Amended in Assembly April 11, 2016

Amended in Assembly March 18, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2620


Introduced by Assembly Member Dababneh

February 19, 2016


An act to add Section 99684.5 to the Public Utilities Code, relating to transportation, and making an appropriation therefor.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2620, as amended, Dababneh. Passenger rail projects: funding.

Proposition 116, an initiative measure, enacted the Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Act of 1990, which establishes the Clean Air and Transportation Improvement Fund,begin delete allocatesend deletebegin insert continuously appropriatesend insert specified amounts from the fund for, among other things, rights-of-way for rail purposes and capital expenditures deemed necessary for a specified rail service, and requires the California Transportation Commission to adopt guidelines for the approval of grants for transit projects which are essential to the implementation of safe and reliable transit services.

The act authorizes, if any of the funds are not expended or encumbered prior to July 1, 2010, the Legislature to reallocate the funds for any other passenger rail project in the state by a statute passed in each house by a 23 vote.

This bill would reallocate funds allocated pursuant to the act that are not expended or encumbered by July 1, 2020, to any other existing passenger rail projectbegin delete in the state.end deletebegin insert with existing rail service.end insert The bill would require the commission to determine thebegin delete existing passenger rail projects in the state and implement the reallocation on a pro-rata basis.end deletebegin insert projects pursuant to this reallocation.end insert By reallocating unexpended or unencumbered funds to any other existing passenger rail project, the bill would make an appropriation.

Vote: 23. Appropriation: yes. 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 99684.5 is added to the Public Utilities
2Code
, to read:

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99684.5.  

(a) Funds allocated pursuant to this part that are not
4expended or encumbered by July 1, 2020, are hereby reallocated
5pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 99684 to any other existing
6passenger railbegin delete project.end deletebegin insert project with existing rail service.end insert

7(b) The California Transportation Commission shall determine
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begin delete the existing passenger rail projects in the state and implement the
9reallocation described in subdivision (a) on a pro-rata basis.end delete
begin insert the
10projects pursuant to the reallocation as described in subdivision
11(a).end insert



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