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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 1.1.5. California Heritage Fund [5079 - 5079.74]

  ( Chapter 1.1.5 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. )

ARTICLE 3. Functions of the State Office of Historic Preservation [5079.20 - 5079.28]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. )

5079.20.
  

(a) Pursuant to the Property Acquisition Law (Part 11 (commencing with Section 15850) of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code), the State Public Works Board may acquire, on behalf of the office, fee title, or any lesser interest, in any real property whose preservation is required to meet the policies and objectives of the California Register, including any interest required to provide public access to cultural or historical resources.

(b) The office may accept gifts or dedications of real property in order to meet the purposes of this chapter.

(c) The office may enter into an option to purchase real property in order to meet the purposes of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.21.
  

The office may acquire and hold historical resources, artifacts, or objects, or any interest therein, that are required to provide public access to cultural or historical resources. These items may be acquired by purchase, option to purchase, gift, exchange, dedication, or any combination thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.22.
  

The office may, in order to carry out historic preservation projects for purposes of Article 2 (commencing with Section 5020) of Chapter 1 and Article 2 (commencing with Section 5079.10) of this chapter, initiate, negotiate, and participate in agreements for the preservation and management of historical resources under its control with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, private entities, or individuals, and enter into any other agreements authorized by state law.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.23.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Director of General Services, when so requested by the office, may lease, rent, sell, exchange, or otherwise transfer any real property, or interest therein or option to purchase, acquired under this chapter, provided that the Director of General Services determines that the action is in the best interests of the state. The Department of General Services shall be reimbursed for any services rendered pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.24.
  

The commission shall adopt, and the office shall implement, appropriate procedures to ensure that real property transactions undertaken pursuant to this chapter are carried out in the public interest and with proper notice to the public.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.25.
  

Money in the fund shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for loans and grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations to carry out the purposes of this chapter. No loan or grant shall be made except pursuant to an agreement with the office, and subject to terms and conditions approved by the commission, that ensure that the loan or grant carries out the purposes of this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.26.
  

(a) The office shall encourage and support historical resource preservation through education activities, including publications and training, that further the policies set forth in Section 5079.

(b) The office may enter into contracts with public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or private entities for this purpose and may make grants to public agencies and nonprofit organizations to carry out these activities.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.27.
  

The office may select and contract with other state agencies and with private entities and individuals to provide services necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter and Section 5020.4.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

5079.28.
  

Criteria for the selection of projects shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(a) The project is representative of the concerns and needs of a broad range of constituencies or an underrepresented constituency.

(b) The proposal considers aspects of the broad political, social, and economic issues of the present and their implications for the future preservation of historical resources.

(c) The project effectively links historical resources preservation issues and concerns with other public policy areas.

(d) The project strengthens and fosters the role of local communities in historical resources preservation issues.

(e) The project supports and enhances the capacity of public policy planning processes to accommodate historical resources preservation issues and concerns.

(f) The project enhances the historic preservation program of certified local governments, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 5020.1, and is consistent with the support of the office of certified local government programs.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 749, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1994.)

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