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SB-1175 State property: parking facilities: Purple Heart recipients.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 04/03/2018 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  April 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1175


Introduced by Senator Berryhill
(Coauthors: Senators Bates and Nielsen)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Fong, Lackey, Mathis, and Voepel)

February 14, 2018


An act to add Section 14679.1 to the Government Code, relating to state government.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1175, as amended, Berryhill. State property: parking facilities: Purple Heart recipients.
Existing law authorizes a Purple Heart recipient to apply for special license plates inscribed with the Purple Heart insignia to be issued for a vehicle that is owned or coowned by the Purple Heart recipient. The law authorizes an applicant for the Purple Heart license plate who qualifies as a disabled veteran to apply also for a distinguishing placard to be used in conjunction with the Purple Heart license plate for specified special parking privileges.
This bill would require a state agency with a parking facility that is available to private persons who conduct business with the agency to reserve a parking space free of charge for the exclusive use of any vehicle that displays a Purple Heart special license plate.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14679.1 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14679.1.
 (a) A state agency that has under its jurisdiction or control any parking facility that is available to private persons who desire to conduct business with the state agency shall reserve a parking space free of charge for the exclusive use of any vehicle that displays a Purple Heart license plate. special license plate issued pursuant to Section 5101.8 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) For purposes of this section, “parking facility” means any facility or combination of facilities for parking that contains 25 or more vehicle parking spaces.