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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 1. REGULATION OF PUBLIC UTILITIES [201 - 3297]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

PART 1. PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT [201 - 2120]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 6.5. Protection of Grade Crossings [1231 - 1232]
  ( Chapter 6.5 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1302. )

1231.
  

The commission shall allocate and expend any money which may be appropriated, from the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund or any other fund, for the purposes specified herein, to cities, counties, and cities and counties, on the basis of need as determined by the commission, to assist them in paying their shares of the cost of constructing grade-crossing protection works on city, county, and city and county streets, roads, and highways. In no event, however, shall the commission allocate or expend to any city, county, or city and county a sum exceeding one-half of its share of the cost of such work.

Funds appropriated for the purposes specified herein shall be available for allocation and expenditure without regard to fiscal years.

(Amended by Stats. 1980, Ch. 725, Sec. 1.)

1231.1.
  

In each annual proposed budget prepared by the Department of Transportation under Section 165 of the Streets and Highways Code, the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) shall be set aside for allocations to the Public Utilities Commission for the purpose of paying to the railroad or street railroad corporations the share of the costs to cities, counties, and cities and counties of maintaining automatic grade-crossing protection. The Public Utilities Commission may recommend a sum greater than one million dollars ($1,000,000) be set aside for allocations to the Public Utilities Commission for the purpose of making those payments, if the Public Utilities Commission finds that the sum of one million dollars ($1,000,000) is not sufficient due to an increase in the number of grade-crossing protection devices, or increase in the cost of maintenance of those devices. The specific amount of the total allocation shall be determined by the California Transportation Commission and shall constitute the amount necessary for that maintenance. In arriving at the amount, the California Transportation Commission shall consult with the Public Utilities Commission. Payment shall be made on the basis of verified claims filed with the Public Utilities Commission by the railroad or street railroad corporation responsible for maintenance of automatic grade-crossing protection. Any amounts not expended by the Public Utilities Commission in any one fiscal year may be credited to subsequent annual allocations.

Funds appropriated for the purposes of this section shall be available for allocation and expenditure without regard to fiscal years.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1524, Sec. 1.)

1232.
  

At the time the commission makes each allocation under this chapter, it shall so certify to the State Controller. The commission shall present claims for reimbursement of the state’s share of the cost of construction of projects under any allocations to the State Controller for payment. The State Controller shall make such audit as he deems necessary, before or after disbursement, for the purpose of determining that the money allocated has been expended for the purposes and under the conditions authorized under this chapter; except that prior or subsequent review and approval by the city, county, or city and county in which the grade-crossing protection is maintained of such allocations shall not be required as a condition of disbursement.

(Amended by Stats. 1968, Ch. 612.)

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