Amended in Senate August 8, 2016

Amended in Senate June 13, 2016

Amended in Assembly April 20, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2491


Introduced by Assembly Member Nazarian

February 19, 2016


An act to add Section 22500.2 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2491, as amended, Nazarian. Vehicles: stopping, standing, and parking.

Existing law prohibits a person from stopping, parking, or leaving standing any vehicle whether attended or unattended, except when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of a peace officer or official traffic control device, in designated places, including, among other places, within 15 feet of the driveway entrance to any fire station. A violation of this provision is subject to a civil penalty.

This bill would authorize a local authority to, by ordinance, prohibit a person from stopping, parking, or leaving a vehicle within 15 feet of a driveway that is used by certain emergency vehicles to enter or exit abegin delete fire department,end delete police department, ambulance service provider facility, or general acute care hospital, except as specified, and would require a local authority that enacts that ordinance to provide appropriate curb markings or “KEEP CLEAR” pavement markings and post appropriate signs that delineate this prohibited area.

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 22500.2 is added to the Vehicle Code,
2to read:

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22500.2.  

(a) A local authority may, by ordinance, prohibit a
4person from stopping, parking, or leaving standing a vehicle,
5whether attended or unattended, except if necessary to avoid
6conflict with other traffic or in compliance with the directions of
7a peace officer or official traffic control device, within 15 feet of
8a driveway that is used by an emergency vehicle owned or operated
9by abegin delete fire department,end delete police department, ambulance service care
10provider, or general acute care hospital, to enter or exit abegin delete fire
11station,end delete
police station, ambulance service provider facility, or
12general acute care hospital. This section does not apply to any
13vehicle owned or operated by abegin delete fire department,end delete police department,
14ambulance service provider, or general acute care hospital, if the
15vehicle is clearly marked as abegin delete fire department vehicle,end delete police
16department vehicle, ambulance, or general acute care hospital
17vehicle.

18(b) A local authority that enacts an ordinance pursuant to
19subdivision (a) shall provide appropriate curb markings or “KEEP
20CLEAR” pavement markings and post signs that delineate the area
21specified in subdivision (a).



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