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DIVISION 2.5. YOUTHS [1700 - 2106]

  ( Division 2.5 added by Stats. 1941, Ch. 937. )

CHAPTER 1.5. Youthful Offender Block Grant Program [1950 - 1978]

  ( Chapter 1.5 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. )

ARTICLE 3. Local Youthful Offender Rehabilitative Facility Construction Grants [1970 - 1978]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. )

1970.
  

(a) For the purposes of this article, “participating county” means any county, or regional consortium of counties, within the state that has been certified to the board by the authority as having satisfied all of the requirements set forth in Section 1975 for financing a local youthful offender rehabilitative facility pursuant to this article.

(b) For purposes of this article, “board” means the State Public Works Board, and “authority” means the Corrections Standards Authority.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 3rd Ex. Sess., Ch. 16, Sec. 15. Effective February 20, 2009.)

1971.
  

(a) The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, a participating county, and the board are authorized to acquire, design, renovate, or construct a local youthful offender rehabilitative facility approved by the authority pursuant to Section 1975, or a site or sites owned by, or subject to a lease or option to purchase held by a participating county. The ownership interest of a participating county in the site or sites for a local youthful offender rehabilitative facility shall be determined by the board to be adequate for purposes of its financing in order to be eligible under this article.

(b) Notwithstanding Section 15815 of the Government Code, a participating county may acquire, design, renovate, or construct the local youthful offender rehabilitative facility in accordance with its local contracting authority. Notwithstanding Section 14951 of the Government Code, the participating county may assign an inspector during the construction of the project.

(c) The department, a participating county, and the board shall enter a construction agreement for the project that shall provide, at a minimum, all of the following:

(1) Performance expectations of the parties related to the acquisition, design, renovation, or construction of the local youthful offender rehabilitative facility.

(2) Guidelines and criteria for use and application of the proceeds of revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes issued by the board to pay for the cost of the approved local youthful offender rehabilitative facility project.

(3) Ongoing maintenance and staffing responsibilities for the term of the financing.

(d) The construction agreement shall include a provision that the participating county agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the State of California for any and all claims and losses arising out of the acquisition, design, renovation, and construction of the local youthful offender rehabilitative facility. The construction agreement may also contain additional terms and conditions that facilitate the financing by the board.

(e) The scope and cost of the approved local youthful offender rehabilitative facility project shall be subject to approval and administrative oversight by the board.

(f) For purposes of compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code), neither the board nor the department, shall be deemed a lead or responsible agency. The participating county shall be the lead agency.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 3rd Ex. Sess., Ch. 16, Sec. 16. Effective February 20, 2009.)

1972.
  

Upon the receipt by a participating county of responsive construction bids, the board and the department may borrow funds for project costs after the project has been certified pursuant to Section 1970 from the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Sections 16312 and 16313 of the Government Code, or from any other appropriate source. In the event any of the revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes authorized by this chapter are not sold, the department shall commit a sufficient amount of its support appropriation to repay any loans made for an approved project.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, 3rd Ex. Sess., Ch. 16, Sec. 17. Effective February 20, 2009.)

1973.
  

(a) The board may issue up to two hundred ninety-four million one hundred one thousand five hundred forty-five dollars ($294,101,545) in revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes, pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) of Part 10b of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code to finance the acquisition, design, renovation, or construction, and a reasonable construction reserve, of approved local youthful offender rehabilitative facilities described in Section 1971, and any additional amount authorized under Section 15849.6 of the Government Code to pay for the cost of financing.

(b) Proceeds from the revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes may be utilized to reimburse a participating county for the costs of acquisition, design, and construction for approved projects.

(c) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, funds derived pursuant to this section are continuously appropriated for purposes of this article.

(d) No projects shall be commenced after June 30, 2017, but projects already commenced may be completed and financed through the issuance of bonds pursuant to this article.

(Amended by Stats. 2017, Ch. 19, Sec. 25. (AB 111) Effective June 27, 2017.)

1974.
  

With the consent of the board, the department, and a participating county are authorized to enter into leases or subleases, as lessor or lessee, for any property or approved project and are further authorized to enter into contracts or other agreements for the use, maintenance, and operation of the local youthful offender rehabilitative facility in order to facilitate the financing authorized by this article. In those leases, subleases, or other agreements, the participating county shall agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the State of California for any and all claims and losses accruing and resulting from or arising out of the participating county’s use and occupancy of the local youthful offender rehabilitative facility.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. Effective August 24, 2007. Operative September 1, 2007, by Sec. 37 of Ch. 175.)

1975.
  

(a) The authority shall adhere to its duly adopted regulations for the approval or disapproval of local youthful offender rehabilitative facilities. The authority also shall consider cost-effectiveness in determining approval or disapproval. No state moneys shall be encumbered in contracts let by a participating county until either final architectural plans and specifications have been approved by the authority, and subsequent construction bids have been received, or documents prepared by a participating county pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (d) of Section 20133 of the Public Contract Code have been approved by the Corrections Standards Authority, and a design-build contract has been awarded pursuant to that section. The review and approval of plans, specifications, or other documents by the authority are for the purpose of ensuring proper administration of moneys and determination of whether the project specifications comply with law and regulation. The authority may require changes in construction materials to enhance safety and security if materials proposed at the time of final plans and specifications are not essential and customary as used statewide for facilities of the same security level. Participating counties are responsible for the acquisition, design, renovation, construction, staffing, operation, repair, and maintenance of the project.

(b) The authority shall establish minimum standards and funding schedules and procedures, which shall take into consideration, but not be limited to, all of the following:

(1) Certification by a participating county of project site control through either fee simple ownership of the site or comparable long-term possession of the site, and right of access to the project sufficient to ensure undisturbed use and possession.

(2) Documentation of need for the project.

(3) A written project proposal.

(4) Submittal of a staffing plan for the project, including operational cost projections and documentation that the local youthful offender rehabilitative facility will be able to be safety staffed and operated within 90 days of completion.

(5) Submittal of architectural drawings, which shall be approved by the authority for compliance with minimum youthful offender rehabilitation facility standards and which also shall be approved by the State Fire Marshal for compliance with fire safety and life safety requirements.

(6) Documentation evidencing the filing by a participating county of a final notice of determination on its environmental impact report.

(7) Provisions intended to maintain the tax-exempt status of the bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes issued by the board.

(Amended by Stats. 2010, Ch. 729, Sec. 22. (AB 1628) Effective October 19, 2010.)

1976.
  

Participating county matching funds for projects funded under this article shall be a minimum of 25 percent of the total project costs. The authority may reduce matching fund requirements for participating counties with a general population below 200,000 upon petition by a participating county to the authority requesting a lower level of matching funds.

(Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 175, Sec. 30. Effective August 24, 2007. Operative September 1, 2007, by Sec. 37 of Ch. 175.)

1977.
  

In support of state funding authorized by this article, the Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) Population levels in local juvenile offender facilities across the state have dramatically increased.

(b) Although capacity in local juvenile offender rehabilitation and incarceration facilities has been added during the last decade, those facilities still face capacity problems, and aging facilities need to be repaired or replaced.

(c) Insufficient capacity at local juvenile offender rehabilitation and incarceration facilities may create risks to the public safety as well as a loss to the state of potentially productive members of society.

(d) By expanding local juvenile offender rehabilitation and incarceration facilities, this funding will serve a critical state purpose, which purpose represents valuable consideration in exchange for this state action.

(Added by Stats. 2009, 3rd Ex. Sess., Ch. 16, Sec. 20. Effective February 20, 2009.)

1978.
  

In the event that a county that has been conditionally awarded financing, pursuant to this article, later determines that participating with other counties in a shared regional facility would provide an improved solution to the county’s needs and the needs of other counties, the original county may apply to the Board of State and Community Corrections (BSCC) for redirection of the conditional award to another county that will be the lead county for the regional facility, in conjunction with the original county and, potentially, other counties. If the BSCC determines, based on findings submitted by the regional consortium of counties, that the redirection will result in cost savings, regional efficiencies, increased services, and improved outcomes, and that the design of the joint facility will enhance program delivery, health and mental health services, and the safety and security of minors, the BSCC may authorize the redirection of the conditional award. Redirection may only be considered prior to any approval or establishment of the project by the board.

(Added by Stats. 2013, Ch. 627, Sec. 3. (SB 365) Effective January 1, 2014.)

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