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An Act to Amend Section 9250.19 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicle Registration Fees, and Making an Appropriation Therefor. AB 2393 (2013-2014) LevineOpposeYes
Existing law authorizes a county, upon the adoption of a resolution by its board of supervisors, to impose a fee of $1 on all motor vehicles, except as provided, in addition to other fees imposed for… More
Existing law authorizes a county, upon the adoption of a resolution by its board of supervisors, to impose a fee of $1 on all motor vehicles, except as provided, in addition to other fees imposed for the registration of a vehicle. Existing law requires registered owners of a commercial vehicle in a county that has so imposed that $1 fee to pay an additional $2 fee. Existing law requires the county, after deducting administrative costs, to pay those fees to the Controller quarterly. Existing law continuously appropriates the money generated by these fees to the Controller for disbursement to each county that has adopted a resolution as described above, and limits the expenditure of the money so disbursed to certain purposes related to law enforcement. This bill would additionally authorize a county, that has adopted the resolution to impose the $1 fee, to increase that fee to $2 in the same manner that it imposed the initial $1 fee. The bill would alternatively authorize a county that has not adopted a $1 fee to impose an initial $2 fee in the same manner that it is authorized to impose a $1 fee. If a county imposes a $2 fee pursuant to these provisions, the bill would increase the additional $2 fee on commercial vehicles to $4. The bill would require the county to submit resolutions to impose or increase fees pursuant to these provisions to the Department of Motor Vehicles at least 6 months prior to the operative date of the fee. This bill makes an appropriation by authorizing a county to increase the amount of fees that are continuously appropriated to the Controller. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 11713.1 and 11713.18 of the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles. AB 964 (2013-2014) BontaOpposeNo
Existing law makes it unlawful and provides that it constitutes an infraction for any person to violate, or fail to comply with, any provision of the Vehicle Code, or any local ordinance adopted… More
Existing law makes it unlawful and provides that it constitutes an infraction for any person to violate, or fail to comply with, any provision of the Vehicle Code, or any local ordinance adopted pursuant to this code. Existing law also makes it a violation of the Vehicle Code for the holder of any specified dealer’s license to advertise for sale or sell a used vehicle as “certified” or use any similar descriptive term in the advertisement or the sale of a used vehicle that implies that the vehicle has been certified to meet the terms of a used vehicle certification program if any of several specified conditions apply. Under existing law, those specified conditions include, but are not limited to, when the vehicle has sustained damage in an impact, fire, or flood, that after repair prior to sale substantially impairs the use or safety of the vehicle, when the dealer knows or should have known that the vehicle has sustained frame damage, or when the dealer, prior to sale, fails to provide a completed inspection report, as specified. This bill, 180 days after the enactment of regulations pursuant to portions of the federal Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), would prohibit the holder of any dealer’s license from advertising for sale or selling a used vehicle that the dealer knows or should have known is subject to a manufacturer’s safety recall. The bill would prohibit the holder of any dealer’s license from selling a used vehicle as part of a used vehicle certification program if the dealer knows or should have known that the vehicle is the subject of a manufacturer’s safety recall. The bill would also generally prohibit the holder of any dealer’s license from selling any used vehicle at retail without providing a written disclosure, in certain languages, indicating which, if any, of several specified conditions are present. By creating new crimes, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
An Act to Amend Sections 21655.9 and 42001.6 Of, and to Amend and Repeal Section 5205.5 Of, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles. SB 286 (2013-2014) YeeSupportYes
Existing federal law, until September 30, 2017, authorizes a state to allow specified labeled vehicles to use lanes designated for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs). Existing law authorizes the… More
Existing federal law, until September 30, 2017, authorizes a state to allow specified labeled vehicles to use lanes designated for high-occupancy vehicles (HOVs). Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to designate certain lanes for the exclusive use of HOVs, which lanes may also be used, until January 1, 2015, or until the Secretary of State receives a specified notice, by certain low-emission, hybrid, or alternative fuel vehicles not carrying the requisite number of passengers otherwise required for the use of an HOV lane, if the vehicle displays a valid identifier issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. A violation of provisions relating to HOV lane use by vehicles with those identifiers is a crime. This bill would extend the operation of those provisions for certain zero-emission vehicles to January 1, 2019, or until federal authorization expires, or until the Secretary of State receives that specified notice, whichever occurs first. The bill would authorize the department to issue a valid identifier to a vehicle that meets California’s transitional zero-emission vehicle (TZEV) standard. The bill would also repeal duplicate provisions of law, delete obsolete provisions of law relating to hybrid vehicles, and make additional conforming changes. By extending a crime that otherwise would be repealed, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would incorporate additional substantive changes in Sections 5205.5 and 21655.9 of the Vehicle Code made by AB 266, to become operative if AB 266 and this bill become effective on or before January 1, 2014, and this bill is enacted last. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. This bill would become operative only if AB 266 is enacted and takes effect on or before January 1, 2014. Hide
An Act to Add Sections 390 and 11713.27 to the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles. SB 686 (2013-2014) JacksonOpposeNo
Existing law prohibits a licensed dealer from engaging in certain practices, including, among others, making an untrue or misleading statement indicating that a vehicle is equipped with all the… More
Existing law prohibits a licensed dealer from engaging in certain practices, including, among others, making an untrue or misleading statement indicating that a vehicle is equipped with all the factory-installed optional equipment the manufacturer offers. Under existing law, a violation of these provisions is a crime. This bill would, subject to exceptions, additionally prohibit a dealer from selling or otherwise transferring ownership at retail of a used vehicle, as specified, if the dealer knows or should have known that the vehicle is subject to a manufacturer’s safety recall, unless the repairs required to correct the defect have been performed on the vehicle. The bill would define the term “manufacturer’s safety recall.” Because a violation of these provisions would be a crime under other provisions of existing law, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would also make a violation of these provisions actionable under the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and the Unfair Competition Law, and as false advertising. The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement. This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason. Hide
AB 125 (2011-2012) SupportYes
An Act to Amend Section 6203 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, Relating to Taxation. AB 178 (2009-2010) SkinnerOpposeNo
The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property. That law imposes… More
The Sales and Use Tax Law imposes a tax on the gross receipts from the sale in this state of, or the storage, use, or other consumption in this state of, tangible personal property. That law imposes the sales tax upon “retailers,” and defines a “retailer engaged in business in this state” to include specified entities. Existing law also provides that every retailer engaged in business in this state and making sales of tangible personal property for storage, use, or other consumption in this state, that engages in specified activities in this state shall, at the time of sale or at the time the storage, use, or other consumption becomes taxable, collect the tax from the purchaser. This bill would include in the definition of a “retailer engaging in business in this state” a retailer entering into an agreement with a resident of this state under which the resident, for a commission or other consideration, directly or indirectly refers potential customers, whether by a link or an Internet Web site or otherwise, to the retailer, if the cumulative gross receipts or sales price from sales by the retailer to customers in this state who are referred pursuant to these agreements is in excess of $10,000 during the preceding 4 calendar quarterly periods, except as specified. Hide