Amended in Assembly April 9, 2014

Amended in Assembly March 28, 2014

California Legislature—2013–14 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2036


Introduced by Assembly Member Mansoor

February 20, 2014


An act to add Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 31495) to Division 17 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2036, as amended, Mansoor. Toll facilities.

Existing law authorizes certain toll facilities on public highways.

This bill would authorize a toll facility to be initially implemented on a public highwaybegin insert within the boundaries of the County of Orangeend insert only if the toll facility is approved by a 23 vote of the electorate in thebegin delete area served by the toll facilityend deletebegin insert countyend insert, and would definebegin delete “area,” “public highway,”end deletebegin insert “public highway”end insert and “toll facility” for these purposes.

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This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity for special legislation.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 31495) is
2added to Division 17 of the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

 

P2    1Chapter  9. Toll Facilities
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31495.  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this
4division, Article 3 (commencing with Section 90) of Chapter 1 of
5Division 1, or any other law, a toll facility may be initially
6implemented on a public highwaybegin insert within the boundaries of the
7County of Orangeend insert
only if the toll facility is approved by a
8two-thirds vote of the electorate in thebegin delete area served by the toll
9facilityend delete
begin insert countyend insert. Nothing in this section prohibits the charging for
10parking associated with a public highway or the charging of park
11entrance or other park user chargesbegin insert in the countyend insert.

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12(b) “Area” means the region within five miles of the toll facility.

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13(c)

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14begin insert(b)end insert “Public highway” means a state or local agency highway,
15road, or street and includes a bridge.

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16(d)

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17begin insert(c)end insert “Toll facility” means a toll road, toll bridge, toll lane, or any
18other facility on a public highwaybegin insert within the boundaries of the
19County of Orangeend insert
for which a toll is to be charged, and includes
20the entire length of the portion of the public highway that is subject
21to the toll. “Toll facility” includes a high-occupancy toll lane.

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The Legislature finds and declares that a special law
23is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable
24within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California
25Constitution because of the unique circumstances in the County
26of Orange, with a voter-approved sales tax for transportation
27purposes, where a new toll facility would have significant access
28and economic impacts on the various communities along highway
29routes within the county.

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