Bill Text: CA AB1625 | 2017-2018 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Inoperable parking meters.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed) 2017-05-10 - Referred to Com. on T. & H. [AB1625 Detail]

Download: California-2017-AB1625-Introduced.html


CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 1625


Introduced by Assembly Member Rubio

February 17, 2017


An act to amend Section 22508.5 of the Vehicle Code, relating to parking meters.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1625, as introduced, Rubio. Inoperable parking meters.
Existing law authorizes a local authority to adopt an ordinance or resolution prohibiting or restricting the parking of a vehicle at an inoperable parking meter or inoperable parking payment center, as defined. Existing law authorizes parking in a parking space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or an inoperable parking payment center for up to the posted time limit if no ordinance or resolution has been adopted to prohibit it.
This bill would prohibit a local authority from enacting an ordinance or resolution prohibiting or restricting the parking of a vehicle in a parking space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or inoperable parking payment center, as defined.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 22508.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

22508.5.
 (a) Except as provided in subdivision (b), a A vehicle may park, for up to the posted time limit, in any parking space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or an inoperable parking payment center.

(b)A local authority may, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles in a parking space regulated by an inoperable parking meter or inoperable parking payment center. An ordinance or resolution adopted by a local authority pursuant to this section shall not become effective until signs or markings giving adequate notice of the restriction or prohibition on parking have been placed at parking locations, parking meters, or parking payment centers.

(b) A local authority shall not, by ordinance or resolution, prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles in a space that is regulated by an inoperable parking meter or inoperable parking payment center.
(c) For purposes of this section:
(1) “Inoperable parking meter” means a meter located next to and designated for an individual parking space, which has become inoperable and cannot accept payment in any form or cannot register that a payment in any form has been made.
(2) “Inoperable parking payment center” means an electronic parking meter or pay station serving one or more parking spaces that is closest to the space where a person has parked and that cannot accept payment in any form, cannot register that a payment in any form has been made, or cannot issue a receipt that is required to be displayed in a conspicuous location on or in the vehicle.

(d)This section shall become inoperative on January 1, 2014, and shall remain inoperative until January 1, 2017.

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