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AB-994 Health care districts: design-build.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 09/28/2017 09:00 PM
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Assembly Bill No. 994
CHAPTER 321

An act to add and repeal Section 32132.9 of the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care districts.

[ Approved by Governor  September 27, 2017. Filed with Secretary of State  September 27, 2017. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 994, Muratsuchi. Health care districts: design-build.
Existing law authorizes certain health care districts to use the design-build process when contracting for the construction of a building or improvements directly related to construction of a hospital or health facility building in those districts, as specified. Existing law sets forth the procurement process for design-build projects, as specified, and requires specified information submitted by design-build entities to be certified under penalty of perjury.
This bill would authorize, until January 1, 2023, the Beach Cities Health District to use the design-build process for the construction of facilities or other buildings in that district, as specified. Because the bill would expand the application of the procurement process to additional design-build entities, the bill would expand the crime of perjury, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the Beach Cities Health District.
The California Constitution requires the state to reimburse local agencies and school districts for certain costs mandated by the state. Statutory provisions establish procedures for making that reimbursement.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: YES  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 32132.9 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read:

32132.9.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 32132 or any other law, upon approval by the board of directors of the Beach Cities Health District, the design-build process described in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 22160) of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code may be used to assign contracts for the construction of facilities or other buildings in that district.
(b) For purposes of this section, all references in Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 22160) of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code to “local agency” shall mean the Beach Cities Health District and its board of directors.
(c) To the extent that any project utilizing the design-build process authorized by subdivision (a) is otherwise required to comply with the standards and requirements of the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1983 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 129675) of Part 7 of Division 107), this section shall not be construed as an exemption from that act.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2023, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute that is enacted before January 1, 2023, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 2.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique circumstances relating to the Beach Cities Health District.

SEC. 3.

 No reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because the only costs that may be incurred by a local agency or school district will be incurred because this act creates a new crime or infraction, eliminates a crime or infraction, or changes the penalty for a crime or infraction, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code, or changes the definition of a crime within the meaning of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.