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AB-784 Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 24535 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

24535.
 Whenever the signature of any officer or employee of a district or of any member of the retirement board or of any officer or employee of the retirement system is authorized or required under the provisions of  this part, except in the single instance provided in Section 26244, the signature may be made by the use of a plate bearing facsimiles of such signatures. those signatures or by submittal of a digital signature consistent with Section 16.5 of the Government Code or an electronic signature, as defined in subdivision (h) of Section 1633.2 of the Civil Code. 

SEC. 2.

 Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 24561) of Part 1 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

SEC. 3.

 Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 24561) is added to Part 1 of Division 10 of the Public Utilities Code, to read:

CHAPTER  2. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District
24561.
 The Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District formed pursuant to this section, as it read on January 1, 2021, shall continue in existence unless dissolved pursuant to Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 27501) and is hereby designated a rapid transit district.

SEC. 4.

 Section 24826 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

24826.
 The nomination paper, for those directors elected by wards, shall contain the name of the candidate, with such other information as may be required herein, and shall be signed by 50 voters of the respective ward. The nomination paper for directors elected at large shall contain the name of the candidate, with such other information as may be required herein, and shall be signed by 50 voters of the district.

SEC. 5.

 Section 24826 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

24826.
 (a) The nomination paper for a director shall contain the name of the candidate and other information as may be required herein. The nomination paper shall also meet either of the following requirements:
(1) The nomination paper shall be signed as follows:
(A) For directors elected by wards, by a minimum of 50 voters of the respective ward.
(B) For directors elected at large, by a minimum of 100 voters of the district.
(2) The nomination paper shall include a filing fee in the amount of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) in lieu of signatures.
(b) All nomination papers shall be filed with, and all in-lieu fees shall be paid to, the county elections official in the county or counties in which the candidate is running.

SEC. 6.

 Section 24865 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

24865.
 The  Notwithstanding Section 1780 of the Government Code, the  board shall fill all vacancies on the board, including those caused by the death or resignation of a member. If, however,  If  a vacancy exists for 60 days 90 days,  the Governor shall fill the vacancy.

SEC. 7.

 Section 24931 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

24931.
 The board may appoint a secretary and an attorney,  a general counsel  who shall hold office during the pleasure of the board.

SEC. 8.

 Section 24932 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

24932.
 The attorney  general counsel  shall be admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the State, and shall have been actively engaged in the practice of his profession  law  for not less than three five  years next preceding his appointment. appointment pursuant to Section 24931. 

SEC. 9.

 Section 24933 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

24933.
 The board may consolidate any of the district offices in one person.

SEC. 10.

 Section 24935 of the Public Utilities Code is repealed.

24935.
 Each appointive officer shall give such bond and in such amount as the board may require.

SEC. 11.

 Section 24935 is added to the Public Utilities Code, to read:

24935.
 Each appointive officer shall devote their entire time to the district, meaning that the officer shall not engage in any other business or employment without prior approval from the board.

SEC. 12.

 Section 24937 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

24937.
 The general manager shall within 90 180  days from the end of each fiscal year cause to be published a financial report showing the result of operations for the preceding fiscal year and the financial status of the district on the last day thereof. The publication shall be made in the manner provided in this division for the publication of ordinances and notices generally.

SEC. 13.

 Section 24938 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

24938.
 The attorney  general counsel  shall take charge of all suits and other legal matters to which the district is a party or in which it is legally interested. He  The general counsel  shall give his their  advice or opinion in writing whenever required by the board. He  The general counsel  shall be the legal adviser of the general manager and other district officers and shall prepare or approve the forms of all ordinances, resolutions, contracts, bonds, and other legal documents connected with the business of the district. He  The general counsel  shall perform such  other and additional services as that  the board may require.

SEC. 14.

 Section 25331 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

25331.
 (a)  The board may prescribe the terms and conditions upon which the officers and employees of the district or their beneficiaries shall be entitled to benefits and the amounts thereof. of the benefits. 
(b) If a former employee is elected as a board member, the retirement system shall not apply to their service on the board.

SEC. 15.

 Section 25333 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

25333.
 The board may provide that  require  the district shall to  contribute the entire cost of the retirement system or may require that  an officer or employee of the district, upon becoming a member of the retirement system, shall to  contribute a portion of the cost.  cost, as permitted or required by law.  The amount of said the  officer or employee contribution shall be determined by the board. board, as permitted or required by law. 

SEC. 16.

 Section 25813 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

25813.
 The attorney  general counsel  for the district shall be present at the hearing and shall advise the board on matters of law, and shall render such  other assistance as that  may be requested by the board.

SEC. 17.

 Section 26210.5 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

26210.5.
 The board shall comply with Article 3 (commencing with Section 9160) of Chapter 2 of Division 9 of the Elections Code, the provisions of which are applicable to any bond election held pursuant to this article. Wherever the words “county clerk” or “county elections official” appear in the Elections Code, the words “secretary of the board” shall be substituted, for the purposes of this article, and wherever the words “board of supervisors” appear in the Elections Code, the words “board of directors” shall be substituted, and wherever the words “district attorney or county counsel” appear in the Elections Code, the words “attorney  “general counsel  for the district” shall be substituted.
SEC. 18.
 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances regarding the provision of public transit in the Counties of Alameda and Contra Costa.
SEC. 19.
 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because a local agency or school district has the authority to levy service charges, fees, or assessments sufficient to pay for the program or level of service mandated by this act, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.