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AB-69 State highways: roadside rests.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 12/16/2016 08:55 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 69


Introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen

December 16, 2016


An act to amend Section 220 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state highways.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 69, as introduced, Travis Allen. State highways: roadside rests.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of the state highway system and associated property. Existing law authorizes the department to plan, design, and construct a system of safety roadside rests along state highways. Existing law requires the department to design only those safety roadside rests that are reasonably economical and that will provide the motorist a place where he or she may stop for a short time during daytime and nighttime hours.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 220 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

220.
 (a) In designing safety roadside rests, the department shall design only those safety roadside rests which that are reasonably economical and which that will provide the motorist a place where he or she may stop for a short time during daytime and nighttime hours. The Legislature recognizes that the size of such these safety roadside rests, together with the facilities therein, will differ according to location and potential use. Such The safety roadside rests may contain, among other things, depending upon the size and use thereof, parking places for vehicles, picnic tables, sanitary facilities, telephones, water, landscaping, tourist information panels, traveler service information facilities, and facilities for the distribution of current news. Such The safety roadside rests shall not contain camping or recreational facilities.

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(b) The safety roadside rests located on that portion of Route 5 in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta area may also contain displays and examples of California agriculture.