California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 62

Introduced by Assembly Member Travis Allen

December 12, 2014

An act to amend Section 5401 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to charter-party carriers of passengers.


AB 62, as introduced, Travis Allen. Charter-party carriers of passengers.

The Passenger Charter-Party Carriers’ Act provides for the regulation by the Public Utilities Commission of motor carriers operating as charter-party carriers of passengers. Existing law generally requires charges for the transportation to be offered or afforded by a charter-party carrier of passengers to be computed and assessed on a vehicle mileage or time-of-use basis, rather than on an individual-fare basis, subject to certain exceptions.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.

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

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

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Section 5401 of the Public Utilities Code is
2amended to read:



Charges for the transportation to be offered or afforded
4by a charter-party carrier of passengers shall be computed and
5assessed on a vehicle mileage or time of use basis, or on a
6combination thereof. These charges may vary in accordance with
P2    1the passenger capacity of the vehicle, or the size of the group to
2be transported. However, no charter-party carrier of passengers
3shall, directly or through an agent or otherwise, nor shall any
4broker, contract, agree, or arrange to charge, or demand or receive
5compensation, for the transportation offered or afforded that shall
6be computed, charged, or assessed on an individual-fare basis,
7except schoolbus contractors who are compensated by parents of
8children attending public, private, or parochial schools and except
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10conducted under a certificate subject to Sectionbegin delete 5371.1,end deletebegin insert 5371.1end insert or
11a permit issued pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 5384.