Amended in Assembly May 31, 2016

Amended in Assembly April 20, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1677


Introduced by Assembly Member Ting

(Principal coauthor: Assembly Member Chiu)

(Principal coauthor: Senator Hill)

January 19, 2016


An act to add Section 34505.2 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1677, as amended, Ting. Vehicles: tour buses: safety inspections.

Existing law requires the Department of the California Highway Patrol to regulate the safe operation of tour buses, as defined, and requires the department to adopt rules and regulations relating to the equipment and maintenance of tour buses. At least once every 13 months, existing law requires the department to inspect every maintenance facility or terminal of any person who at any time operates any bus, including a tour bus, and makes it unlawful for any person to operate a bus without this inspection having been conducted. In addition to the systematic inspection required of all motor carriers, existing law requires tour bus operators to require each tour bus to be inspected at least every 45 days, or more often if necessary to ensure safe operation.

This bill would require the departmentbegin delete to develop protocols, in consultation with representatives of local governments in jurisdictions where tour buses operate,end deletebegin insert to, upon the request of, and in consultation with, representatives of a local government in a jurisdiction where tour buses operate, develop protocolsend insert for entering into memoranda of understanding with local governments to allow the departmentbegin delete to, upon the request of the local government,end deletebegin insert toend insert increase the number of the locally operating tour buses that are being inspected by the department.begin insert The bill would require a memorandum of understanding entered into with a local government pursuant to these provisions to include a provision that the local government will reimburse the departmentend insertbegin insert for all actual costs associated with conducting additional inspections.end insert The bill would prohibit any inspection conducted pursuant to these provisions from being duplicative of any inspection conducted by the department to meet those specified existing inspection requirements.

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.  

Section 34505.2 is added to the Vehicle Code,
2to read:

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34505.2.  

(a) In furtherance of the requirements specified in
4subdivision (c) of Section 34501,begin insert upon the request of, and in
5consultation with, representatives of a local government in a
6jurisdiction where tour buses operate,end insert
the Department of the
7California Highway Patrol shall develop begin delete protocols, in consultation
8with representatives of local governments in jurisdictions where
9tour buses operate,end delete
begin insert protocolsend insert for entering into memoranda of
10understanding with local governments to allow the departmentbegin delete to,
11upon the request of the local government,end delete
begin insert toend insert increase the number
12of the locally operating tour buses that are being inspected by the
13department.

begin insert

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(b) A memorandum of understanding entered into with a local
15government pursuant to subdivision (a) shall include a provision
16that the local government will reimburse the department for all
17actual costs associated with conducting additional inspections.

end insert
begin delete

17 18(b)

end delete

19begin insert(c)end insert Any inspection conducted pursuant to subdivision (a) shall
20 not be duplicative of an inspection conducted by the department
21to meet the requirements specified in subdivision (c) of Section
2234501.



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