BILL NUMBER: AB 764	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Quirk

                        FEBRUARY 25, 2015

   An act to add Section 18940.7 to the Health and Safety Code, and
to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11895) to Part 3 of
Division 2 of the Insurance Code, relating to parking lots.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 764, as introduced, Quirk. Commercial parking lots: design:
insurance discount.
   Existing law provides that building standards shall be filed by
the California Building Standards Commission with the Secretary of
State and codified only after they have been approved by the
commission. Existing law regulates the issuance and renewal of
liability insurance policies in this state.
   This bill would authorize the commission to adopt building
standards to require that the installation of bollards, as defined,
be added to the list of considerations in the design of any new
commercial property parking lot. The bill would also authorize an
insurer to consider the installation of bollards on a commercial
property parking lot as a safety measure eligible for a discount on
the property owner's rates for insurance covering liability arising
out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the commercial property.

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


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 18940.7 is added to the Health and Safety Code,
to read:
   18940.7.  (a) The California Building Standards Commission may
adopt building standards to require that the installation of bollards
be added to the list of considerations in the design of any new
commercial property parking lot.
   (b) For the purposes of this section, a bollard is a short
vertical post placed to protect buildings or pedestrians from
collisions by motor vehicles.
  SEC. 2.  Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11895) is added to Part
3 of Division 2 of the Insurance Code, to read:
      CHAPTER 6.  COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PARKING LOTS: BOLLARD DISCOUNT


   11895.  (a) An insurer may consider the installation of bollards
on a commercial property parking lot as a safety measure eligible for
a discount on the property owner's rates for insurance covering
liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the
commercial property.
   (b) For the purposes of this section, a bollard is a short
vertical post placed to protect buildings or pedestrians from
collisions by motor vehicles.