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SB-477 Intercity rail corridors: extensions.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/27/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  March 27, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 477


Introduced by Senator Cannella

February 16, 2017


An act to amend Section 6085.360 of the Government Code, relating to local government. An act to add Section 14070.5 to the Government Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 477, as amended, Cannella. County notice districts. Intercity rail corridors: extensions.
Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to contract with Amtrak for intercity rail passenger services and provides funding for these services from the Public Transportation Account. Existing law authorizes the department, subject to approval of the Secretary of Transportation, to enter into an interagency transfer agreement under which a joint powers board assumes responsibility for administering the state-funded intercity rail service in a particular corridor and associated feeder bus services. Existing law defines the boundaries of 3 intercity rail corridors, and requires the preparation of an annual business plan for the corridor by each participating joint powers board.
This bill, at any time after an interagency transfer agreement between the department and a joint powers board has been entered into, would authorize the amendment of the agreement to provide for the extension of the affected rail corridor to provide intercity rail service beyond the defined boundaries of the corridor. The bill would require a proposed extension to be approved through the business plan adopted by the joint powers board and then by the Secretary of Transportation, and would require the joint powers board to make a determination that the extension and intercity rail service expansion will not jeopardize or come at the expense of other existing intercity rail services.

Existing law requires the publication of notice in set boundaries known as public notice districts in different contexts, including in connection with lien sales and sales pursuant to a mortgage or deed of trust. Existing law establishes multiple public notice districts within the County of Monterey.

This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to these provisions.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14070.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14070.5.
 (a) At any time after an interagency transfer agreement between the department and a joint powers board has been entered into, the agreement may be amended to provide for the extension of the affected rail corridor to provide intercity rail service beyond the defined boundaries of a corridor as described in subdivision (b) of Section 14072, subdivision (c) of Section 14074, or subdivision (c) of Section 14076.
(b) A proposed extension of a corridor and implementation of expanded intercity rail service on the extended portion of the corridor may occur when all of the following conditions have been met:
(1) The proposed extension and intercity rail service expansion is recommended and justified in the joint powers board’s business plan and that business plan is subsequently adopted by the joint powers board.
(2) The amended interagency transfer agreement, containing the proposed extension and intercity rail service expansion, is approved by the Secretary of Transportation.
(3) The joint powers board makes a determination that the proposed extension and intercity rail service expansion will not jeopardize or come at the expense of other existing intercity rail services.

SECTION 1.Section 6085.360 of the Government Code is amended to read:
6085.360.

(a)Monterey County contains the following public notice districts:

(1)Castroville-Pajaro District, which is comprised of the unincorporated areas known as Castroville, Pajaro, and Pruneville.

(2)Gonzales District, which is comprised of the City of Gonzales.

(3)Greenfield District, which is comprised of the City of Greenfield.

(4)King City District, which is comprised of King City.

(5)Monterey-Carmel District, which is comprised of the Cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Monterey, Sand City, and Seaside.

(6)Pacific Grove District, which is comprised of the City of Pacific Grove and the unincorporated area known as Del Monte Forest.

(7)Salinas District, which is comprised of the Cities of Marina and Salinas.

(8)Soledad District, which is comprised of the City of Soledad.

(b)For the purpose of publishing notice arising from a location within Monterey County that is not within one of the districts described in subdivision (a):

(1)If the location is within 10 miles of a district, notice shall be published in the nearest district.

(2)If the location is not within 10 miles of a district, notice shall be given as if the location is in a public notice district lacking a newspaper of general circulation.