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AB-91 High-occupancy vehicle lanes.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/18/2018 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 91
CHAPTER 468

An act to add Section 149.2 to the Streets and Highways Code, relating to highways.

[ Approved by Governor  September 18, 2018. Filed with Secretary of State  September 18, 2018. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 91, Cervantes. High-occupancy vehicle lanes.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to designate certain lanes for the exclusive or preferential use of high-occupancy vehicles. When those exclusive or preferential use lanes are established and double parallel solid lines are in place to the right thereof, existing law prohibits any person driving a vehicle from crossing over those double lines to enter into or exit from the lanes, and entrance or exit from those lanes is authorized only in areas designated for these purposes or where a single broken line is in place to the right of the lanes, except as specified.
This bill would require the department to report to the transportation policy committees of the Legislature, on or before January 1, 2020, on the feasibility and appropriateness of limiting the use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy vehicles and eligible vehicles, as defined, only during the hours of heavy commuter traffic on both State Route 91 between Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 in the County of Riverside, and State Route 60 in the County of Riverside.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 149.2 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

149.2.
 (a) The department shall report to the transportation policy committees of the Legislature, in compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code, on or before January 1, 2020, on the feasibility and appropriateness of limiting the use of high-occupancy vehicle lanes to high-occupancy vehicles and eligible vehicles only during the hours of heavy commuter traffic on both State Route 91 between Interstate 15 and Interstate 215 in the County of Riverside, and State Route 60 in the County of Riverside.
(b) For purposes of this section, “eligible vehicle” means a vehicle listed by the State Air Resources Board as eligible for a Clean Air Vehicle decal.
(c) The requirement for submitting a report imposed under subdivision (a) is inoperative on January 1, 2024, pursuant to Section 10231.5 of the Government Code.