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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 3. FISH AND GAME GENERALLY [2000 - 2948]

  ( Division 3 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

CHAPTER 7. Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Act of 1984 [2600 - 2651]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 3. Fiscal Provisions [2640 - 2651]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. )

2640.
  

Bonds in the total amount of eighty-five million dollars ($85,000,000), or so much thereof as is necessary, may be issued and sold to provide a fund to be used for carrying out the purposes expressed in this chapter and to be used to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code. The bonds shall, when sold, be and constitute a valid and binding obligation of the State of California, and the full faith and credit of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual payment of both principal and interest on the bonds as the principal and interest become due and payable.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2641.
  

There shall be collected each year and in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected such a sum in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state as shall be required to pay the principal and interest on the bonds maturing each year, and it is hereby made the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the collection of the revenue to do and perform each and every act which shall be necessary to collect that additional sum.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2642.
  

There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury for the purpose of this chapter, such an amount as will equal the following:

(a) Such sum annually as will be necessary to pay the principal and interest on bonds issued and sold pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, as principal and interest become due and payable.

(b) Such sum as is necessary to carry out the provisions of Section 2644, which sum is appropriated without regard to fiscal years.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2643.
  

The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Fund, which is hereby created. The money in the fund may be expended only for the purposes specified in this chapter and only pursuant to appropriation by the Legislature in the manner prescribed in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2644.
  

For the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this article, the Director of Finance may, pursuant to appropriate authority in each annual Budget Act, authorize the withdrawal from the General Fund of an amount or amounts not to exceed the amount of the unsold bonds which have been authorized to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this chapter. Any amounts withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund. Any moneys made available under this section shall be returned to the General Fund from moneys received from the sale of bonds for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The withdrawals from the General Fund shall be returned to the General Fund with interest at the rate which would otherwise have been earned by those sums in the Pooled Money Investment Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2644.5.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this bond act, or of the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), if the Treasurer sells bonds pursuant to this bond act that include a bond counsel opinion to the effect that the interest on the bonds is excluded from gross income for federal tax purposes under designated conditions, the Treasurer may maintain separate accounts for the bond proceeds invested and the investment earnings on those proceeds, and may use or direct the use of those proceeds or earnings to pay any rebate, penalty, or other payment required under federal law, or take any other action with respect to the investment and use of those bond proceeds, as may be required or desirable under federal law in order to maintain the tax-exempt status of those bonds and to obtain any other advantage under federal law on behalf of the funds of this state.

(Added by Stats. 1991, Ch. 652, Sec. 9.)

2645.
  

All proposed appropriations for the program shall be included in a section in the Budget Bill for the 1984–85 fiscal year and each succeeding fiscal year for consideration by the Legislature and shall bear the caption “Fish and Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Program.” The section shall contain separate items for each project, each class of projects, or each element of the program for which an appropriation is made.

All appropriations shall be subject to all limitations enacted in the Budget Act and to all fiscal procedures prescribed by law with respect to the expenditure of state funds unless expressly exempted from such laws by a statute enacted by the Legislature. The section in the Budget Act shall contain proposed appropriations only for the program elements and classes of projects contemplated by this chapter, and no funds derived from the bonds authorized by this chapter may be expended pursuant to an appropriation not contained in that section of the Budget Act.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 745, Sec. 52. Effective October 12, 2001. Note: This section was added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, and approved in Prop. 19 on June 5, 1984.)

2646.
  

The bonds authorized by this chapter shall be prepared, executed, issued, sold, paid, and redeemed as provided in the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3, Division 4, Title 2 of the Government Code), and all of the provisions of that law are applicable to the bonds and to this chapter and are hereby incorporated in this chapter as though set forth in full herein.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2647.
  

Solely for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale, pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 1 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), of the bonds authorized by this chapter, the Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Program Finance Committee is hereby created. The committee consists of the Controller, the Director of Finance, and the Treasurer. For purposes of this chapter, this committee is “the committee” as that term is used in the State General Obligation Bond Law, and the Treasurer shall serve as chairman of the committee.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2648.
  

All money deposited in the fund which is derived from premium and accrued interest on bonds sold shall be reserved in the fund and shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond interest.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2649.
  

Commencing with the Budget Bill for the 1995-96 fiscal year, the balance remaining in the fund may be appropriated by the Legislature for expenditure, without regard to the maximum amounts allocated to each element of the program, for any or all elements of the program specified in Section 2620, or any class or classes of projects within those elements that the Legislature deems to be of the highest priority.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2650.
  

The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, inasmuch as the proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this chapter are not “proceeds of taxes” as that term is used in Article XIII B of the California Constitution, the disbursement of these proceeds is not subject to the limitations imposed by that article.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

2651.
  

If any provision of this chapter or the application thereof to any person or circumstances is held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications of the chapter which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end, the provisions of this chapter are severable.

(Added by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 19 at the June 5, 1984, election. Operative July 1, 1984, by Stats. 1984, Ch. 6, Sec. 3.)

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