BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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          Date of Hearing:   April 12, 2010

                               Bonnie Lowenthal, Chair
            AB 2777 (Committee on Transportation) - As Introduced:  March  
                                       1, 2010
          SUBJECT  :  Committee omnibus bill

           SUMMARY  :  Makes various technical changes to the Vehicle Code.   
          Specifically,  this bill  :  

          1)Corrects an erroneous cross reference in the statute governing  
            the Employer Notification Program for commercial driver's  

          2)Clarifies that disabled persons license plates and disabled  
            veterans license plates may only be issued for motor vehicles.  

          3)Clarifies that Olympic License Plates and Commemorative  
            Collegiate License Plates may be issued as environmental (or  
            "vanity") license plates, displaying numbers and letters  
            requested by the vehicle owner.  

          4)Makes California law consistent with federal law by allowing  
            commercial vehicle owners operating under the Interstate  
            Registration Plan 30 days to file a written appeal of an  
            audit, rather than the current 20 days.  

           EXISTING LAW  :  Contains several statutory provisions that are  
          incorrectly drafted, unclear, or in conflict with federal law.  

           FISCAL EFFECT  :  Unknown

           COMMENTS  :  The Transportation Committee traditionally authors an  
          annual omnibus bill, combining various statutory modifications  
          that are technical in nature, not controversial, and have no  
          opposition.  This year's omnibus bill contains measures  
          suggested by the Department of Motor Vehicles to correct or  
          clarify several sections of the California Vehicle Code or, in  
          the instance of provision #4 described above, to achieve Vehicle  
          Code conformity with federal statutes.  

          In the event that any these provisions subsequently generates  


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          opposition, it will be deleted from the bill prior to the bill's  


          None received

          None received
          Analysis Prepared by  :   Howard Posner / TRANS. / (916) 319-2093