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SB-572 Department of Veterans Affairs: use of real property.(2019-2020)

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Date Published: 02/22/2019 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2019–2020 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 572


Introduced by Senator Grove

February 22, 2019


An act to amend Section 713 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 572, as introduced, Grove. Department of Veterans Affairs: use of real property.
Existing law requires the Department of Veterans Affairs, by July 1, 2016, to create a prioritized list of unused or underutilized nonresidential real property owned by the department, and to propose one or more potential uses of those properties that will benefit California veterans, as specified.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to those provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 713 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read:

713.
 (a) By July 1, 2016, the department shall do both of the following:
(1) Create a list of unused or underutilized nonresidential real property owned by the department, including property on or near the premises of existing department facilities.
(2) Propose one or more potential uses of those the properties identified in paragraph (1) that will benefit California veterans and make a preferred recommendation for use of each property, and in property. In doing so, the department shall consider uses uses, including, but not limited to, the following services for veterans:
(A) Housing.
(B) Supportive services.
(C) Health care and mental health care.
(b) When identifying the unused or underutilized nonresidential real properties, the department shall consider its inventory of properties as an integrated system, system and shall address how prospective uses of the properties could complement each other.
(c) The list of options shall be structured as a prioritized list of projects determined by the department to constitute appropriate uses for the properties identified in the plan. identified properties.
(d) The Legislature finds and declares that after a use option for a given location is identified pursuant to this section, further study and evaluation may be necessary in order to fully determine the feasibility of that use option and take steps toward its implementation.