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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 3. EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT [11000 - 15986]

  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 10b. STATE BUILDING CONSTRUCTION [15800 - 15849.7]

  ( Part 10b added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1686. )

CHAPTER 3.3. Financing of California Veterans’ Homes [15819.60 - 15819.70]
  ( Chapter 3.3 added by Stats. 2002, Ch. 217, Sec. 2. )

15819.60.
  

(a) The Department of General Services, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, may acquire, design, equip, construct, and establish additional veterans’ homes to be located in Lancaster, Saticoy, West Los Angeles, Fresno County, and Shasta County.

(b) The Department of General Services, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, may design, equip, construct, and renovate the veterans’ homes at Yountville, Barstow, and Chula Vista, as needed and justified.

(c) The Department of General Services, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, may design, equip, construct, and expand the homes proposed to be built at Lancaster, Saticoy, and West Los Angeles, as needed and justified.

(d) The construction of veterans’ homes in Fresno County and Shasta County may not commence until the veterans’ homes in Lancaster, Saticoy, and West Los Angeles have been fully funded.

(e) The veterans’ homes to be constructed in Fresno County and Shasta County may be built concurrently. However, the construction of the veterans’ homes in Redding and Fresno shall be treated as separate public works projects that are subject to separate bids.

(f) The Department of General Services, on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs, may acquire, design, equip, construct, and establish the veterans’ homes to be constructed in Fresno and Shasta Counties using the design-build construction procurement process in accordance with Section 14661.

(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 460, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2006.)

15819.65.
  

(a) (1) The State Public Works Board may issue lease-revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes in the amount of one hundred sixty-two million dollars ($162,000,000) pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) to finance the acquisition, design, construction, establishment, equipping, renovation, or expansion of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(2) This amount shall be available, in addition to any federal funds or other state funds available for the acquisition, design, construction, establishment, equipping, renovation, or expansion of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(3) The issuance of bonds or notes under this section is contingent upon a commitment from the federal government to pay for the federal matching share of the cost of the design, construction, equipping, renovation, or expansion of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 13340, funds derived from the financing methods pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) for the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60 are hereby continuously appropriated to the board on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the acquisition, design, construction, establishment, equipping, renovation, expansion, or refinancing of the veterans’ homes so financed.

In addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, the federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans’ Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.), are hereby continuously appropriated to the board on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes of design, construction, equipping, renovation, expansion, or repayment of any loan related to the projects of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(c) In anticipation of federal matching share funding available pursuant to the State Veterans’ Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.), the board and the Department of Veterans Affairs may obtain interim financing for the project costs authorized in Section 15819.60 from any appropriate source, including, but not limited to, the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Sections 16312 and 16313.

(d) The Department of Veterans Affairs is authorized and directed to execute and deliver any and all leases, contracts, agreements, or other documents necessary or advisable to consummate the sale of bonds or otherwise effectuate the financing of the scheduled projects.

(e) In the event that the bonds authorized for projects in Section 15819.60 are not sold, the Department of Veterans Affairs shall commit a sufficient portion of its support appropriation, as determined by the Department of Finance, to repay any interim financing. It is the intent of the Legislature that this commitment be made until all interim financing is repaid either through the proceeds from the sale of bonds or from an appropriation.

(f) The board shall not itself be deemed a lead or responsible agency for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 12 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) for any activities under the State Building Construction Act of 1955 (commencing with Section 15800 of this code). This subdivision does not exempt any participating agency or department from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, and is intended to be declarative of existing law.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 824, Sec. 2. Effective September 28, 2004.)

15819.70.
  

(a) (1) There is hereby appropriated thirty million dollars ($30,000,000) from the Public Buildings Construction Fund to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the acquisition, design, construction, establishment, equipping, renovation, or expansion of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(2) The State Public Works Board may issue lease-revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) to finance the acquisition, design, construction, establishment, equipping, renovation, or expansion of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(3) The Department of Veterans Affairs is authorized and directed to execute and deliver any and all leases, contracts, agreements, or other documents necessary or advisable to consummate the sale of bonds or otherwise effectuate the financing of the scheduled projects.

(b) The amounts specified in subdivision (a) shall be available, in addition to any federal funds or other state funds available, for the acquisition, design, construction, establishment, equipping, renovation, or expansion of the veterans’ homes specified in Section 15819.60.

(c) The issuance of bonds or notes under this section is contingent upon priority 1 placement on the United States Department of Veterans Affairs State Home Grant Program Priority List.

(d) In anticipation of federal matching share funding available pursuant to the State Veterans’ Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.), the board and the Department of Veterans Affairs may obtain interim financing for the project costs authorized in Section 15819.60 from any appropriate source, including, but not limited to, the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Sections 16312 and 16313.

(e) In the event that any project authorized by Section 15819.60 and given priority 1 status on the United States Department of Veterans Affairs State Home Grant Program Priority List is ready to proceed to bid but there are insufficient funds in the federal appropriation, an amount equal to the anticipated federal grant, as shown on the most current participation document, shall be additionally appropriated from the Public Buildings Construction Fund to the Department of Veterans Affairs. As the federal funds become available and are received, they shall be used to first reimburse any interim financing, as authorized by subdivision (d), that are still outstanding for those projects. If no interim financing is outstanding, the funds shall first be used to redeem or defease any bonds issued for those projects, and secondly to offset debt service payments.

(f) In the event that the bonds authorized for projects in Section 15819.60 are not sold, the Department of Veterans Affairs shall commit a sufficient portion of its current support appropriation, as determined by the Department of Finance, to repay any interim financing. It is the intent of the Legislature that this commitment be made until all interim financing is repaid either through the proceeds from the sale of bonds or from an appropriation.

(g) (1) Notwithstanding Section 13340, all funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall be continuously appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the projects authorized by Section 15819.60.

(2) In addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, the federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans’ Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.) are hereby continuously appropriated to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the projects authorized by Section 15819.60.

(h) The board shall not itself be deemed a lead or responsible agency for purposes of the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code) for any activities under the State Building Construction Act of 1955 (commencing with Section 15800). This subdivision does not exempt any participating agency or department from the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act, and is intended to be declarative of existing law.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 154, Sec. 2. Effective July 27, 2007.)

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