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AB-653 State armories.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 03/21/2019 09:00 PM
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Amended  IN  Assembly  March 21, 2019

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 653


Introduced by Assembly Member Bloom

February 15, 2019


An act to amend Section 431 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to armories.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 653, as amended, Bloom. State armories.
Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services, with the approval of the Adjutant General, to lease and sell real property held for armory purposes, subject to legislative approval. Existing law establishes the Armory Fund and requires that all proceeds from the sale or lease of armories be deposited into the fund for use, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for specified purposes related to armories.
This bill would authorize the Director of General Services, with the approval of the Adjutant General, to lease for a term of 25 years, the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to the County of Los Angeles.

Existing law authorizes the Adjutant General to take specified actions with respect to state armories, including leasing or otherwise authorizing the use of all armories for any lawful purpose. Existing law requires all revenues or income from any armory to be paid into the Armory Discretionary Improvement Account in the General Fund.

This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to this provision.

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

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


SECTION 1.

 Notwithstanding any other law and pursuant to Section 435 of the Military and Veterans Code, the Director of General Services, with the approval of the Adjutant General, may lease, for a term of 25 years, approximately 1.3 acres of the real property located at 1300 Federal Avenue, Los Angeles, California, known as the West Los Angeles National Guard Armory to the County of Los Angeles.
SECTION 1.Section 431 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read:
431.

(a)The Adjutant General may, either directly or through armory boards, or through subordinate commanders, lease or otherwise authorize the use of, by any person for any lawful purpose, manage, supervise all activities in, perform all necessary military duties with respect to and control all armories that are built or acquired by the state, that come into possession or control of the state, or that are erected, purchased, leased, or provided or contributed to, in whole or in part, by any city, county, political subdivision, or district, or by anyone, for armory purposes.

(b)The Adjutant General may contract with the United States for the operation of any armory for purposes of training of federal military personnel, with provision that all state costs related to that operation shall be reimbursed by the United States.

(c)All revenues or income from any armory shall be paid to the Adjutant General who shall account for the revenues or income to the Controller at the close of each month in the form that the Controller prescribes and shall deposit the revenues and income into the State Treasury to the credit of the Armory Discretionary Improvement Account, which is hereby created, in the General Fund. The revenues and income in the account shall be made available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, to the Adjutant General, for allocation for the maintenance, repairs, improvements, and operating expenses necessary or desirable for increased or improved community utilization of the facilities of the armory from which the revenues and income were derived.