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AB-515 State Highway System Management Plan.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 06/20/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 20, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 515


Introduced by Assembly Member Frazier

February 13, 2017


An act to amend Section 164.6 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state highways.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 515, as amended, Frazier. State Highway System Management Plan.
Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to prepare the State Highway Operation and Protection Program for the expenditure of transportation capital improvement funds for projects that are necessary to preserve and protect the state highway system, excluding projects that add new traffic lanes. Existing law requires the State Highway Operation and Protection Program to be based on an asset management plan prepared by the department, and requires the department to submit the proposed State Highway Operation and Protection Program to the California Transportation Commission by January 31 of each even-numbered year for adoption by the commission and submittal by the commission to the Governor and Legislature by April 1 of each even-numbered year.
Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a 10-year state highway rehabilitation plan for the rehabilitation and reconstruction by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program of all state highways and bridges owned by the state. This plan is required to be submitted by the department to the commission for review and comments by January 31 of each odd-numbered year, and then transmitted by the department to the Governor and Legislature by May 1 of each odd-numbered year. Existing law also requires the department to prepare a 5-year maintenance plan that addresses the maintenance needs of the state highway system, limited to maintenance activities that if not performed, could result in increased State Highway Operation and Protection Program costs in the future. Existing law requires the maintenance plan to be submitted by the department to the commission, the Governor, and the Legislature by January 31 of each odd-numbered year. Existing law provides that these plans shall be the basis for, among other things, the department’s budget request.
This bill would require the department to prepare a draft State Highway System Management Plan, which would consist both of the 10-year state highway rehabilitation plan and the 5-year maintenance plan. The bill would require the department to make a the draft of its proposed State Highway System Management Plan available to regional transportation agencies for review and comment, and would require the department to include and address any respond to the comments in its submittal of the final plan to the commission by January February 15 of each odd-numbered year. The bill would require the department to transmit the final State Highway System Management Plan to the Governor and Legislature by May June 1 of each odd-numbered year.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 164.6 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

164.6.
 (a) (1) The department shall prepare a State Highway System Management Plan. The plan shall include a 10-year state highway system rehabilitation plan for the rehabilitation or reconstruction, or the combination thereof, by the State Highway Operation and Protection Program, of all state highways and bridges owned by the state. The plan shall identify all rehabilitation needs for the 10-year period beginning on July 1, 1998, and ending on June 30, 2008, and shall include a schedule of improvements to complete all needed rehabilitation during the life of the plan not later than June 30, 2008. The plan shall be updated every two years beginning in 2000.
(2) The State Highway System Management Plan shall also include a five-year maintenance plan that addresses the maintenance needs of the state highway system. The maintenance plan shall be updated every two years, concurrent with the rehabilitation plan described in paragraph (1). The maintenance plan shall include only maintenance activities that, if the activities are not performed, could result in increased State Highway Operation and Protection Program costs in the future. The maintenance plan shall identify any existing backlog in those maintenance activities and shall recommend a strategy, specific activities, and an associated funding level to reduce or prevent any backlog during the plan five-year period.
(b)  The State Highway System Management Plan shall include specific milestones and specific quantifiable accomplishments, goals, objectives, costs, and performance measures consistent with the asset management plan required by Section 14526.4 of the Government Code. The plan shall contain strategies to control costs and improve efficiency of the State Highway Operation and Protection Program.
(c) The State Highway System Management Plan for rehabilitation and maintenance shall attempt to balance resources between State Highway Operation and Protection Program activities and maintenance activities in order to achieve identified milestones and goals at the lowest possible long-term total cost. If the maintenance plan recommends increases in maintenance spending, it shall identify projected future State Highway Operation and Protection Program costs that would be avoided by increasing maintenance spending. The department’s maintenance division shall develop a budget model that allows identify highway maintenance projects and associated costs that allow it to achieve the requirements of this subdivision.
(d) The draft State Highway System Management Plan shall be submitted to the commission for review and comments not later than January February 15 of each odd-numbered year, and the final plan shall be transmitted by the department to the Governor and the Legislature not later than May June 1 of each odd-numbered year. Prior to submitting the plan, the The department shall make a the draft of its proposed plan available to regional transportation agencies for review and comment, and shall include and address respond to the comments in its submittal to the commission. the final plan.
(e) The State Highway System Management Plan shall be the basis for the department’s budget request and for the adoption of fund estimates pursuant to Section 163.