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AB-1324 Metropolitan planning organizations: transactions and use taxes.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/20/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 20, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1324


Introduced by Assembly Member Gloria

February 17, 2017


An act to add Chapter 2.55 (commencing with Section 65087) to Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code, relating to regional planning.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1324, as amended, Gloria. Metropolitan planning organizations: transactions and use taxes.
Existing law authorizes various local governmental entities, subject to certain limitations and approval requirements, to levy a transactions and use tax in accordance with the procedures and requirements set forth in the Transactions and Use Tax Law. Existing federal law provides for the designation of some of these entities as metropolitan planning organizations.
This bill would authorize a metropolitan planning organization or regional transportation planning agency that is authorized by law to levy, expand, increase, or extend a transactions and use tax to levy, expand, increase, or extend that tax in only a portion of the jurisdiction, as an alternative to the entire jurisdiction, in which the organization or agency is authorized to levy, expand, increase, or extend the tax, if approved by the required percentage of the voters in that portion of the jurisdiction. The bill would require the revenues derived from the levy, expansion, increase, or extension to be used only within the area for which the levy, expansion, increase, or extension was approved by the voters.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Chapter 2.55 (commencing with Section 65087) is added to Division 1 of Title 7 of the Government Code, to read:
CHAPTER  2.55. Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Regional Transportation Planning Agencies

65087.
 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a metropolitan planning organization or regional transportation planning agency that is authorized by law to levy, expand, increase, or extend a transactions and use tax in accordance with the Transactions and Use Tax Law (Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 7251) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code) may levy, expand, increase, or extend the tax on any portion of the jurisdiction in which the metropolitan planning organization or regional transportation planning agency is authorized to levy, expand, increase, or extend the tax if the levy, expansion, increase, or extension is approved by the required percentage of the voters of that portion of the jurisdiction who vote on the issue.
(b) The revenues derived from the levy, expansion, increase, or extension of the tax in a portion of the jurisdiction of a metropolitan planning organization or regional transportation planning agency pursuant to this section shall be used only within the area for which the levy, expansion, increase, or extension was approved by the voters.