SENATE BILL 759 (MURRAY – 2001)
CHAPTER 911, STATUTES OF 2001
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Sections 13103.5 and 14532 were added to the Government Code in 2001 following legislative approval of Senate Bill 759, which affected these two sections only. (See Exhibit #1g) Senator Kevin Murray, chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, introduced this bill on February 23, 2001. (See Exhibits #1a and #3, page 1) He was joined by Assembly member John Dutra, chair of the Assembly Committee on Transportation, as co-author on September 12, 2001. (See Exhibits #1e and #6a, page 1) It was at this time that the content of the bill was completely substituted with a new proposal to affect only sections 13103.5 and 14532. (See Exhibit #1e)
Senate Bill 759 was assigned to both the Senate and Assembly Committees on Transportation where policy issues raised by the bill were considered. (See Exhibits #3 and #6) The fiscal ramifications of the bill were considered by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Assembly Committee on Appropriations. (See Exhibits #2 and #8) Five amendments were made to Senate Bill 759. (See Exhibits #1b through #1f and #2) Subsequent to legislative approval, Governor Gray Davis signed Senate Bill 759 on October 14, 2001 and it was recorded by the Secretary of State on that day as Chapter 911 of the Statutes of 2001. (See Exhibits #1g and #2)
The Unfinished Business analysis of Senate Bill 759 as last amended on September 13, 2001 that was prepared by the Office of Senate Floor Analyses described this bill as follows:
DIGEST: This is a new bill. As this bill left the Senate, it made minor clarifying changes to provisions contained in the Traffic Congestion Relief Act of 2000. The entire provisions of the bill were deleted in the Assembly.
As amended, this bill, on or after the date that Assembly Constitutional Amendment No. 4, Resolution Chapter 87, Statutes of 2001, is approved by the voters, will require the State Department of Finance to prepare an annual audit report examining any expenditures made pursuant to the allocations authorized under proposed Article XIX B of the California Constitution. The bill requires the report to be made available to the public and to be submitted to both houses of the Legislature.
(See Exhibit #12b, page 1)