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SB-278 Metropolitan Transportation Commission.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/28/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill
No. 278


Introduced by Senator Beall

February 13, 2019


An act to amend Section Sections 66530 and 66531 of the Government Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 278, as amended, Beall. Metropolitan Transportation Commission.
The Metropolitan Transportation Commission Act creates the Metropolitan Transportation Commission as a local area planning agency to provide comprehensive regional transportation planning for the region comprised of the 9 San Francisco Bay area counties. The act requires the commission to continue to actively, on behalf of the entire region, seek to assist in the development of adequate funding sources to develop, construct, and support transportation projects that it determines are essential.
This bill would also require the commission to determine that those transportation projects are a priority for the region.
The act authorizes each county in the region, together with cities and transit operators within the county, to develop or update a transportation plan for the county and the cities within the county every 2 years. The act requires the commission to develop guidelines to be used in the preparation of county transportation plans and to adopt revised guidelines by January 1, 1995.
This bill would require the commission to adopt revised guidelines by January 1, 2021, and every 4 years thereafter.
By requiring the commission to perform additional duties, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to the statutory provisions noted above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 66530 of the Government Code is amended to read:

66530.
 The commission shall continue to actively, on behalf of the entire region, seek to assist in the development of adequate funding sources to develop, construct, and support transportation projects that it determines are essential and a priority for the region.

SEC. 2.

 Section 66531 of the Government Code is amended to read:

66531.
 (a) Each county within the jurisdiction of the commission, together with the cities and transit operators within the county, may, every two years, develop and update a transportation plan for the county and the cities within the county. The county transportation plan shall be submitted to the commission by the agency that has been designated as the agency responsible for developing, adopting and updating the county’s congestion management program pursuant to Section 65089, unless, not later than January 1, 1995, another public agency is designated by resolutions adopted by the county board of supervisors and the city councils of a majority of the cities representing a majority of the population in the incorporated area of the county. Nothing in this section requires additional action by the cities and county, if a joint powers agreement delegates the responsibility for the county transportation plan to the agency responsible for developing, adopting, and updating the county’s congestion management program pursuant to Section 65089.
(b) The county transportation plans shall be consistent with, and provide a long-range vision for, the congestion management programs in the San Francisco Bay area prepared pursuant to Section 65089. The county transportation plans shall also be responsive to the planning factors included in Section 134 of the federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-240).
(c) The commission, in consultation with local agencies, shall develop guidelines to be used in the preparation of county transportation plans. These guidelines shall be consistent with the commission’s preparation of the regional transportation plan pursuant to Section 65081. 65080. These plans shall include recommendations for investment necessary to mitigate the impact of congestion caused by an airport that is owned by the county, or city and county, and located in another county. The plans may include, but are not limited to, the following:
(1) Recommendations for investments necessary to sustain the effectiveness and efficiency of the county portion of the metropolitan transportation system, as defined cooperatively by the commission and the agency designated pursuant to Section 65089.
(2) Consideration of transportation system and demand management strategies which reinforce the requirements contained in Section 65089.
(3) Consideration of transportation impacts associated with land use designations embodied in the general plans of the county and cities within the county and projections of economic and population growth available from the Association of Bay Area Governments.
(4) Consideration of strategies that conserve existing transportation system capacity, such as pricing policies or long-term land use and transportation integration policies jointly developed by the commission and the agencies designated pursuant to Section 65089.
(5) Consideration of expected transportation revenues as estimated by the commission, the impact of these estimated revenues on investment recommendations, and options for enhanced transportation revenues.
(d) The commission shall adopt revised guidelines not later than January 1, 1995. 2021, and every four years thereafter.
(e) The county transportation plan shall include recommended transportation improvements for the succeeding 10- and 20-year periods.
(f) The county transportation plans shall be the primary basis for the commission’s regional transportation plan and shall be considered in the preparation of the regional transportation improvement program. To provide regional consistency, the county transportation plans shall consider the most recent regional transportation plan adopted by the commission. Where the counties’ transportation plans conflict, the commission may resolve the differences as part of the regional transportation plan. The commission shall add proposals and policies of regional significance to the regional transportation plan.
(g) With the consent of the commission, a county may have the commission prepare its county transportation plan.
(h) The counties, together with the commission, shall jointly develop a funding strategy for the preparation of each county’s transportation plan.

SEC. 2.SEC. 3.

 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.