BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    



                                                                  AB 1224
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          Date of Hearing:   January 21, 2010

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                Kevin De Leon, Chair

                    AB 1224 (Eng) - As Amended:  January 4, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                               
          TransportationVote:14-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:

           SUMMARY  

          This bill reinserts the definition of "utility trailer" in the  
          Vehicle Code. "Utility trailer" is defined as any trailer or  
          semi-trailer used solely for the transportation of the users's  
          personal property or livestock, not in commerce, which does not  
          exceed a gross weight of 10,000 pounds or a manufacturer's gross  
          vehicle weight rating of 10,000 pounds.

           FISCAL EFFECT
           
          Negligible and absorbable costs to DMV. Though the bill is keyed  
          a state-mandated local program, it does not constitute a  
          mandate.

           COMMENTS
           
           Rationale  . The bill is intended to simplify administration of  
          the Vehicle Code. The definition of utility vehicle was  
          inadvertently deleted by legislation enacted in 2001, creating  
          ambiguity elsewhere in the code, where the term is still used  
          for trailer safety inspection, permit, and registration  
          requirements. 


           Analysis Prepared by  :    Brad Williams / APPR. / (916) 319-2081