Amended in Assembly April 18, 2016

Amended in Assembly March 17, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 1757


Introduced by Assembly Member Waldron

February 2, 2016


An actbegin delete to amend Section 20351 of the Public Contract Code, andend delete to amend Sections 125107 and 125220 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transit.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 1757, as amended, Waldron. North County Transit District.

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.

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.

begin delete

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.

end delete
begin delete

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

end delete

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.

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.

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

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

begin deleteP2    1

SECTION 1.  

Section 20351 of the Public Contract Code is
2amended to read:

3

20351.  

Contracts for the construction in excess of fifty thousand
4dollars ($50,000) shall be awarded to the lowest responsible bidder
5after competitive bidding, except in an emergency declared by the
6vote of two-thirds of the membership of the board.

end delete
7

begin deleteSEC. 2.end delete
8
begin insertSECTION 1.end insert  

Section 125107 of the Public Utilities Code is
9amended to read:

10

125107.  

Each member of the board, including an alternate
11member appointed pursuant to Section 125051 when acting on
12behalf of the member, shall be paid one hundred fifty dollars ($150)
13for each meeting of the board or other meeting of a governmental
14entity the member or alternate attends, but not to exceed seven
15hundred fifty dollars ($750) in any month, and the necessary and
16reasonable expenses in performing the duties as a board member.

17

begin deleteSEC. 3.end delete
18
begin insertSEC. 2.end insert  

Section 125220 of the Public Utilities Code is amended
19to read:

20

125220.  

The district may make contracts and enter into
21stipulations of any nature whatsoever, either in connection with
22eminent domain proceedings or otherwise, including, but not
23limited to, contracts and stipulations to indemnify and save
24harmless, to employ labor, to contract with a private patrol operator
25licensed pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 7583)
26of Chapter 11.5 of Division 3 of the Business and Professions
27Code, the county sheriff and municipal police departments within
P3    1the areas described in Section 125052, and other transit
2development boards for security, police, and related services, and
3to do all acts necessary and convenient for the full exercise of the
4powers granted in this division.

5

begin deleteSEC. 4.end delete
6
begin insertSEC. 3.end insert  

If the Commission on State Mandates determines that
7this act contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement to
8local agencies and school districts for those costs shall be made
9pursuant to Part 7 (commencing with Section 17500) of Division
104 of Title 2 of the Government Code.



O

    97