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AB 10

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2009-2010, 4th Special Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Jul 09, 2009
  • Passed Senate Jul 23, 2009
  • Governor

Transportation.

Bill Subjects

Transportation.

Abstract

(1) Existing law, pursuant to Proposition 116 of 1990, creates the Public Transportation Account as a trust fund in the State Transportation Fund, provides that revenues are to be deposited in that account from specified portions of the sales taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel, and provides that moneys in the account are available for expenditure only for transportation planning and mass transportation purposes. Certain provisions of Proposition 116 may be amended by the Legislature only by a 2 /3 vote of both houses and if the amendment is consistent with the purposes of the provision being amended. Existing law creates the Mass Transportation Fund in the State Treasury and provides that for the 2009–10 to 2012–13 fiscal years, inclusive, all of gasoline sales tax revenues commonly known as the "spillover" that would otherwise be deposited in the Public Transportation Account shall be deposited instead in that fund. Existing law specifies the transportation purposes that may be funded by the fund, including payment of debt service on transportation general obligation bonds by transfer of funds from the Mass Transportation Fund to the Transportation Debt Service Fund. For the 2008–09 fiscal year, $939,408,000 of "spillover" revenues are to be transferred to the Mass Transportation Fund. Existing law creates the Transportation Debt Service Fund in the State Treasury for the purpose, among other things, of using transportation revenues rather than the General Fund for the payment of debt service on transportation bonds or to reimburse the General Fund in that regard. This bill, for the 2008–09 fiscal year, would instead require $1,041,234,000 of the "spillover" revenues to be transferred to the Mass Transportation Fund. This bill, for the 2009–10 fiscal year, would provide that $225,044,000 from the Public Transportation Account may be used for the purpose of reimbursing the General Fund for current debt service payments on transit-related general obligation bonds. The bill would also provide for transfer from the Mass Transportation Fund to the Transportation Debt Service Fund of any amount of the "spillover" funds received during the 2009–10 to 2012–13 fiscal years, inclusive, necessary to offset the cost of debt service payments made from the General Fund during any fiscal year for transportation-related general obligation bond expenditures. (2) Existing law establishes the Aeronautics Account in the State Transportation Fund. Existing law imposes a per gallon jet fuel tax on aircraft jet fuel dealers and requires that the funds be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account in the Transportation Tax Fund. Existing law requires that moneys deposited to the credit of the Motor Vehicle Fuel Account attributable to the distribution of motor vehicle fuel for use in propelling an aircraft in the state be transferred to the Aeronautics Account in the State Transportation Fund. Existing law requires funds in the Aeronautics Account to be used to pay the Controller and the State Board of Equalization for their pro rata costs in carrying out the duties imposed on them by the Motor Vehicle Fuel Tax Law and to pay the Department of Transportation for the administration of the State Aeronautics Act. Existing law allows the remaining balance of moneys in the account to be used for preapproved eligible projects that are for airport and aviation purposes, to make allocations to public entities for the aquisition or development of airports if the department determines that it is feasible, and to allow the California Transportation Commission to provide local matching funds for federal Airport Improvement Program Grants. This bill would suspend these grants and funding programs for the 2009–10 fiscal year. The bill would require $4,000,000 to be transferred from the Aeronautics Account to the General Fund, upon the order of the Director of Finance. These provisions would be repealed on January 1, 2011. (3) Existing law, the Highway Safety, Traffic Reduction, Air Quality, and Port Security Bond Act of 2006, authorizes the issuance of general obligation bonds for various transportation purposes, including $2,000,000,000 for local street and road improvement, congestion relief, and traffic safety. Existing law requires a city or city and county that receives an allocation of those funds in the 2008–09 fiscal year to agree to encumber the funds before July 1, 2009. This bill would instead require a city or city and county that receives an allocation of those funds in the 2008–09 fiscal year to agree to encumber the funds before July 1, 2010. (4) Existing law establishes as base fee amounts certain driver's license and identification card fees imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles pursuant to specified provisions of the Vehicle Code. Existing law requires, on January 1 of every year, the department to adjust those base fee amounts by increasing each fee in an amount equal to the increase in the California Consumer Price Index for the prior year, as calculated by the Department of Finance, with amounts equal to or greater than $0.50 rounded to the next highest whole dollar. Existing law also provides that a statutory increase to the fees is deemed to be a change to the base fee. This bill would include within this scheme specified fee provisions applicable to restricted firefighter licenses and commercial driver's licenses and would increase, on or after January 1, 2010, the amount of these and other fees subject to this scheme. (5) This bill would make other related changes. (6) The California Constitution authorizes the Governor to declare a fiscal emergency and to call the Legislature into special session for that purpose. The Governor issued a proclamation declaring a fiscal emergency, and calling a special session for this purpose, on July 1, 2009. This bill would state that it addresses the fiscal emergency declared by the Governor by proclamation issued on July 1, 2009, pursuant to the California Constitution. (7) This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Committee on Budget

Author

Votes


Actions


Jul 28, 2009

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 10, Statutes of 2009-10 Fourth Extraordinary Session.

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

Jul 24, 2009

Assembly

Urgency clause adopted. Senate amendments concurred in. To enrollment. (Ayes 54. Noes 25. Page 84.)

California State Legislature

Enrolled and to the Governor at 4:30 p.m.

Jul 23, 2009

Senate

Joint Rule 10.5 suspended.

Senate

Read third time, amended, and returned to third reading.

Senate

(Ayes 37. Noes 1. Page 43.)

Senate

Senate Rule 29.3 suspended.

Senate

(Ayes 24. Noes 12. Page 43.)

Senate

Read third time. Urgency clause adopted. Passed and to Assembly. (Ayes 27. Noes 12. Page 54.)

Assembly

In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending.

Assembly

Assembly Rule 77 suspended.

Jul 15, 2009

Senate

Withdrawn from committee. Ordered placed on second reading file.

Senate

Read second time. To third reading.

Jul 09, 2009

Assembly

Read third time, passed, and to Senate. (Ayes 47. Noes 2. Page 26.)

Senate

In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.

Jul 06, 2009

Assembly

Without reference to committee.

Assembly

Read second time. To third reading.

Assembly

Ordered to second reading.

Assembly

From printer.

Jul 02, 2009

Assembly

Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
AB10 HTML
07/02/09 - Introduced PDF
07/23/09 - Amended Senate PDF
07/28/09 - Enrolled PDF
07/28/09 - Chaptered PDF

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