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AB-449 Local alternative transportation improvement program: Feather River crossing.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 09/07/2019 04:00 AM
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Enrolled  September 06, 2019
Passed  IN  Senate  September 04, 2019
Passed  IN  Assembly  May 23, 2019
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 06, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 449


Introduced by Assembly Member Gallagher
(Principal coauthor: Senator Nielsen)

February 11, 2019


An act to add Section 14528.4 to the Government Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 449, Gallagher. Local alternative transportation improvement program: Feather River crossing.
Existing law vests the Department of Transportation with full possession and control of the state highway system and associated property. Existing law generally requires proceeds from the sale of excess state highway property to be made available for other highway purposes. Existing law generally provides for the California Transportation Commission to program available funding for transportation capital improvement projects, other than state highway rehabilitation projects, through the State Transportation Improvement Program process, with available funds subject to various fair share distribution formulas. Existing law, in certain cases, requires the commission to instead reallocate funds from canceled state highway projects to a local alternative transportation improvement program within the same county and exempts those funds from the fair share distribution formulas that would otherwise apply.
This bill, with respect to planned state transportation facilities over the Feather River in the City of Yuba City and the Counties of Sutter and Yuba, which facilities are no longer planned to be constructed, would authorize the affected local agencies, acting jointly with the transportation planning agency having jurisdiction, to develop and file with the commission a local alternative transportation improvement program that addresses transportation problems and opportunities in the area that was to be served by the canceled state facilities. The bill would provide that the commission has the final authority regarding the content and approval of the local alternative, and would prohibit the commission from approving the local alternative if it is submitted after July 1, 2022. The bill would require all proceeds from the sale of certain excess properties acquired by the department for the canceled state facilities, less any reimbursements due to the federal government and costs incurred in the sale of those excess properties, to be allocated by the commission to fund the approved local alternative and would exempt those funds from the fair share distribution formulas that would otherwise apply to state transportation funds.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14528.4 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14528.4.
 (a) To resolve local transportation problems resulting from the infeasibility of planned state transportation facilities over the Feather River in the City of Yuba City and the Counties of Sutter and Yuba, which are no longer planned to be constructed, the affected local agencies in which the planned state facilities were to be located, acting jointly with the transportation planning agency having jurisdiction, may develop and file with the commission a local alternative transportation improvement program that addresses transportation problems and opportunities in the area that was to be served by the planned state facilities.
(b) The commission shall have the final authority regarding the content and approval of the local alternative transportation improvement program. The commission shall not approve any local alternative transportation improvement program submitted under this section after July 1, 2022.
(c) All proceeds from the sale of the excess properties, less any reimbursements due to the federal government and all costs incurred in the sale of those excess properties, shall be allocated by the commission to fund the approved local alternative transportation improvement program and shall not be subject to Sections 188 and 188.8 of the Streets and Highways Code.
(d) “Excess properties” means those properties acquired for a project to construct planned state transportation facilities crossing the Feather River in the City of Yuba City and the Counties of Sutter and Yuba, which project is no longer planned to be constructed and is now planned as a local bridge project.