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Military and Veterans Code - MVC

DIVISION 6. VETERANS BUILDINGS, MEMORIALS, AND CEMETERIES [1170 - 1480]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 604, Sec. 1. )

CHAPTER 7. California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement [1330 - 1338]
  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1221, Sec. 1. )

1330.
  

(a) The Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall establish a California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee composed of seven members as follows:

(1) Five members appointed by the Governor.

(2) One member appointed by the President pro Tempore of the Senate.

(3) One member appointed by the Speaker of the Assembly.

(b) The secretary shall appoint one member from the committee to serve as chairperson.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 558, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1331.
  

Members of the committee shall not receive any compensation.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 558, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1332.
  

The committee may request staff support and facilities for its activities from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the department may provide that support and be reimbursed for the cost of this support.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 558, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1333.
  

The committee shall be responsible for carrying out the purposes of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 558, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1334.
  

(a) The beautification and enhancement of an existing memorial on state grounds is hereby authorized. For the purposes of this act, “state grounds” means that property in the City of Sacramento bounded by “Ninth,” “Tenth,” “L,” and “N” Streets. The actual site for the beautification and enhancement of the memorial shall be the site of the existing memorial and surrounding ground.

(b) Funds for the beautification and enhancement of the memorial shall be provided through private contributions and through existing funds collected under the auspices of the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Commission. The Department of Veterans Affairs may receive contributions for this purpose.

(c) If the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee undertakes responsibility to construct a memorial under this chapter, it shall not begin construction until the Department of Finance has determined that sufficient private funding is available to construct, enhance, and maintain the memorial, and the committee signs a maintenance agreement with the state, as created under subdivision (f) of Section 1335.5, to maintain the memorial with private contributions.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 520, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2009. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1335.
  

With respect to the design and construction of an enhanced memorial, the committee may do all of the following:

(a) Establish a schedule for the design, construction, and dedication of the enhanced memorial.

(b) Implement procedures to solicit designs for beautifying and enhancing the memorial and devise a selection process for the choice of the design.

(c) Select individuals or organizations to provide fundraising services and to construct the enhanced memorial.

(d) Review and monitor the design and construction of the memorial and establish a program for the rededication of the memorial.

(e) Consult with the Department of General Services to determine parameters for the final size of the memorial.

(f) Consult with and obtain final design and site orientation approval from the Department of General Services and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 558, Sec. 6. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1335.5.
  

With respect to the design and construction of an enhanced memorial, the Department of General Services, in consultation with the committee, shall seek to accomplish the following goals:

(a) Review the preliminary design plans to identify potential maintenance concerns.

(b) Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336) and other safety concerns.

(c) Review and approval of proper California Environmental Quality Act documents prepared for work at the designated state grounds.

(d) Review of final construction documents to ensure that all requirements are met.

(e) Preparation and attainment of the right-of-entry permit outlining the final area of work, final construction documents, construction plans, the contractor hired to perform the work, insurance, bonding, provisions for damage to state property, and inspection requirements.

(f) Prepare a maintenance agreement outlining the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee’s responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the memorial due to aging, vandalism, or relocation.

(g) Inspect the construction performed by the contractor selected by the California Mexican American Veterans’ Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee.

(Added by Stats. 2008, Ch. 520, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 2009. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1336.
  

The design of the enhanced memorial shall be as politically neutral as possible.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 1221, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1994. Repealed on date prescribed in Section 1338.)

1338.
  

The committee shall notify the Governor and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs when beautification and enhancement of the memorial pursuant to this chapter is complete. This chapter shall remain in effect only until, and shall be repealed on, January 1 of the year following that notification, unless a later enacted statute, which is enacted before that date, deletes or extends that date.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 558, Sec. 7. Effective January 1, 2008. Repealed on date prescribed by its own provisions. Note: Repeal affects Chapter 7, commencing with Section 1330.)

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