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SB 13

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2015-2016, 1st Special Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jul 16, 2015
  • Senate
  • Assembly
  • Governor

Office of the Transportation Inspector General.

Abstract

Existing law creates various state transportation agencies, including the Department of Transportation and the High-Speed Rail Authority, with specified powers and duties. Existing law provides for the allocation of state transportation funds to various transportation purposes. This bill would create the Office of the Transportation Inspector General in state government, as an independent office that would not be a subdivision of any other government entity, to build capacity for self-correction into the government itself and to ensure that all state agencies expending state transportation funds are operating efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with federal and state laws. The bill would provide for the Governor to appoint the Transportation Inspector General for a 6-year term, subject to confirmation by the Senate, and would provide that the Transportation Inspector General may not be removed from office during the term except for good cause. The bill would specify the duties and responsibilities of the Transportation Inspector General, would require an annual report to the Legislature and Governor, and would provide that funding for the office shall, to the extent possible, be from federal transportation funds, with other necessary funding to be made available from the State Highway Account and an account from which high-speed rail activities may be funded.

Bill Sponsors (13)

Andy Vidak

  • Republican
Author

Joel Anderson

  • Republican
Coauthor

Catharine B. Baker

  • Republican
Coauthor

Patricia C. Bates

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 36
Coauthor

Frank Bigelow

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 5
Coauthor

William P. Brough

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 73
Coauthor

Gaines

Coauthor

Runner

Coauthor

Stone

Coauthor

Jean Fuller

  • Republican
Coauthor

James Gallagher

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 3
Coauthor

Bob Huff

  • Republican
Coauthor

Tom Lackey

  • Republican
  • lower
  • 36
Coauthor

Votes


Actions


Sep 03, 2015

Senate

From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-2
  • Amendment-Passage
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-1
Com. on APPR.

Aug 19, 2015

Senate

From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 12. Noes 0. Page 37.) (August 19). Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

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

Aug 06, 2015

Senate

Set for hearing August 19.

Jul 17, 2015

Senate

From printer.

Jul 16, 2015

Senate

Introduced. Read first time. Referred to Com. on T. & I.D.

  • Introduction
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
Com. on T. & I.D.

Senate

To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
SB13 HTML
07/16/15 - Introduced PDF
09/03/15 - Amended Senate PDF

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