BILL NUMBER: AB 1474	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER   911
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE   OCTOBER 10, 1999
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR   OCTOBER 9, 1999
	PASSED THE SENATE   SEPTEMBER 9, 1999
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY   SEPTEMBER 9, 1999
	AMENDED IN SENATE   SEPTEMBER 8, 1999
	AMENDED IN SENATE   AUGUST 24, 1999
	AMENDED IN SENATE   AUGUST 18, 1999
	AMENDED IN SENATE   JULY 13, 1999

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Cardoza
   (Principal coauthors:  Assembly Members Machado, Strom-Martin, and
Torlakson)

                        FEBRUARY 26, 1999

   An act to add Section 10781.1 to the Revenue and Taxation Code,
and to add Section 9104.5 to, and to add and repeal Section 35401.7
of, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 1474, Cardoza.  Vehicles:  license fees and taxes:  highway
access limits:  exception.
   (1) Existing law imposes a vehicle license fee each year for the
registration or renewal of registration of a vehicle and imposes
other weight and registration fees on vehicles subject to
registration under the Vehicle Code.
   This bill would exempt from these fees, except vehicle
registration fees, vehicles owned by a federally recognized Indian
tribe if the vehicle is used exclusively within the boundaries of
lands under the jurisdiction of the tribe, including the incidental
use of that vehicle on highways within those boundaries.
   (2)  Existing law authorizes the establishment of limited highway
access to terminals or services by the Department of Transportation
and cities and counties.
   This bill would exempt from established limitations of access,
licensed carriers of livestock when engaged in certain activities
under specified conditions and on specified portions of State Highway
Route 101 that are necessary and incidental to the shipment of
livestock.  This exemption would be repealed on January 1, 2002.
   The bill would require the Department of the California Highway
Patrol, in consultation with the Department of Transportation, to
conduct a study of the effect that this exemption has on public
safety and report the findings of the study to the Legislature on or
before July 1, 2001.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:


  SECTION 1.  Section 10781.1 is added to the Revenue and Taxation
Code, to read:
   10781.1.  The license fee imposed by this part does not apply to
any vehicle that is owned by a federally recognized Indian tribe, if
the vehicle is used exclusively within the boundaries of lands under
the jurisdiction of that Indian tribe, including the incidental use
of that vehicle on highways within those boundaries.
  SEC. 2.  Section 9104.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
   9104.5.  The fees specified in this code, except fees for
registration under Section 9250, need not be paid for any vehicle of
a type subject to registration under this code if the vehicle is
owned by a federally recognized Indian tribe and the vehicle is used
exclusively within the boundaries of lands under the jurisdiction of
that Indian tribe, including the incidental use of that vehicle on
highways within those boundaries.
  SEC. 3.  Section 35401.7 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
   35401.7.  (a) The limitations of access specified in subdivision
(d) of Section 35401.5 do not apply to licensed carriers of livestock
when those carriers are directly enroute to or from a point of
loading or unloading of livestock on those portions of State Highway
Route 101 located in the Counties of Del Norte, Humboldt, and
Mendocino from its junction with State Highway Route 1 near Leggett
north to the Oregon border, if the travel is necessary and incidental
to the shipment of the livestock.
   (b) The exemption allowed under this section does not apply unless
all of the following conditions are met:
   (1) The length of the truck tractor, in combination with the
semitrailer used to transport the livestock, does not exceed a total
of 70 feet.
   (2) The distance from the kingpin to the rearmost axle of the
semitrailer does not exceed 40 feet.
   (c) The exemption allowed under this section does not apply to
travel conducted on the day prior to, or on the day of, any federally
recognized holiday.
   (d) The Department of the California Highway Patrol, in
consultation with the Department of Transportation, shall conduct a
study of the effect that the exemption provided under this section
has on public safety.  Notwithstanding Section 7550.5 of the
Government Code, the findings of the study shall be reported to the
Legislature on or before July 1, 2001.
   (e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
2002, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted
statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2002, deletes or extends
that date.