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SB-722 California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Fund: extension of operation.(2013-2014)

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Senate Bill No. 722
CHAPTER 22

An act to amend Section 1341 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.

[ Approved by Governor  June 04, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  June 04, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 722, Correa. California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Fund: extension of operation.
Existing law requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification Committee for the purpose of beautification and enhancement of a specified existing memorial on state grounds. Under existing law funds for the beautification and enhancement of the memorial are required to be provided through private contributions and through existing funds collected under the auspices of the former California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification Commission. Under existing law these funds are required to be deposited in the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Account, a continuously appropriated account within the General Fund. Existing law requires any funds remaining in the account as of July 1, 2014, to revert to the General Fund.
This bill would extend the date for the reversion of funds in this account until July 1, 2016.
By extending the operation of a continuously appropriated account, this bill would make an appropriation.
This bill would declare that it is to take effect immediately as an urgency statute.
Vote: 2/3   Appropriation: YES   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1341 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read:

1341.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all funds deposited in the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Account established by Section 1340 are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the beautification and enhancement of an existing memorial and surrounding grounds at the State Capitol pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 1330).
(b) On July 1, 2016, any moneys remaining in the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Account shall revert to the General Fund.

SEC. 2.

 This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are:
In order to prevent the expiration of funding needed for the beautification and enhancement of the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial, it is necessary for this act to take effect immediately.