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CA AB 2289

Title: Vehicles: parking placards and special license plates for disabled veterans and persons with disabilities.
Author: Evan Low

Summary
AB 2289, as amended, Low. Vehicles: parking placards and special license plates for disabled veterans and persons with disabilities. Existing law authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a distinguishing placard to a qualified disabled veteran or person with a disability, upon application, to be displayed upon a parked vehicle for the purpose of identifying eligibility for certain parking privileges. Existing law also authorizes the department to issue a special license plate to a disabled veteran or person with a disability, upon application. Existing law authorizes the department to issue a temporary distinguishing placard bearing a specified symbol to a disabled veteran or person with a disability, as specified. Prior to issuing a placard or license plate, existing law requires the submission of a certificate signed by a physician and surgeon, nurse practitioner, certified nurse-midwife, or physician assistant, substantiating the disability, as specified, unless the applicant’s disability is readily observable and uncontested. Prior to issuing a temporary distinguishing placard, existing law requires the submission of a certificate substantiating the temporary disability and stating the date upon which the disability is expected to terminate.For the disability of a person who has lost, or has lost use of, one or more lower extremities or one hand, for a disabled veteran, or both hands, for a person with a disability, or who has significant limitation in the use of lower extremities, existing law additionally authorizes a licensed chiropractor to certify these disabilities.This bill, beginning on January 1, 2026, would additionally authorize a licensed physical therapist to certify the loss, or loss of use, of the lower extremities or hands, as described above. The bill, beginning on January 1, 2026, would also authorize a physical therapist to substantiate a temporary disability for the purpose of issuing a temporary distinguishing placard.The bill would make additional conforming changes to those provisions.

Status
Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on APPR.

Bill Documents
CA AB 2289 - 06/13/24 - Amended Senate
06/13/24 - CA AB 2289 (06/13/24 - Amended Senate)


CA AB 2289 - 05/16/24 - Amended Assembly
05/16/24 - CA AB 2289 (05/16/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2289 - 03/21/24 - Amended Assembly
03/21/24 - CA AB 2289 (03/21/24 - Amended Assembly)

CA AB 2289 - 02/08/24 - Introduced
02/08/24 - CA AB 2289 (02/08/24 - Introduced)

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  • Evan Low - D
    Assemblymember - State Assembly - CA

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    Sacramento, CA 94249
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