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                                                                  AB 707
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          Date of Hearing:   May 15, 2013

                        ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
                                  Mike Gatto, Chair

                      AB 707 (Ting) - As Amended:  May 1, 2013 

          Policy Committee:                               
          TransportationVote:16-0

          Urgency:     No                   State Mandated Local Program:  
          No     Reimbursable:               

           SUMMARY  

          This bill:

          1)Deletes the condition that a local authority cannot be  
            required to post "SENIOR" pedestrian warning signs unless it  
            has received private funding to cover the costs of the sign,  
            but allows the local authority to receive private funding for  
            this purpose.

          2)Specifies that a local jurisdiction may request grant funding  
            from the Pedestrian Safety Account to cover the costs of  
            "SENIOR" pedestrian warning signs.

           FISCAL EFFECT  

          No state cost. While the bill authorizes funding for signs from  
          the Pedestrian Safety Account, Caltans indicates this account  
          has been dormant for 10 years. The account currently has a  
          $10,000 balance.

           COMMENTS  

           Purpose  . The author has introduced this bill to improve  
          pedestrian safety near senior centers and senior facilities.   
          The need to make improvements is supported by a report from the  
          Office of Traffic Safety that indicates pedestrian fatalities  
          for persons age 65 and older increased 4.6 percent from 2010.  

           Analysis Prepared by  :    Chuck Nicol / APPR. / (916) 319-2081 










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