Bill Text: CA AB344 | 2009-2010 | Regular Session | Chaptered


Bill Title: State highways: relinquishment.

Status: (Passed) 2009-10-11 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 238, Statutes of 2009. [AB344 Detail]

Download: California-2009-AB344-Chaptered.html
BILL NUMBER: AB 344	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER  238
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE  OCTOBER 11, 2009
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR  OCTOBER 11, 2009
	PASSED THE SENATE  SEPTEMBER 2, 2009
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY  SEPTEMBER 8, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  SEPTEMBER 1, 2009
	AMENDED IN SENATE  JULY 23, 2009
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY  APRIL 15, 2009

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Caballero

                        FEBRUARY 19, 2009

   An act to amend Sections 355 and 446 of, and to add Section 301.3
to, the Streets and Highways Code, relating to state highways.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 344, Caballero. State highways: relinquishment.
   Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has
full possession and control of all state highways. Existing law
describes the authorized routes in the state highway system and
establishes a process for adoption of a highway on an authorized
route by the California Transportation Commission. Existing law
authorizes the commission to relinquish certain state highway
segments to local agencies.
   This bill would authorize the commission to relinquish to the City
of Soledad and the Counties of Monterey and San Benito the portions
of State Highway Route 146 that are located within those
jurisdictions under specified conditions. The bill would also
authorize the commission to relinquish to the City of Newport Beach
specified portions of State Highway Routes 1 and 55 that are located
within the city limits of that city under specified conditions.


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

  SECTION 1.  Section 301.3 is added to the Streets and Highways
Code, to read:
   301.3.  (a) The commission may relinquish to the City of Newport
Beach the portion of Route 1 that is located between Jamboree Road
and the Santa Ana River, within the city limits of the City of
Newport Beach, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be
in the best interests of the state.
   (b) A relinquishment under this section shall become effective
immediately following the county recorder's recordation of the
relinquishment resolution containing the commission's approval of the
terms and conditions of the relinquishment.
   (c) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, both of
the following shall occur:
   (1) The portion of Route 1 relinquished under this section shall
cease to be a state highway.
   (2) The portion of Route 1 relinquished under this section shall
be ineligible for future adoption under Section 81.
   (d) The City of Newport Beach shall ensure the continuity of
traffic flow on the relinquished portions of Route 1, including, but
not limited to, any traffic signal progression.
   (e) For those portions of Route 1 that are relinquished, the City
of Newport Beach shall maintain within its jurisdiction signs
directing motorists to the continuation of Route 1.
  SEC. 2.  Section 355 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to
read:
   355.  (a) Route 55 is from Newport Beach to Route 91 in Santa Ana
Canyon.
   (b) The commission may relinquish to the City of Newport Beach the
portion of Route 55 that is located between Finley Avenue and the
Newport channel bridge, within the city limits of the City of Newport
Beach, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be in the
best interests of the state.
   (c) A relinquishment under this section shall become effective
immediately following the county recorder's recordation of the
relinquishment resolution containing the commission's approval of the
terms and conditions of the relinquishment.
   (d) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, both of
the following shall occur:
   (1) The portion of Route 55 relinquished under this section shall
cease to be a state highway.
   (2) The portion of Route 55 relinquished under this section shall
be ineligible for future adoption under Section 81.
   (e) The City of Newport Beach shall ensure the continuity of
traffic flow on the relinquished portions of Route 55, including, but
not limited to, any traffic signal progression.
   (f) For those portions of Route 55 that are relinquished, the City
of Newport Beach shall maintain within its jurisdiction signs
directing motorists to the continuation of Route 55.
  SEC. 3.  Section 446 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to
read:
   446.  (a) Route 146 is from:
   (1) Route 101 near Soledad to Pinnacles National Monument.
   (2) Pinnacles National Monument to Route 25 in Bear Valley.
   (b) (1) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may
relinquish to the City of Soledad the portion of Route 146 within the
city limits of that city, upon terms and conditions the commission
finds to be in the best interests of the state.
   (2) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may relinquish
to the County of Monterey the portion of Route 146 within the limits
of that county, upon terms and conditions the commission finds to be
in the best interests of the state.
   (3) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), the commission may relinquish
to the County of San Benito the portion of Route 146 within the
limits of that county, upon terms and conditions the commission finds
to be in the best interests of the state.
   (4) A relinquishment under this subdivision shall become effective
immediately after the county recorder records the relinquishment
resolution that contains the commission's approval of the terms and
conditions of the relinquishment.
   (5) On and after the effective date of the relinquishment, that
portion of Route 146 relinquished shall cease to be a state highway
and may not be considered for future adoption under Section 81.
   (6) For portions of Route 146 relinquished under this subdivision,
the City of Soledad and the Counties of Monterey and San Benito
shall maintain within their jurisdiction signs directing motorists to
the continuation of Route 146 until the entire route has been
relinquished.
                     
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