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SB-174 Public utilities: settlement: 2015 power outages: City of Long Beach.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 07/10/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 10, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  March 29, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 174


Introduced by Senators Lara and Leyva Senator Lara
(Coauthor: Senator Beall)

January 23, 2017


An act to amend Section 4156 of, and to add Section 4000.15 to, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles. An act relating to public utilities, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 174, as amended, Lara. Diesel-fueled vehicles: registration. Public utilities: settlement: 2015 power outages: City of Long Beach.
Existing law establishes the Public Utilities Commission and vests the commission with regulatory jurisdiction and authority over public utilities, including electrical corporations. Existing law places various responsibilities upon the commission to ensure that public utility services are provided in a manner that protects the public safety and the safety of utility employees.
This bill would appropriate moneys resulting from a settlement agreement between Southern California Edison Company and the commission for power outages that occurred in the City of Long Beach in the summer of 2015 to the City of Long Beach for certain public infrastructure projects located in, or benefitting, areas affected by the outages.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Long Beach.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Existing law prohibits a person from driving, moving, or leaving standing upon a highway any motor vehicle, as defined, that has been registered in violation of provisions regulating vehicle emissions.

This bill, effective January 1, 2020, would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to confirm, prior to the initial registration or the transfer of ownership and registration of a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds, that the vehicle is compliant with, or exempt from, applicable air pollution control technology requirements, pursuant to specified provisions. The bill would require the department to refuse registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for certain diesel-fueled vehicles, based on weight and model year, that are subject to specified provisions relating to the reduction of emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria pollutants from in-use diesel-fueled vehicles. The bill would authorize the department to allow registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for any diesel-fueled vehicle that has been reported to the State Air Resources Board, and is using an approved exemption, or is compliant with applicable air pollution control technology requirements, pursuant to specified provisions.

Existing law authorizes the department, in its discretion, to issue a temporary permit to operate a vehicle when a payment of fees has been accepted in an amount to be determined by the department and paid to the department by the owner or other person in lawful possession of the vehicle.

This bill would additionally authorize the department to issue a temporary permit to operate a vehicle for which registration is otherwise required to be refused under the provisions of the bill, as prescribed. The bill would specify that only one temporary permit may be issued for a vehicle pursuant to these provisions unless the State Air Resources Board approves otherwise.

Vote: MAJORITY2/3   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Moneys received by the Public Utilities Commission pursuant to the “Settlement Agreement Between Southern California Edison Company and the Safety and Enforcement Division of the California Public Utilities Commission Resolving Order Instituting Investigation I. 16-07-007” are hereby appropriated to the City of Long Beach to be expended for public infrastructure projects that reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases or promote energy efficiency and that are located in, or benefitting, the areas affected by Southern California Edison Company’s power outages in the City of Long Beach on July 15 to July 20, 2015 and on July 20 to August 3, 2015.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances in the City of Long Beach and the effects of the power outages of the summer of 2015.

SEC. 3.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the California Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
To ensure proceedings from the settlement agreement between Southern California Edison Company and the Public Utilities Commission for the power outages occurring in the summer of 2015 are provided to the City of Long Beach for public infrastructure projects located in, or benefitting, areas affected by the outage in an expeditious manner, it is necessary for this measure to take effect immediately.
SECTION 1.Section 4000.15 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
4000.15.

(a)Effective January 1, 2020, the department shall confirm, prior to the initial registration or the transfer of ownership and registration of a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 14,000 pounds, that the vehicle is compliant with, or exempt from, applicable air pollution control technology requirements pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 39000) of the Health and Safety Code and regulations of the State Air Resources Board adopted pursuant to that division.

(b)Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (c), for diesel-fueled vehicles subject to Section 43018 of the Health and Safety Code, as applied to the reduction of emissions of diesel particulate matter, oxides of nitrogen, and other criteria pollutants from in-use diesel-fueled vehicles, and Section 2025 of Title 13 of the California Code of Regulations as of January 1, 2017, or as subsequently amended:

(1)The department shall refuse registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of 14,001 pounds to 26,000 pounds for the following vehicle model years:

(A) Effective January 1, 2020, vehicle model years 2004 and older.

(B) Effective January 1, 2021, vehicle model years 2007 and older.

(C) Effective January 1, 2023, vehicle model years 2010 and older.

(2)The department shall refuse registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for a diesel-fueled vehicle with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 26,000 pounds for the following vehicle model years:

(A) Effective January 1, 2020, vehicle model years 2000 and older.

(B) Effective January 1, 2021, vehicle model years 2005 and older.

(C) Effective January 1, 2022, vehicle model years 2007 and older.

(D) Effective January 1, 2023, vehicle model years 2010 and older.

(c)(1) As determined by the State Air Resources Board, notwithstanding effective dates and vehicle model years identified in subdivision (b), the department may allow registration, or renewal or transfer of registration, for a diesel-fueled vehicle that has been reported to the State Air Resources Board, and is using an approved exemption, or is compliant with applicable air pollution control technology requirements pursuant to Division 26 (commencing with Section 39000) of the Health and Safety Code and regulations of the State Air Resources Board adopted pursuant to that division, using an approved compliance option, such as being equipped with the required model year emissions equivalent engine.

(2)The State Air Resources Board shall notify the department of the vehicles allowed to be registered pursuant to this subdivision.

SEC. 2.Section 4156 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
4156.

(a)Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, and except as provided in subdivision (b), the department in its discretion may issue a temporary permit to operate a vehicle when a payment of fees has been accepted in an amount to be determined by, and paid to the department, by the owner or other person in lawful possession of the vehicle. The permit shall be subject to the terms and conditions, and shall be valid for the period of time, that the department shall deem appropriate under the circumstances.

(b)(1)The department shall not issue a temporary permit pursuant to subdivision (a) to operate a vehicle for which a certificate of compliance is required pursuant to Section 4000.3, and for which that certificate of compliance has not been issued, unless the department is presented with sufficient evidence, as determined by the department, that the vehicle has failed its most recent smog check inspection.

(2) Only one temporary permit may be issued pursuant to this subdivision to a vehicle owner in a two-year period.

(3)A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is valid for either 60 days after the expiration of the registration of the vehicle or 60 days after the date that vehicle is removed from nonoperation, whichever is applicable at the time that the temporary permit is issued.

(4)A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is subject to Section 9257.5.

(c)(1) The department may issue a temporary permit pursuant to subdivision (a) to operate a vehicle for which registration may be refused pursuant to Section 4000.15.

(2)Only one temporary permit may be issued pursuant to this subdivision for any vehicle, unless otherwise approved by the State Air Resources Board.

(3)A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is valid for either 90 days after the expiration of the registration of the vehicle or 90 days after the date that vehicle is removed from nonoperation, whichever is applicable at the time the temporary permit is issued.

(4)A temporary permit issued pursuant to paragraph (1) is subject to Section 9257.5.