AB-1987: Department of Transportation: contracts with federally recognized Indian tribes. Rodriguez

Session Year: 2015-2016

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An act to amend Section 94 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.

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AB 1987, Assembly Member Rodriguez. Department of Transportation: contracts with federally recognized Indian tribes.

Existing law specifies the powers and duties of the Department of Transportation, and authorizes the department to make and enter into contracts that are required for performance of its duties, except that contracts with federally recognized Indian tribes are limited to certain activities and subject to certain conditions.

This bill would delete those limitations and conditions. The bill would authorize the department to make and enter into contracts with the tribal government of a federally recognized Indian tribe in order to carry out its duties, including disbursement of state and federal transportation funds administered by the department that are designated for expenditure on eligible projects under the jurisdiction of the tribe.

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

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

SECTION 1.

The Legislature finds and declares that federally recognized Indian tribes are important partners in California’s transportation program, and that tribal governments are eligible applicants for funding and have been successful in competing for Department of Transportation planning grants and Active Transportation Program funds. The California Transportation Commission, in its 2015 Annual Report to the Legislature submitted pursuant to Section 14536 of the Government Code, as one of its high priority statutory recommendations, recommended the lifting of existing statutory restrictions, that preclude the Department of Transportation from contracting directly with federally recognized Indian tribes, in order to reduce delays in allocation of transportation funds.

SEC. 2. Section 94 of the Streets and Highways Code is amended to read:
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(a)The department may make and enter into any contracts in the manner provided by law that are required for performance of its duties.

(b)The department may make and enter into contracts with the tribal government of a federally recognized Indian tribe in order to carry out its duties, including disbursement of state and federal transportation funds administered by the department that are designated for expenditure on eligible projects under the jurisdiction of the tribe.

Bill Version

February 16, 2016 - INTRODUCED

Bill Activity

Introduced by

Assembly Member Rodriguez
February 16, 2016

Votes

History

Date Action
03/29/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.

Bill Analysis

Today's Law as Amended

Status

Bill Status
Measure: AB-1987
Lead Authors: Rodriguez
Principal Coauthors: -
Coauthors: -
Topic: Department of Transportation: contracts with federally recognized Indian tribes.
31st Day in Print: 03/18/16
Title: An act to amend Section 94 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to transportation.
House Location: Assembly
Introduced Date: 02/16/16
Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Committee Process
Majority Vote Required
Non-Appropriation
Fiscal Committee
Non-Local Program
Non-Urgency
Non-Tax Levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
03/29/16 In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on TRANS.
02/17/16 From printer. May be heard in committee March 18.
02/16/16 Read first time. To print.
02/25/16 Referred to Com. on TRANS.

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