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AB-1190 Parks and recreation: County of San Bernardino: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/18/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1190


Introduced by Assembly Member Mayes

February 18, 2021


An act relating to parks and recreation.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1190, as introduced, Mayes. Parks and recreation: County of San Bernardino: Big Morongo Canyon Preserve.
The Cameron-Unruh Beach, Park, Recreational, and Historical Facilities Bond Act of 1964 authorized the issuance and sale of $150,000,000 in state general obligation bonds to finance the acquisition and development of lands for recreational purposes. The act established the State Park and Recreation Finance Committee for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale of the bonds authorized by the act.
The State Beach, Park, Recreational, and Historical Facilities Bond Act of 1974, also known as the Z’berg-Collier Park Bond Act, authorized the issuance and sale of $250,000,000 in state general obligation bonds to finance the acquisition and development of lands for recreational purposes. The act established the State Park and Recreation Finance Committee for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale of the bonds authorized by the act.
The Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act) authorizes the issuance of bonds for the purpose of financing a program for the acquisition, development, improvement, rehabilitation, restoration, enhancement, and protection of park, recreational, cultural, historical, fish and wildlife, lake, riparian, reservoir, river, and coastal resources, as specified. That bond act prohibits the use of the grant funds unless the applicant has agreed to certain conditions, including, but not limited to, using the property only for the purposes for which the grant was made and making no other use or sale or other disposition of the property, except as authorized by a specific act of the Legislature.
This bill would authorize the County of San Bernardino to convey fee title in lands within the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve acquired with grant moneys from these bond acts, as provided, to the United States Bureau of Land Management, as specified.
This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the County of San Bernardino.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: YES   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Notwithstanding any other law, the County of San Bernardino may, as and only to the extent authorized, convey fee title in lands within the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve acquired with grant moneys received pursuant to the Cameron-Unruh Beach, Park, Recreational and Historical Facilities Bond Act of 1964 (Chapter 1.6 (commencing with Section 5096.1) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, as it read on January 1, 2015) to the United States Bureau of Land Management, subject to those lands being restricted in the conveyance instrument, to the satisfaction of the Department of Parks and Recreation, to remain available to the public for recreational purposes in perpetuity.

SEC. 2.

 Notwithstanding any other law, the County of San Bernardino may, as and only to the extent authorized, convey fee title in lands within the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve acquired with grant moneys received pursuant to the Z’berg-Collier Park Bond Act (Chapter 1.67 (commencing with Section 5096.71) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code, as it read on January 1, 2015) to the United States Bureau of Land Management.

SEC. 3.

 Notwithstanding any other law, the County of San Bernardino may, pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 5096.343 of the Public Resources Code, convey fee title in lands within the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve acquired with grant moneys received pursuant to the Safe Neighborhood Parks, Clean Water, Clean Air, and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2000 (Chapter 1.692 (commencing with Section 5096.300) of Division 5 of the Public Resources Code)(“Villaraigosa-Keeley Act”) to the United States Bureau of Land Management, subject to those lands being restricted in the conveyance instrument, to the satisfaction of the Department of Parks and Recreation, to be maintained in accordance with the Villaraigosa-Keeley Act and the terms and conditions contained in the original grant agreement entered into thereunder with the County of San Bernardino.

SEC. 4.

 The Legislature finds and declares that a special statute is necessary and that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution because of the unique lands in the County of San Bernardino described in Sections 1 to 3, inclusive, of this act.