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AB-636 Local streets and roads: expenditure reports.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 08/20/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 636
CHAPTER 159

An act to amend Sections 2151 and 2154 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.

[ Approved by Governor  August 20, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  August 20, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 636, Irwin. Local streets and roads: expenditure reports.
(1) Existing law provides for a portion of gasoline and diesel excise tax revenues in the Highway Users Tax Account to be distributed by formula to cities based on their population and to counties based on their number of registered vehicles and maintained miles of county roads. Existing law, with limited exceptions, requires each city and county to submit to the Controller a complete report of expenditures for street and road purposes by October 1 of each year relative to the preceding fiscal year ending on June 30.
This bill would instead require the report to be submitted to the Controller by December 1 of each year relative to the preceding fiscal year ending on June 30.
(2) Existing law requires the Controller to annually tabulate and compile all such reports received by him or her and to distribute copies of that tabulation and compilation to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Members of the Legislature, the department, the California State Auditor, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the cities, and the counties and to any legislative committee charged with the investigation of streets, roads, highways, or bridges in this state.
This bill would delete the requirement that this tabulation and compilation report be distributed to the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, the Members of the Legislature, the department, the California State Auditor, the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the cities, and the counties and to any legislative committee charged with the investigation of streets, roads, highways, or bridges in this state, and would instead require that the Controller publish and make the report publicly available on its Internet Web site in a format that may be printed and downloaded.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 2151 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

2151.
 (a) On or before the first day of December of each year, the governing body of the county or city shall cause to be made and filed with the Controller a complete report of the expenditures for street or road purposes during the preceding fiscal year ending on the 30th day of June. However, the City of El Segundo, the City of Huntington Beach, the City of Inglewood, the City of Long Beach, or the City of South Lake Tahoe may send, on a one-time basis, a written notice to the Controller that it has selected a fiscal year ending on a date other than June 30, and, in that case, the fiscal year selected by the city shall be its fiscal year for reports under this section.
(b) The Controller shall prescribe the form and contents of the report. The report shall show the amount expended for construction by contract, maintenance by contract, construction by day labor, and maintenance by day labor. For construction and maintenance by day labor, the amount shall include the cost of material, labor, equipment, and overhead for work performed thereunder.
(c) The board of supervisors of each county shall by appropriate action, at any regular or special meeting, designate either the county road commissioner or the county auditor as the person responsible for making and signing the report required by this section. When the road commissioner is designated to make and sign the report, the county auditor shall certify the report before it is filed with the Controller. When the county auditor is designated to make and sign the report, the road commissioner shall certify the report before it is filed with the Controller. Reports made by each city shall be certified by the city’s fiscal officer.

SEC. 2.

 Section 2154 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:

2154.
 The Controller shall annually tabulate and compile all such reports received by him or her and shall publish and make that tabulation and compilation report publicly available on its Internet Web site, in a format that may be printed and downloaded.