Assembly Bill No. 1757


An act to amend Sections 125107 and 125220 of the Public Utilities Code, relating to transit.

[Approved by Governor September 13, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State September 13, 2016.]


AB 1757, 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.

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 no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.

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


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


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

SEC. 2.  

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


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

SEC. 3.  

No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district are the result of a program for which legislative authority was requested by that local agency or school district, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code and Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.