B a public or private ambulance operated by a person who has been issued a license by the Department of State Health Services;. D a municipal department or public service corporation emergency vehicle that has been designated or authorized by the governing body of a municipality;. E a county-owned or county-leased emergency management vehicle that has been designated or authorized by the commissioners court;.
F a vehicle that has been designated by the department under Section G a private vehicle of a volunteer firefighter or a certified emergency medical services employee or volunteer when responding to a fire alarm or medical emergency;. H an industrial emergency response vehicle, including an industrial ambulance, when responding to an emergency, but only if the vehicle is operated in compliance with criteria in effect September 1, , and established by the predecessor of the Texas Industrial Emergency Services Board of the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas;.
I a vehicle of a blood bank or tissue bank, accredited or approved under the laws of this state or the United States, when making emergency deliveries of blood, drugs, medicines, or organs;. J a vehicle used for law enforcement purposes that is owned or leased by a federal governmental entity; or. K a private vehicle of an employee or volunteer of a county emergency management division in a county with a population of more than 46, and less than 48, that is designated as an authorized emergency vehicle by the commissioners court of that county.
A a motor vehicle used to transport persons and designed to accommodate more than 10 passengers, including the operator; or. B a motor vehicle, other than a taxicab, designed and used to transport persons for compensation. A is transportable on a highway in one or more sections;. B is less than 45 feet in length, excluding tow bar, while in the traveling mode;. D is designed to be used as a dwelling or for commercial purposes if connected to required utilities; and. E includes plumbing, heating, air-conditioning, and electrical systems. A a vehicle, other than a passenger car or truck, that is designed and adapted for use as a farm implement, machinery, or tool for tilling the soil;.
B a towed vehicle that transports to the field and spreads fertilizer or agricultural chemicals; or. C a motor vehicle designed and adapted to deliver feed to livestock. B if an internal combustion engine, has a piston displacement of 50 cubic centimeters or less and connects to a power drive system that does not require the operator to shift gears.
The term does not include an electric bicycle. The term does not include an electric bicycle or an electric personal assistive mobility device, as defined by Section The term does not include a school bus, a school activity bus, a school-chartered bus, or a bus operated by a mass transit authority. A designed to be drawn by another vehicle and secured to the other vehicle by pole, reach, boom, or other security device; and. B ordinarily used to transport a long or irregularly shaped load, including poles, pipes, or structural members, generally capable of sustaining themselves as beams between the supporting connections.
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B is owned or leased by the police department of a private institution of higher education that commissions peace officers under Section The term does not include a chartered bus, a bus operated by a mass transit authority, a school bus, or a multifunction school activity bus. The term does not include a school-chartered bus or a bus operated by a mass transit authority. A designed to be drawn by a motor vehicle and to transport persons or property; and. B constructed so that part of the vehicle's weight and load rests on or is carried by another vehicle.
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A includes ditchdigging apparatus, well boring apparatus, and road construction and maintenance machinery, including an asphalt spreader, bituminous mixer, bucket loader, tractor other than a truck tractor, ditcher, levelling grader, finishing machine, motor grader, road roller, scarifier, earth-moving carryall and scraper, power shovel or dragline, or self-propelled crane and earth-moving equipment; and. B excludes a vehicle that is designed to transport persons or property and that has machinery attached, including a house trailer, dump truck, truck-mounted transit mixer, crane, and shovel.
D may be used permanently or temporarily for advertising, selling, displaying, or promoting merchandise or services, but is not used for transporting property for hire or for distribution by a private carrier. B constructed so that no part of the vehicle's weight and load rests on the motor vehicle.
The term does not include:. A a device exclusively used on stationary rails or tracks; or. B manufactured housing as that term is defined by Chapter , Occupations Code. A is designed to be propelled by an electric motor, exclusively or in combination with the application of human power;. B cannot attain a speed of more than 20 miles per hour without the application of human power; and. Amended by Acts, 75th Leg. June 18, ; Acts , 76th Leg. Added by Stats. AB Effective March 24, This transfer of money constitutes a loan under paragraph 2 of subdivision b of Section 6 of Article XIX of the California Constitution.
The interest shall be calculated annually and the loan shall be repaid no later than June 30, Effective September 9, The director shall first make a finding that there are adequate funds for the advancement without delaying or adversely affecting any other project. The total amount advanced shall not exceed the amount of the unsold bonds which the committee created by Section of the Public Utilities Code has, by resolution, authorized to be sold.
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The agreement shall contain provisions for reimbursement of the State Highway Account from the proceeds of the next bond sale for funds advanced pursuant to this section. Any amounts advanced pursuant to this section shall be repaid with interest at the rate being earned by the Pooled Money Investment Account at the time of the advance. Interest payments shall be made from funds of the local agency other than from the proceeds of bonds authorized by Part Effective April 1, No funds from the State Highway Account shall be budgeted, allocated, or expended for any project which calls for any change in passenger train stations or loading platforms used by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation unless the change has been submitted to the National Railroad Passenger Corporation for review and comment which may include a recommendation for a modification in the change.
If the agency submitting the change elects not to accept the recommendation of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, it shall submit the matter to the director who shall determine whether the disputed recommendation for a modification in the change shall be followed by the agency. The department shall set up and keep the accounts necessary to show all expenditures from the State Highway Account for the several purposes authorized or required by this article, and shall make and keep on file in the office of the department an annual statement showing all expenditures from the account.
All money withdrawn from the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund shall be withdrawn in the manner provided by law upon demands made by the department. The department may establish a revolving fund to be administered pursuant to Section of the Government Code and to serve as a revolving fund from which relocation assistance payments may be made pursuant to Chapter 16 commencing with Section of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code.
The director shall pay from the State Highway Account in the State Transportation Fund that portion of the administrative expenses of the department that he determines, in consultation with the commisson, to have resulted from the functions of the department for purposes specified in Section Funds apportioned pursuant to Section may be expended for highway-oriented transportation studies requested by a state or federal agency.
Any expenditure of funds apportioned pursuant to Section or by a county or city for the acquisition of rights-of-way or construction upon a state highway, or upon a county road or city street not under the jurisdiction of the county or city that complements the system of roads or streets of the county or city, shall be deemed an expenditure upon the system of roads or streets of the county or city, as the case may be, making such expenditure. Whenever local entities are unable to agree upon the number and width of traffic lanes for a street or road proposed to be constructed by any such entity where such specifications will affect the uniform flow of traffic on a road or street from one such local entity to another, the matter may be submitted to the department.
The department shall thereupon endeavor to establish such specifications for such street or road proposed to be constructed, and, if established, such specifications shall be binding upon the local entity constructing such road or street. For the purpose of allocating State funds available for highway purposes the counties of the State are placed in these two groups:. Group No. All those counties not included in Group No. Enacted by Stats. None of the provisions of this article or of Section shall apply to the expenditure of either state or federal funds necessary to replace or reconstruct any state highway damaged or destroyed as the result of disaster over a wide area, such as by enemy action, sabotage, floods, hurricanes, tidal waves, earthquakes, severe storms, or other catastrophes where, at the time of the catastrophe, the Governor declared an emergency, and where such expenditure is authorized pursuant to this section by the commission by resolution, and such resolution is approved by the Governor.
In the event the funds expended for replacing or reconstructing the damaged or destroyed state highway exceeds the cost of providing a facility of equal utility with that damaged or destroyed as determined by the director, he shall report the amount of such excess to the commission, and any expenditure in excess of the cost of providing a facility of equal utility shall be subject to all the provisions of this article and Section The cost of maintenance of all toll bridges under the jurisdiction of the commission shall be paid out of money in the State Highway Account.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the cost of maintenance of toll facilities in the geographic jurisdiction of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission shall be paid in accordance with the following:. However, for a toll bridge that is part of the program specified in Section Maintenance expenses that are required to be funded with toll revenues and that would otherwise constitute Category A maintenance expenditures shall be funded from toll revenues remaining after provision is made for payment of all obligations secured by the lien on toll revenues created by subdivision b of Section Effective July 18, The department has also identified the east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as needing to be replaced.
That replacement span will be safer, stronger, longer lasting, and more cost efficient to maintain than completing a seismic retrofit for the current east span. These excess funds shall be reallocated to assist in financing seismic retrofit of the state-owned toll bridges.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, it is the intent of the Legislature that the programming authorization described in subparagraph B of paragraph 8 of subdivision b of Section If sufficient funds are not available from this source for this purpose during the —07 fiscal year, the funding required under this paragraph shall be made available from additional accumulated savings by the department achieved from better efficiency, operational savings, or lower costs pursuant to subparagraph A , or from the federal Highway Bridge Replacement and Rehabilitation Program or the State Highway Account, as determined by the department in consultation with, and with approval of, the California Transportation Commission.
Amended as added by Stats. Notwithstanding subdivision c of Section All other funds required to complete the Antioch Bridge and the Dumbarton Bridge seismic safety retrofit projects shall be provided by the authority. The authority may increase the amount of the tolls collected on the toll bridges described in Section pursuant to Sections and for the purpose of completing these projects. Notwithstanding Section of the Government Code, there is hereby continuously appropriated to the department for expenditure all amounts paid to the department by the Bay Area Toll Authority for the planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement, rehabilitation, and seismic retrofit of the state-owned toll bridges specified in Section pursuant to the state toll bridge seismic retrofit program or any other program of the authority, including, without limitation, amounts paid to the department as advances or to reimburse the department for payments to contractors working on the program.
Any expenses incurred in connection with any state highway under Article 4 commencing with Section and Article 5 commencing with Section of Chapter 5 of Title 1 of Part 3 of the Penal Code shall be paid from money in the State Highway Account available for the construction of state highways, but such expenditures shall not be subject to Sections and The amount shall be computed as follows:. The commission shall approve programs, program amendments, and fund reservations for the area under the jurisdiction of the Tahoe Regional Transportation Agency that shall be calculated using the formula described in paragraph 2 of subdivision a.
A multicounty transportation planning agency with a population of less than three million may also adopt a resolution to pool the share of any county or counties within its region.
The resolution shall provide for pooling the county share programming in any of the pooling counties for the new single share period and shall be submitted to the commission not later than May 1 immediately preceding the commencement of the county share period. If the final estimate is greater than percent or less than 80 percent of the amount originally programmed, the amount shall be adjusted for final expenditure estimates at the time of right-of-way certification. After consulting with the department, the commission may adjust the level of programming in the regional program in the affected region against the level of interregional programming in the improvement program to accomplish the reservation or advancement, for the current state transportation improvement program.
The commission shall keep track of any resulting shortfalls or surpluses in county shares. The resolution shall be submitted to the commission not later than May 1, immediately preceding the commencement of the county share period. SB 82 Effective June 27, The money in the account is hereby appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the department for the purpose of funding seismic retrofit or replacement of the bridges listed in Section Notwithstanding Section of the Government Code, the department, in consultation with the Department of Finance and the Office of the State Treasurer, may authorize the investment of bond proceeds or commercial paper proceeds deposited into the account in obligations permitted by the Treasurer.
Those invested amounts may be held by a trustee who is either the Treasurer or who is selected by the Treasurer. The financing plan or pro forma shall include all of the following components:. The Department of Finance shall notify the Legislature within 60 days of the closing of a refunding or an advance refunding of an existing bond but is not required to include this information in its report under subdivision b.
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No reserve funds, other than a required debt service reserve fund, shall be in place subsequent to the completion of the seismic retrofit projects. Effective July 19, The department may transfer or loan, or both, funds between the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account in the State Transportation Fund and the State Highway Account for cash flow purposes to accomplish individual toll bridge seismic requirements.
No funds may be transferred or loaned from the State Highway Account to fund any amenity, as defined by Section , or to fund shortages that result from the expenditure of funds from the Toll Bridge Seismic Retrofit Account for amenities. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, State Transportation District 12, consisting of the County of Orange, is hereby created. The district shall have a separate district organization, staff, and facilities in the county.
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Effective September 24, Prior to each July 15, the department shall prepare and forward to the Controller a report identifying the amounts to be deducted from the allocations under Sections and as provided in Sections The amounts reported shall be the amount of funds allocated to cities for grade separation projects included in allocations to cities made pursuant to Chapter 10 commencing with Section of Division 3 in the preceding fiscal year and the amount of funds allocated to counties for grade separation projects included in allocations to counties made pursuant to Chapter 10 commencing with Section of Division 3 in the preceding fiscal year.
In apportioning the State Highway Account money as required by this article, there shall be excluded, from the computations of moneys expended, any sums contributed by any person or governmental unit to pay any portion of the cost of constructing, improving, or maintaining any state highway.
Except as otherwise permitted in this article, any annual or biennial balances remaining unexpended to the credit of any particular county group shall remain credited to such county group. The State Highway Account money allocated and available each year for state highways shall be expended by the department:. Each annual proposed budget prepared pursuant to Section shall include an amount recommended to be appropriated to the Transportation Planning and Development Account in the State Transportation Fund. The amount shall, to the extent possible, equal the pro rata share of the comprehensive transportation planning duties attributable to highway and to exclusive public mass transit guideway planning and development.
It is the intent of the Legislature that each annual proposed budget prepared pursuant to Section include state funds from the State Highway Account for the California Transportation Research and Innovation Program, in accordance with Chapter 4 commencing with Section of Part 5 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. These funds shall be identified as a distinct line-item in each proposed budget and shall be in addition to existing research and development conducted by the department. The department shall exercise the same powers and duties with respect to State highways within cities as with respect to other State highways.
The commission may, by resolution, provide a plan under which the department may invest presently unneeded money in the State Highway Account in bonds or interest-bearing notes or obligations of the United States for which the faith and credit of the United States are pledged for the payment of principal and interest, in time bank deposits in eligible banks described in Section of the Government Code, in deposits in eligible savings and loan associations described in Section of the Government Code, or in any securities of federal agencies described in Section of the Government Code.
The department may, with the approval of the State Treasurer, invest such excess funds in accordance with the resolution. All such bonds, notes, or obligations purchased under the provisions of this section shall be delivered to the State Treasurer, who shall keep them as a portion of the State Highway Account, and all interest thereon when collected shall be paid into and become a part of the State Highway Account. All investments made under this section shall be liquidated as soon as the funds invested are required for state highway purposes.
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