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SB-277 Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program: Local Partnership Program.(2019-2020)

Senate:
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Assembly:
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Bill Status
SB-277
Beall (S)
Frazier (A)
Roth (S)
Road Maintenance and Rehabilitation Program: Local Partnership Program.
03/16/19
An act to amend Section 2032 of, to amend and repeal Section 2033 of, and to add Section 2033.1 to, the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.
Senate
09/13/19
09/06/19

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
10/12/19 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/12/19 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/18/19 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4 p.m.
09/11/19 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 37. Noes 1. Page 2849.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
09/10/19 In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 277 without my signature.

This bill would revise how the California Transportation Commission allocates Local Partnership Program funds to local and regional transportation agencies by distributing 85 percent of program funds by formula and 15 percent through a competitive grant program.

SB 1 (Chapter 5, Statutes of 2018) doubled the annual funding to cities and counties by providing an additional $1.5 billion annually, distributed on a per capita basis, to address maintenance and rehabilitation of local streets and roads. In addition, the legislation established the Local Partnership Program, which allocates $200 million annually to benefit local entities that have imposed taxes and fees dedicated solely to transportation improvements. Through guidelines established by the California Transportation Commission, 50 percent of the Local Partnership Program funds are allocated by formula and 50 percent are competitively awarded.

The current approach to administer the Local Partnership Program provides a formulaic share for all entities that qualify, but also gives the Commission the flexibility to award funds on a competitive basis to ensure the program achieves statewide goals. Additional statutory limitations inhibit the state's ability to responsibly address emerging needs within the constitutionally defined parameters of SB 1, especially for small urban and rural communities.

Sincerely,




Gavin Newsom