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AB-531 Southern California Port Congestion Authority.(2015-2016)

As Amends the Law Today


 Part 2.5 (commencing with Section 1780) is added to Division 6 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, to read:


 For the purposes of this part, the following terms have the following meanings:
(a) “Agency” means the Transportation Agency.
(b) “Authority” means the Southern California Port Congestion Authority, established pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1781.
(c) “Board” means the governing board of the authority.
(d) “Commercial motor vehicle” means a vehicle defined in subdivision (b) of Section 15210 of the Vehicle Code.
(e) “Secretary” means the Secretary of Transportation.
 (a) The Southern California Port Congestion Authority is hereby established.
(b) The authority shall be governed by a board comprised of the following seven members, appointed by and serving for indefinite terms at the pleasure of the secretary:
(1) One member representing the Port of Los Angeles.
(2) One member representing the Port of Long Beach.
(3) One member representing longshore workers at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.
(4) One member of the Los Angeles City Council.
(5) One member of the Long Beach City Council.
(6) One member representing commercial truck drivers at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.
(7) One member representing a community or neighborhood organization at, or adjacent to, either the Port of Los Angeles or the Port of Long Beach.
(c) Vacancies to the board shall be filled by the secretary.
(d) The geographic jurisdiction of the authority is limited to the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach.
 The authority has the power to plan, develop, and implement projects and measures necessary to alleviate congestion in the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach, including, but not limited to, regulating hours by access to the ports by commercial motor vehicles, establishing maximum fees that may be charged by marine terminal operators for cargo movement at the ports, and implementing other measures directed at reducing congestion, improving traffic flow, regulating the scheduling of shipments during other than normal business hours, repairing, improving, and expanding port infrastructure, and reducing air pollution at the ports caused by commercial motor vehicle traffic.
 Each marine terminal operator at the Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach shall report both of the following to the authority on a quarterly basis:
(a) The average turn times for each hour of daytime operation and each hour of off-peak operation.
(b) The percentage of truck traffic at each terminal during daytime operations and during off-peak operations.
 The authority shall hold quarterly public hearings to report and discuss the results of the reports from the marine terminal operators submitted pursuant to Section 1783.
SEC. 2.
 If the Commission on State Mandates determines that this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.