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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 5. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION [14000 - 14461]

  ( Heading of Part 5 amended by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253. )

CHAPTER 1. General [14000 - 14089]

  ( Chapter 1 repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253. )

ARTICLE 2. Administration [14001 - 14016]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253. )

14001.
  

There is in the Transportation Agency a Department of Transportation.

Any reference in any law or regulation to the Department of Public Works shall be deemed to refer to the Department of Transportation.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 285. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

14002.
  

The department is under the control of an executive officer known as the Director of Transportation.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14002.5.
  

As used in this part, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “Department” means the Department of Transportation.

(b) “Director” means the Director of Transportation.

(c) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Transportation.

(d) “Board” or “commission” means the California Transportation Commission.

(e) “Displaced worker” means individuals eligible for assistance pursuant to Section 15076 of the Unemployment Insurance Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 286. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

14003.
  

The director is appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and holds office at the pleasure of the Governor. The annual salary of the director is provided for by Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11550), Part 1 of this division.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14005.
  

The director shall perform all duties, exercise all powers and jurisdiction, assume and discharge all responsibilities, and carry out and effect all purposes vested by law in the department, except as otherwise expressly provided by law.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14006.
  

There shall be within the department the position of Deputy Director of Transportation. The deputy director is appointed by the Governor, upon recommendation of the director, and shall serve at the pleasure of the director. The annual salary shall be fixed by the director in accordance with law. The deputy director shall have such duties as may be assigned to him by the director and he shall be responsible to the director for the performance of those duties.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14007.
  

For the purpose of administration, the director shall organize the department with the approval of the Governor and the secretary in the manner that they deem necessary properly to segregate and conduct the work of the department.

The work of the department shall be divided into at least five divisions, known as the Division of Highways, Division of Aeronautics, Division of Mass Transportation, Division of Procurement and Services, and the Legal Division.

With the approval of the Governor and the secretary, the director may create, change, or abolish such other divisions and subdivisions as may be necessary.

Any reference in any law or regulation to the Division of Bay Toll Crossings shall be deemed to refer to the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 272, Sec. 5. Effective August 2, 1993.)

14007.1.
  

(a) There is in the Department of Transportation the Division of Rail, which is responsible for the development of a comprehensive rail passenger system and the preparation of the rail passenger development plan required pursuant to Section 14036.

(b) An undersecretary of the agency shall be assigned to give attention to rail matters to ensure that the rail passenger system and plan are carried out.

(c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission give high priority to the implementation of the rail passenger system and plan.

(Amended by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1490, Sec. 2.)

14007.2.
  

(a) There is in the Department of Transportation a unit, known as the Spaceport Office, whose primary responsibility is to seek and obtain federal funding for the commercialization of private space activities in California.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the responsibilities assigned to the department by this section be carried out with existing resources not exceeding the equivalent of one personnel year annually, and that the department not request an increase in its budget for this purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1005, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994.)

14008.
  

The department succeeds to and is vested with all the duties, powers, purposes, responsibilities, and jurisdiction vested in the Department of Aeronautics, the Department of Public Works, and the Office of Transportation Planning and Research, with the exceptions of those functions and duties reserved to the board in Section 13990.6 on July 1, 1973.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14010.
  

The department shall have the possession and control of all licenses, permits, leases, agreements, contracts, orders, claims, judgments, records, papers, equipment, supplies, bonds, moneys, funds, appropriations, buildings, land and other property, real or personal, held for the benefit, use, or obligation of the Department of Aeronautics, the Department of Public Works, and the Office of Transportation Planning and Research in connection with the functions of those organizations that are transferred to or vested in the department.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14011.
  

The department may expend money appropriated for the administration of the laws the enforcement of which is committed to the department. The department may expend such money for the use, support, or maintenance of any appropriate state agency within the department.

Such expenditures by the department shall be made in accordance with law in carrying on the work for which the appropriations were made.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14012.
  

(a) The director may sell or lease excess right-of-way parcels to municipalities or other local agencies for public purposes, and may accept as all or part of the consideration for such sale or lease any substantial benefits the state will derive from the municipality or other local agency’s undertaking maintenance or landscaping costs that would otherwise be the obligation of the state.

(b) For the purposes of Section 9 of Article 19 of the California Constitution, the department shall notify, on a quarterly basis, the State Coastal Conservancy, the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Wildlife Conservation Board, and the Department of Fish and Game of excess property.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 375, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008.)

14013.
  

The director may lease nonoperating right-of-way areas to municipalities or other local agencies for public purposes, and may contribute toward the cost of developing local parks and other recreational facilities on such areas. The director may accept as all or part of the consideration for such lease or for such state contribution any substantial benefits the state will derive from the municipality or other local agency’s undertaking maintenance or landscaping costs which would otherwise be the obligation of the state. Such leases shall contain a provision that whenever the leased land is needed for state highway operating purposes the lease shall terminate. The department is authorized to classify portions of state highway right-of-way as nonoperating.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14014.
  

The director may authorize the refund of moneys received or collected by the department in payment of fees, licenses, permits, tools, or for rentals, property or services, wherein the license, permit, rental, property or service cannot lawfully be issued, furnished, or transferred to the person making the payment, or in cases where the payment in whole or in part represents overpayment or payment in duplicate.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 1253.)

14015.
  

(a) The Director of General Services, as agent for the Department of Transportation, may enter into an agreement to purchase, lease-purchase, or lease with an option to purchase real property in the San Francisco Bay area for the purpose of financing, refinancing, and acquiring office and parking facilities, and any other improvements, betterments, and facilities related thereto in order to allow full occupancy by August 30, 1993. The total purchase price, excluding financing costs, shall not exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000) plus all costs of financing, including, but not limited to, interest during acquisition or construction of these facilities, interest payable on any interim loan from the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Section 16312 or 16313, a reasonably required reserve fund, and the costs of issuance of interim financing or permanent financing after completion of the construction or acquisition of these facilities. In selecting a site or sites for office space and parking facilities, the department shall give consideration to sites located in the East Bay region, including the City of Oakland. Criteria used in the evaluation of prospective sites shall include an economic evaluation of locating in a new or existing state office building in the East Bay region.

(b) The total cost of financing the net cost of acquiring the building and facilities described in subdivision (a), including the costs of modifications and operation, shall not exceed the total avoided costs of leasing and occupying those buildings and facilities currently occupied by the Department of Transportation which will no longer be occupied once the building and facilities described in subdivision (a) are occupied. “Net cost” means the cost of acquiring the building and facilities described in subdivision (a), including financing costs, less the amount realized from the disposition of the existing office building. “Avoided costs” mean those costs the Department of Transportation would have incurred if it continued to occupy the buildings and facilities which would no longer be occupied as a result of the acquistion of the building and facilities described in subdivision (a). In order to ensure that the requirements of this subdivision are met, the Department of Transportation shall provide the Joint Legislative Budget Committee with a report concerning the cost-effectiveness required by this section at least 30 days prior to entering into any purchase agreement.

(c) Pursuant to Section 5702, the Treasurer is hereby authorized to sell certificates of participation, lease revenue bonds, or any other approved form of obligations in connection with the financing, refinancing, and acquisition described in subdivision (a).

(d) The Department of Transportation shall take all necessary actions to ensure that its annual budget includes all payments which may be necessary to satisfy the obligation for the office facilities purchased pursuant to subdivision (a).

(e) Following the acquisition and occupation of the building and facilities described in subdivision (a), the Department of Transportation shall sell the office building at 150 Oak Street in San Francisco. The net proceeds of that sale shall be applied toward any obligations undertaken by the Director of General Services pursuant to subdivision (a).

(f) If the new offices of the Department of Transportation are to be located in a new state office building, the Director of General Services may sell the existing state office building located at 1111 Jackson Street in the City of Oakland and the Department of General Services shall commence preliminary planning for the construction of the new state office building in the East Bay region.

(g) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the office and parking facilities acquired by the Department of General Services pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be and remain under the jurisdiction and control of, and shall be operated and maintained by, the Department of Transportation. Construction or acquisition of any office and parking facilities utilizing the financing methods authorized by subdivision (a) shall be done by the Department of General Services as agent of the Department of Transportation. The Department of General Services, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, may contract with a construction manager and others for construction and other services related to the construction of the office and parking facilities financed pursuant to subdivision (a).

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 533, Sec. 1.)

14016.
  

(a) The Director of General Services, as agent for the Department of Transportation, may enter into an agreement to purchase, lease-purchase, or lease with an option to purchase or exchange real property in the City of San Bernardino for the purpose of providing office and parking facilities, and any other improvements, betterments, and facilities related thereto, in order to allow consolidation of the offices of the Department of Transportation in the Riverside/San Bernardino region.

(b) The Department of Transportation shall take necessary actions to ensure that its annual budget includes all payments which may be necessary to satisfy the obligation for the office and parking facilities authorized pursuant to subdivision (a).

(c) Following the procurement and occupancy of the building and facilities described in subdivision (a), the Department of Transportation may lease or sell the office building at 247 West 3rd Street in the City of San Bernardino. The net proceeds of that lease or sale shall be applied toward any obligations undertaken pursuant to subdivision (a).

(d) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the office and parking facilities obtained by the Department of General Services pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be and remain under the jurisdiction and control of, and shall be operated and maintained by, the Department of Transportation. Construction or acquisition of any office and parking facilities utilizing the financing methods authorized by subdivision (a) shall be done by the Department of General Services as agent of the Department of Transportation. The Department of General Services, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, may contract for design, design/build, and construction, construction management, and other services related to the design and construction of the office and parking facilities obtained pursuant to subdivision (a).

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 430, Sec. 1. Effective September 22, 1993.)

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