SACRAMENTO (KCBS) – A limousine safety bill authored by Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was passed in the Assembly Appropriations Committee Friday.
SB338 would require more inspections of vehicle, and order limos with a seating capacity of fewer than 10 people to carry a fire extinguisher onboard. Stretch limos with a capacity of more than 10 already have such a requirement.
The committee amended Hill’s original measure to allow the California Highway Patrol to charge limo operators $25 to $75 for violations, depending on the size of fleet.
SB338 now goes to full Assembly and if approved there, to the Senate for concurrence.