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  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1939, Ch. 94. )

CHAPTER 1.695. Public Review of State Agency Acquisition of Conservation Lands [5096.500 - 5096.520]

  ( Chapter 1.695 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 708, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 1. General Provisions [5096.500 - 5096.501]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 708, Sec. 1. )


The Legislature finds and declares as follows:

(a) It is vital to ensure public confidence in amounts paid, and procedures used, for the acquisition of property by state agencies that spend taxpayer or bond funds.

(b) It is important to ensure that an acquisition agency act expeditiously to purchase critically needed conservation lands for their preservation and protection.

(c) The purpose of this chapter is to ensure that information on the acquisition of conservation lands by state agencies is made available to the public, while ensuring that these lands continue to be acquired in an efficient and expeditious manner.

(Added by Stats. 2004, Ch. 708, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 2005.)


For purposes of this chapter, the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Acquisition agency” means the Wildlife Conservation Board, the Department of Parks and Recreation, or a state conservancy.

(b) “Conservation lands” means any land or interest therein to be acquired by an acquisition agency, or that is owned by the state.

(c) “Major acquisition” means an acquisition for which one or more agencies propose to spend more than fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000) of state funds.

(d) “Project partner” means a public agency or nonprofit organization that is seeking state funding for itself or for another public agency or nonprofit organization, from an acquisition agency for the acquisition of conservation lands.

(e) “Specialty interests” means those partial property interests that may exist on a property and that can require specialized knowledge and experience to value, including, but not limited to, timber, water, minerals, or carbon credits.

(Amended by Stats. 2012, Ch. 394, Sec. 1. (SB 1266) Effective January 1, 2013.)

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