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SB-741 California fairs: funding.(2013-2014)

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Amended  IN  Assembly  August 19, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  May 28, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  April 24, 2013
Amended  IN  Senate  April 10, 2013

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 741


Introduced by Senator Senators Cannella and Galgiani
(Coauthors: Senators Berryhill, Fuller, Gaines, Galgiani, and Nielsen)
(Coauthors: Assembly Members Achadjian, Alejo, Bigelow, Chesbro, Dahle, Eggman,Gray, Olsen, Perea, V. Manuel Pérez, Salas, and Williams)

February 22, 2013


An act to amend Sections 19606.1, 19614, 19620, and 19620.2 of, and to repeal Sections 19608.3 and 19620.1 of, the Business and Professions Code, to amend Sections 3954, 3965, 3965.1, and 3967 of, to repeal Sections 4051.1, 4051.2, 4057, and 4401.5 of, and to repeal and add Sections 3200, 4051, and 4053 of, the Food and Agricultural Code, and to amend Section Sections 11011.2 and 13332.09 of the Government Code, relating to fairs, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 741, as amended, Cannella. California fairs: funding.
(1) Existing law regulates horse racing in this state and provides, among other things, provides for the payment and distribution of license fees in connection with horse racing meetings. Existing law establishes the Fair and Exposition Fund to, among other things, allocate moneys for the support of the network of California fairs. Existing law requires certain license fees from satellite wagering to be deposited into a separate account in the Fair and Exposition Fund, and continuously appropriates those moneys for specified purposes, including, among others, the payment of expenses incurred in establishing and operating satellite wagering facilities at fairs.
This bill would delete the provisions requiring satellite wagering license fees to be deposited into a separate account in the Fair and Exposition Fund and to be continuously appropriated for specified purposes. The bill would instead require certain revenues paid by racing associations and fairs generated by parimutuel wagering and certain revenues from live races paid by fair racing associations as license fees to be deposited into the Fair and Exposition Fund and would require those funds to be continuously appropriated for various purposes, including, among others, capital improvements at fairgrounds. The bill would revise requirements for concurrence by the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification of certain allocations proposed by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. The bill would also require all funds appropriated for California fairs and expositions to be deposited into the Fair and Exposition Fund and would continuously appropriate those funds for various purposes. By continuously appropriating the funds in the Fair and Exposition Fund, the bill would make an appropriation.
(2) Existing law provides that the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for providing oversight of activities carried out by each California fair, including, but not limited to, conducting fiscal and performance audits of county fairs and citrus fruit fairs that are either requested by the fair or that the department deems necessary, and conducting, or causing to be conducted, annual fiscal audits and periodic compliance audits.
This bill would delete the requirement that the department conduct the audits described above and would instead require the department to provide that the books and accounts for the prior calendar year of all fairs receiving money from the Fair and Exposition Fund be examined and reviewed annually and audited once every 3 years by an independent certified public accountant or certified public accountancy firm. The bill would require a summary of the examination to be appended to the fair’s annual statement of operation, operations, and would provide that the costs of the annual review or audit be the responsibility of each fair.
(3) Existing law requires the Legislature, from the total revenue received from the Department of Food and Agriculture, to annually appropriate moneys to the department as it deems necessary for the oversight of the network of California fairs and to perform audits. Existing law continuously appropriates any of those funds that are unallocated to the Secretary of Food and Agriculture for specified purposes.
This bill would delete those provisions and instead would appropriate any unallocated balance in the Fair and Exposition Fund without regard to fiscal years for allocation by the secretary for capital outlay to California fairs for specified purposes. The bill would also specify that a reasonable amount of those funds, as determined by the secretary, may be used during any year by the Division of Fairs and Expositions to provide oversight and administration of the network of fairs. The bill would require the secretary to annually project the available funds from the Fair and Exposition Fund and to prepare an annual expenditure plan for review and approval by the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification. The bill would require the secretary’s recommendations to be deemed approved 30 days after they are received unless they are rejected by the committee.
(4) Existing law divides the state into agricultural districts and provides for the management of these districts by district agricultural associations. Existing law provides for a board of directors for each district agricultural association, and provides for the appointment of each director by the Governor.
This bill would authorize the Governor to remove a director for cause within one year of the director’s appointment.
(5) Existing law specifies the duties and responsibilities of district agricultural associations, and requires a district agricultural association to obtain the approval of the Department of Food and Agriculture prior to exercising certain powers, including, among others, the power to sue. Existing law also requires a district agricultural association to obtain the approval of both the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of General Services in order to exercise certain other powers, including the power to conduct activities upon the district agricultural association’s property, contract, purchase, or convey an interest in either real or personal property, or to use or manage its real estate or personal property.
This bill would revise the duties and responsibilities of the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of General Services with respect to district agricultural associations, and, among other things, would delete the requirement that a district agricultural association obtain the Department of Food and Agriculture’s approval prior to suing. The bill would also delete the requirement that a district agricultural association obtain prior approval from both the Department of Food and Agriculture and the Department of General Services prior to conducting activities upon the district agricultural association’s own property, or entering into a contract or exercising powers over its own real or personal property. The bill would require a district agricultural association to comply with specified contracting procedures, including, among others, soliciting bids in writing if the estimated total cost of a project exceeds $25,000, as specified. $25,000. The bill would require a district agricultural association to adopt a fiscal review policy to conduct audits at regular intervals, as specified, and would authorize the Department of Food and Agriculture to require an audit to be conducted at an earlier time if the department deems it necessary to protect the interests of the district agricultural association. The bill would specify that the title, control, and possession of all personal property acquired, held, managed, or operated by a district agricultural association vests with the district agricultural association. The bill would delete a provision requiring the Secretary of Food and Agriculture to expend up to $100,000 each fiscal year for an exhibit or exhibits at a fair that demonstrates the process of production and use of food and fiber, and would also delete a requirement that the secretary provide for a conference of fair judges to aid the Department of Food and Agriculture in prescribing regulations, and to expend up to $15,000 for that purpose. The bill would make other conforming and related changes.
(6) Under existing law, the Department of General Services exercises oversight of the acquisition and replacement of motor vehicles, and the acquisition of certain mobile equipment, by state agencies, and defines “state agency” for those purposes.
This bill would exclude a district agricultural association from that definition.

(6)

(7) 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 19606.1 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19606.1.
 (a) All revenues transferred pursuant to Section 19616.52 and subdivision (d) of Section 19614 all other funding for fairs, as specified in Section 3200 of the Food and Agricultural Code, shall be deposited in the Fair and Exposition Fund pursuant to this section and, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, are continuously appropriated from the fund to the Department of Food and Agriculture, for allocation by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture, at his or her discretion, for the purposes set forth in paragraphs (1) to (6), inclusive. The concurrence of the Director of Finance shall be required for allocations pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2). Allocations pursuant to paragraphs (3) to (6), inclusive, shall be made with the concurrence of the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification.
(1) For the repayment of the principal of, interest on, and costs of issuance of, and as security, including any coverage factor, pledged to the payment of, bonds issued or to be issued by a joint powers agency or other debt service or expense, including repayment of any advances made or security required by any provider of credit enhancement or liquidity for those bonds or other indebtedness or expenses of maintaining that credit enhancement or liquidity, incurred for the purpose of constructing or acquiring improvements at a fair’s racetrack inclosure, satellite wagering facilities at fairs, health and safety repair projects, or handicapped access compliance projects at fairs or for the purpose of refunding bonds or other indebtedness incurred for those purposes. As used in this paragraph, “coverage factor” means revenues in excess of the amount necessary to pay debt service on the bonds or other indebtedness, up to an amount equal to 100 percent more than the amount of that debt service, which a joint powers agency, pursuant to the resolution or indenture under which the bonds or other indebtedness are or will be issued, pledges as additional security for the payment of that debt service or is required to have or maintain as a condition to the issuance of additional bonds or other indebtedness. Notwithstanding any other law, the department may also commit any funds available for allocation under Article 10 (commencing with Section 19620) to complete projects funded under this paragraph in the priority described in this paragraph.
(2) For payment to the State Race Track Leasing Commission to be pledged for the repayment of debt necessary to construct a racetrack grandstand at the 22nd District Agricultural Association fairgrounds. This payment shall be made only if the secretary determines, annually, that all other pledged revenues have been applied to the repayment of that debt and have been determined by the secretary to be inadequate for that purpose.
(3) For the general support of the network of California fairs pursuant to the provisions of this chapter.
(4) For health and safety repair projects at fairs, including fire and life safety improvement projects, regulatory compliance projects, and long-term deferred maintenance projects.
(5) For capital improvements at fairgrounds. In making determinations to fund capital improvements pursuant to this paragraph, the secretary may grant priority status to renewable energy generation projects.
(6) For the payment of expenses incurred in developing and operating revenue generating projects at fairs, or which directly benefit fairs, including the payment of expenses incurred in establishing and operating horse racing facilities, industry training, the establishment of pilot projects to restructure the current fair system, and for projects realizing a cost savings for more efficient utilization of existing fair resources.
(b) The secretary may not make an allocation for purposes of paragraphs (2) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) until the payments required in any fiscal year pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) have been funded.
(c) Pursuant to subdivision (a), (1) If the total amount of allocations to be made pursuant to paragraphs (3) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) exceeds five million dollars ($5,000,000), the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification shall review and concur, or not concur, with the secretary’s determination of the allocations to be made pursuant to paragraphs (3) to (6), inclusive, of subdivision (a) in total, those provisions, and the committee may not add to, or delete projects or line items from, the proposed allocations.

(d)

(2) The secretary’s recommendations to the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification shall be deemed approved 30 days after they are received unless they are rejected by the committee.

(e)

(3) If the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification does not concur with the secretary’s recommendations, the secretary may submit another set of recommendations to the committee pursuant to this section.

(f)

(d) The payments required in any fiscal year for the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a) shall be made before the secretary may utilize any moneys pursuant to subdivision (g). (e).

(g)

(e) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (f), (d), when the revenues deposited in the Fair and Exposition Fund exceed the amount necessary to satisfy the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision (a), the secretary may utilize the excess amounts plus the amounts deposited to the credit of the Fair and Exposition Fund pursuant to revenues deposited to the credit of the fund from all other sources to make allocations from the fund for the purposes of Section 19620.2.

SEC. 2.

 Section 19608.3 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.
SEC. 3.Section 19614 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:
19614.

(a)Notwithstanding Sections 19611 and 19612, and except for an association that qualifies pursuant to Section 19612.6, for a fair conducting a live racing meeting, 1 percent of the total amount handled on live races, excluding wagering at a satellite facility, shall be retained by the fair association for payment to the state as a license fee.

(b)Additionally, 0.48 percent of the total amount handled on live racing, excluding wagering at a satellite facility, shall be deposited with the official registering agency pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 19617.2, and shall thereafter be distributed in accordance with subdivisions (b), (c), and (d) of Section 19617.2.

(c)(1)After distribution of the applicable amounts as set forth in subdivisions (a) and (b) and the payments made pursuant to other relevant sections of this chapter, all funds remaining from the deductions provided in Section 19610 shall be distributed 47.5 percent as commissions and 52.5 percent as purses. From the amount distributed as thoroughbred purses, a sum equal to 0.07 percent of the total handle shall be held by the association to be deposited with the official registering agency pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 19617.2, and shall thereafter be distributed in accordance with subdivisions (b), (c), and (d) of Section 19617.2.

(2)Any additional amount generated for purses and not distributed during the previous corresponding meeting shall be added to the purses at the current meeting.

(d)In addition to the amounts deducted pursuant to Section 19610, any fair racing association shall deduct 1 percent from the total amount handled in its daily conventional and exotic parimutuel pools. The additional 1 percent shall be deposited in the Fair and Exposition Fund and is hereby appropriated for the purposes specified in paragraph (6) of subdivision (a) of Section 19606.1.

SEC. 4.SEC. 3.

 Section 19620 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19620.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that the Department of Food and Agriculture is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the Fair and Exposition Fund, administering allocations from the fund to the network of California fairs, as defined in Sections 19418 to 19418.3, inclusive, and providing oversight of activities carried out by each California fair.
(b) Oversight shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Monitoring the solvency of the Fair and Exposition Fund.
(2) Distributing available state resources to the network of California fairs based on criteria for state allocations approved by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture. The criteria for the distribution of available state resources to the network of California fairs shall not include a consideration of the structure that governs the fair.
(3) Creating a framework for administration of the network of California fairs allowing for maximum autonomy and local decisionmaking authority, and conducting, or causing to be conducted, annual fiscal reviews.
(4) Requiring books and accounts for the prior calendar year of all fairs receiving money from the fund to be examined and reviewed annually and audited once every three years by an independent certified public accountant or certified public accountancy firm selected by the fair. A summary of this examination, certified by the selected certified public accountant or certified public accountancy firm, shall be appended to the fair’s annual statement of operations, along with the accountant or accounting firm’s recommendations, for the approval of the secretary. The cost of a fair’s annual review or audit shall be the responsibility of each fair. With the approval of the secretary, two or more fairs may conduct or contract for a joint review or audit.
(5) Guiding and providing incentives to fairs to seek matching funds and generate new revenue from a variety of sources.
(6) Supporting continuous improvement of fair programming to ensure that California fairs remain highly relevant community institutions.

SEC. 5.SEC. 4.

 Section 19620.1 of the Business and Professions Code is repealed.

SEC. 6.SEC. 5.

 Section 19620.2 of the Business and Professions Code is amended to read:

19620.2.
 (a) Any unallocated balance in the Fair and Exposition Fund is hereby appropriated without regard to fiscal years for allocation by the Secretary of Food and Agriculture for capital outlay to California fairs for fair projects involving public health and safety, for fair projects involving major and deferred maintenance, for fair projects necessary due to any emergency, for projects that are required by physical changes to the fair site, for projects that are required to protect the fair property or installation, such as fencing and flood protection, and for the acquisition or improvement of any property or facility that will serve to enhance the operation of the fair.
(b) A portion of the funds subject to allocation pursuant to subdivision (a) may be allocated to California fairs for general operational support. It is the intent of the Legislature that these moneys be used primarily for those fairs whose sources of revenue may be limited for purposes specified in this section.
(c) As determined by the secretary, a reasonable amount of the funds specified in subdivision (a) may be used during any year by the Division of Fairs and Expositions to provide oversight and administration of the network of California fairs pursuant to this chapter.

(d)The secretary shall annually project the available funds from the Fair and Exposition Fund and shall advise the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification of the administrative budget of the Division of Fairs and Expositions and the additional staff and contracts necessary to develop and administer an operational and policy framework to oversee the network of California fairs and include that amount in the annual expenditure plan described in subdivision (e).

(e)The secretary shall prepare an annual expenditure plan for use of the moneys available from the Fair and Exposition Fund for review and approval by the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification. The Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification shall review and concur, or not concur, with the spending plan in total, and shall not add to, or delete projects or line items from, the proposed allocation.

(f)The secretary’s recommendations to the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification shall be deemed approved 30 days after they are received unless they are rejected by the committee.

(g)If the Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification does not concur with the secretary’s recommendations, the secretary may submit another set of recommendations to the committee.

SEC. 7.SEC. 6.

 Section 3200 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 8.SEC. 7.

 Section 3200 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

3200.
 (a) The Legislature finds and declares that funding for the network of California fairs is a cooperative venture and is anticipated to be generated from multiple sources, public and private. Because of the benefits that accrue to the state and to its residents by virtue of having the fair industry participate cooperatively with the state for the purpose of effectively overseeing and promoting fairs within the state, the Legislature finds and declares that the fairs shall work collectively to identify and designate new funding sources for fairs to be utilized for the benefit of all fairs in the network.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, all funds appropriated for California fairs and expositions pursuant to this chapter or any other law shall be deposited in the Fair and Exposition Fund and are continuously appropriated as specified in Sections 19606.1 and 19620.2 of the Business and Professions Code.
(c) Notwithstanding Article 2 (commencing with Section 11270) of Chapter 3 of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code relating to administrative costs, the California Exposition and State Fair and the fairs specified in Sections 19418.1, 19418.2, and 19418.3 of the Business and Professions Code shall only be assessed and pay a share of those costs directly related to personnel administration and no other administrative costs for services from other state agencies except costs for services rendered pursuant to specific contracts entered into with other state agencies.

SEC. 9.SEC. 8.

 Section 3954 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

3954.
 Each association by its name has perpetual succession. It may have a seal. An association may be sued and may sue, and may do any and all things necessary to carry out the powers and the objects and purposes for which the association is formed.

SEC. 10.SEC. 9.

 Section 3965 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

3965.
 The board may, with the approval of the department:
(a) Fix the term of office, the amount of bond, salary, and prescribe the duties of the secretary and of the treasurer.
(b) Manage the affairs of the association.
(c) Make all necessary bylaws, rules, and regulations for the government of the association.
(d) Delegate, as it may deem advisable, to its officers or employees any of the powers that are vested in the board under subdivision (b). Any delegation of power may be revoked at any time.

SEC. 11.SEC. 10.

 Section 3965.1 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

3965.1.
 (a) Notwithstanding Section 3965 or 4051, the board may arrange for and conduct, or cause to be conducted, or by contract permit to be conducted, by any other individual, institution, corporation, or association, upon its property at a time as it may be deemed advisable, any activity.
(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), revenue generating contracts involving hazardous activities shall not be approved by the board unless adequate insurance coverage is provided, as determined by the department in consultation with the Department of General Services.

SEC. 12.SEC. 11.

 Section 3967 of the Food and Agricultural Code is amended to read:

3967.
 (a) Any director who misses three consecutive regular meetings of the board without the permission of the board is deemed to have resigned from the board.
(b) The Governor may remove a director for cause within one year of the director’s appointment.

SEC. 13.SEC. 12.

 Section 4051 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 14.SEC. 13.

 Section 4051 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

4051.
 (a) Subject only to the conditions specified in this chapter, an association may do any of the following:
(1) Contract in accordance with all of the following:
(A) All applicable state laws governing contracts, except as follows:
(i) A Any grant or contract entered into by an association for goods is not subject to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 10290) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.
(ii) Any grant or contract entered into by an association is not subject to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 12100) of Part 2 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code.
(B) If the estimated total cost of any construction project or similar work carried out under this section exceeds twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000), the district agricultural association shall solicit bids in writing and shall award the work to the lowest responsible bidder or reject all bids. The district agricultural association is subject to all applicable provisions of the Public Contract Code.
(C) A district agricultural association may elect to become subject to the provisions of the Uniform Public Construction Cost Accounting Act (Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 22000) of Part 3 of Division 2 of the Public Contract Code).
(2) Accept funds or gifts of value from the United States or any person to aid in carrying out the purposes of this part.
(3) Conduct or contract for programs, and contract for the purchase or lease of goods as are necessary for effectuating the purposes of this chapter, either independently or in cooperation with any individual, public or private organization, or federal, state, or local governmental agency.
(4) Establish and maintain a bank checking account or other financial institution account, approved by the Director of Finance in accordance with Sections 16506 and 16605 of the Government Code, for depositing funds received by the district agricultural association. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all funds maintained in an account authorized by this paragraph are continuously appropriated to the board, without regard to fiscal year, to carry out this part.
(5) Approve the annual budget of the association and establish a program for paying vendors who contract with the district agricultural association.
(6) Contract with any county or county fair association for holding a fair jointly with the county or county fair association. The joint fair is a district fair of the association.
(7) Make or adopt all necessary orders, rules, or regulations for governing the activities of the district agricultural association. Notwithstanding Section 14, any orders, rules, or regulations adopted by the board are exempt from Chapter 3.5 (commencing with Section 11340) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code. For informational purposes only, however, any order, rule, or regulation adopted by the board may be transmitted to the Office of Administrative Law for filing with the Secretary of State pursuant to Section 11343 of the Government Code.
(8) Operate a payroll system for paying employees, and a system for accounting for vacation and sick leave credits of employees.
(9) Delegate to the officers and employees of the district agricultural association the exercise of powers vested in the board as the board may deem desirable for the orderly management and operation of the association.
(10) With the approval of the Department of General Services, purchase, acquire, hold, sell, or exchange, or convey any interest in real property for a period in excess of 20 years. Any acquisition of land or other real property shall be subject to the Property Acquisition Law (Part 11 (commencing with Section 15850) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code).
(11) Make With the approval of the Department of General Services, make permanent improvements upon publicly owned real property adjacent to, or near the vicinity of, the real property of the district agricultural association when the improvements materially benefit the property of the association.
(12) With the approval of the Department of General Services, lease, let, or grant licenses for the use of its real property, or any portion of that property, to any person or public body for whatever purpose as may be approved by the board.

(12)

(13) Use or manage any of its property jointly or in connection with any lessee or sublessee, for any purpose approved by the board.

(13)

(14) With the approval of the Department of General Services, pledge any and all revenues, moneys, accounts, accounts receivable, contract rights, and other rights to payment of whatever kind, pursuant to such terms and conditions as are approved by the board. The revenues, moneys, accounts, accounts receivable, contract rights, and other rights to payment of whatever kind pledged by the association or its assignees constitute a lien or security interest that immediately attaches to the property pledged, and is effective, binding, and enforceable against the association, its successors, purchasers of the property so pledged, creditors, and all others asserting rights therein, to the extent set forth, and in accordance with, the terms and conditions of the pledge, irrespective of whether those persons have notice of the pledge and without the need for any physical delivery, recordation, filing, or further action.
(b) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, an association shall adopt a fiscal review policy as follows:
(A) An association with an annual budget exceeding five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall conduct an annual audit by an independent certified public accountant or certified public accountancy firm selected by the board.
(B) An association with an annual budget of less than five million dollars ($5,000,000) shall have its books and accounts examined and reviewed annually and audited once every three years by an independent certified public accountant or certified public accountancy firm selected by the board.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the department may require an audit to be conducted before the times specified in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of paragraph (1) if the department deems the audit is necessary to protect the interests of the association.

SEC. 15.SEC. 14.

 Section 4051.1 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 16.SEC. 15.

 Section 4051.2 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 17.SEC. 16.

 Section 4053 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 18.SEC. 17.

 Section 4053 is added to the Food and Agricultural Code, to read:

4053.
 Notwithstanding Section 14660.5 of the Government Code, the title, control, and possession of all personal property acquired, held, managed, or operated by a district agricultural association, including property controlled or possessed by the association before the enactment of this section, vests with the association.

SEC. 19.Section 4057 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 20.SEC. 18.

 Section 4401.5 of the Food and Agricultural Code is repealed.

SEC. 21.SEC. 19.

 Section 11011.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

11011.2.
 (a) (1) Notwithstanding any other law, including, but not limited to, Sections 11011 and 14670, except as provided in this section, the Department of General Services may lease real property under the jurisdiction of a state agency or department, if the Director of General Services determines that the real property is of no immediate need to the state but may have some potential future use to the program needs of the agency or department.
(2) The Director of General Services may not lease any of the following real property pursuant to this section:
(A) Tax-deeded land or lands under the jurisdiction of the State Lands Commission.
(B) Land that has escheated to the state or that has been distributed to the state by court decree in estates of deceased persons.
(C) Lands under the jurisdiction of the State Coastal Conservancy or another state conservancy.
(D) Lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Transportation or the California State University system, or land owned by the Regents of the University of California.
(E) Lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Parks and Recreation.
(F) Lands under the jurisdiction of the Department of Fish and Wildlife.
(3) A lease entered into pursuant to this section shall be set at the amount of the lease’s fair market value, as determined by the Director of General Services. The Director of General Services may determine the length of term or a use of the lease, and specify any other terms and conditions that are determined to be in the best interest of the state.
(b) The Department of General Services may enter into a long-term lease of real property pursuant to this section that has outstanding lease revenue bonds and for which the real property cannot be disencumbered from the bonds, only if the issuer and trustee for the bonds approves the lease transaction, and this approval takes into consideration, among other things, that the proposed lease transaction does not breach a covenant or obligation of the issuer or trustee.
(c) (1) All issuer- and trustee-related costs for reviewing a proposed lease transaction pursuant to this section, and all other costs of the lease transaction related to the defeasance or other retirement of any bonds, including the cost of nationally recognized bond counsel, shall be paid from the proceeds of that lease.
(2) The Department of General Services shall be reimbursed for any reasonable costs or expenses incurred in conducting a transaction pursuant to this section.
(3) Notwithstanding subdivision (g) of Section 11011, the Department of General Services shall deposit into the General Fund the net proceeds of a lease entered into pursuant to this section, after deducting the amount of the reimbursement of costs incurred pursuant to this section or the reimbursement of adjustments to the General Fund loan made pursuant to Section 8 of Chapter 20 of the 2009–10 Fourth Extraordinary Session from the lease.
(d) The Department of General Services shall transmit a report to each house of the Legislature on or before June 30, 2011, and on or before June 30 each year thereafter, listing every new lease that exceeds a period of five years entered into under the authority of this section and the following information regarding each listed lease:
(1) Lease payments.
(2) Length of the lease.
(3) Identification of the leasing parties.
(4) Identification of the leased property.
(5) Any other information the Director of General Services determines should be included in the report to adequately describe the material provisions of the lease.

SEC. 20.

 Section 13332.09 of the Government Code is amended to read:

13332.09.
 (a) A purchase order or other form of documentation for acquisition or replacement of motor vehicles shall not be issued against any appropriation until the Department of General Services has investigated and established the necessity therefor.
(b) A state agency shall not acquire surplus mobile equipment from any source for program support until the Department of General Services has investigated and established the necessity therefor.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, any contract for the acquisition of a motor vehicle or general use mobile equipment for a state agency shall be made by or under the supervision of the Department of General Services. Pursuant to Section 10298 of the Public Contract Code, the Department of General Services may collect a fee to offset the cost of the services provided.
(d) Any passenger-type motor vehicle purchased for a state officers, officer, except a constitutional officer, or a state employee shall be an American-made vehicle of the light class, as defined by the California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, unless excepted by the Director of General Services on the basis of unusual requirements, including, but not limited to, use by the California Highway Patrol, that would justify the need for a motor vehicle of a heavier class.
(e) General use mobile equipment having an original purchase price of twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) or more shall not be rented or leased from a nonstate source and payment therefor shall not be made from any appropriation for the use of the Department of Transportation, without the prior approval of the Department of General Services after a determination that comparable state-owned equipment is not available, unless obtaining approval would endanger life or property, in which case the transaction and the justification for not having sought prior approval shall be reported immediately thereafter to the Department of General Services.
(f) (1) The Trustees of the California State University shall, to the greatest extent feasible, purchase vehicles using statewide commodity contracts.
(2) The trustees shall make an interim report to the Governor and the Legislature on January 1, 2014, and a final report on January 1, 2015, on their motor vehicle procurement, including all of the following:
(A) An inventory, by campus, of motor vehicles that includes the type of vehicle, vehicle usage and fuel data consistent with the Department of General Services fleet asset management system and reported to the Department of General Services.
(B) The number of motor vehicles purchased during the prior fiscal year, disaggregated by campus and type of vehicle if the passenger vehicle or truck was purchased through statewide commodity contracts, and the purchase price.
(C) Any change to a policy or procedure made during the prior fiscal year related to motor vehicle procurement and contracts for procurement and identifying any vehicle procured pursuant to the new policy or procedure.
(D) The average time to complete procurements, average administrative costs, reduced charges paid to the Department of General Services, and competitive or reduced market prices obtained for the vehicles.
(3) A report submitted pursuant to this subdivision shall be submitted in compliance with Section 9795.
(g) As used in this section:
(1) “General use mobile equipment” means equipment that is listed in the Mobile Equipment Inventory of the State Equipment Council and capable of being used by more than one state agency, and shall not be deemed to refer to equipment having a practical use limited only to the controlling state agency. Section 575 of the Vehicle Code shall not have application to this section.
(2) “State agency” means a state agency, as defined pursuant to Section 11000. The University of California is requested and encouraged to have the Department of General Services perform the tasks identified in this section with respect to the acquisition or replacement of motor vehicles by the University of California. “State agency” does not include a district agricultural association, as specified in Section 3802 of the Food and Agricultural Code.
(h) This section shall remain in effect only until July 1, 2015, and as of that date is repealed.

SEC. 22.SEC. 21.

 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 restore the viability of California fairs as soon as possible, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.