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AB 43

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2011-2012, 1st Special Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Passed Assembly Sep 09, 2011
  • Senate
  • Governor

Local government finance: vehicle license fee adjustments: County of Orange.


The Vehicle License Fee (VLF) Law establishes, in lieu of any ad valorem property tax upon vehicles, an annual license fee for any vehicle subject to registration in this state. Beginning with the 2004–05 fiscal year and for each fiscal year thereafter, existing law requires that each city, county, and city and county receive a vehicle license fee adjustment amount (VLFAA) , as defined, from a Vehicle License Fee Property Tax Compensation Fund that exists in each county treasury. This bill would, for the 2011–12 fiscal year, increase the VLFAA for the County of Orange by $48,000,000 and require that this increase be included in the calculation of the vehicle license fee adjustment amount for that county for each year thereafter, so long as certain conditions are met, as specified. By changing the manner in which property tax revenues are allocated by the county officials in the County of Orange, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of Orange. The California Constitution authorizes the Governor to declare a fiscal emergency and to call the Legislature into special session for that purpose. Governor Schwarzenegger issued a proclamation declaring a fiscal emergency, and calling a special session for this purpose, on December 6, 2010. Governor Brown issued a proclamation on January 20, 2011, declaring and reaffirming that a fiscal emergency exists and stating that his proclamation supersedes the earlier proclamation for purposes of that constitutional provision. This bill would state that it addresses the fiscal emergency declared and reaffirmed by the Governor by proclamation issued on January 20, 2011, pursuant to the California Constitution. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Jose Solorio

  • Democratic



Sep 14, 2011


From Senate committee without further action.

Sep 10, 2011


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

Sep 09, 2011


Art. IV, Sec. 8(b) of the Constitution dispensed with. (Ayes 67. Noes 3. Page 331.)


From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 16. Noes 1.) (September 9).


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.


Assembly Rule 63 suspended. (Page 332.)


Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 60. Noes 3. Page 332.)

Sep 08, 2011


Joint Rule 62(a), file notice suspended.


From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.) (September 8). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
  • Committee-Passage-Favorable
Com. on APPR.


Referred to Com. on REV. & TAX.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on REV. & TAX.

Sep 02, 2011


From printer.

Sep 01, 2011


Read first time. To print.

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