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AB-866 State highways: gateway monuments.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/05/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 05, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 866


Introduced by Assembly Member Cunningham
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Chávez, Mathis, and Voepel)
(Coauthor: Senator Nguyen)

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 670.5 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state highways.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 866, as amended, Cunningham. State highways: gateway monuments.
Existing law authorizes the display of the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of California on a sidewalk located in or abutting on a state highway situated within a city, if the type of flagholder and the method of its installation and maintenance are not in violation of the Department of Transportation’s rules.
This bill would authorize a city or county to display the Flag of the United States of America or the Flag of the State of California, or both, as part of a gateway monument, as defined.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 670.5 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

670.5.
 (a) The Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of California may be displayed on a sidewalk located in or abutting on a state highway situated within a city, if the type of flagholder and the method of its installation and maintenance are not in violation of the department’s rules.
(b) (1) A city or county may display the Flag of the United States of America or the Flag of the State of California, or both, as part of a gateway monument if the flags are maintained by the city or county.
(2) As used in this subdivision, a “gateway monument” means any freestanding structure or sign, or nonintegral or nonrequired highway feature, constructed within the state’s right-of-way, which that communicates the name of the city or county.