BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

                                                                  AB 2567
                                                                  Page  1

          AB 2567 (Bradford)
          As Amended  August 20, 2010
          Majority vote
          |ASSEMBLY:  |49-24|(April 22,      |SENATE: |21-16|(August 30,    |
          |           |     |2010)           |        |     |2010)          |
           Original Committee Reference:   TRANS.  

           SUMMARY  :  Authorizes local public agencies to use automated  
          parking enforcement systems for street sweeping-related  

           The Senate amendments  :  
           1)Add legislative intent that citations issued under authority  
            provided for in this bill be only for violations captured  
            during designated street-sweeping hours, that citations not be  
            issued for cars parked after the street has already been swept  
            , and that the bill's provisions should provide a statewide  
            standard to govern the use of automated parking enforcement  
            for street sweeping.   

           2)Require photographic equipment to record on a photograph the  
            date and time a violation is captured.   

           3)Strike proposed provisions that allow a parking violation to  
            be canceled within 21 days if doing so would be in the best  
            interest of justice; instead, require the public agency to  
            allow a person to contest a citation.   

           4)Require local agency to report also to the Senate  
            Transportation and Housing Committee and expand the elements  
            to be reported on.   

           5)Require the destruction, by the close of the next business  
            day, of any information captured in error.   

           6)Make other, related minor adjustments to provisions governing  
            the storage of data.   

          EXISTING LAW  authorizes the:  


                                                                  AB 2567
                                                                  Page  2

          1)City and County of San Francisco, until January 1, 2012, to  
            issue citations based on photo-evidence of parking violations  
            in transit-only lanes.  

          2)Use of automated enforcement systems at rail or rail transit  
            signals and crossing gates.  

          3)Use of automated enforcement systems at intersections to  
            detect red light violations.  

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  None identified

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  this bill was substantially similar to  
          the version passed by the Senate.  

           COMMENTS  :  According to the author, the intent of this bill is  
          "to reduce the amount of dirt, oil, and debris being washed into  
          the storm drains, thereby having a positive environmental  

          The California Public Parking Association, sponsor of this bill,  
          suggests that by allowing automated parking enforcement systems  
          to be placed on street sweepers, this bill will effectively  
          complement the work of existing parking enforcement personnel  
          and help allocate scarce resources.  

          Currently, Chicago and the District of Columbia (Washington  
          D.C.) use the automated street sweeper system, which uses  
          photo-light sensing, character recognition, and global  
          positioning system technology to spot parking violators.  

          In California, use of similar automated enforcement technology  
          is authorized for red light violations by a governmental agency.  
           Last session, usage of this technology was also authorized on a  
          pilot project basis for the City and County of San Francisco  
          (San Francisco) to issue citations based on photo-evidence of  
          transit-only-lane parking violations.  The authority granted to  
          San Francisco was provided for in AB 101 (Ma), Chapter 377,  
          Statutes of 2008.  

          Provisions of this bill are similar to those in AB 101 and  
          identical to last year's AB 1336 (Eng) that passed the  
          Legislature but was vetoed by the Governor.  In his veto  
          message, the Governor wrote, "This bill could present a  


                                                                  AB 2567
                                                                  Page  3

          significant risk of violating an individual's privacy unrelated  
          to the enforcement of law.  It may also lead to the unwarranted  
          proliferation of camera enforcement in many other arenas."   
          Interestingly, subsequent to the Governor's veto of AB 1336 for  
          these reasons, the Governor introduced his budget proposal which  
          calls for the deployment of a massive statewide speed camera  
          program to generate nearly $400 million in net profit to state  
          and local government.  As proposed, the camera program is  
          expected to print over two million citations each year.  

          Previous legislation:  Last year's AB 1336 (Eng) was identical  
          to this bill.  

          AB 101 (Ma), Chapter 377, Statutes of 2008, authorized the City  
          and County of San Francisco to issue citations based on  
          photo-evidence of transit-only-lane parking violations.  

          SB 1136 (Kopp), Chapter 54, Statutes of 1998, extended  
          indefinitely provisions that allow the use of automated  
          enforcement systems at official traffic control signals.  

          SB 833 (Kopp), Chapter 922, Statutes of 1995, originally  
          authorized, for a limited time, the use of automated photo  
          enforcement for all places where a driver is required to respond  
          to an official traffic control signal (i.e., red light cameras).  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Janet Dawson / TRANS. / (916) 319-2093 

                                                                FN: 0006621