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AB-358 Regional economic development areas.(2017-2018)



SECTION 1.

 Article 7 (commencing with Section 12100.500) is added to Chapter 1.6 of Part 2 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code, to read:

Article  7. Regional Economic Development Area Act
12100.500.
 (a) This article shall be known, and may be cited, as the Regional Economic Development Area Act.
(b) A city, county, or city and county may designate an area within the city, county, or city and county that includes an active or inactive military base and up to ___ square miles surrounding the military base as a regional economic development area. Upon adoption of a regional economic development area, the city, county, or city and county shall submit a request to the office for certification of the regional economic area.
(c) The office shall review a request by a city, county, or city and county pursuant to subdivision (b) and shall determine whether the area designated by the city, county, or city and county complies with subdivision (b) and any regulations adopted pursuant to subdivision (e). If the designated area is sufficient, the office shall certify the regional economic development area.
(d) A regional economic development area certified pursuant to subdivision (c) shall receive priority for any grant of funds from a state agency for projects within that regional economic development area.
(e) The office shall adopt regulations to implement this article.