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AB-1189 Riverside County Transportation Commission: transactions and use tax.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/17/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 16, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1189


Introduced by Assembly Member Eduardo Garcia

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 240306 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1189, as amended, Eduardo Garcia. Riverside County Transportation Commission: transactions and use tax.
Existing law creates the Riverside County Transportation Commission with specified powers and duties relative to transportation planning and programming in Riverside County. Existing law authorizes the commission to impose a transactions and use tax for transportation purposes subject to approval of the voters, which, pursuant to the California Constitution, requires approval of 2/3 of the voters. Existing law provides that the maximum tax rate that may be imposed by the commission is 1/2 of 1%, or any lesser percentage.
This bill would authorize the commission to impose a maximum tax rate for transportation purposes of 1%, subject to voter approval. The bill would prohibit the commission from imposing a tax rate other than 1%, or 3/4, 1/2, or 1/4 of 1% unless specifically authorized by statute.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 240306 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

240306.
 (a) The commission, subject to the approval of the voters, may impose a maximum tax rate of 1 percent under this division and Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. The commission shall not levy the a tax or multiple taxes at a rate other than 1 percent, or three-quarters, one-half, or one-quarter of 1 percent, unless specifically authorized by statute. Neither this division nor the ordinance shall affect any tax otherwise authorized.
(b) The tax rate adopted pursuant to this chapter, unless otherwise prohibited, may be increased by the commission by ordinance adopted in the manner and by the vote stated in Section 240301 and approved by two-thirds of the electors voting on the measure at an election called for that purpose by the commission.