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SB 974 - Shipping Fee - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Shipping Fee

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (22-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Shipping Fee

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires the ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach to assess a user fee on the owners of container cargo moving through the ports of up to $30 per 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) beginning July 1, 2009 to be collected twice a year.

Highlights:
- Mandates that one half of the funds garnered from the user fees be used to finance projects to improve the flow and efficiency of container cargo to and from the ports, and the other half of the funds be used to finance projects to alleviate air pollution caused by the movement of cargo to and from the ports [sec. 2 (1745) (c)]. - Establishes the Southern California Goods Movement Authority to prioritize the order of projects eligible for funding from the San Pedro Bay Congestion Relief Fund based on which projects are nearest in time to being constructed. The Authority consists of representatives from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim, Riverside, and San Bernardino, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Orange County Transportation Authority, the Riverside Country Transportation Commission, the San Bernardino Associated Governments, and the Alameda Corridor East Construction Authority [sec. 2 (1741) (a-b) & (1750) (a)].
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (46-24) - (Key vote)

Title: Shipping Fee

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach to assess a user fee on the owners of container cargo moving through the ports of up to $30 per 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) beginning on July 1, 2009.

Highlights:
-Mandates that one half of the funds garnered from the user fees be used to finance projects that "improve" the flow and efficiency of container cargo to and from the ports and that the other half of the funds be used to "mitigate" air pollution caused by the movement of cargo to and from the ports (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (22-12) - (Key vote)

Title: Shipping Fee

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the ports of Los Angeles, Oakland, and Long Beach to assess a user fee on the owners of container cargo moving through the ports of up to $30 per 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) beginning on January 1, 2009.

Highlights:
-Mandates that one half of the funds garnered from the user fees be used to finance projects that "improve" the flow and efficiency of container cargo to and from the ports and that the other half of the funds be used to "mitigate" environmental pollution caused by the movement of cargo to and from the ports (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Shipping Fee

Sponsors

  • Alan S. Lowenthal (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Wilmer Amina Carter (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Hector De La Torre (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark DeSaulnier (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Eng (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Warren Furutani (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Loni Hancock (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Betty Karnette (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Christine T. Kehoe (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sheila James Kuehl (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carole V. Migden (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jose Solorio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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