BILL NUMBER: AB 500	CHAPTERED
	BILL TEXT

	CHAPTER   212
	FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE   AUGUST 10, 2000
	APPROVED BY GOVERNOR   AUGUST 9, 2000
	PASSED THE ASSEMBLY   AUGUST 7, 2000
	PASSED THE SENATE   JULY 6, 2000
	AMENDED IN SENATE   JUNE 22, 2000
	AMENDED IN SENATE   JUNE 12, 2000
	AMENDED IN SENATE   APRIL 25, 2000
	AMENDED IN SENATE   MARCH 8, 2000
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY   JANUARY 3, 2000
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY   JULY 15, 1999
	AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY   APRIL 27, 1999

INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Members Corbett, Aroner, and Bock
   (Coauthors:  Senators Figueroa and Perata)

                        FEBRUARY 18, 1999

   An act to add Section 35655.5 to the Vehicle Code, relating to
vehicles.



	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 500, Corbett.  Vehicles:  maximum weight limit:  I-580.
   (1) Existing law authorizes the Department of Transportation to
declare and fix a weight limit for a highway under its jurisdiction
that is less than the maximum weight limits otherwise authorized
under the Vehicle Code, upon determining that the highway will not
sustain those maximum weights and, after conducting a public hearing
on the issue, determining the maximum weight that the highway will
sustain.  The department is prohibited from establishing a maximum
weight limit that is less than 16,000 pounds.
   This bill, notwithstanding existing law, would prohibit any
vehicle, as described, with a gross weight of 9,000 pounds or more
from being operated on the segment of Interstate Highway Route 580
(I-580) that is located between Grand Avenue in the City of Oakland
and the city limits of the City of San Leandro.  This prohibition
would not apply to passenger buses or paratransit vehicles. Because a
violation of this prohibition would be an infraction under other
provisions of existing law, the bill would impose a state-mandated
local program by creating a new infraction.
   The bill would require the Department of Transportation to erect
suitable signs at each end of the specified portion of highway and at
any other points that the department deems necessary to give
adequate notice of the specified weight limit.
  (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.


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


  SECTION 1.  Section 35655.5 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

   35655.5.  (a) Notwithstanding this article or any other provision
of law, no vehicle, as described in Sections 410 and 655, with a
gross weight of 9,000 pounds or more, shall be operated on the
segment of Interstate Route 580 (I-580) that is located between Grand
Avenue in the City of Oakland and the city limits of the City of San
Leandro.  This subdivision does not apply to passenger buses or
paratransit vehicles.
   (b) The Department of Transportation shall erect suitable signs at
each end of the portion of highway described in subdivision (a) and
at any other points that the department deems necessary to give
adequate notice of the weight limit imposed under this section.
  SEC. 2.  No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to
Section 6 of Article XIIIB 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 XIIIB of the California Constitution.