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AB-1314 Veterans’ homes: leases.(2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/20/2021 04:00 AM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 1314


Introduced by Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs (Assembly Members Irwin (Chair), Voepel (Vice Chair), Boerner Horvath, Daly, Frazier, Mathis, Muratsuchi, Petrie-Norris, Ramos, Salas, and Smith)

February 19, 2021


An act to amend Section 1023 of, and to add Section 1024 to, the Military and Veterans Code, relating to veterans’ homes.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1314, as introduced, Committee on Military and Veterans Affairs. Veterans’ homes: leases.
Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services to lease or let any real property held by the Department of Veterans Affairs for a home, and not needed for any direct or immediate purpose of the home, to any entity or person upon terms and conditions determined to be in the best interests of the home. Existing law generally requires moneys received in connection with the leasing or letting of a home to be deposited in the General Fund.
This bill would create the Veterans’ Home Fund. The bill would require moneys received in connection with the leasing or letting of a home to be deposited in the Veterans’ Home Fund. The bill would provide that money in the fund is available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the maintenance of existing homes and for the acquisition or construction of new or replacement homes, as specified.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 1023 of the Military and Veterans Code is amended to read:

1023.
 (a) The department may sue and be sued in any of the courts of this state. All property held by the department for a home shall be held in trust for the state and for the use and benefit of the home. The department shall manage the homes and administer their affairs, and, subject to the direction of the secretary, adopt rules and regulations for the government of the homes in conformity, as nearly as possible, to applicable state and federal rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs regulations.
(b) With the consent of the secretary, the Director of General Services may lease or let any real property held by the department for a home, and not needed for any direct or immediate purpose of the home, to any entity or person upon terms and conditions determined to be in the best interests of the home and its members. In any leasing or letting, except as provided in Section 1049, all moneys received in connection therewith shall be deposited in the General Fund. Veterans’ Home Fund.

SEC. 2.

 Section 1024 is added to the Military and Veterans Code, to read:

1024.
 There is in the State Treasury the Veterans’ Home Fund. All net proceeds from the sale or lease of Veterans’ Home of California property, except as provided in Section 1049, shall be deposited in the fund. Money in the fund shall be available, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the maintenance of existing homes, and for the acquisition or construction of new or replacement homes, including, but not limited to, the cost of design.