BILL NUMBER: AB 1101	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  126
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  JULY 16, 2014
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  JULY 16, 2014
	PASSED THE SENATE  JULY 3, 2014
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 29, 2014
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 14, 2014
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  JANUARY 6, 2014

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Chesbro

                        FEBRUARY 22, 2013

   An act to amend Section 35401.7 of the Vehicle Code, relating to
vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1101, Chesbro. Vehicles: State Highway Route 101: carriers of
livestock.
   (1) Existing law exempts, until January 1, 2015, licensed carriers
of livestock from certain limitations of access upon highways when
those carriers are directly en route to or from a point of loading or
unloading of livestock on specified portions of State Highway Route
101, if the travel is necessary and incidental to the shipment of the
livestock, and certain conditions are met.
   This bill would extend the operation of that exemption until all
specified route improvements are completed, and the Director of
Transportation makes a determination that a certain combination of
vehicles is authorized to operate on specified portions of State
Highway Route 101.
   (2) Existing law requires the Director of Transportation to notify
the Secretary of State if, prior to January 1, 2012, the director
determines that the removal of certain trees is the only possible
adjustment to State Highway Route 101 that would accommodate truck
sizes allowed to travel on specified portions of State Highway Route
101 pursuant to the exemption described in (1) above, the
notification of which would repeal that exemption.
   Existing law also requires the Director of Transportation to
notify the Secretary of State if, prior to January 1, 2015, the
director determines that safety improvements to specified portions of
State Highway Route 101 have resulted in the reclassification of the
entire segment as a terminal access route, as specified, the
notification of which would repeal the exemption described in (1)
above.
   This bill would extend the operation of those provisions to the
date that all specified route improvements are completed, and the
Director of Transportation makes a determination that a certain
combination of vehicles is authorized to operate on specified
portions of State Highway Route 101.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  Section 35401.7 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

   35401.7.  (a) The limitations of access specified in subdivision
(d) of Section 35401.5 do not apply to licensed carriers of livestock
when those carriers are directly en route to or from a point of
loading or unloading of livestock on those portions of State Highway
Route 101 located in the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, and
Mendocino from its junction with State Highway Route 1 near Leggett
north to the Oregon border, if the travel is necessary and incidental
to the shipment of the livestock.
   (b) The exemption allowed under this section does not apply unless
all of the following conditions are met:
   (1) The length of the truck tractor, in combination with the
semitrailer used to transport the livestock, does not exceed a total
of 70 feet.
   (2) The distance from the kingpin to the rearmost axle of the
semitrailer does not exceed 43 feet.
   (3) The length of the semitrailer does not exceed a total of 48
feet.
   (c) The exemption allowed under this section does not apply to
travel conducted on the day prior to, or on the day of, any federally
recognized holiday.
   (d) (1) Because route improvements in Richardson Grove that will
allow the combination of vehicles described in Section 35401.5 to
fully operate on all portions of State Highway Route 101 located in
the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino are ongoing and
not yet completed, this section shall remain in effect only until
both of the following conditions are satisfied:
   (A) All route improvements in Richardson Grove are completed
without restraint, including, but not limited to, judicial or
injunctive restraints.
   (B) The Director of Transportation determines that the combination
of vehicles described in Section 35401.5 is authorized to operate on
all portions of State Highway Route 101 located in the Counties of
Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino. When the director makes the
determination described in this subparagraph, the director shall post
a declaration on the Internet Web site of the Department of
Transportation.
   (2) This section is repealed as of the date that the declaration
described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1) is posted on the
Department of Transportation's Internet Web site.
   (3) The declaration described in subparagraph (B) of paragraph (1)
shall state that it is being made pursuant to this section.
   (e) (1) If prior to the completion of the route improvements in
Richardson Grove as described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d),
the Director of Transportation determines that the only adjustment to
State Highway Route 101 possible to accommodate the truck sizes
allowed to travel on portions of State Highway Route 101, pursuant to
subdivisions (a) and (b), is the removal of any tree that has a
diameter of 42 inches or greater, measured outside the bark, at 12
inches above ground on the side adjacent to the highest ground level,
the director shall notify the Secretary of State of that
determination.
   (2) If prior to the completion of the route improvements in
Richardson Grove as described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (d),
the Director of Transportation determines that safety improvements to
the portion of State Highway Route 101 described in subdivision (a)
have resulted in the reclassification of the entire segment as a
terminal access route pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 35401.5,
the director shall notify the Secretary of State of that
determination.
   (3) The notice required under paragraph (1) or (2) shall state
that it is being made pursuant to this section.
   (4) This section is repealed on the date the Secretary of State
receives either of the notices described in this subdivision.