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SENATE BILL 560 (MCCARTHY 1968)

CHAPTER 785, STATUTES OF 1968 - SB 560

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As enacted, Senate Bill 560 was a single-section bill that only amended section 23.5 of the Streets and Highways Code, relating to freeways.  (See Exhibit #1c)  Senator John F. McCarthy, representing the Marin, Solano and Napa Counties, introduced this bill on March 11, 1968.  (See Exhibit #1a)  Marin County is noted in the legislative materials as the source of this legislation.  (See Exhibit #6, documents PE-2 and PE-5)

 

Senate Bill 560 was assigned to the Senate Committee on Transportation and the Assembly Committee on Transportation and Commerce where policy issues raised by the bill were considered.  (See Exhibit #2)  The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Finance and the Assembly Committee on Ways and Means.  (Id.)  Only one amendment was made to Senate Bill 560 during the legislative process.  (See Exhibits #1b and #2)  Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Ronald Reagan signed Senate Bill 560 on July 31, 1968 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 785 of the Statutes of 1968.  (See Exhibits #1c and #2)

 

This bill was heard on the Consent Calendar in each house, indicating it was unopposed, and received unanimous votes in all committees.  (See Exhibit #2) 

 

The Summary Digest of Statutes Enacted, prepared by Legislative Counsel, describes Senate Bill 560 as follows:

 

Amends Sec. 23.5, S.&H.C., re freeways.

            Provides that a freeway, as defined, may be denominated a controlled access highway if, in the judgment of the California Highway Commission or the State Highway Engineer, the public interest would be advanced thereby.  In all other respects, such controlled access highway shall be subject to all provisions of this code pertaining to freeways.

(See Exhibit #3, page 115)