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          CONCURRENCE IN SENATE AMENDMENTS
          AB 2777 (Committee on Transportation)
          As Amended  August 12, 2010
          Majority vote
          
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          |ASSEMBLY:  |74-0 |(April 29,      |SENATE: |34-0 |(August 18,    |
          |           |     |2010)           |        |     |2010)          |
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           Original Committee Reference:   TRANS  .

           SUMMARY  :  Makes various technical changes to the Government Code  
          and the Vehicle Code.  

           The Senate amendments  :
           
           1)Allow a majority of the members present at a duly constituted  
            meeting of the California Transportation Financing Authority  
            to take official actions.  

          2)Repeal several outdated reporting requirements.  

          3)Prevent this bill from inadvertently chaptering-out provisions  
            of AB 1944 (Fletcher) or 
            AB 1648 (Jefferies).  
           
          EXISTING LAW  contains several statutory provisions that are  
          incorrectly drafted, unclear, or in conflict with federal law.  

           AS PASSED BY THE ASSEMBLY  , this bill:

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

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

          3)Clarified 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.  









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          4)Made 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  :  According to the Assembly Appropriations  
          Committee analysis, there are no significant state costs  
          associated with this bill.  

           COMMENTS  :  The Assembly 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  
          several measures suggested by the Department of Motor Vehicles  
          to correct or clarify various sections of the California Vehicle  
          Code or to achieve Vehicle Code conformity with federal  
          statutes.  Most of the other provisions in the bill repeal  
          reporting requirements that have already been fulfilled by state  
          agencies.

          In the event that any provision in an omnibus bill generates  
          opposition, it is always deleted from the bill prior to the  
          bill's enrollment.  

           
          Analysis Prepared by  :    Howard Posner / TRANS. / (916) 319-2093  



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