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Vehicle Code - VEH

DIVISION 2. ADMINISTRATION [1500 - 3093]

  ( Division 2 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

CHAPTER 5. California Traffic Safety Program [2900 - 2935]

  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1967, Ch. 1492. )

ARTICLE 2. Motorcycle Safety [2930 - 2935]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 547, Sec. 2. )

2930.
  

(a) “Commissioner” means the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol.

(b) “Fund” means the California Motorcyclist Safety Fund.

(c) “Program” means the motorcyclist safety program established in this article.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 547, Sec. 2.)

2931.
  

A motorcyclist safety program is hereby established in the Department of the California Highway Patrol, to be administered by the commissioner.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 547, Sec. 2.)

2932.
  

The commissioner may, through contracts with other public agencies or with private entities, do all of the following:

(a) Provide financial or other support to projects aimed at enhancing motorcycle operation and safety, including, but not limited to, motorcyclist safety training programs. The motorcyclist safety training programs shall comply with criteria which the commissioner, in consultation with other state agencies and national motorcycle safety organizations, may adopt to provide validated motorcyclist safety training programs in the state.

(b) Sponsor and coordinate efforts aimed at increasing motorists’ awareness of motorcyclists.

(c) Sponsor research into effective communication techniques to reach all highway users on matters of motorcyclist safety.

(d) Establish an advisory committee of persons from other state and local agencies with an interest in motorcycle safety; persons from the motorcycle industry; motorcycle safety organizations; motorcycle enthusiast organizations; and others with an interest in motorcycle safety, to assist in the establishment of a comprehensive program of motorcycle safety.

(e) Adopt standards for course content, contact hours, curriculum, instructor training and testing, and instructional quality control, and setting forth a maximum amount for course fees for the novice rider training course specified in subdivisions (g) and (i) of Section 12804.9.

(f) (1) Adopt standards for course content, contact hours, curriculum, instructor training and testing, and instructional quality control, for a premier motorcyclist safety training program. Motorcycle safety training courses offered under a premier motorcyclist safety training program shall meet all of the following requirements:

(A) Provide a core curriculum approved for the novice rider training course specified in subdivision (e).

(B) Additional course requirements established by the commissioner.

(2) On and after January 1, 2008, the commissioner shall not impose a maximum amount for course fees for courses provided under the premier motorcyclist safety training program.

(3) All administrative costs of a premier motorcyclist safety training program shall be paid for by the provider, and none of the costs shall be paid for by the state.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 711, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2007.)

2933.
  

The commissioner shall not directly manage or provide program services. Any program service financed under this article shall be provided under contractual arrangements or grant funding. All public agencies assisting or providing program services under this article shall be fully reimbursed for their costs by the commissioner. The commissioner shall monitor and evaluate any contracts or grants executed pursuant to this article to ensure that the provisions of the contracts or grants are adhered to by the recipients.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 547, Sec. 2.)

2934.
  

(a) The California Motorcyclist Safety Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury. The money in the fund is available, when appropriated by the Legislature, to fund programs established pursuant to this article and to defray related costs incurred. Moneys in the fund are and shall be held as trust funds for the exclusive trust purposes specified in this article.

(b) The commissioner shall not in any way encumber moneys in the fund beyond that amount which is actually available in the fund at the time of encumbrance, and shall not in any manner pledge or encumber future revenues to accrue to the fund from any source.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 547, Sec. 2.)

2935.
  

The Department of Motor Vehicles shall, in addition to other fees, collect a fee of two dollars ($2) upon initial registration and renewal of registration of every motorcycle subject to registration fees. These additional fees shall be deposited in the fund.

(Added by Stats. 1985, Ch. 547, Sec. 2.)

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