AB 22

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2013-2014 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Sidewalks: repairs.

Bill Subjects

Sidewalks: Repairs.


Under existing law, the Improvement Act of 1911, the owners of lots or portions of lots fronting on any portion of a public street or place are required to maintain any sidewalk in such condition that the sidewalk will not endanger persons or property and maintain it in a condition that will not interfere with the public convenience in the use of those works or areas, except as to those conditions created or maintained by persons other than the owner. This law imposes a duty of repair on the abutting property owners for defects in sidewalks, regardless of who created the defects, but does not of itself create tort liability to injured pedestrians or a duty to indemnify municipalities, except where a property owner created the defect or exercised dominion or control over the abutting sidewalk. This bill would prohibit a city, county, or city and county that has an ordinance in operation that requires the city, county, or city and county to repair or reconstruct streets, sidewalks, or driveways that have been damaged as a result of tree growth from repealing the ordinance without the concurrence of the local electorate by majority vote. The bill would also declare that this is a matter of statewide concern.

Bill Sponsors (1)


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Feb 03, 2014


From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.

Jan 31, 2014


Died pursuant to Art. IV, Sec. 10(c) of the Constitution.

Apr 10, 2013


In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

Jan 14, 2013


Referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

Dec 04, 2012


From printer. May be heard in committee January 3.

Dec 03, 2012


Read first time. To print.

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