BILL NUMBER: AB 2067	ENROLLED
	BILL TEXT

	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 1, 2010
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  AUGUST 2, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 23, 2010
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JUNE 9, 2010

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Bonnie Lowenthal

                        FEBRUARY 18, 2010

   An act to amend Section 22502 of the Vehicle Code, relating to
vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 2067, Bonnie Lowenthal. Vehicles: parking.
   Existing law generally requires a vehicle, stopped or parked upon
a roadway where there are adjacent curbs, to be stopped or parked
with the right-hand wheels of the vehicle parallel with and within 18
inches of the right-hand curb, with specified exceptions, including
authorizing a vehicle to be stopped or parked with the left-hand
wheels parallel to and within 18 inches of the left-hand curb on a
one-way roadway.
   This bill would authorize the City of Long Beach to implement a
pilot program to permit vehicles to park on the left-hand side of the
roadway parallel to and within 18 inches of the left-hand curb on
certain two-way local residential streets that dead-end with no
designated area in which to turn around provided that the city makes
a finding, supported by a professional engineering study, that the
ordinance or resolution is justified by the need to facilitate the
safe and orderly movement of vehicles, and the applicable streets are
demarcated with signs or markings giving adequate notice of the
parking allowances. The bill would require the city to submit to the
Legislature, 2 years from the date of the enactment of the local
ordinance or resolution that establishes the pilot program, a report
that outlines the advantages and disadvantages of the pilot program.
The bill would terminate the pilot program 3 years from the date of
enactment of the ordinance or resolution that establishes the pilot
program.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 22502 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   22502.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, a
vehicle stopped or parked upon a roadway where there are adjacent
curbs shall be stopped or parked with the right-hand wheels of the
vehicle parallel with and within 18 inches of the right-hand curb,
except that a motorcycle shall be parked with at least one wheel or
fender touching the right-hand curb. Where no curbs or barriers bound
a two-way roadway, right-hand parallel parking is required unless
otherwise indicated.
   (b) (1) The provisions of subdivision (a) or (e) do not apply to a
commercial vehicle if a variation from the requirements of
subdivision (a) or (e) is reasonably necessary to accomplish the
loading or unloading of merchandise or passengers on, or from, a
vehicle and while anything connected with the loading, or unloading,
is being executed.
   (2) This subdivision does not permit a vehicle to stop or park
upon a roadway in a direction opposite to that in which traffic
normally moves upon that half of the roadway on which the vehicle is
stopped or parked.
   (c) Notwithstanding subdivision (b), a local authority may, by
ordinance, prohibit a commercial vehicle from stopping, parking, or
standing on one side of a roadway in a business district with the
wheels of the vehicle more than 18 inches from the curb. The
ordinance shall be effective only if signs are placed in the areas to
which it is applicable clearly indicating the prohibition.
   (d) This section does not apply to vehicles of a public utility
when the vehicles are being used in connection with the operation,
maintenance, or repair of facilities of the public utility or are
being used in connection with providing public utility service.
   (e) (1) Upon a one-way roadway, a vehicle may be stopped or parked
as provided in subdivision (a) or with the left-hand wheels parallel
to and within 18 inches of the left-hand curb, except that a
motorcycle, if parked on the left-hand side, shall have either one
wheel or one fender touching the curb. Where no curb or barriers
bound a one-way roadway, parallel parking on either side is required
unless otherwise indicated.
   (2) This subdivision does not apply upon a roadway of a divided
highway.
   (f) (1) The City of Long Beach may, by ordinance or resolution,
implement a pilot program to authorize vehicles to park on the
left-hand side of the roadway parallel to and within 18 inches of the
left-hand curb on two-way local residential streets that dead-end
with no cul-de-sac or other designated area in which to turn around,
if the City of Long Beach has first made a finding, supported by a
professional engineering study, that the ordinance or resolution is
justified by the need to facilitate the safe and orderly movement of
vehicles on the roadways affected by the resolution or ordinance. The
area covered by the ordinance or resolution shall be limited to the
streets perpendicular to Ocean Boulevard beginning at Balboa Place
and ending at 72nd Place, but shall not cover 62nd Place. The
ordinance or resolution permitting that parking shall not apply until
signs or markings giving adequate notice have been placed near the
designated roadways. The city shall submit to the Legislature, two
years from the date of the enactment of the ordinance or resolution
that establishes the pilot program, a report that outlines the
advantages and disadvantages of the pilot program. The report
submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in
compliance with Section 9795 of the Government Code.
   (2) The pilot program authorized under this subdivision shall
terminate, and this subdivision shall become inoperative, three years
from the date of enactment of the ordinance or resolution that
establishes the pilot program.
  SEC. 2.  The Legislature finds and declares that a special law is
necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable within the
meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution
because Long Beach residents require safer access into and out of the
uniquely impacted streets, to decrease the potential for "fender
benders" and to give residents better access to their homes and
apartments.