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AB-2164 Community college facilities.(2011-2012)

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Amended  IN  Senate  June 21, 2012
Amended  IN  Senate  May 31, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  April 24, 2012
Amended  IN  Assembly  March 29, 2012

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2011–2012 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 2164


Introduced  by  Assembly Member Dickinson

February 23, 2012


An act to amend Section 13332.11 of the Government Code, relating to community college facilities.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2164, as amended, Dickinson. Community college facilities.
Existing law generally requires the approval of the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board before a state agency, including, among others, the California Community Colleges, may expend funds from an appropriation for capital outlay purposes. With respect to the California Community Colleges, this approval is only required for the allocation of state capital outlay funds appropriated by the Legislature.
This bill would authorize a community college district to receive reimbursement for amounts incurred by the community college district through the expenditure of local funds for capital outlay projects, before revenues are available from a state general obligation bond approved by the electorate, after the date of the final project proposal approval by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, after approval of preliminary plans by the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board, and after an appropriation by the Legislature of funds for one or more specified project phases. The bill would apply specified requirements to the receipt of this reimbursement. The bill would make these provisions inoperative on January 1, 2018 2016.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13332.11 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13332.11.
 (a) (1) Except as otherwise specified in paragraph (2), no funds appropriated for capital outlay may be expended by any state agency, including the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the Judicial Council until the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board have approved preliminary plans for the project to be funded from a capital outlay appropriation.
(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any of the following:
(A) Amounts for acquisition of real property in fee, or any other lesser interest.
(B) Amounts for equipment or minor capital outlay projects.
(C) Amounts appropriated for preliminary plans, surveys, and studies.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), approvals by the State Public Works Board and the Department of Finance for the University of California and the California Community Colleges shall apply only to the allocation of state capital outlay funds appropriated by the Legislature, including land acquisition and equipment funds.
(c) (1) A community college district may receive reimbursement for amounts incurred by the community college district through the expenditure of local funds for capital outlay projects, before revenues are available from a state general obligation bond approved by the electorate, after the date of the final project proposal approval by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges, after approval of preliminary plans by the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board, and after an appropriation by the Legislature, in the annual Budget Act or related legislation, of funds for one or more of the following project phases: preliminary plans, working drawings, construction, and equipment. Amounts reimbursed pursuant to this subdivision shall be subject to the Legislature’s determination of the appropriate scope and cost of the project at the time of the appropriation.
(2) All of the following requirements shall apply to receive the receipt of a reimbursement pursuant to this subdivision:
(A) Before incurring amounts for which reimbursement will be sought, a community college district shall demonstrate to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges that sufficient local funds are available to fully pay for a project without reimbursement and without causing fiscal hardship to the district. After a district makes this demonstration, the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall notify the district that this section does not guarantee funding for a project and the district assumes financial risks associated with the project if state general obligation bond funds are unavailable.
(B) A community college district shall comply with all state and federal laws, including, but not limited to, Section 1771.3 of the Labor Code, governing the expenditure of state bond funds for use on facility construction projects.
(C) The expenditures made by a community college district shall be eligible for reimbursement in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and procedures.
(D) Amounts incurred pursuant to this subparagraph shall only be reimbursed pursuant to a state general obligation bond approved by the electorate on or before December 31, 2016 2014.
(3) This subdivision shall become inoperative on January 1, 2018 2016.
(d) Any appropriated amounts for working drawings or construction where the working drawings or construction have been started by any state agency prior to approval of the preliminary plans by the State Public Works Board shall be reverted to the fund from which the appropriation was made, as approved by the Department of Finance. No major project for which a capital outlay appropriation is made shall be put out to bid until the working drawings have been approved by the Department of Finance. No substantial change shall be made to the approved preliminary plans or approved working drawings without written approval by the Department of Finance. Any proposed construction bid alternates shall be approved by the Department of Finance.
(e) The Department of Finance shall approve the use of funds from a capital outlay appropriation for the purchase of any significant unit of equipment.
(f) The State Public Works Board may augment a major project in an amount of up to 20 percent of the total of the capital outlay appropriations for the project, irrespective of whether any of those appropriations have reverted. For projects authorized through multiple fund sources, including, but not limited to, general obligation bonds and lease-revenue bonds, to the extent otherwise permissible, the Department of Finance shall have full authority to determine which of the fund sources will bear all or part of an augmentation. The board shall defer all augmentations in excess of 20 percent of the amount appropriated for each capital outlay project until the Legislature makes additional funds available for the specific project.
(g) In addition to the powers provided by Section 15849.6, the State Public Works Board may further increase the additional amount in Section 15849.6 to include a reasonable construction reserve within the construction fund for any capital outlay project without augmenting the project. The amount of the construction reserve shall be within the 20-percent augmentation limitation. The board may use this amount to augment the project, when and if necessary, after the lease-revenue bonds are sold to ensure completion of the project. Upon completion of the project, any amount remaining in the construction reserve funds shall be used to offset rental payments.
(h) Augmentations in excess of 10 percent of the amount appropriated for each capital outlay project shall be reported to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, 20 days prior to board approval, or not sooner than whatever lesser time the chairperson, or his or her designee, may in each instance determine.
(i) (1) The Department of Finance may change the administratively or legislatively approved scope for major capital outlay projects.
(2) If the Department of Finance changes the approved scope pursuant to paragraph (1), the department shall report the changes and associated cost implications to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the chairpersons of the respective fiscal committees, and the legislative advisers of the State Public Works Board 20 days prior to the proposed board action to recognize the scope change.
(j) The State Public Works Board shall defer action with respect to approval of an acquisition project, when it is determined that the estimated cost of the total acquisition project, as approved by the Legislature is in excess of 20 percent of the amount appropriated, unless it is determined that a lesser portion of the property is sufficient to meet the objectives of the project approved by the Legislature, and the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, or his or her designee, is provided a 20-day prior notification of the proposed reductions in the acquisition project, or whatever lesser period the chairperson, or his or her designee, may in each instance determine.
(k) The Department of Finance shall report to the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee, the chairpersons of the respective fiscal committees, and legislative advisers of the State Public Works Board 20 days prior to the proposed board approval of preliminary plans when it is determined that the estimated cost of the total capital outlay construction project is in excess of 20 percent of the amount recognized by the Legislature.
(l) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit or control the Department of Transportation or the California Exposition and State Fair in the expenditure of all funds appropriated to the department for capital outlay purposes.