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AB-409 Southern California Veterans Cemetery.(2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/09/2017 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 409


Introduced by Assembly Member Quirk-Silva

February 09, 2017


An act to amend Section 1410 of the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans cemeteries.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 409, as introduced, Quirk-Silva. Southern California Veterans Cemetery.
Existing law establishes the Department of Veterans Affairs. Existing law requires the department, in voluntary cooperation with local government entities in Orange County, to design, develop, construct, and equip a state-owned and state-operated Southern California Veterans Cemetery, located at the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro.
This bill would make technical, nonsubstantive changes to these provisions.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 1410 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read:

1410.
 (a) (1) The department, in voluntary cooperation with local government entities in Orange County pursuant to Section 1412, shall design, develop, construct, and equip a state-owned and state-operated Southern California Veterans Cemetery, which shall be located at the site of the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, Toro on 125 acres known as the Amended and Restated Development Agreement Site in the Great Park in the City of Irvine.
(2) The department shall oversee and coordinate the design, development, and construction of the cemetery.
(3) For purposes of this chapter, “department” means the Department of Veterans Affairs.
(b) (1) Subject to the eligibility requirements described in Section 2402 of Title 38 of the United States Code, as amended from time to time, honorably discharged veterans, their spouses, and eligible dependent children are eligible for interment in the cemetery. The department shall establish a fee to be charged for interment of veteran spouses and eligible dependent children. The amount of the fee shall not exceed the reasonable costs to the department for interment in the cemetery.
(2) Subject to Section 1418, for the purposes of this subdivision, the department shall adopt regulations to specify the eligibility requirements for interment in the cemetery.
(3) All fees received pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be deposited in the Southern California Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Maintenance Fund created pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 1412.