BILL NUMBER: SB 454 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Lowenthal FEBRUARY 26, 2009 An act to amend Section 14007.1 of the Government Code, relating to the Department of Transportation. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 454, as introduced, Lowenthal. Department of Transportation: Division of Rail. Existing law creates the Division of Rail within the Department of Transportation. This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision. Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. Section 14007.1 of the Government Code is amended to read: 14007.1. (a) There is in the Department of Transportation the Division of Rail, which is responsible for the development of a comprehensive rail passenger system and the preparation of the rail passenger development plan
required pursuant toas required by Section 14036. (b) An undersecretary of the agency shall be assigned to give attention to rail matters to ensure that the rail passenger system and plan are carried out. (c) It is the intent of the Legislature that the commission give high priority to the implementation of the rail passenger system and plan.