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    Take a look, we're back on track!

    http://info.sen.ca.gov/pub/09-10/bil...sen_floor.html
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    Re: AB 1500 Ammended

    Yahoo, but why the damn sunset date again.

    The Argument against:

    "Allowing single occupant vehicles to access them free of
    charge as a reward for a one-time purchase undermines their
    fundamental purpose - reducing traffic congestion and
    emissions by encouraging carpooling and transit use in the
    lanes."

    It's not just a 'one-time' purchase. CNG vehicles reduce pollution every mile. like having 2 people in the car vs CO2 and 10 people in the car vs 'real' pollutants.
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    • #3
      Re: AB 1500 Ammended

      Thanks for the update!! Is there something we can do as a forum to get them to move on this?! There are a fair number of nays in the Senate. Boo! I really hope AB1500 passes!!

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      • #4
        Re: AB 1500 Ammended

        I'm surprised that its just over 9000 issued stickers, I wonder if our cars will go up in value a bit when the prius gang has to slum it back in steerage class lanes?

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        • #5
          Re: AB 1500 Ammended

          So, what's that mean?
          1. Everyone got extended?
          2. Only CNG got extended?
          3. Still pending? what's next? when?

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          • #6
            Re: AB 1500 Ammended

            I guess one would need to understand the government process..... I'm no expert. Something like needs to pass in both houses, then could be signed into law by the govenor. (is there 2 houses at the state level?)
            Chuck J

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            • #7
              Re: AB 1500 Ammended

              I don't understand the whole process either but here is a cool site that gives the history of the bill http://totalcapitol.com/?bill_id=200920100AB1500
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              moore101
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              • #8
                Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                Scroll down and check out the organizations opposing AB 1500

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                • #9
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                  Scroll down and check out the organizations opposing AB 1500
                  Like Ford Motor Company?????? Thank's a lot Ford

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                  • #10
                    Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                    AB1500 passed the senate today with a vote of 25 AYES and 8 NOES. 6 senators abstained.

                    The bill now goes back to the assembly for another vote by the assembly as the senate amended it to expire in 2015 instead of 2014. When it was originally on the assembly floor in June 2009, it passed with a vote of 46 to 31 with 3 abstains.

                    If the assembly votes to pass the bill with the extended date it will go to the governor for his signature.

                    Reading the bill it extends access for white sticker vehicles only -- hybrids with the yellow sticker will be excluded from carpool lanes beginning January 1, 2011.

                    Here's hoping it passes the assembly!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                      I didn't say only white sticker, it says everyone...Did i read it wrong?:
                      AB 1500 Lieu
                      High-occupancy lanes: single occupancy vehicles: sunset date.
                      An act to amend Section 21655.9 of, to amend and repeal Section 40000.13 of, and to add and repeal Section 5205.5 of, the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
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                      Status:
                      Amended Senate May 26, 2010
                      In Floor Process
                      Location:
                      Assembly Desk
                      Scheduled hearings:
                      None
                      Latest bill language

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                      Vote required
                      Appropriations
                      Local program
                      Urgency
                      Tax levy
                      Majority
                      No
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                      Digest: (1) Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to designate certain lanes for the exclusive use of high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), which lanes may also be used, until January 1, 2011, by certain low-emission and hybrid vehicles not ... ┬╗More
                      Digest: (1) Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to designate certain lanes for the exclusive use of high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), which lanes may also be used, until January 1, 2011, by certain low-emission and hybrid 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. Existing law, until January 1, 2011, makes it a misdemeanor to illegally use a decal, label, or other identifiers issued by the department. This bill would extend the date, to January 1, 2015 , that specified low-emission vehicles can use high-occupancy lanes, the department can issue low-emission decals or other identifiers, and illegal use of a department-issued decal on a low-emission vehicle is considered a misdemeanor, creating a state-mandated local program. (2) 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. ┬╗Less
                      Originally posted by skierrob View Post
                      AB1500 passed the senate today with a vote of 25 AYES and 8 NOES. 6 senators abstained.

                      The bill now goes back to the assembly for another vote by the assembly as the senate amended it to expire in 2015 instead of 2014. When it was originally on the assembly floor in June 2009, it passed with a vote of 46 to 31 with 3 abstains.

                      If the assembly votes to pass the bill with the extended date it will go to the governor for his signature.

                      Reading the bill it extends access for white sticker vehicles only -- hybrids with the yellow sticker will be excluded from carpool lanes beginning January 1, 2011.

                      Here's hoping it passes the assembly!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                        I believe the bill is just for the white stickers. If you read the notes in the word document from June 18th notes for AB1500 from the TotalCapitol website, it gives a very good overview of the history of all the bills and what the current bill is for.

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                        • #13
                          Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                          then would the Chevy Volts Qualify? It is also basically a hybrid.......

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                          • #14
                            Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                            FYI... here is the actual code of AB1500 as most recently amended by the California State Senate on May 26, 2010. The amendments still need to pass the assembly and the bill needs to be signed by the governor after for it to become law. Note that it appears they have removed the word "hybrid" from all language in the law:

                            THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

                            SECTION 1. Section 5205.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
                            5205.5. (a) For the purposes of implementing Section 21655.9, the
                            department shall make available for issuance, for a fee determined
                            by the department to be sufficient to reimburse the department for
                            the actual costs incurred pursuant to this section, distinctive
                            decals, labels, and other identifiers that clearly distinguish the
                            following vehicles from other vehicles:
                            (1) A vehicle that meets California's super ultra-low emission
                            vehicle (SULEV) standard for exhaust emissions and the federal
                            inherently low-emission vehicle (ILEV) evaporative emission standard,
                            as defined in Part 88 (commencing with Section 88.101-94) of Title
                            40 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
                            (2) A vehicle that was produced during the 2004 model-year or
                            earlier and meets California's ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEV)
                            standard for exhaust emissions and the federal ILEV standard.
                            (b) The department shall include a summary of the provisions of
                            this section on each motor vehicle registration renewal notice, or on
                            a separate insert, if space is available and the summary can be
                            included without incurring additional printing or postage costs.
                            (c) The Department of Transportation shall remove individual HOV
                            lanes, or portions of those lanes, during periods of peak congestion
                            from the access provisions provided in subdivision (a), following a
                            finding by the Department of Transportation as follows:
                            (1) The lane, or portion thereof, exceeds a level of service C, as
                            discussed in subdivision (b) of Section 65089 of the Government
                            Code.
                            (2) The operation or projected operation of the vehicles described
                            in subdivision (a) in these lanes, or portions thereof, will
                            significantly increase congestion.
                            The finding also shall demonstrate the infeasibility of
                            alleviating the congestion by other means, including, but not limited
                            to, reducing the use of the lane by noneligible vehicles, or further
                            increasing vehicle occupancy.
                            (d) The State Air Resources Board shall publish and maintain a
                            listing of all vehicles eligible for participation in the programs
                            described in this section. The board shall provide that listing to
                            the department.
                            (e) For purposes of subdivision (a), the Department of the
                            California Highway Patrol and the department, in consultation with
                            the Department of Transportation, shall design and specify the
                            placement of the decal, label, or other identifier on the vehicle.
                            Each decal, label, or other identifier issued for a vehicle shall
                            display a unique number, and that number shall be printed on, or
                            affixed to, the vehicle registration.
                            (f) If the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, serving as the
                            Bay Area Toll Authority, grants toll-free and reduced-rate passage on
                            toll bridges under its jurisdiction to any vehicle pursuant to
                            Section 30102.5 of the Streets and Highways Code, it shall also grant
                            the same toll-free and reduced-rate passage to a vehicle displaying
                            an identifier issued by the department pursuant to paragraph (1) or
                            (2) of subdivision (a).
                            (g) If the Director of Transportation determines that federal law
                            does not authorize the state to allow vehicles that are identified by
                            distinctive decals, labels, or other identifiers on vehicles
                            described in subdivision (a) to use highway lanes or highway access
                            ramps for high-occupancy vehicles regardless of vehicle occupancy,
                            the Director of Transportation shall submit a notice of that
                            determination to the Secretary of State.
                            (h) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2011.
                            (i) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
                            2014 2015 , or only until the date the
                            Secretary of State receives the notice described in subdivision (g),
                            whichever occurs first, and as of that date is repealed.
                            SEC. 2. Section 21655.9 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
                            21655.9. (a) (1) Whenever the Department of Transportation or a
                            local authority authorizes or permits exclusive or preferential use
                            of highway lanes or highway access ramps for high-occupancy vehicles
                            pursuant to Section 21655.5, the use of those lanes or ramps shall
                            also be extended to vehicles that are issued distinctive decals,
                            labels, or other identifiers pursuant to Section 5205.5 regardless of
                            vehicle occupancy or ownership.
                            (2) A local authority during periods of peak congestion shall
                            suspend for a lane the access privileges extended pursuant to
                            paragraph (1) for those vehicles issued distinctive decals, labels,
                            or other identifiers pursuant to Section 5205.5, if a periodic review
                            of lane performance by that local authority discloses both of the
                            following factors regarding the lane:
                            (A) The lane, or a portion thereof, exceeds a level of service C,
                            as described in subdivision (b) of Section 65089 of the Government
                            Code.
                            (B) The operation or projected operation of vehicles in the lane,
                            or a portion thereof, will significantly increase congestion.
                            (b) A person shall not drive a vehicle described in subdivision
                            (a) of Section 5205.5 with a single occupant upon a high-occupancy
                            vehicle lane pursuant to this section unless the decal, label, or
                            other identifier issued pursuant to Section 5205.5 is properly
                            displayed on the vehicle, and the vehicle registration described in
                            Section 5205.5 is with the vehicle.
                            (c) A person shall not operate or own a vehicle displaying a
                            decal, label, or other identifier, as described in Section 5205.5, if
                            that decal, label, or identifier was not issued for that vehicle
                            pursuant to Section 5205.5. A violation of this subdivision is a
                            misdemeanor.
                            (d) If the provisions in Section 5205.5 authorizing the department
                            to issue decals, labels, or other identifiers to hybrid and
                            alternative fuel vehicles are repealed, vehicles displaying those
                            decals, labels, or other identifiers shall not access high-occupancy
                            vehicle lanes without meeting the occupancy requirements otherwise
                            applicable to those lanes.
                            (e) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1,
                            2014 2015 , or only until the date that
                            the Secretary of State receives the notice described in Section
                            5205.5, whichever occurs first, and as of that date is repealed.
                            SEC. 3. Section 40000.13 of the Vehicle Code, as amended by
                            Section 5 of Chapter 614 of the Statutes of 2006, is amended to read:

                            40000.13. A violation of any of the following provisions is a
                            misdemeanor, and not an infraction:
                            (a) Section 16560, relating to interstate highway carriers.
                            (b) Sections 20002 and 20003, relating to duties at accidents.
                            (c) Section 21200.5, relating to riding a bicycle while under the
                            influence of an alcoholic beverage or any drug.
                            (d) Section 21651, subdivision (b), relating to wrong-way driving
                            on divided highways.
                            (e) Section 22520.5, a second or subsequent conviction of an
                            offense relating to vending on or near freeways.
                            (f) Section 22520.6, a second or subsequent conviction of an
                            offense relating to roadside rest areas and vista points.
                            SEC. 4. Section 40000.13 of the Vehicle Code, as amended by
                            Section 6 of Chapter 614 of the Statutes of 2006, is repealed.
                            SEC. 5. No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
                            Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because
                            the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school
                            district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or
                            infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty
                            for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the
                            Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the
                            meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California
                            Constitution.

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                            • #15
                              Re: AB 1500 Ammended

                              Originally posted by cephas View Post
                              then would the Chevy Volts Qualify? It is also basically a hybrid.......
                              No it doesn't meet ILEV as it can use gasoliine.

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