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AB 1993 - An Act to Amend Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6 Of, and to Add Section 22651.10 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

Vehicles: towing and impoundment: unlicensed drivers. 2011-2012 Legislature. View bill details
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Summary:
(1)Existing law authorizes a peace officer to impound for 30 days a vehicle driven by a person who had never been issued a driver’s license. Existing law subjects to forfeiture, and requires the impoundment of, a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver who is a registered owner of the vehicle and who has a previous misdemeanor conviction of operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.More
(1)Existing law authorizes a peace officer to impound for 30 days a vehicle driven by a person who had never been issued a driver’s license. Existing law subjects to forfeiture, and requires the impoundment of, a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver who is a registered owner of the vehicle and who has a previous misdemeanor conviction of operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.

This bill would prohibit a peace officer from towing and impounding, or causing the towing and impoundment of, a vehicle driven by a person who does not have a valid driver’s license, as specified, if the vehicle is, or could be, legally parked at a location near the scene of the traffic stop or if control of the vehicle is, or could be, relinquished to a licensed driver. If a licensed driver is not present at the time of the traffic stop, the bill would require the peace officer to inform the driver that the vehicle will not be towed and impounded if a licensed driver can retrieve the vehicle within a reasonable amount of time of the traffic stop. The bill would require a peace officer to obtain the approval of a supervisory officer before the towing and impoundment of a vehicle subject to these provisions. By requiring a higher level of service by a local law enforcement agency, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the release of the impounded vehicle upon the presentation of the registered owner’s, or his or her agent’s, currently valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle registration, or upon order of a court.

This bill would also make conforming changes.(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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
 
Status:
The bill was voted on by a Senate committee on June 26, 2012. 
Assembly Vote: On Passage

PASSED on May 31, 2012.

voted YES: 49 voted NO: 25
6 voted present/not voting

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An Act to Amend Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6 Of, and to Add Section 22651.10 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.

AB 1993 — 2011-2012 Legislature

Summary
(1)Existing law authorizes a peace officer to impound for 30 days a vehicle driven by a person who had never been issued a driver’s license. Existing law subjects to forfeiture, and requires the impoundment of, a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver who is a registered owner of the vehicle and who has a previous misdemeanor conviction of operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.

This bill would prohibit a peace officer from towing and impounding, or causing the towing and impoundment of, a vehicle driven by a person who does not have a valid driver’s license, as specified, if the vehicle is, or could be, legally parked at a location near the scene of the traffic stop or if control of the vehicle is, or could be, relinquished to a licensed driver. If a licensed driver is not present at the time of the traffic stop, the bill would require the peace officer to inform the driver that the vehicle will not be towed and impounded if a licensed driver can retrieve the vehicle within a reasonable amount of time of the traffic stop. The bill would require a peace officer to obtain the approval of a supervisory officer before the towing and impoundment of a vehicle… More
(1)Existing law authorizes a peace officer to impound for 30 days a vehicle driven by a person who had never been issued a driver’s license. Existing law subjects to forfeiture, and requires the impoundment of, a vehicle driven by an unlicensed driver who is a registered owner of the vehicle and who has a previous misdemeanor conviction of operating a vehicle without a driver’s license.

This bill would prohibit a peace officer from towing and impounding, or causing the towing and impoundment of, a vehicle driven by a person who does not have a valid driver’s license, as specified, if the vehicle is, or could be, legally parked at a location near the scene of the traffic stop or if control of the vehicle is, or could be, relinquished to a licensed driver. If a licensed driver is not present at the time of the traffic stop, the bill would require the peace officer to inform the driver that the vehicle will not be towed and impounded if a licensed driver can retrieve the vehicle within a reasonable amount of time of the traffic stop. The bill would require a peace officer to obtain the approval of a supervisory officer before the towing and impoundment of a vehicle subject to these provisions. By requiring a higher level of service by a local law enforcement agency, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. The bill would require the release of the impounded vehicle upon the presentation of the registered owner’s, or his or her agent’s, currently valid driver’s license and proof of current vehicle registration, or upon order of a court.

This bill would also make conforming changes.(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, if the Commission on State Mandates determines that the bill contains costs mandated by the state, reimbursement for those costs shall be made pursuant to these statutory provisions. Hide
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Title
An Act to Amend Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6 Of, and to Add Section 22651.10 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.
Author(s)
Fiona Ma
Co-Authors
    Subjects
    • Vehicles: towing and impoundment: unlicensed drivers
    Major Actions
    Introduced2/23/2012
    Referred to Committee
    Passed Assembly Committee on Transportation4/23/2012
    Passed Assembly Committee on Appropriations5/25/2012
    Passed Assembly5/31/2012
    Failed passage in Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing6/26/2012
    Passed Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing6/26/2012
    Bill History
    Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
    select this voteAssembly Committee on TransportationDo pass.4/23/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Transportation
    8 voted YES 2 voted NO 4 voted present/not voting
    select this voteAssembly Committee on AppropriationsDo pass.5/25/2012This motion PASSED the Assembly Committee on Appropriations
    12 voted YES 5 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    currently selectedAssemblyAB 1993 MA Assembly Third Reading5/31/2012This bill PASSED the Assembly
    49 voted YES 25 voted NO 6 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Transportation and HousingDo pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Public Safety.6/26/2012This motion DID NOT PASS the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing
    2 voted YES 7 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    select this voteSenate Committee on Transportation and HousingReconsideration granted.6/26/2012This motion PASSED the Senate Committee on Transportation and Housing
    9 voted YES 0 voted NO 0 voted present/not voting
    ActionDateDescription
    Introduced2/23/2012
    2/23/2012Read first time. To print.
    2/24/2012From printer. May be heard in committee March 25.
    3/29/2012Referred to Com. on TRANS. From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. Read second time and amended.
    4/09/2012Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
    4/17/2012From committee chair, with author's amendments: Amend, and re-refer to Com. on TRANS. Read second time and amended.
    4/18/2012Re-referred to Com. on TRANS.
    select this voteVote4/23/2012Do pass.
    4/24/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 2.) (April 23).
    4/25/2012Read second time. Ordered to third reading. Re-referred to Com. on APPR. pursuant to Joint Rule 10.5.
    5/09/2012In committee: Set, first hearing. Referred to APPR. suspense file.
    5/25/2012From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 12. Noes 5.) (May 25). Read second time. Ordered to third reading.
    select this voteVote5/25/2012Do pass.
    5/31/2012Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 49. Noes 25. Page 5174.)
    currently selectedAssembly Vote on Passage5/31/2012AB 1993 MA Assembly Third Reading
    6/04/2012In Senate. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment.
    6/14/2012Referred to Coms. on T. & H. and PUB. S.
    select this voteVote6/26/2012Do pass as amended, and re-refer to the Committee on Public Safety.
    select this voteVote6/26/2012Reconsideration granted.
    6/27/2012In committee: Set, first hearing. Hearing canceled at the request of author.

    Total contributions given to Assemblymembers from interest groups that…

    supported this bill

    $0
    $0
    $1,293,027
    $31,800
    $1,324,827
    3 Organizations Supported and 5 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    An Act to Amend Sections 14602.6 and 14607.6 Of, and to Add Section 22651.10 To, the Vehicle Code, Relating to Vehicles.: AB 1993 MA Assembly Third Reading

    3 organizations supported this bill

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Immigrant Policy Center
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Immigrant Legal Resource Center
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

    5 organizations opposed this bill

    Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California Police Chiefs Association
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    California State Sheriffs' Association
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    League of California Cities
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.
    Riverside Sheriffs' Association
    Assembly Committee on Transportation (2012, April 20). Assembly Committee Analysis. Retrieved May 31, 2012, from Leginfo: Bill Analysis.

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    Includes reported contributions to campaigns of Assemblymembers in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2012.
    Contributions data source: FollowTheMoney.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$30,100
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$0$24,300
    Michael AllenDCA-7$0$64,500
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$8,124
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$0$25,300
    Jim BeallDCA-24$0$37,344
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$11,900
    Marty BlockDCA-78$0$35,800
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$27,900
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$0$26,040
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$15,000
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$0$24,200
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$90,600
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$0$32,751
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$14,450
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$20,400
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$0$19,150
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$0$26,334
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$0$8,000
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$0$44,400
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$0$35,300
    Rich GordonDCA-21$0$24,650
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$31,200
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$1,500
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$25,500
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$0$36,200
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$11,400
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$0$11,550
    Jerry HillDCA-19$0$34,600
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$0$16,500
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$0$2,000
    Steve KnightRCA-36$0$15,200
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$0$24,900
    Dan LogueRCA-3$0$11,000
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$18,400
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$10,800
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$17,731
    Bill MonningDCA-27$0$27,322
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$7,749
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$25,000
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$5,500
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$3,000
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$12,150
    Richard PanDCA-5$0$33,321
    Henry PereaDCA-31$0$34,200
    John PerezDCA-46$0$77,800
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$30,200
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$27,705
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$0$27,953
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$0$1,500
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$37,200
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$45,450
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$13,753

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    NamePartyDistrict$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Vote
    Katcho AchadjianRCA-33$0$30,100
    Luis AlejoDCA-28$0$24,300
    Michael AllenDCA-7$0$64,500
    Tom AmmianoDCA-13$0$8,124
    Toni AtkinsDCA-76$0$25,300
    Jim BeallDCA-24$0$37,344
    Bill BerryhillRCA-26$0$11,900
    Marty BlockDCA-78$0$35,800
    Bob BlumenfieldDCA-40$0$27,900
    Susan BonillaDCA-11$0$26,040
    Steven BradfordDCA-51$0$15,000
    Julia BrownleyDCA-41$0$0
    Joan BuchananDCA-15$0$24,200
    Betsy ButlerDCA-53$0$90,600
    Charles CalderonDCA-58$0$0
    Nora CamposDCA-23$0$32,751
    Wilmer Amina CarterDCA-62$0$0
    Gilbert CedilloDCA-45$0$0
    Wesley ChesbroDCA-1$0$14,450
    Connie ConwayRCA-34$0$20,400
    Paul CookRCA-65$0$0
    Mike DavisDCA-48$0$0
    Roger DickinsonDCA-9$0$19,150
    Tim DonnellyRCA-59$0$0
    Mike EngDCA-49$0$0
    Mike FeuerDCA-42$0$0
    Nathan FletcherRCA-75$0$0
    Paul FongDCA-22$0$26,334
    Felipe FuentesDCA-39$0$0
    Warren FurutaniDCA-55$0$0
    Beth GainesRCA-4$0$8,000
    Cathleen GalgianiDCA-17$0$44,400
    Martin GarrickRCA-74$0$0
    Mike GattoDCA-43$0$35,300
    Rich GordonDCA-21$0$24,650
    Jeff GorellRCA-37$0$31,200
    Shannon GroveRCA-32$0$1,500
    Curt HagmanRCA-60$0$25,500
    Linda HaldermanRCA-29$0$0
    Isadore HallDCA-52$0$36,200
    Diane HarkeyRCA-73$0$11,400
    Mary HayashiDCA-18$0$0
    Roger HernandezDCA-57$0$11,550
    Jerry HillDCA-19$0$34,600
    Alyson HuberDCA-10$0$0
    Ben HuesoDCA-79$0$16,500
    Jared HuffmanDCA-6$0$0
    Kevin JeffriesRCA-66$0$0
    Brian JonesRCA-77$0$2,000
    Steve KnightRCA-36$0$15,200
    Ricardo LaraDCA-50$0$24,900
    Dan LogueRCA-3$0$11,000
    Bonnie LowenthalDCA-54$0$18,400
    Fiona MaDCA-12$0$0
    Allan MansoorRCA-68$0$0
    Tony MendozaDCA-56$0$0
    Jeff MillerRCA-71$0$10,800
    Holly MitchellDCA-47$0$17,731
    Bill MonningDCA-27$0$27,322
    Mike MorrellRCA-63$0$7,749
    Brian NestandeRCA-64$0$25,000
    Jim NielsenRCA-2$0$5,500
    Chris NorbyRCA-72$0$3,000
    Kristin OlsenRCA-25$0$12,150
    Richard PanDCA-5$0$33,321
    Henry PereaDCA-31$0$34,200
    John PerezDCA-46$0$77,800
    Manuel PerezDCA-80$0$30,200
    Anthony PortantinoDCA-44$0$0
    Jim SilvaRCA-67$0$0
    Nancy SkinnerDCA-14$0$27,705
    Cameron SmythRCA-38$0$0
    Jose SolorioDCA-69$0$0
    Sandre SwansonDCA-16$0$0
    Norma TorresDCA-61$0$27,953
    David ValadaoRCA-30$0$0
    Don WagnerRCA-70$0$1,500
    Bob WieckowskiDCA-20$0$37,200
    Das WilliamsDCA-35$0$45,450
    Mariko YamadaDCA-8$0$13,753

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Human rights$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
    Police & fire fighters unions and associations$1,293,027
    Municipal & county government organizations$31,800
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