Amended in Assembly April 16, 2015

Amended in Assembly April 8, 2015

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 764


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk

February 25, 2015


An act to add Section 18940.7 to the Health and Safety Code, and to add Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11895) to Part 3 of Division 2 of the Insurance Code, relating to parking lots.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 764, as amended, Quirk. Parking lots: design: insurance discount.

Existing law provides that building standards shall be filed by the California Building Standards Commission with the Secretary of State and codified only after they have been approved by the commission. Existing law regulates the issuance and renewal of liability insurance policies in this state.

This bill would authorize the commission to adopt building standards to require that the installation of vehicle barriers, as defined, be considered in the design of any new public parking lot. The bill would also authorize an insurer to consider the installation of vehicle barriers on a commercial property parking lot as a safety measurebegin delete eligible forend deletebegin insert and seekend insert a discount on the property owner’sbegin delete rates forend delete insurance coveringbegin insert damage or loss to the covered commercial property, orend insert liability arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the commercial property.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

Section 18940.7 is added to the Health and Safety
2Code
, to read:

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18940.7.  

(a) The California Building Standards Commission
4may adopt building standards to require that the installation of
5vehicle barriers are considered in the design of any new public
6parking lot.

7(b) For the purposes of this section, a vehicle barrier includes
8a horizontal or vertical protective device placed to protect buildings
9or pedestrians from collisions by motor vehicles.

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SEC. 2.  

Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 11895) is added
11to Part 3 of Division 2 of the Insurance Code, to read:

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13Chapter  6. Commercial Property Parking Lots: Vehicle
14Barrier Discount
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11895.  

(a) An insurer may consider the installation of vehicle
17barriers on a commercial property parking lot as a safety measure
18begin delete eligible forend deletebegin insert and, consistent with Article 10 (commencing with
19Section 1861.01) of Chapter 9 of Part 2 of Division 1, seekend insert
a
20discount on the property owner’sbegin delete rates forend deletebegin insert end insert insurance covering
21begin insert damage or loss to the covered commercial property, orend insert liability
22arising out of the ownership, maintenance, or use of the commercial
23property.

24(b) For the purposes of this section, a vehicle barrier includes
25a horizontal or vertical protective device placed to protect buildings
26or pedestrians from collisions by motor vehicles.



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