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SB-480 Bridge safety projects: State Highway Account: funding.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/29/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 480


Introduced by Senator Hueso

February 16, 2017


An act relating to the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, and making an appropriation therefor. An act to amend Section 183.1 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 480, as amended, Hueso. San Diego-Coronado Bridge: safety barriers. Bridge safety projects: State Highway Account: funding.
Existing law provides funding for the development, construction, and maintenance of the state’s bridges and highways. highways, and imposes various duties on the Department of Transportation with regard to safe operation of the state’s bridges and highways. Existing law authorizes the expenditure of certain money deposited in the State Highway Account that is not restricted as to expenditure by Article XIX of the California Constitution, including, but not limited to, money that is derived from the sale of documents, charges for miscellaneous services to the public, condemnation deposits, fund investments, rental of state property, or any other miscellaneous uses of property, for any transportation purpose authorized by statute, upon appropriation by the Legislature or, after transfer to another fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature from that fund.
This bill would appropriate an unspecified amount from the General Fund to the Department of Transportation to be expended for maintenance costs and the construction of safety barriers on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in the County of San Diego. require the Controller, for the 2018–19 fiscal year, based on the prior year financial statement, to segregate 1% of that money from the State Highway Account to be expended by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for feasibility, environmental, and engineering studies pertaining to bridge safety, with priority given to bridges that provide transportation links over state and local parks, and for other bridge safety projects in the state.
Vote: TWO_THIRDSMAJORITY   Appropriation: YESNO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 183.1 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

183.1.
 (a) Notwithstanding subdivision (a) of Section 182 or any other provision of law, money deposited into the account that is not subject to Article XIX of the California Constitution, including, but not limited to, money that is derived from the sale of documents, charges for miscellaneous services to the public, condemnation deposits deposits, fund investments, rental of state property, or any other miscellaneous uses of property or money, may be used for any transportation purpose authorized by statute, upon appropriation by the Legislature or, after transfer to another fund, upon appropriation by the Legislature from that fund.
(b) Commencing with the 2013–14 fiscal year, and not later than November 1 of each fiscal year thereafter, based on prior year financial statements, the Controller shall transfer the funds identified in subdivision (a) for the prior fiscal year from the State Highway Account to the Transportation Debt Service Fund in the State Transportation Fund, except for those funds required to be transferred pursuant to subdivision (c), and those funds are continuously appropriated for the purposes specified for the Transportation Debt Service Fund.
(c) For the 2018–19 fiscal year, based on the prior year financial statement, the Controller shall segregate 1 percent of the funds identified in subdivision (a) for the prior fiscal year from the State Highway Account to be expended by the department, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for feasibility, environmental, and engineering studies pertaining to bridge safety, with priority given to bridges that provide transportation links over state and local parks, and for other bridge safety projects in the state.

SECTION 1.

The sum of _______dollars ($ ) is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Department of Transportation to be expended for maintenance costs and the construction of safety barriers on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge in the County of San Diego.