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                                UNFINISHED BUSINESS 


          Bill No:  SB 1051
          Author:   Hancock (D) 
          Amended:  8/4/16  
          Vote:     21 

           SENATE TRANS. & HOUSING COMMITTEE:  11-0, 4/19/16
           AYES:  Beall, Cannella, Allen, Bates, Gaines, Galgiani, Leyva,  
            McGuire, Mendoza, Roth, Wieckowski

           SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE:  6-0, 5/3/16
           AYES:  Jackson, Moorlach, Anderson, Leno, Monning, Wieckowski
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Hertzberg

           SENATE FLOOR:  37-0, 5/23/16
           AYES:  Allen, Anderson, Bates, Beall, Berryhill, Block,  
            Cannella, De León, Fuller, Gaines, Galgiani, Glazer, Hall,  
            Hancock, Hernandez, Hertzberg, Hill, Hueso, Huff, Jackson,  
            Lara, Leno, Leyva, Liu, McGuire, Mendoza, Mitchell, Monning,  
            Moorlach, Morrell, Nguyen, Nielsen, Pan, Roth, Stone, Vidak,  
            Wieckowski
           NO VOTE RECORDED:  Pavley, Runner, Wolk

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  68-9, 8/18/16 - See last page for vote

           SUBJECT:   Vehicles:  parking enforcement:  video image  
                     evidence


          SOURCE:    Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

          DIGEST:   This bill authorizes the Alameda-Contra Costa Transit  
          District (AC Transit), until January 1, 2022, to enforce parking  
          violations in transit-only traffic lanes.  










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          Assembly Amendments delete the authority of AC Transit and the  
          City and County of San Francisco to enforce parking violations  
          in bus stops using video cameras.


          ANALYSIS: 


          Existing law:


          1)Authorizes the City and County of San Francisco to enforce  
            parking violations in specified transit-only traffic lanes  
            using video cameras.  A designated employee shall review the  
            video image recordings to determine whether a parking  
            violation occurred.  Violations are civil penalties and do not  
            impact a driver's record.  These video images are confidential  
            and available only to public agencies to enforce parking  
            violations.


          2)Creates AC Transit, which is the third-largest public bus  
            system in California, serving 13 cities and adjacent  
            unincorporated areas in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.


          This bill authorizes AC Transit, until January 1, 2022, to  
          enforce parking violations in transit-only traffic lanes using  
          bus-mounted video cameras and in accordance with specified  
          requirements.


          Comments


          1)Purpose.  According to the author, AC Transit is currently  
            building a Bus Rapid Transit BRT corridor that will utilize  
            dedicated bus-only lanes to improve service reliability and  
            frequency.  Given the issues experienced in San Francisco with  
            vehicles illegally stopped in transit-only lanes, AC Transit  
            is sponsoring this bill to have this authority in place before  
            service begins.  San Francisco's transit-only lane enforcement  








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            program, according to the author, has reduced parking  
            violations and transit delays.  


          2)San Francisco experience.  In removing the sunset from San  
            Francisco's transit-only lane enforcement program last year,  
            the Legislature took note of the general success of that  
            program:  Bus reliability was marginally improved, motorists  
            were parking illegally less frequently, privacy concerns did  
            not emerge, and the program did not function as a revenue  
            raiser.


          FISCAL EFFECT:   Appropriation:    No          Fiscal  
          Com.:NoLocal:    No

          SUPPORT:   (Verified8/18/16)

          Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (source)
          California Public Parking Association

          OPPOSITION:   (Verified8/18/16)

          None received

           ASSEMBLY FLOOR:  68-9, 8/18/16
           AYES: Achadjian, Alejo, Arambula, Atkins, Baker, Bigelow,  
            Bloom, Bonilla, Bonta, Brown, Burke, Calderon, Campos, Chang,  
            Chau, Chávez, Chiu, Chu, Cooley, Cooper, Dababneh, Dahle,  
            Daly, Dodd, Eggman, Frazier, Cristina Garcia, Eduardo Garcia,  
            Gipson, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Hadley, Holden, Irwin,  
            Jones-Sawyer, Kim, Levine, Linder, Lopez, Low, Maienschein,  
            Mathis, McCarty, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Nazarian,  
            Obernolte, O'Donnell, Olsen, Patterson, Quirk, Ridley-Thomas,  
            Rodriguez, Salas, Santiago, Steinorth, Mark Stone, Thurmond,  
            Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Williams, Wood, Rendon
           NOES: Travis Allen, Gallagher, Gatto, Grove, Harper, Jones,  
            Lackey, Mayes, Wilk
           NO VOTE RECORDED: Brough, Beth Gaines, Roger Hernández


          Prepared by:Randy Chinn / T. & H. / (916) 651-4121








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