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AB-3209 Local alternative transportation improvement program: County of Napa.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/12/2020 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 12, 2020

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 3209


Introduced by Assembly Member Aguiar-Curry

February 21, 2020


An act to amend Section 70 of the Streets and Highways add Section 14528 to the Government Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 3209, as amended, Aguiar-Curry. California Transportation Commission. Local alternative transportation improvement program: County of Napa.
Existing law establishes the California Transportation Commission and vests the commission with certain powers, purposes, and responsibilities. vests the Department of Transportation with full possession and control of the state highway system and associated property. Existing law generally requires proceeds from the sale of excess state highway property to be made available for other highway purposes. Existing law generally requires the California Transportation Commission to program available funding for transportation capital improvement projects, other than state highway rehabilitation projects, through the State Transportation Improvement Program process, with available funds subject to various fair share distribution formulas. Existing law, in certain cases, requires the commission to instead reallocate funds from canceled state highway projects to a local alternative transportation improvement program within the same county and exempts those funds from the fair share distribution formulas that would otherwise apply.
This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions. bill, for state transportation facilities at the intersection of State Route 29 and State Route 221 in the County of Napa that are no longer planned to be constructed, would authorize the transportation planning agency having jurisdiction over the facilities, acting jointly with the County of Napa, to develop and file with the commission a local alternative transportation improvement program that addresses transportation problems and opportunities in the county. The bill would give the commission the final authority regarding the content and approval of the local alternative, and would prohibit the commission from approving the local alternative if it is submitted after July 1, 2022. The bill would require all proceeds from the sale of certain excess properties acquired by the department for the canceled state facilities, less any reimbursements due to the federal government and costs incurred in the sale of those excess properties, to be allocated by the commission to fund the approved local alternative and would exempt those funds from the fair share distribution formulas that would otherwise apply to state transportation funds.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14528 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14528.
 (a) To resolve local transportation problems resulting from the infeasibility of planned state transportation facilities at the intersection of State Route 29 and State Route 221 in the County of Napa, the transportation planning agency having jurisdiction over the planned facilities, acting jointly with the County of Napa, may develop and file with the commission a local alternative transportation improvement program that addresses transportation problems and opportunities in the County of Napa.
(b) The commission shall have the final authority regarding the content and approval of the local alternative transportation improvement program. The commission shall not approve a local alternative transportation improvement program submitted under this section after July 1, 2022.
(c) All proceeds from the sale of the excess properties, less reimbursements due to the federal government and costs incurred in the sale of those excess properties, shall be allocated by the commission to fund the approved local alternative transportation improvement program and shall not be subject to Sections 188 and 188.8 of the Streets and Highways Code. The proceeds shall be used only for highway purposes.
(d) “Excess properties” means those properties acquired to construct an interchange project at the intersection of State Route 29 and State Route 221 in the County of Napa, which project is no longer planned to be constructed.

SECTION 1.Section 70 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
70.

(a)The California Highway Commission is hereby abolished, and the California Transportation Commission succeeds to, and is vested with, all the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction of the California Highway Commission.

(b)A reference in any law or regulation to the California Highway Commission shall be deemed to refer to the California Transportation Commission.

(c)The California Transportation Commission shall have the possession and control of all licenses, permits, leases, agreements, contracts, orders, claims, judgments, records, papers, equipment, supplies, bonds, moneys, funds, appropriations, buildings, land, and other property, real or personal, held for the benefit, use, or obligation of the California Highway Commission.