Today's Law As Amended

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SB-767 Off-highway vehicular recreation: Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area: Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area.(2019-2020)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 5090.42 is added to the Public Resources Code, to read:

 (a) Notwithstanding Sections 11011 and 11011.1 of the Government Code, the department may dispose of the portion of the Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area known as the “Alameda-Tesla Expansion Area,” which encompasses approximately 3,100 acres in the County of Alameda, to permanently preserve that land for conservation purposes by sale of a perpetual recorded conservation easement deed restriction or fee title if the department, after holding a public hearing on the matter and in consultation with stakeholders, determines that disposing of the land is in the public interest.
(b) (1) If the department determines that disposing of the land is in the public interest, the Department of General Services may sell the land or otherwise dispose of the land pursuant to this authorization upon any terms and conditions and subject to any reservations and exceptions that the Department of General Services deems to be in the best interests of the state.
(2) The Department of General Services shall sell the land only to a local agency or nonprofit organization for use as a park or other open-space purpose. The land shall be sold for no less than the original purchase price based on the actual parcels to be included in the sale.
(3) For purposes of this subdivision, “park or other open-space purpose” means a use of the land’s natural resources that is consistent with a conservation purpose, including preservation of native biological diversity, wildlife habitats, and cultural resources, the enjoyment of scenic beauty, and nonmotorized public recreation.
(c) Any revenue from the disposition of the land shall, upon appropriation by the Legislature, first be used to reimburse the Department of General Services for any cost or expense incurred in the disposition of the land, and then any remaining revenue shall be deposited in the fund.