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SB-389 Department of Transportation: programmatic testing and inspection services.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/22/2017 04:00 AM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 21, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 389


Introduced by Senator Roth

February 14, 2017


An act to amend Section 90 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to streets and highways. An act to add Section 182.1 to the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation, and making an appropriation therefor.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 389, as amended, Roth. State highways. Department of Transportation: programmatic testing and inspection services.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of all state highways and associated property. Existing law creates the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund, and requires all money appropriated, contributed, or made available from any source for expenditure on work within the powers and duties of the department, including sources other than state appropriations, to be transferred to or deposited in the account.
This bill would authorize the department to establish a special subaccount of the State Highway Account to accommodate deposits and expenditures of moneys relative to routine programmatic testing and inspection services requested by a local agency or other entity that are not directly related to a particular project, including, but not limited to, aggregate qualifications, mix verifications, plant inspections, and laboratory certifications. The bill would authorize the department to assign a nondistributive project identification number for those services, and charge a fee to the requesting party for services performed by the department in order to reimburse the department for its associated costs, which costs shall be payable from the subaccount. The bill would continuously appropriate the moneys in the subaccount to the department for these purposes.

Existing law establishes the Department of Transportation and the California Transportation Commission and provides that the department has full possession and control of all state highways and all property and rights in property acquired for state highway purposes and authorizes and directs the department to lay out and construct all state highways between the termini designated by law and on the locations as determined by the commission.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NOYES   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 182.1 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

182.1.
 The department may establish a special subaccount of the State Highway Account to accommodate deposits and expenditures of moneys relative to routine programmatic testing and inspection services requested by a local agency or other entity that are not directly related to a particular project, including, but not limited to, aggregate qualifications, mix verifications, plant inspections, and laboratory certifications. The department may assign a nondistributive project identification number for those services, and charge a fee to the requesting party for services performed by the department in order to reimburse the department for its associated costs, which costs shall be payable from the subaccount. The moneys in the subaccount, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, are hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal year to the department for the purposes of this section.

SECTION 1.Section 90 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
90.

The Department of Transportation shall have full possession and control of all state highways and all property and rights in property acquired for state highway purposes. The department is authorized and directed to lay out and construct all state highways between the termini designated by law and on the locations as determined by the California Transportation Commission.