2013 Legislation

AB 401 (2013) authorizes state and regional transportation agencies to use design-build procurement for transportation projects. With design-build, the Orange County Transportation Authority expects to expedite improvements along Interstate 405, while saving county taxpayers up to $100 million. 

Budget Highlights


  • Added $2.1 billion for first-year implementation of an historic new program to fund local schools.
  • Enacted a state-based approach to an expansion of health care allowed under federal law.
  • Established the first-year investment in a multi-year stable funding plan for the University of California and the California State University systems. The budget also provided a year-over-year increase of $228.6 million in funding for California Community Colleges.
  • Directed $428 million toward energy efficiency improvements at K-12 schools and community colleges.