Amended in Assembly March 17, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1757


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

February 2, 2016


begin delete An act to amend Section 96.7 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, relating to local government finance.end deletebegin insert An act to amend Section 20351 of the Public Contract Code, and to amend Sections 125107 and 125220 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transit.end insert

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1757, as amended, Waldron. begin deleteLocal government finance. end deletebegin insertNorth County Transit District.end insert

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Existing law provides for creation of the North County Transit District, with various powers and duties relative to the planning and operation of a transit system in north San Diego County. Existing law provides for the district to be governed by a board of directors, and requires compensation in the amount of $75 per day, not to exceed $300 per month, be paid to each board member or alternate for attending board meetings and authorizes similar, additional amounts for attending meetings of other public agencies.

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This bill would instead provide for payments of $150 per meeting, not to exceed $750 per month, for board members, or alternates when acting on behalf of board members, for attending board meetings or meetings of other public agencies. The bill would thereby impose a state-mandated local program.

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Existing law generally requires the North County Transit District to award contracts for construction that exceed $10,000 to the lowest responsible bidder after competitive bidding.

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This bill would change this amount to $50,000.

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The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.

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This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

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Existing law, in the case of any county assuming the responsibilities of an independent local health special district created pursuant to a specified statute, requires an increase in the state assistance payments, as defined, that are made to that county.

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This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

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Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert. State-mandated local program: begin deleteno end deletebegin insertyesend insert.

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

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begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

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begin insertSection 20351 of the end insertbegin insertPublic Contract Codeend insertbegin insert is
2amended to read:end insert

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20351.  

Contracts for the construction in excess ofbegin delete tenend deletebegin insert fiftyend insert
4 thousand dollarsbegin delete ($10,000)end deletebegin insert ($50,000)end insert shall be awarded to the lowest
5responsible bidder after competitive bidding, except in an
6emergency declared by the vote of two-thirds of the membership
7of the board.

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begin insertSEC. 2.end insert  

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begin insertSection 125107 of the end insertbegin insertPublic Utilities Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
9to read:end insert

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125107.  

begin delete(a)end deletebegin deleteend deleteEach member of the board, includingbegin delete theend deletebegin insert anend insert
11 alternatebegin delete membersend deletebegin insert memberend insert appointed pursuant to Sectionbegin delete 125051,end delete
12begin insert 125051 when acting on behalf of the member,end insert shall be paid
13begin delete seventy-five dollars ($75)end deletebegin insert one hundred fifty dollars ($150)end insert for each
14begin delete dayend deletebegin insert meeting of the board or other meeting of a governmental entityend insert
15 the member or alternatebegin delete attends meetings of the board,end deletebegin insert attends,end insert
16 but not to exceedbegin delete three hundred dollars ($300)end deletebegin insert seven hundred fifty
17dollars ($750)end insert
in any month, andbegin delete hisend deletebegin insert theend insert necessary and reasonable
18expenses in performingbegin delete hisend deletebegin insert theend insert duties as a board member.

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19(b) In addition to the compensation prescribed by subdivision
20(a), the board may, by resolution, authorize and designate members
P3    1and alternates to be compensated for representing the board at
2specified meetings of other governmental entities and public
3agencies. Compensation may be seventy-five dollars ($75) for
4each day the designated member or alternate attends specified
5meetings, not to exceed three hundred dollars ($300) in any month.

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begin insertSEC. 3.end insert  

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begin insertSection 125220 of the end insertbegin insertPublic Utilities Codeend insertbegin insert is amended
7to read:end insert

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The district may make contracts and enter into
9stipulations of any nature whatsoever, either in connection with
10eminent domain proceedings or otherwise, including, but not
11limited to, contracts and stipulations to indemnify and save
12harmless, to employ labor, to contract with a private patrol operator
13licensed pursuant tobegin delete Chapter 11end deletebegin insert Article 4end insert (commencing with
14Sectionbegin delete 7500)end deletebegin insert 7583)end insert ofbegin insert Chapter 11.5 ofend insert Division 3 of the Business
15and Professions Code, the county sheriff and municipal police
16departments within the areas described in Section 125052, and
17other transit development boards for security, police, and related
18services, and to do all acts necessary and convenient for the full
19exercise of the powers granted in this division.

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begin insertSEC. 4.end insert  

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If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
21this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
22local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
23pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
244 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

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SECTION 1.  

Section 96.7 of the Revenue and Taxation Code
26 is amended to read:

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96.7.  

In the case of a county assuming the responsibilities of
28an independent local health special district created pursuant to
29former Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 880) of Part 2 of
30Division 1 of the Health and Safety Code, as enacted by Chapter
3160 of the Statutes of 1939, for purposes of computations pursuant
32to this chapter, the amount of state assistance payments with respect
33to that county shall be increased by five hundred four thousand
34nine hundred fifty-seven dollars ($504,957).

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