AB-1720: Vehicles: bus gross weight. Bloom

Session Year: 2013-2014

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An act to amend Section 35554 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST

AB 1720, Assembly Member Bloom. Vehicles: bus gross weight.

Existing law generally prohibits a publicly owned or operated transit system from procuring a transit bus whose weight on any single axle exceeds 20,500 pounds. Existing law, until January 1, 2015, exempts from this prohibition a transit system that is procuring a new bus that is of the same or lesser weight than the bus it is replacing, or if it is incorporating a new fleet class into its inventory and its governing board makes certain findings.

This bill would extend the operation of those exceptions until January 1, 2016, and would also, until January 1, 2016, authorize a transit system to procure a transit bus that exceeds 20,500 pounds if it is incorporating a new fleet class expansion.

Vote Required: majority Appropriation: no Fiscal Committee: no Local Program: no

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 35554 of the Vehicle Code, as amended by Section 3 of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read:
35554.

(a)(1)Notwithstanding Section 35550, the gross weight on any one axle of a bus shall not exceed 20,500 pounds.

(2) A transit bus procured through a solicitation process pursuant to which a solicitation was issued before January 1, 2013, or through a solicitation process pursuant to subdivision (d) is not subject to this subdivision.

(b)A transit bus is not subject to Section 35550.

(c)A transit bus shall not operate on the Dwight D. Eisenhower System of Interstate and Defense Highways in excess of the weight limitation for transit buses specified in federal law.

(d)(1)A publicly owned or operated transit system or an operator of a transit system under contract with a publicly owned or operated transit system shall not procure, through a solicitation process pursuant to which a solicitation is issued on or after January 1, 2013, a transit bus whose gross weight on any single axle exceeds 20,500 pounds except as follows:

(A)It may procure and operate a new bus whose gross weight exceeds 20,500 pounds on any single axle that is of the same or lesser gross weight per axle than the bus it is replacing.

(B)It may procure and operate a new transit bus whose gross weight exceeds 20,500 pounds on any single axle in order to incorporate a fleet class expansion or a new fleet class into its inventory if its governing board adopts a finding at a public hearing that the fleet class expansion or change in fleet classes is necessary to address a need to serve a new or existing market pursuant to its most recently adopted short-range transit plan, or to meet a federal, state, or regional statutory or regulatory requirement, and includes a consideration of vehicle needs and fleet size.

(2)If the governing board of the publicly owned or operated transit system holds a public hearing to consider a procurement made pursuant to subparagraph (A) or (B) of paragraph (1), the board shall provide written notice to those cities and counties on whose roads the bus would travel of the public hearing at which this procurement is to be considered and shall place in the public record any comment of concern the board receives about the procurement.

(3)For purposes of this subdivision, “fleet class” means a group of transit buses designated by a publicly owned or operated transit system or an operator under contract with a publicly owned or operated transit system that owns those transit buses, if the transit buses have a combination of two or more of the following similar defining characteristics:

(A)Length.

(B)Seating capacity.

(C)Number of axles.

(D)Fuel or power system.

(E)Width.

(F)Structure.

(G)Equipment package.

(e)This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2016, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2016, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 2. Section 35554 of the Vehicle Code, as added by Section 4 of Chapter 771 of the Statutes of 2012, is amended to read:
35554.

(a)(1)Notwithstanding Section 35550, the gross weight on any one axle of a bus shall not exceed 20,500 pounds.

(2)A transit bus procured through a solicitation process pursuant to which a solicitation was issued before January 1, 2013, is not subject to this subdivision.

(b)A transit bus is not subject to Section 35550.

(c)This section shall become operative on January 1, 2016.

Bill Version

August 22, 2014 - Filed

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Bloom
February 13, 2014

Amended in Senate

June 10, 2014

Passed in Assembly

August 07, 2014

Passed in Senate

July 03, 2014

Enrolled

August 08, 2014

Chaptered

August 22, 2014

Approved

August 22, 2014

Filed

August 22, 2014

Votes

Date Result Location Ayes Noes NVR Motion
08/07/14 (PASS) Assembly Floor 76 0 3 AB 1720 BLOOM Concurrence in Senate Amendments
  Ayes: Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Campos, Chau, Chesbro, Chávez, Conway, Cooley, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Fong, Fox, Frazier, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Holden, Ian Calderon, John A. Pérez, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal, Maienschein, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nestande, Pan, Perea, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Roger Hernández, Salas, Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski, Wilk, Williams, Yamada, Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Campos, Chau, Chesbro, Chávez, Conway, Cooley, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eggman, Fong, Frazier, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gorell, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Holden, Ian Calderon, John A. Pérez, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal, Maienschein, Mansoor, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nestande, Olsen, Pan, Perea, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Roger Hernández, Salas, Skinner, Stone, Ting, V. Manuel Pérez, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski, Wilk, Williams, Yamada
  No Votes Recorded: Beth Gaines, Donnelly, Eggman, Gorell, Mansoor, Olsen, Patterson, V. Manuel Pérez, Beth Gaines, Fox, Patterson
07/03/14 (PASS) Senate Floor 35 0 5 Special Consent #18 AB1720 Bloom
  Ayes: Anderson, Beall, Berryhill, Block, Cannella, Corbett, Correa, De León, DeSaulnier, Evans, Fuller, Gaines, Galgiani, Hancock, Hill, Hueso, Huff, Jackson, Knight, Lara, Leno, Lieu, Liu, Mitchell, Monning, Morrell, Nielsen, Padilla, Pavley, Roth, Steinberg, Torres, Vidak, Wolk, Wyland
  No Votes Recorded: Calderon, Hernandez, Walters, Wright, Yee
06/17/14 (PASS) Sen Transportation and Housing 11 0 0 Do pass.
  Ayes: Beall, Beall, Cannella, Cannella, DeSaulnier, DeSaulnier, Gaines, Gaines, Galgiani, Galgiani, Hueso, Hueso, Lara, Lara, Liu, Liu, Pavley, Pavley, Roth, Roth, Wyland, Wyland
06/17/14 (PASS) Sen Transportation and Housing 11 0 0 Do pass.
  Ayes: Beall, Beall, Cannella, Cannella, DeSaulnier, DeSaulnier, Gaines, Gaines, Galgiani, Galgiani, Hueso, Hueso, Lara, Lara, Liu, Liu, Pavley, Pavley, Roth, Roth, Wyland, Wyland
05/08/14 (PASS) Assembly Floor 71 0 8 AB 1720 BLOOM Assembly Third Reading
  Ayes: Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Campos, Chau, Chesbro, Chávez, Conway, Cooley, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Fong, Fox, Frazier, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Holden, Ian Calderon, John A. Pérez, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal, Maienschein, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nestande, Pan, Perea, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Roger Hernández, Salas, Skinner, Stone, Ting, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski, Wilk, Williams, Yamada, Achadjian, Alejo, Allen, Ammiano, Atkins, Bigelow, Bloom, Bocanegra, Bonilla, Bonta, Bradford, Brown, Buchanan, Campos, Chau, Chesbro, Chávez, Conway, Cooley, Dababneh, Dahle, Daly, Dickinson, Donnelly, Eggman, Fong, Frazier, Garcia, Gatto, Gomez, Gonzalez, Gordon, Gorell, Gray, Grove, Hagman, Hall, Harkey, Holden, Ian Calderon, John A. Pérez, Jones, Jones-Sawyer, Levine, Linder, Logue, Lowenthal, Maienschein, Mansoor, Medina, Melendez, Mullin, Muratsuchi, Nazarian, Nestande, Olsen, Pan, Perea, Quirk, Quirk-Silva, Rendon, Ridley-Thomas, Rodriguez, Roger Hernández, Salas, Skinner, Stone, Ting, V. Manuel Pérez, Wagner, Waldron, Weber, Wieckowski, Wilk, Williams, Yamada
  No Votes Recorded: Beth Gaines, Donnelly, Eggman, Gorell, Mansoor, Olsen, Patterson, V. Manuel Pérez, Beth Gaines, Fox, Patterson
04/28/14 (PASS) Asm Transportation 15 0 1 Do pass.
  Ayes: Achadjian, Achadjian, Achadjian, Ammiano, Ammiano, Ammiano, Bloom, Bloom, Bloom, Bonta, Bonta, Bonta, Buchanan, Buchanan, Buchanan, Daly, Daly, Daly, Frazier, Frazier, Frazier, Gatto, Gatto, Gatto, Holden, Holden, Holden, Linder, Linder, Linder, Logue, Logue, Logue, Lowenthal, Lowenthal, Lowenthal, Nazarian, Nazarian, Nazarian, Quirk-Silva, Quirk-Silva, Quirk-Silva, Waldron, Waldron, Waldron
  No Votes Recorded: Patterson, Patterson, Patterson
04/28/14 (PASS) Asm Transportation 15 0 1 Do pass.
  Ayes: Achadjian, Achadjian, Achadjian, Ammiano, Ammiano, Ammiano, Bloom, Bloom, Bloom, Bonta, Bonta, Bonta, Buchanan, Buchanan, Buchanan, Daly, Daly, Daly, Frazier, Frazier, Frazier, Gatto, Gatto, Gatto, Holden, Holden, Holden, Linder, Linder, Linder, Logue, Logue, Logue, Lowenthal, Lowenthal, Lowenthal, Nazarian, Nazarian, Nazarian, Quirk-Silva, Quirk-Silva, Quirk-Silva, Waldron, Waldron, Waldron
  No Votes Recorded: Patterson, Patterson, Patterson
04/28/14 (PASS) Asm Transportation 15 0 1 Do pass.
  Ayes: Achadjian, Achadjian, Achadjian, Ammiano, Ammiano, Ammiano, Bloom, Bloom, Bloom, Bonta, Bonta, Bonta, Buchanan, Buchanan, Buchanan, Daly, Daly, Daly, Frazier, Frazier, Frazier, Gatto, Gatto, Gatto, Holden, Holden, Holden, Linder, Linder, Linder, Logue, Logue, Logue, Lowenthal, Lowenthal, Lowenthal, Nazarian, Nazarian, Nazarian, Quirk-Silva, Quirk-Silva, Quirk-Silva, Waldron, Waldron, Waldron
  No Votes Recorded: Patterson, Patterson, Patterson

History

Date Action
08/22/14 Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 263, Statutes of 2014.
08/22/14 Approved by the Governor.
08/13/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5900.).
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
08/22/14 Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 263, Statutes of 2014.
08/22/14 Approved by the Governor.
08/13/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5900.).
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
08/13/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5900.).
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
08/13/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0.).
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling.
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.
07/03/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 35. Noes 0. Page 4258.).
06/25/14 Ordered to special consent calendar.
06/19/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
06/18/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (June 17).
06/10/14 From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to committee. Read second time, amended, and re-referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/22/14 Referred to Com. on T. & H.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0. Page 4843.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
05/08/14 In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
05/08/14 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 71. Noes 0.)
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.
04/30/14 Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
04/29/14 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 15. Noes 0.) (April 28).
02/27/14 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/14/14 From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
02/13/14 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Date Analysis
06/20/14 Sen. Floor Analyses
06/20/14 Sen. Floor Analyses
06/12/14 Sen. Transportation And Housing
04/30/14 Assembly Floor Analysis
04/25/14 Transportation

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1720
Lead Authors: Bloom
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: -
Topic: Vehicles: bus gross weight.
31st Day in Print: 03/16/14
Title: An act to amend Section 35554 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
House Location: Secretary of State
Chaptered Date: 08/22/14
Last Amended Date: 06/10/14
Type of Measure
Inactive Bill - Chaptered
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Non-Fiscal Committee
Non-Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
08/22/14 Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 263, Statutes of 2014.
08/22/14 Approved by the Governor.
08/13/14 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 11:30 a.m.
08/07/14 Senate amendments concurred in. To Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 5900.).
07/03/14 In Assembly. Concurrence in Senate amendments pending. May be considered on or after August 1 pursuant to Assembly Rule 77.

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