Other Special Session Legislation

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Assembly Bills:

  • AB X1 1 (Alejo). Weight fees. Returns weight fees to the State Highway Fund; repays outstanding transportation loans over three years. In Print.
  • AB X1 2 (Perea). Public Private Partnerships. Extends P3 authority indefinitely; includes Santa Clara VTA in definition of regional agency. In Print.
  • AB X1 4 (Frazier, Atkins). Spot bill language. Spot bill to establish permanent, sustainable sources of funding for highways, local roads, bridges, etc. Assembly Rules.
  • AB X1 6 (Hernandez). AHSC program. Creates a 20% rural set aside in AHSC Program. In Print.
  • AB X1 7 (Nazarian). Public transit funding. Doubles cap and trade appropriation for Transit and Intercity Rail Program (to 20%) and Local Carbon Transit Program (to 10%). In Print.
  • AB X1 8 (Chiu & Bloom). Diesel sales tax. Increases sales and use tax on diesel from 1.75% to 5.25%. These revenues are appropriated by formula to public transit agencies. In Print.
  • AB X1 9 (Levine). Richmond Bridge. Requires Caltrans to open 3rd East Bound lane immediately. In Print.
  • AB X1 10 (Levine). Mega projects. Restricts payments to contractors on Mega Projects. In Print.
  • AB X1 11 (Gray). Merced Parkway. Appropriates $97 million to fund the Merced Parkway. In Print.
  • AB X1 12 (Nazarian). LA Metro. Authorizes P3 procurement for LA Metro projects. In Print.
  • AB X1 13 (Grove). Greenhouse Gas Emission (GGRF) auction revenues. Shifts GGRF allocations to state highway (50%) and local road repairs (50%). In Print.
  • AB X1 14 (Waldron). General fund. Appropriates $1 billion to state highways (50%) and local road repairs (50%). In Print.
  • AB X1 15 (Patterson). Highway rehabilitation and local road repairs. Reduces Caltrans support costs by $500 million and dedicates the funds to state highways (50%) and local road repairs (50%). In Print.
  • AB X1 16 (Patterson). Pilot Program, State highways. Authorizes 2 counties to voluntarily take on state highway construction, operations and maintenance activities on state roads. In Print.
  • AB X1 17 (Achadjian). State Highway Rehabilitation. Dedicates 50% of GGRF to fund state highway rehabilitation. In Print.
  • AB X1 18 (Linder). Truck weight fees. Dedicates fees paid by commercial vehicles to fund transportation projects. In Print.
  • AB X1 19 (Linder). Transportation Commission. Establishes the commission as an independent body. In Print.
  • AB X1 20 (Gaines). Vacant positions. Eliminates vacant positions in state government and converts the savings ($685 million) to resources for roadway repairs. In Print.
  • AB X1 21 (Obernolte). Provides relief from injunctions on highway projects. In Print.
  • AB X1 22 (Patterson). Design-build. Eliminates limit of 10 projects for Caltrans to use design-build as a method of procurement and mandates that Caltrans use consultants for construction inspection. In Print.
  • AB X1 23 (E. Garcia). Disadvantaged Communities. Requires state and local recipients of state funds for roadway projects to prioritize projects that provide meaningful benefits to the mobility and safety needs of disadvantaged community residents. Supplements the Active Transportation Program by dedicating $125 million to this purpose. In Print.

Senate Bills:

  • SB X1 1 (Beall). Transportation Funding. This is essentially the author’s transportation funding bill, SB 16, re-introduced and revised in the Extraordinary Session. Approved by Senate Transportation Committee, 8/24; amended 9/1 and referred to Appropriations.
  • SB X1 2 (Huff). GHG reduction fund. Dedicates cap and trade taxes paid from gasoline production to improving infrastructure, including streets and roads. Failed passage in Senate Transportation, 9/1.
  • SB X1 3 (Vidak). HSR Bonds. Amends HSR bond funding initiative (and requires a general vote) to redirect HSR Bone funds to repair or construct highways and local streets and roads. Failed passage in Senate Transportation, 8/19.
  • SB X1 6 (Runner). GHG reduction fund; transportation. Prohibits use of cap and trade proceeds on HSR and redirects funds to highways, local streets and roads, and public transit. Failed Passage in Senate Transportation, 9/1.
  • SB X1 7 (Allen). Diesel sales tax. Increases sales and use tax on diesel from 1.75% to 5.25%. These revenues are appropriated by formula to public transit agencies. Senate Trans approved, 9/1; referred to Appropriations.
  • SB X1 8 (Hill). Public transit funding. Doubles cap and trade appropriation for Transit and Intercity Rail Program (to 20%) and Local Carbon Transit Program (to 10%). Senate Trans approved, 9/1; referred to Appropriations.
  • SB X1 9 (Moorlach). Department of Transportation. Prohibits Caltrans from using temporary funding (e.g., bonds) to support permanent positions; encourages contracting. Failed passage in Senate Trans, 9/1.
  • SB X1 10 (Bates). Regional Capital Improvements. Converts STIP to block grants based on county shares; retains some CTC oversight, but programming role discontinued. Testimony only, Senate Trans, 9/1.
  • SB X1 11 (Berryhill). CEQA exemption, road improvements. Exempts road repair and maintenance on existing rights of way from CEQA, including for areas over 100,000. Approved and amended by Senate Trans, 9/4.
  • SB X1 12 (Runner). Transportation Commission. Makes the CTC independent and authorizes CTC to approve the Department’s repair and maintenance projects. Senate Trans approved, 8/20; referred to Appropriations.
  • SB X1 13 (Vidak). Inspector General. Creates an Inspector to assure that Caltrans and HSRA operate efficiently, effectively, and in compliance with federal and state laws. Senate Trans approved and amended, 9/3. Referred to Appropriations.
  • SB X1 14 (Canella). Public Private Partnerships. Eliminates the sunset provision that allowed RTPAs and Caltrans to enter into PPPs. Senate Transportation.
  • SCA X1 1 (Huff). Guarantees that transportation taxes are used for transportation purposes. Amended in Senate Appropriations, 9/1.
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