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  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )


  ( Division 3 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 111. )

PART 10.5. STATE PUBLIC WORKS BOARD [15752 - 15799.6]

  ( Heading of Part 10.5 renumbered from Part 10 (as added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 170) by Stats. 1959, Ch. 1259. )

CHAPTER 5. Emergency Public Works [15799 - 15799.6]
  ( Chapter 5 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1030. )


The Legislature finds and declares that properly timed capital outlays for needed public works are an important instrument for combating unemployment and for maintaining a healthy state economy. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this chapter to establish procedures whereby an inventory of public works may be made available for implementation on short notice when and if funds become available during periods of temporary severe unemployment.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 323, Sec. 48. Effective July 1, 1983.)


The board, pursuant to its powers and duties under subdivision (d) of Section 15790, may, if in the board’s opinion conditions warrant, develop and maintain a contingency plan for emergency public works consistent with the intent of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 323, Sec. 49. Effective July 1, 1983.)


The contingency plan for emergency public works shall consist of capital outlay or maintenance projects that have never been included in the Governor’s Budget or otherwise submitted for legislative review but which, in the opinion of the board, would serve a useful public purpose if implemented.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 323, Sec. 50. Effective July 1, 1983.)


If the board determines that an emergency public works plan is necessary, the board shall submit the plan annually to the Governor in time for incorporation into his or her economic report to the Legislature as required by Section 15901. The report shall identify and describe each project contained in the plan with at least the following information:

(a) The nature of the project and the public purpose to be served.

(b) The location of the project.

(c) The minimum number of days following assurance of funding required to begin onsite labor on the project.

(d) The cost of the project and possible sources of funds.

(e) The projected costs of maintenance and operation of the product of such a project upon completion, and the source of funds for such maintenance and operation.

(Amended by Stats. 1983, Ch. 323, Sec. 51. Effective July 1, 1983.)

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