Amended in Senate April 15, 2015
Amended in Senate March 26, 2015
Amended in Senate March 2, 2015
Senate BillNo. 16
Introduced by Senator Beall
December 1, 2014
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LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST
as amended, Beall.
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(1) Under existing law, the Department of Transportation is responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of the state highway system. Existing law requires the department to prepare and submit to the Governor a proposed budget and to develop budgeting, accounting, fiscal control, and management information systems to provide budget oversight.
Existing law authorizes the California Transportation Commission to prepare an independent
evaluation of the department’s budget regarding the adequacy of funding levels and the relative needs of program categories and to submit its recommendations to the Legislature by April 1 of each year.
This bill would require the Department of Transportation, by April 1, 2016, and as part of its budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, to prepare a plan to identify up to $200,000,000 annually in cost savings from its budget, and to submit the plan to the appropriate policy committees of the Senate and the Assembly.
(2) Existing law requires the Department of Transportation to prepare a state highway operation and protection program every other year for the expenditure of transportation capital improvement funds for projects that are necessary to preserve and protect the state highway system, excluding projects that add new
traffic lanes. The program is required to be based on an asset management plan, as specified. Existing law requires the department to specify, for each project in the program, the capital and support budget and projected delivery date for various components of the project. Existing law provides for the California Transportation Commission to review and adopt the program, and authorizes the commission to decline to adopt the program if it determines that the program is not sufficiently consistent with the asset management plan.
This bill, on and after February 1, 2016, would require the commission to make an allocation of all capital and support costs for each project in the program, and would require the department to submit a supplemental project allocation request to the commission for each project that experiences cost increases above the amounts in its allocation. The bill would require the commission to establish guidelines to provide exceptions to the
requirement for a supplemental project allocation requirement that the commission determines are necessary to ensure that projects are not unnecessarily delayed.
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Appropriation: begin deleteno end delete.
Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
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Section 14526.7 is added to the Government Code, to
(a) On and after February 1,
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32by the commission of all capital and support costs for each project
33in the state highway operation and protection program shall be
35(b) For a project that experiences increases in capital or support
36costs above the amounts in the commission’s allocation pursuant
37to subdivision (a), a supplemental project allocation request shall
38be submitted by the department to the commission for approval.
39(c) The commission shall establish guidelines to provide
40exceptions to the requirement of subdivision (b) that the
P7 1commission determines are necessary to ensure that projects are
2not unnecessarily delayed.
The Department of Transportation shall, by April 1,
42016, and as part of its budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year, prepare
5a plan to identify up to two hundred million dollars ($200,000,000)
6annually in cost savings from its budget, and shall submit the plan
7to the appropriate policy committees of the Senate and the
(a) (1) A tax of eighteen cents ($0.18) is hereby
16imposed upon each gallon of fuel subject to the tax in Sections
177362, 7363, and 7364.
25(2) If the federal fuel tax is reduced below the rate of nine cents
26($0.09) per gallon and federal financial allocations to this state for
27highway and exclusive public mass transit guideway purposes are
28reduced or eliminated correspondingly, the tax rate imposed by
29 paragraph (1), on and after the date of the
30reduction, shall be recalculated by an amount so that the combined
31state rate under paragraph (1) and the federal
32tax rate per gallon equal twenty-seven cents ($0.27).
33(3) If any person or entity is exempt or partially exempt from
34the federal fuel tax at the time of a reduction, the
person or entity
35shall continue to be so exempt under this section.
36(b) (1) On and after July 1, 2010, in addition to the tax imposed
37by subdivision (a), a tax is hereby imposed upon each gallon of
38motor vehicle fuel, other than aviation gasoline, subject to the tax
39in Sections 7362, 7363, and 7364 in an amount equal to seventeen
40and three-tenths cents ($0.173) per gallon.
P9 1(2) For the 2011-12 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter,
2the board shall, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately
3preceding the applicable fiscal year, adjust the rate in paragraph
4(1) in that manner as to generate an amount of revenue that will
5equal the amount of revenue loss attributable to the exemption
6provided by Section 6357.7, based on estimates made by the board,
7and that rate shall be effective during the state’s next fiscal year.
8(3) In order to maintain revenue neutrality for each year,
9beginning with the rate adjustment on or before March 1, 2012,
10the adjustment under paragraph (2) shall also take into account the
11extent to which the actual amount of revenues derived pursuant to
12this subdivision and, as applicable, Section 7361.1, the revenue
13loss attributable to the exemption provided by Section 6357.7
14resulted in a net revenue gain or loss for the fiscal year ending
15prior to the rate adjustment date on or before March 1.
16(4) The intent of paragraphs (2) and (3) is to ensure that the act
17adding this subdivision and Section 6357.7 does not produce a net
18revenue gain in state taxes.
(a) The annual amount of the license fee for any
22vehicle, other than a trailer or semitrailer, as described in
23subdivision (a) of Section 5014.1 of the Vehicle Code or a
24commercial motor vehicle described in Section 9400.1 of the
25Vehicle Code, or a trailer coach that is required to be moved under
26permit as authorized in Section 35790 of the Vehicle Code, shall
27be a sum equal to the following percentage of the market value of
28the vehicle as determined by the department:
29(1) Sixty-five hundredths of 1 percent on and after January 1,
302005, and before May 19, 2009.
31(2) One percent for initial and renewal registrations due on and
32after May 19, 2009, but before July 1, 2011.
33(3) Sixty-five hundredths of 1 percent for initial and renewal
34registrations due on and after July 1, 2011.
5(b) The annual amount of the license fee for any commercial
6vehicle as described in Section 9400.1 of the Vehicle Code, shall
7be a sum equal to 0.65 percent of the market value of the vehicle
8as determined by the department.
9(c) Notwithstanding Chapter 5 (commencing with Section
1011001) or any other law to the contrary, all revenues (including
11penalties), less refunds, attributable to that portion of the rate
12imposed pursuant to this section in excess of 0.65 percent shall be
13deposited into the General Fund.
(a) (1) A tax of eighteen cents ($0.18) is hereby
18imposed upon each gallon of diesel fuel subject to the tax in
19Sections 60051, 60052, and 60058.
20(2) If the federal fuel tax is reduced below the rate of fifteen
21cents ($0.15) per gallon and federal financial allocations to this
22state for highway and exclusive public mass transit guideway
23purposes are reduced or eliminated correspondingly, the tax rate
24imposed by paragraph (1), including any reduction or adjustment
25pursuant to subdivision (b), on and after the date of the reduction,
26shall be increased by an amount so that the combined state rate
27under paragraph (1) and the federal tax rate per gallon equal what
28it would have been in the absence of the federal reduction.
29(3) If any person or entity is exempt or partially exempt from
30the federal fuel tax at the time of a reduction, the person or entity
31shall continue to be exempt under this section.
32(b) (1) On July 1, 2011, the tax rate specified in paragraph (1)
33of subdivision (a) shall be reduced to thirteen cents ($0.13) and
34every July 1 thereafter shall be adjusted pursuant to paragraphs
35(2) and (3).
36(2) For the 2012-13 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter,
37the board shall, on or before March 1 of the fiscal year immediately
38preceding the applicable fiscal year, adjust the rate reduction in
39paragraph (1) in that manner as to result in a revenue loss
40attributable to paragraph (1) that will equal the amount of revenue
P11 1gain attributable to Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8, based on estimates
2made by the board, and
that rate shall be effective during the state’s
3next fiscal year.
4(3) In order to maintain revenue neutrality for each year,
5beginning with the rate adjustment on or before March 1, 2013,
6the adjustment under paragraph (2) shall take into account the
7extent to which the actual amount of revenues derived pursuant to
8Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8 and the revenue loss attributable to
9this subdivision resulted in a net revenue gain or loss for the fiscal
10year ending prior to the rate adjustment date on or before March
12(4) The intent of paragraphs (2) and (3) is to ensure that the act
13adding this subdivision and Sections 6051.8 and 6201.8 does not
14produce a net revenue gain in state taxes.