Bill Text: CA AB1395 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Amended


Bill Title: State highways: Department of Transportation: litter, debris, and graffiti remediation plan.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2018-01-18 - From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 17. Noes 0.) (January 18). [AB1395 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB1395-Amended.html

Amended  IN  Assembly  January 12, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  January 03, 2018
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1395


Introduced by Assembly Member Chu

February 17, 2017


An act to add Section 92.1 to the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1395, as amended, Chu. State highways: Department of Transportation: litter, debris, and graffiti remediation plan.
Existing law provides that the Department of Transportation has full possession and control of all state highways and associated property, and sets forth the powers and duties of the department with respect to the operation, maintenance, and improvement of state highways.
This bill would require the department, on or before January 1, 2020, to develop a litter, debris, and graffiti remediation plan, which would both address the buildup of litter and debris along state highways and freeways, the graffiti along state highways and freeways, and the delay between when the department is notified that an area contains litter, debris, or graffiti and when the area is remediated, and include recommendations to modify or establish state processes or policy to allow a municipality to carry out obligations specified in the plan with reimbursement provided by the state. remediated.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:
(a) Maintenance of our state highways and freeways is a long-standing problem in California.
(b) Litter, debris, and graffiti along California highways and freeways create unsightly scenes.
(c) When the Department of Transportation is unable to clean up the litter, debris, and graffiti, or falls behind with its remediation efforts, often times cities are left to fulfill those responsibilities.

SEC. 2.

 Section 92.1 is added to the Streets and Highways Code, to read:

92.1.
 (a) (1) On or before January 1, 2020, the department shall develop a litter, debris, and graffiti remediation plan.
(2) The department shall consult with interested stakeholders, which may include city and county officials, to develop the plan.
(b) The plan shall address all of the following problems:
(1) The buildup of litter and debris along state highways and freeways.
(2) The graffiti along state highways and freeways.
(3) The delay between when the department is notified that an area contains litter, debris, or graffiti and when the area is remediated.

(c)The plan shall include recommendations to modify or establish state processes or policy to allow a municipality to carry out obligations specified in the plan with reimbursement provided by the state.

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