BILL ANALYSIS                                                                                                                                                                                                    

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          Date of Hearing:   April 21, 2010

                                Felipe Fuentes, Chair

            AB 2777 (Committee on Transportation) - As Introduced:  March  
                                      1, 2010 

          Policy Committee:                               

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:              


          This bill 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.  
          FISCAL EFFECT  

          No significant state costs.


           Rationale  . The Transportation Committee traditionally authors an  
          annual omnibus bill, combining various statutory modifications  


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          that are technical, 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.  

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