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AB-905 Department of Transportation: Highway Design Manual: fire prone areas.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/20/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 905


Introduced by Assembly Member Chen

February 20, 2019


An act to add Section 14033.5 to the Government Code, relating to highways.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 905, as introduced, Chen. Department of Transportation: Highway Design Manual: fire prone areas.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of the state highway system and associated property. Existing law vests various powers in the department including, among others, the planning, designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating of transportation systems under its jurisdiction.
This bill would require the department to update the Highway Design Manual to incorporate the use of k-rails, weed mats, or other fire proofing devices in fire prone areas.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 14033.5 is added to the Government Code, to read:

14033.5.
 The department shall update the Highway Design Manual to incorporate the use of k-rails, weed mats, or other fire proofing devices in fire prone areas.