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AB-1580 Major infrastructure construction projects: oversight committees.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 07/01/2019 02:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Senate  July 01, 2019
Amended  IN  Senate  June 18, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 22, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 10, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 04, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1580


Introduced by Assembly Member Levine

February 22, 2019


An act to add Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 4570) to Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code, relating to public construction projects.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1580, as amended, Levine. Major infrastructure construction projects: oversight committees.
Existing law requires the Department of Transportation and the Bay Area Toll Authority to establish the Toll Bridge Program Oversight Committee, as provided, to review and provide program direction for seismic retrofit and replacement projects on toll bridges within the geographic jurisdiction of the committee.
This bill, except as specified, would similarly require a state agency undertaking a publicly funded major infrastructure construction project that is estimated to cost $1,000,000,000 or more to form an oversight committee, as provided, to develop and use risk management plans throughout the course of the project, and to take specified actions relating to managing risks. The bill would require the oversight committee to act as the authority for critical decisions regarding the implementation of the project’s risk management plan and to have sufficient staff to support decisionmaking.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 13 (commencing with Section 4570) is added to Division 5 of Title 1 of the Government Code, to read:
CHAPTER  13. Major Infrastructure Construction Projects Oversight Committees

4570.
 (a) (1) A state agency undertaking a publicly funded major infrastructure construction project that is estimated to cost one billion dollars ($1,000,000,000) or more shall form an oversight committee subject to the Bagley-Keene Open Meeting Act (Article 9 (commencing with Section 11120) of Chapter 1 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2) and shall develop and use risk management plans, as described in subdivision (b), throughout the course of the project.
(2) The oversight committee shall be composed of at least all of the following members selected by the state agency or agencies undertaking the project:
(A) At least three members each from three different state agencies involved in the project. If there are fewer than three other state agencies involved in the project, the number of members required by this paragraph shall be reduced accordingly.
(B) At least five additional members to support the ability of its members to conduct day-to-day business.
(b) To ensure that the state agency manages the risks associated with the toll bridge seismic retrofit projects, a publicly funded major infrastructure construction project, the state agency shall, at a minimum, take all of the following actions:
(1) Establish a comprehensive risk management plan that clearly defines roles and responsibilities for risk management and addresses the process by which it will identify and quantify project risks, implement and track risk response activities, and monitor and control risks throughout the duration of the project.
(2) Quantify the effect of identified risks in financial terms.
(3) Develop and maintain documents to track identified risks and related mitigation steps.
(4) Regularly update its estimates of capital and capital outlay support costs.
(5) Regularly reassess its reserves for potential claims and unknown risks, incorporating information related to risks identified and quantified through its risk assessment processes.
(6) Regularly integrate estimates for capital, capital outlay support costs, and contingency reserves into a programwide report.
(7) When unexpected events occur, quickly inform the committee, created in subdivision (a), describing the effects of these key events on the project’s overall budget and schedule.
(c) The oversight committee shall act as the authority for critical decisions regarding the implementation of the project’s risk management plan and shall have sufficient staff to support decisionmaking.
(d) This section shall not apply to a transportation infrastructure construction project.
(e) For purposes of this chapter, “state agency” includes every state office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, and commission, including the California State University.