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AB-1962 Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.(2011-2012)

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Assembly Bill No. 1962

An act to amend Section 105096 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation.

[ Approved by Governor  July 13, 2012. Filed with Secretary of State  July 13, 2012. ]


AB 1962, Allen. Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District.
Existing law creates the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District with various powers and duties relative to the operation of a rail transit system in Sonoma and Marin Counties. Existing law provides that the district shall comply with the design review process of the local jurisdictions in which any of its rail transit facilities are to be constructed, with the local jurisdiction’s design review and approval to be for advisory purposes only.
This bill would delete the provision requiring the district to comply with the design review process.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


 Section 105096 of the Public Utilities Code is amended to read:

 (a) The district may acquire, construct, own, operate, control, or use rights-of-way, rail lines, stations, platforms, switches, yards, terminals, parking lots, and any and all other facilities necessary or convenient for rail transit within and without the district, together with all physical structures necessary or convenient for the access of persons and vehicles thereto, including ancillary bicycle and pedestrian pathways, and may acquire or contract for any interest in or rights to the use or joint use of any or all of the foregoing.
(b) The district may contract with any public agency or person for the operation of shuttle services necessary or convenient for rail transit.
(c) In Sonoma County, north of Healdsburg, the district shall locate commuter stations only within incorporated areas.
(d) In Marin County north of San Rafael, the district shall locate commuter stations only within areas that are incorporated as of the operative date of this part.