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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 5. PARKS AND MONUMENTS [5001 - 5873]

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

CHAPTER 1.69. California Parklands Act of 1980 [5096.141 - 5096.213]

  ( Chapter 1.69 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 250, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 4. State Park System [5096.161 - 5096.163]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 250, Sec. 1. )

5096.161.
  

The Legislature recognizes that public financial resources are inadequate to meet all capital outlay needs of the state park system and that the development of recently acquired units of the state park system has proceeded at a rate that has prevented their full potential for public use from being realized. Accordingly, it is declared to be the policy of the state that funds allocated pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5096.151 shall be appropriated primarily for projects that accomplish the following:

(a) Serve metropolitan population centers and accommodate day-use and weekend-overnight visits.

(b) Provide for the development of existing units with the minimum facilities necessary for accessibility, use, and interpretation.

(c) Rehabilitate facilities at existing units that will provide for more efficient management and reduced operational costs.

(d) Minimize dependence on motor vehicles and reduce other forms of energy and water consumption through appropriately designed facilities.

(e) Preserve examples of historical resources and natural landscapes that are underrepresented in the state park system.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 250, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 1980, election. Operative December 1, 1980.)

5096.162.
  

(a) Any Member of the Legislature, the State Park and Recreation Commission, the California Coastal Commission, or the Secretary of the Resources Agency may nominate any project to be funded under this article for study by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Any of the commissions shall make nominations by vote of its membership.

(b) The Department of Parks and Recreation shall study any project so nominated.

(c) Projects proposed for appropriation for the state park system pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5096.151 shall be subject to the favorable recommendation of the State Park and Recreation Commission. Projects recommended by the commission shall be forwarded to the Director of Finance for inclusion in the Budget Bill.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 728, Sec. 141. (SB 71) Effective January 1, 2013. Note: This section was added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 250, and approved in Prop. 1 on Nov. 4, 1980.)

5096.163.
  

Acquisition for the state park system by purchase or by eminent domain shall be under the Property Acquisition Law (commencing with Section 15850 of the Government Code).

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 250, Sec. 1. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 1980, election. Operative December 1, 1980.)

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