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URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT

AB 503 (Lackey)

If this bill passes it would be very expensive for parking agencies and severely impact administration.

  • Parking Agencies would not be able to file an itemization of parking penalties with the DMV unless the Agency provides a 12-month payment plan option to indigent persons. Under the bill, agencies would only be able to charge a $5 fee for participation in the plan.
  • Additionally, Agencies would have to provide a sliding scale for indigent persons. A person may demonstrate they are indigent by providing proof of income from a paystub, a bank statement, rent or even grocery receipts.
The Bill can be found at the following link: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB503.

Currently the Bill is on suspense and in possession of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.  A hearing is set for May 26, 2017. We encourage you to actively oppose this bill ASAP by  emailing Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez who is the Chairperson of this Committee:  

Assemblymember.gonzalez@asm.ca.gov

Cc: Jessica.peters@asm.ca.gov

 

Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, chair

Assembly Appropriations Committee

State Capitol, room 2114

Sacramento, ca 95814

Cc: Jessica Peters, consultant

 

You should cc the author of the Bill, Assemblyman Lackey at the following address:

 

And cc: Assemblymember.lackey@asm.ca.gov

 

He can also be reached by phone:

  • Capitol Office: (916) 319-2036
  • District Office: (661) 267-7636
  • District: Counties - Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino; Cities - California City, Lancaster, Mojave, Palmdale, Santa Clarita

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Read the opposition letter sent by the CPPA
*Note: the bill was amended subsequent to this letter. The most recent version of AB 503 (amended on 5/3/17) reinstates the ability of the FTB to collect parking citations.

June 5, 2017

The California Public Parking Association strongly opposes Assembly Bill 503 (Lackey) which would require local agencies to administer a tailored “sliding scale” for payment of parking violation fees according to the driver’s ability to pay.

AB 503 would require the use of a “sliding scale” for payment of parking violation fees that would be tailored to individual drivers. Under the provisions of the bill, local agencies would be required to assess the driver’s financial capabilities using somewhat subjective criteria including proof of earnings, rent, a bank statement or grocery receipts. The current system is largely automated and uniform for all drivers, and local agencies can offer payment plans to whomever desires the option. CPPA has informed the Assemblymember that local agencies do not have the staff, resources or expertise to assess “ability to pay” for individual drivers.

AB 503 only addresses payment plans and reduced fees for “parking violations.” Under this bill, the driver would be offered special relief for their parking related issues at the local agency where they incurred their fines, but would continue to be responsible for the full payment of their entire vehicle registration fee.

Opposition Letter
Assemblymember.gonzalez@asm.ca.gov
Cc: Jessica.peters@asm.ca.gov
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez, chair
Assembly Appropriations Committee
State Capitol, room 2114
Sacramento, ca 95814
Cc: Jessica Peters, consultant
You should cc the author of the Bill, Assemblyman Lackey at the following address:
And cc: Assemblymember.lackey@asm.ca.gov
He can also be reached by phone:
Capitol Office: (916) 319-2036
District Office: (661) 267-7636
District: Counties - Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino; Cities - California City, Lancaster, Mojave, Palmdale, Santa Clarita
Read the opposition letter sent by the CPPA
*Note: the bill was amended subsequent to this letter. The most recent version of AB 503 (amended on 5/3/17) reinstates the ability of the FTB to collect parking citations.