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AB-358 Regional economic development areas.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 03/30/2017 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 30, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 358


Introduced by Assembly Member Grayson

February 08, 2017


An act to add Article 7 (commencing with Section 12100.500) to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, relating to economic development.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 358, as amended, Grayson. Regional economic development areas.
The Military Base Reuse Authority Act authorizes counties and cities located wholly or partly within the boundaries of a military base to establish a military base reuse authority to prepare, adopt, finance, and implement a plan for the future use and development of the territory occupied by the military base.
This bill would create the Regional Economic Development Area Act, which would authorize a city, county, or city and county to designate an area within the city, county, or city and county that includes an active or inactive military base and up to ___ square miles surrounding the military base as a regional economic development area, and submit that area to the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development for certification. The bill would provide that a regional economic development area certified pursuant to these provisions would receive priority for any grant of funds from a state agency for projects within that regional economic development area. The bill would require the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development to adopt regulations for the implementation of these provisions.

Existing law finds and declares, among other things, that California’s economic development organizations and corporations are an integral component of the state job creation effort and defines specified terms relating to economic development.

This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would develop regional economic development areas.

Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NOYES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Article 7 (commencing with Section 12100.500) is added to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:
Article  7. Regional Economic Development Area Act

12100.500.
 (a) This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Regional Economic Development Area Act.
(b) A city, county, or city and county may designate an area within the city, county, or city and county that includes an active or inactive military base and up to ___ square miles surrounding the military base as a regional economic development area. Upon adoption of a regional economic development area, the city, county, or city and county shall submit a request to the office for certification of the regional economic area.
(c) The office shall review a request by a city, county, or city and county pursuant to subdivision (b) and shall determine whether the area designated by the city, county, or city and county complies with subdivision (b) and any regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (e). If the designated area is sufficient, the office shall certify the regional economic development area.
(d) A regional economic development area certified pursuant to subdivision (c) shall receive priority for any grant of funds from a state agency for projects within that regional economic development area.
(e) The office shall adopt regulations to implement this article.

SECTION 1.

It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would develop regional economic development areas.