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AB-1172 State highways: relinquishment.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/17/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1172


Introduced by Assembly Member Acosta
(Coauthor: Senator Wilk)

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 314.1 to the Streets and Highways Code, relating to highways.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1172, as introduced, Acosta. State highways: relinquishment.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of all state highways. Existing law describes the authorized routes in the state highway system and establishes a process for adoption of a highway on an authorized route by the California Transportation Commission. Existing law authorizes the commission to relinquish to local agencies state highway segments that have been deleted from the state highway system by legislative enactment or have been superseded by relocation, and in certain other cases.
This bill would authorize the commission to relinquish to the City of Santa Clarita all or any portion of Sierra Highway, also known as Route 14U, located within the city limits of that city, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state, if the department and the city enter into an agreement providing for that relinquishment. The bill would make legislative findings and declarations.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares that when the Antelope Valley Freeway, State Route 14, was constructed through what is now the City of Santa Clarita, the Department of Transportation retained ownership of, and maintenance responsibility for, a portion of the conventional highway that the freeway replaced, Sierra Highway, also known as Route 14U, rather than relinquishing the highway to the County of Los Angeles. The Legislature further finds and declares that the City of Santa Clarita is now interested in assuming ownership of, and maintenance responsibility for, the portion of Sierra Highway approximately between the intersection of Newhall Avenue and the intersection of Friendly Valley Parkway within the city limits of the city, from the Department of Transportation.

SEC. 2.

 Section 314.1 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

314.1.
 (a) The commission may relinquish to the City of Santa Clarita all or any portion of Sierra Highway, also known as Route 14U, located within the city limits of that city, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the best interests of the state, if the department and the city enter into an agreement providing for that relinquishment.
(b) A relinquishment under this section shall become effective immediately after the county recorder’s recordation of the relinquishment resolution containing the commission’s approval of the terms and conditions of the relinquishment.
(c) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, both of the following shall occur:
(1) The portion of Route 14U relinquished shall cease to be a state highway.
(2) The portion of Route 14U relinquished shall be ineligible for future adoption under Section 81.