California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1486


Introduced by Assembly Member Obernolte

February 27, 2015


An act to amend Section 23251 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1486, as introduced, Obernolte. Vehicles: toll highways.

Existing law requires the Department of the California Highway Patrol to provide for the proper and adequate policing of all toll highways and all vehicular crossings to ensure enforcement of the Vehicle Code and of any other law relating to the use and operation of vehicles upon toll highways, highways or vehicular crossings, and of the rules and regulations of the Department of Transportation as they relate to those laws, and to cooperate with the Department of Transportation to the end that vehicular crossings are operated at all times in a manner as to carry traffic efficiently.

This bill would make technical, 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 1.  

Section 23251 of the Vehicle Code is amended
2to read:

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23251.  

(a) The Department of the California Highway Patrol
4shall provide for proper and adequate policing of all toll highways
P2    1and all vehicular crossings to ensure the enforcement thereon of
2this code and of any other law relating to the use and operation of
3vehicles upon toll highways, highways or vehicular crossings, and
4of the rules and regulations of the Department of Transportation
5begin delete in respect theretoend deletebegin insert as they relate to those lawsend insert, and to cooperate
6with the Department of Transportation to the end that vehicular
7crossingsbegin delete beend deletebegin insert areend insert operated at all times in a manner as to carry traffic
8efficiently. The authority of the Department of the California
9Highway Patrol is exclusive except as to the authority conferred
10by law upon the Department of Transportation in respect to
11vehicular crossings.

12(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a private operator of a toll
13highway may make temporary arrangements, not to exceed 30
14days, for traffic law enforcement services with an agency that
15employs peace officers as described in Section 830.1 of the Penal
16Code, if the Department of the California Highway Patrol cannot
17fulfill its responsibilities as described in this section, as determined
18by the Secretary ofbegin delete the Business, Transportation and Housing
19Agency.end delete
begin insert Transportation.end insert

20(c) The services provided by the Department of the California
21Highway Patrol for all toll highways that are operated by a private
22entity shall be reimbursed pursuant to Section 30809.1 of the
23Streets and Highways Code. If the private operator of a toll
24highway and the Department of the California Highway Patrol
25reach an impasse in negotiating an agreement for reimbursement,
26the Secretary ofbegin delete the Business,end delete Transportationbegin delete and Housing Agencyend delete
27 shall assist in resolving the impasse.



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