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

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Date Published: 09/02/2017 04:00 AM
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Assembly Bill No. 866
CHAPTER 201

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

[ Approved by Governor  September 01, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State  September 01, 2017. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 866, 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, that communicates the name of the city or county.