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AB-285 California Transportation Plan.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 06/24/2019 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  June 24, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  June 03, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 285


Introduced by Assembly Member Friedman

January 28, 2019


An act to amend Sections 14000.6, 65071, 65072.1, and 65072.2 of of, and to add Section 65070.5 to, the Government Code, relating to transportation planning.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 285, as amended, Friedman. California Transportation Plan.
Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to prepare the California Transportation Plan for submission to the Governor and the Legislature, to complete the first update to the plan by December 31, 2015, and to update the plan every 5 years thereafter. Existing law requires the plan to consider various subject areas for the movement of people and freight, including environmental protection and quality of life. Existing law also requires the plan to address how the state will achieve maximum feasible emissions reductions in order to attain a statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 80% below 1990 levels by 2050, and to identify the statewide integrated multimodal transportation system needed to achieve greenhouse gas emission reductions.
This bill would require the department to address in the California Transportation Plan how the state will achieve maximum feasible emissions reductions in order to attain a statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 40% below 1990 levels by the end of 2030 and attain all state ambient air quality standards and national ambient air quality standards in all areas of the state as described in California’s state implementation plans required by the federal Clean Air Act. Commencing with the 3rd update to the plan to be completed by December 31, 2025, the bill would require the department to include a forecast of the impacts of advanced and emerging technologies over a 20-year horizon on infrastructure, access, and transportation systems and a review of the progress made implementing past California Transportation Plans. The bill would require the department to complete an interim report by January 31, 2022, that contains specified information, including, among other things, a review of the potential impacts and opportunities for coordination of specified grant programs and recommendations for the improvement of the grant programs to better align them to meet long-term common goals. The bill would require that review to be conducted in consultation with the agencies that administer those grant programs. The bill would add environmental justice to the subject areas that the plan is required to consider for the movement of people and freight. The bill would require the Office of Planning and Research to complete a report by January 31, 2022, reviewing the department’s progress in implementing past California Transportation Plans and making any recommendations for improving the department’s implementation of California Transportation Plans.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14000.6 of the Government Code is amended to read:

14000.6.
 The Legislature further finds and declares all of the following:
(a) California has established a statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit to be achieved by 2020 pursuant to the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code), which is equivalent to 1990 greenhouse gas emissions in the state. Senate Bill 32 (Chapter 249 of the Statutes of 2016) extended the statewide greenhouse gas emissions limit to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
(b) Emissions from the transportation sector account for 39 percent of California’s greenhouse gas emissions.
(c) In June 2016, the state released its transportation plan called California Transportation Plan 2040, which represented an important step toward integrating statewide long-range modal plans, key programs, and analysis tools that build on regional transportation plans, sustainable communities strategies, and rural land use visions. Yet more must be done to meet objectives of mobility and congestion management consistent with the state’s greenhouse gas emission limit and air pollution standards.
(d) The Legislature intends that subsequent transportation plans improve transparency, interagency coordination, and the impact of California’s transportation investments and planning to meet the objectives set forth in this section.

SEC. 2.

 Section 65070.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

65070.5.
 For purposes of this chapter, “department” means the Department of Transportation.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 Section 65071 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65071.
 The department shall update the California Transportation Plan every five years consistent with this chapter. The second update shall be completed by December 31, 2020.

SEC. 3.SEC. 4.

 Section 65072.1 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65072.1.
 The California Transportation Plan shall consider all of the following subject areas for the movement of people and freight:
(a) Mobility and accessibility.
(b) Integration and connectivity.
(c) Efficient system management and operation.
(d) Existing system preservation.
(e) Safety and security.
(f) Economic development, including productivity and efficiency.
(g) Environmental protection and quality of life.
(h) Environmental justice.

SEC. 4.SEC. 5.

 Section 65072.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65072.2.
 (a) The department shall address in the California Transportation Plan how the state will achieve maximum feasible emissions reductions in order to attain a statewide reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 and 40 percent below 1990 levels by December 31, 2030, as required by the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (Division 25.5 (commencing with Section 38500) of the Health and Safety Code), and attain all state ambient air quality standards standards, as set forth in Section 70200 of Title 17 of the California Code of Regulations, and national ambient air quality standards standards, as established pursuant to Section 7409 of Title 42 of the United States Code, in all areas of the state, as described in California’s state implementation plans required by the federal Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. Sec. 7401 et seq.), taking into consideration the use of alternative fuels, new vehicle technology, tailpipe emissions reductions, ride sharing, vehicle pooling, and expansion of public transit, commuter rail, intercity rail, bicycling, and walking. The plan shall identify the statewide integrated multimodal transportation system needed to achieve these results.
(b) Commencing with the third update to the California Transportation Plan, the department shall include the following information in the plan:
(1) A forecast of the impacts of advanced and emerging technologies over a 20-year horizon on infrastructure, access, and transportation systems. For purposes of this paragraph, “advanced and emerging technologies” includes, but is not limited to, shared, autonomous, connected, and electric transportation options.
(2) A review of the progress made implementing past California Transportation Plans including, but not limited to, a review of actions taken by each of the department’s districts to achieve the goals and policies outlined in the plan.
(c) (1) The department shall complete an interim report by January 31, 2022, and shall submit this report to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature. The interim report shall contain all of the following:

(1)

(A) The information described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b).

(2)

(B) An overview of all sustainable communities strategies and alternative planning strategies prepared pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 65080, and an assessment of how implementation of the sustainable communities strategies and alternative planning strategies will influence the configuration of the statewide integrated multimodal transportation system.

(3)

(C) A review of the potential impacts and opportunities for coordination of the following grant programs: the Affordable Housing and Sustainable Communities Program, the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program, the Low Carbon Transit Operators Program, the Transformative Climate Communities Program, and the Sustainable Transportation Planning Grant Program. The review shall be conducted in consultation with the agencies that administer these grant programs. The review shall include recommendations for the improvement of these grant programs or other relevant transportation funding programs to better align the programs to meet long-term common goals.
(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on January 31, 2026, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(3) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
(d) (1) The Office of Planning and Research shall complete a report by January 31, 2022, and shall submit this report to the relevant policy and fiscal committees of the Legislature. This report shall contain both of the following:
(A) A review of the progress the department has made in implementing past California Transportation Plans.
(B) Recommendations for improving the department’s implementation of California Transportation Plans.
(2) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under paragraph (1) is inoperative on January 31, 2026, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.
(3) A report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.