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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 3. POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION [66000 - 101060]

  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 14. MISCELLANEOUS [99000 - 101149.5]

  ( Division 14 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 68. PUBLIC EDUCATION BONDS [100400 - 100560]

  ( Part 68 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. )

CHAPTER 3. Higher Education Facilities [100450 - 100560]

  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. )

ARTICLE 1. Program Provision [100450 - 100460]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. )

100450.
  

The Legislature finds and declares all of the following:

(a) California’s economic and social prosperity relies on a higher education system that keeps pace with California’s growth. In the coming decades, the state’s economic prosperity will depend on increasing the productivity of the work force and on the ability to compete successfully in the world marketplace.

(b) The system of public higher education in this state includes the University of California, the Hastings College of the Law, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and their respective off-campus centers. Each of these institutions plays a vital role in maintaining California’s dominance in higher education in the United States.

(c) Over the last several years, studies have been completed by the California Postsecondary Education Commission, the University of California, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges to assess their long-term and short-term capital needs. Those studies demonstrate that the long-term and short-term needs total, in the aggregate, seven hundred fifty million dollars ($750,000,000) per year into the next century.

(d) Proceeds from the sale of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter may be used to fund construction on existing or new campuses and off-campus centers, including the construction of buildings and the acquisition of related fixtures, the renovation and reconstruction of facilities, site acquisition, the equipping of new, renovated, or reconstructed facilities, which equipment shall have an average useful life of 10 years; and to provide funds for the payment of preconstruction costs, including, but not limited to, preliminary plans and working drawings at the University of California, the Hastings College of the Law, the California State University and the California Community Colleges.

(e) The purposes of this article include assisting in meeting the capital outlay financing needs of California’s public higher education system.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. Approved in Proposition 1A at the November 3, 1998, election.)

100455.
  

(a) Two billion five hundred million dollars ($2,500,000,000) of the proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this part shall be deposited in the 1998 Higher Education Capital Outlay Bond Fund which is hereby established in the State Treasury. These funds shall be available for expenditure when appropriated.

(b) One billion two hundred fifty million dollars ($1,250,000,000) of the bonds described in subdivision (a), shall only be issued and sold pursuant to this chapter on or after July 1, 2000.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. Approved in Proposition 1A at the November 3, 1998, election.)

100457.
  

(a) Of the amount of bonds issued and sold pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 100455, one hundred sixty-five million dollars ($165,000,000) shall be allocated in the 2000–01 fiscal year to be available only for the following purposes:

(1) The development of new campuses of the University of California.

(2) The development of new campuses, small campuses with enrollments of less than 5,000 full-time equivalent students, and off-campus centers at the California State University and the California Community Colleges.

(b) The amount of the allocation of funds required pursuant to this section for the development of new campuses may be reduced by a future legislative act if the Legislature finds that state funds have been provided from sources other than the proceeds of bonds for capital outlay costs. The reduction shall be limited to the amount actually provided from sources other than bond proceeds.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. Approved in Proposition 1A at the November 3, 1998, election.)

100460.
  

The Higher Education Facilities Finance Committee established pursuant to Section 67353 is hereby authorized to create a debt or debts, liability or liabilities, of the State of California pursuant to this chapter for the purpose of providing funds to aid the University of California, the Hastings College of the Law, the California State University, and the California Community Colleges.

(Added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 407, Sec. 16. Approved in Proposition 1A at the November 3, 1998, election.)

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