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AB-706 Legislature: facilities. (2021-2022)

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Date Published: 02/16/2021 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2021–2022 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill
No. 706


Introduced by Assembly Member Cooley

February 16, 2021


An act to amend Sections 9114.5 and 9123 of the Government Code, relating to the Legislature.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 706, as introduced, Cooley. Legislature: facilities.
(1) Existing law, known as the State Capitol Building Annex Act of 2016, authorizes the Joint Rules Committee to pursue the construction of a state capitol building annex or the restoration, rehabilitation, renovation, or reconstruction of the existing State Capitol Building Annex, as provided. In accordance with specified provisions of the California Constitution, the act also expressly appropriates a specified amount of moneys from the State Project Infrastructure Fund to cover the costs of the design and construction of components of the project or projects authorized by the act that will modify portions of the west wing of the State Capitol in order to facilitate a fully functional State Capitol.
This bill would clarify that the amount appropriated for the costs of the design and construction of components of the project or projects that will modify portions of the west wing of the State Capitol are determined by an agreement required under the act, including any amendments to that agreement.
(2) Existing law provides that title to specified legislative office facilities is vested in the Legislature. A provision of existing law requires that the space in the legislative office facilities be allocated from time to time by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Assembly Committee on Rules in accordance with their determination of the needs of the Legislature, as specified.
This bill would make a nonsubstantive change to that provision.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

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


SECTION 1.

 Section 9114.5 of the Government Code is amended to read:

9114.5.
 (a) There is hereby appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, from the State Project Infrastructure Fund to the Operating Funds of the Assembly and Senate an amount up to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000), as determined by the agreement entered into pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 9112, 9112 and any amendments thereto, to cover the costs of the design and construction of those components of the project or projects authorized by Section 9112 that will modify portions of the west wing of the State Capitol in order to facilitate a fully functional State Capitol. Any transfer of the funds appropriated pursuant to this section shall occur at the same time as the transfer of funds pursuant to subparagraph (C) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (a) of Section 14692.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the appropriation in subdivision (a) constitute an express appropriation for the alteration or modification of the color, detail, design, structure, or fixtures of the historically restored areas of the first, second, and third floors and the exterior of the west wing of the State Capitol, as required by Section 28 of Article IV of the California Constitution.

SEC. 2.

 Section 9123 of the Government Code is amended to read:

9123.
 (a) Title to the buildings and property bounded by 10th, 11th, N, and O Streets in the City of Sacramento shall vest in the Legislature on the effective date of this act. The Legislature may transfer title for the purposes of any financing of the project, however, at the conclusion of any financing, title shall revest in the Legislature.
(b) The Legislature shall have jurisdiction over the project.
(c) All space in the legislative office facilities and all annexes and additions thereto shall be allocated from time to time by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Assembly Committee on Rules in accordance with their determination of the needs of the Legislature and the two houses thereof. The committees shall allocate the space as they determine to be necessary for facilities and agencies in dealing with the Legislature as a whole, including, but not limited to, press quarters, billrooms, telephone rooms, and offices for the Legislative Counsel, Legislative Analyst, Auditor General, California State Auditor, and for committees created by the two houses jointly. The committees shall allocate to the Senate and the Assembly, respectively, the space they determine to be needed by the houses and their committees and the members, their officers, employees, and attaches thereof. The space for members thus allocated to the Senate and to the Assembly shall be allotted from time to time proportionately, according to party affiliation, by the Senate Committee on Rules and the Assembly Committee on Rules, respectively.