as amended, Pan.
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Existing law, the Passenger Charter-party Carriers’ Act, with certain exceptions, prohibits a charter-party carrier of passengers from engaging in transportation services subject to regulation by the Public Utilities Commission without obtaining a specified certificate or permit, as appropriate, from the commission. The act imposes certain requirements if alcoholic beverages are consumed by the passengers during the transportation service. A violation of the act is a crime.end delete
This bill would apply the requirements of the act to persons rendering transportation service by means of pedal-powered quadricycles. The bill would prohibit the consumption of an alcoholic beverage unless the local jurisdiction in which the pedal-powered quadricycle operates has authorized that consumption and would impose additional restrictions regarding the consumption of alcoholic beverages in pedal-powered quadricycles. The bill would impose certain requirements on the operators of pedal-powered quadricycles. By expanding the requirements of the act to the operation of a pedal-powered quadricycle and imposing additional restrictions on pedal-powered quadricycles, the bill would create a new crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the commission to require a charter-party carrier of passengers operating a pedal-powered quadricycle to undergo an annual inspection of the quadricycle by the local law enforcement agency of the local jurisdiction in which the quadricycle operates. The bill would require a local law enforcement agency to conduct an annual inspection of pedal-powered quadricycles operated by a charter-party carrier of passengers, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program. The bill would authorize the local law enforcement agency to charge a reasonable fee to offset the cost of inspection.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.end delete
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for specified reasons.end delete
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: yes.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
All matter omitted in this version of the bill appears in the bill as introduced in the Senate, February 26, 2015. (JR11)