state faces a $59 billion shortfall to adequately maintain the existing state highway system in order to keep it in a basic state of good repair.

(b)Similarly, cities and counties face a $78 billion shortfall over the next decade to adequately maintain the existing network of local streets and roads.

(c)Statewide taxes and fees dedicated to the maintenance of the system have not been increased in more than 20 years, with those revenues losing more than 55 percent of their purchasing power, while costs to maintain the system have steadily increased and much of the underlying infrastructure has aged past its expected useful life.

(d)California motorists are spending $17 billion annually in extra maintenance and car repair bills, which is more than $700 per driver, due to the state’s poorly maintained roads.

(e)Failing to act now to address this growing problem means that more drastic measures will be required to maintain our system in the future, essentially passing the burden on to future generations instead of doing our job today.

(f)A funding program will help address a portion of the maintenance backlog on the state’s road system and will stop the growth of the problem.

(g)Modestly increasing various fees can spread the cost of road repairs broadly to all users and beneficiaries of the road network without overburdening any one group.

(h)Improving the condition of the state’s road system will have a positive impact on the economy as it lowers the transportation costs of doing business, reduces congestion impacts for employees, and protects property values in the state.

(i)The federal government estimates that increased spending on infrastructure creates more than 13,000 jobs per $1 billion spent.

(j)Well-maintained roads benefit all users, not just drivers, as roads are used for all modes of transport, whether motor vehicles, transit, bicycles, or pedestrians.

(k)Well-maintained roads additionally provide significant health benefits and prevent injuries and death due to crashes caused by poorly maintained infrastructure.

(l)A comprehensive, reasonable transportation funding package will do all of the following:

(1)Ensure these transportation needs are addressed.

(2)Fairly distribute the economic impact of increased funding.

(3)Restore the gas tax rate previously reduced by the State Board of Equalization pursuant to the gas tax swap.

(4)Direct increased revenue to the state’s highest transportation needs.

(m)This act presents a balance of new revenues and reasonable reforms to ensure efficiency, accountability, and performance from each dollar invested to improve California’s transportation system. The revenues designated in this act are intended to address both state and local transportation infrastructure needs as follows:

(1)The revenues estimated to be available for allocation under the act to local agencies are estimated over the next 10 years to be as follows:

(A)Fifteen billion dollars ($15,000,000,000) to local street and road maintenance.

(B)Seven billion five hundred million dollars ($7,500,000,000) for transit operations and capital.

(C)Two billion dollars ($2,000,000,000) for the local partnership program.

(D)One billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) for the Active Transportation Program.

(E)Eight hundred twenty-five million dollars ($825,000,000) for the regional share of the State Transportation Improvement Program.

(F)Two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) for local planning grants.

(2)The revenues estimated to be available for allocation under the act to the state are estimated over the next 10 years to be as follows:

(A)Fifteen billion dollars ($15,000,000,000) for state highway maintenance and rehabilitation.

(B)Four billion dollars ($4,000,000,000) for highway bridge and culvert maintenance and rehabilitation.

(C)Three billion dollars ($3,000,000,000) for high priority freight corridors.

(D)Two billion five hundred million dollars ($2,500,000,000) for congested corridor relief.

(E)Eight hundred million dollars ($800,000,000) for parks programs, off-highway vehicle programs, boating programs, and agricultural programs.

(F)Two hundred seventy-five million dollars ($275,000,000) for the interregional share of the State Transportation Improvement Program.

(G)Two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) for freeway service patrols.

(H)Seventy million dollars ($70,000,000) for transportation research at the University of California and the California State University.

(n)It is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Transportation meet the following preliminary performance outcomes for additional state highway investments by the end of 2027, in accordance with applicable state and federal standards:

(1)Not less than 98 percent of pavement on the state highway system in good or fair condition.

(2)Not less than 90 percent level of service achieved for maintenance of potholes, spalls, and cracks.

(3)Not less than 90 percent of culverts in good or fair condition.

(4)Not less than 90 percent of the transportation management system units in good condition.

(5)Fix not less than an additional 500 bridges.

(o)Further, it is the intent of the Legislature that the Department of Transportation leverage funding provided by this act for trade corridors and other highly congested travel corridors in order to obtain matching funds from federal and other sources to maximize improvements in the state’s high-priority freight corridors and in the most congested commute corridors.

(p)Constitutionally protecting the funds raised by this act ensures that these funds are to be used only for transportation purposes necessary to repair roads and bridges, expand the economy, and protect natural resources.

(q)This act advances greenhouse gas reduction objectives and other environmental goals by focusing on “fix-it-first” projects, investments in transit and active transportation, and supporting Senate Bill 375 (Chapter 728, Statutes of 2008) and transportation plans.

SEC. 46.

 Section 2 of Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017 is repealed.
SEC. 2.

This act shall be known, and may be cited as, the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017.

SEC. 47.

 Section 43 of Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017 is repealed.
SEC. 43.

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a)Californians know congestion. For decades, California has been home to five or six of the nation’s most congested travel corridors, which are located in Los Angeles, the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose Bay Area, the Inland Empire, San Diego, and increasingly, in the central valley. While congestion is a vexing challenge in a state that is home to nearly 40 million people and that adds nearly a half-million people each year, regions and localities are finding new ways to address congestion in highly traveled corridors by undertaking long-term, comprehensive, and multimodal approaches that seek to reduce congestion by expanding travel choices, improving the quality of life, and preserving the local community character within the corridor.

(b)Examples of this more comprehensive approach to improving congestion in highly traveled corridors include, but are not limited to, programs in the following regions:

(1)The North Coast Corridor improvements along Route 5 and the parallel rail corridor in the County of San Diego.

(2)The Route 91 and Metrolink rail corridor improvements in the County of Riverside.

(3)Emerging solutions for the Route 101 and Caltrain corridor connecting Silicon Valley with San Francisco.

(4)Multimodal approaches for the Route 101 and SMART rail corridor between the Counties of Marin and Sonoma.

(5)Comprehensive solutions for the Route 405 Corridor in the County of Los Angeles.

(c)The state recognizes the benefits to mobility, quality of life, and the environment through comprehensive, multimodal proposals that address mobility, community, and environmental challenges along highly traveled corridors. Therefore, the Solutions for Congested Corridors Program is being created to support collaborative and comprehensive proposals to address these challenges.

SEC. 48.

 Section 48 of Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017 is repealed.
SEC. 48.

(a)On or before January 1, 2019, the Institute for Transportation Studies at the University of California, Davis is requested to prepare and submit to the Governor and the Legislature a report that makes recommendations on potential methodologies to raise revenue from zero-emission and low-emission vehicle owners to achieve the state’s transportation electrification, clean air, and climate targets established under law while also ensuring those vehicle owners pay their fair share of any costs borne by motorists to fund improvements to the transportation system.

(b)The report shall examine all fees, taxes, and incentives for zero- and low-emission vehicles, and other vehicles, and shall make recommendations for options that ensure the purchase and ownership of zero- and low-emission vehicles are properly incentivized to assist in meeting state clean air and climate targets, while also ensuring appropriate levels of funding for roads and transportation.

(c)The study shall assess annual fees on zero-emission vehicles or other vehicles not otherwise subject to state fuel excise or use taxes and compare that to the average annual state fuel excise tax assessed on gasoline or diesel vehicles with equivalent fuel economy.

(d)The Institute shall consult with the State Air Resources Board, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Motor Vehicles, and the State Board of Equalization in preparing the report.

(e)This report shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.

SEC. 49.

 Section 49 of Chapter 5 of the Statutes of 2017 is repealed.
SEC. 49.

Guidelines adopted to implement transportation programs in this act by the California Transportation Commission, the Department of Transportation, the Transportation Agency, or any other state agency shall be exempt from the Administrative Procedure Act (Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).

SEC. 50.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to prevent the taxes imposed by the Road Repair and Accountability Act of 2017 from taking effect, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.