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DIVISION 8.5. MELLO-GRANLUND OLDER CALIFORNIANS ACT [9000 - 9757.5]

  ( Division 8.5 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. )

CHAPTER 9. Senior Center Bond Act of 1984 [9590 - 9605]
  ( Chapter 9 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. )

9590.
  

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the Senior Center Bond Act of 1984.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9591.
  

The following definitions shall govern the construction of this chapter:

(a) “Acquiring” means obtaining ownership of an existing facility in fee simple or by lease for 10 years or more for use as a senior center.

(b) “Altering” or “renovating” means making modifications to an existing facility that are necessary for cost-effective use as a senior center, including restoration, repair, expansion, and all related physical improvements.

(c) “Area agency” means the area agency on aging designated in a planning and service area to develop and administer the area plan for a comprehensive and coordinated system of services for older individuals.

(d) “Board” means the California Department of Aging.

(e) “Bond” means a state general obligation bond issued pursuant to this chapter adopting the provisions of the State General Obligation Bond Law.

(f) “Committee” means the Senior Center Finance Committee.

(g) “Constructing” means building a new facility, including the costs of land acquisition and architectural and engineering fees.

(h) “Equipment” means tangible personal property having a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of three hundred dollars ($300) or more.

(i) “Fund” means the Senior Center Bond Act Fund of 1984.

(j) “Multipurpose senior center” means a community facility with regular operating hours and staff that provides for a broad spectrum of health, social, nutritional, and educational services and recreational activities for older individuals.

(k) “Nonprofit” means an institution or organization that is owned and operated by one or more corporations or associations, with no part of the net earnings benefiting any private shareholder or individual.

(l) “Planning and service area” means a geographic area that is designated for purposes of planning, development, delivery, and overall administration of services under an area plan.

(m) “Program” means one of the service components provided for older individuals in a senior center.

(n) “Senior center” means a community focal point on aging, where older individuals as individuals or in groups come together for services and activities which enhance their dignity, support their independence, and encourage their involvement in and with the community. Senior center programs consist of a variety of services and activities in areas, such as education, creative arts, recreation, advocacy, leadership development, employment, health, nutrition, social work, and other supportive services.

(o) “Startup costs” means a one-time capital outlay to fund programs in a newly constructed senior center, a one-time capital outlay to fund additional programs in an existing senior center, or initial service delivery costs.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9592.
  

There is hereby created in the State Treasury the Senior Center Bond Act Fund, which is comprised of moneys collected pursuant to the issuance and sale of bonds pursuant to this chapter. The Senior Center Bond Act Fund is hereby appropriated to the Controller, without regard to fiscal years, for allocation, upon the request of the director, for the purposes specified in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9593.
  

The department shall make awards from funds derived from this bond act to public or private nonprofit agencies for the purpose of acquiring, renovating, constructing, and purchasing of equipment for senior centers, or funding startup costs of programs, or program expansion of senior center programs.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9594.
  

Eligible applicants for funding under this chapter include units of general purpose local government or other nonprofit private agencies or organizations, including the State of California or area agencies on aging.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9595.
  

(a) A recipient of a contract for the acquisition of a facility to be used as a senior center shall assure that the facility will be used for that purpose for at least 10 years from the date of acquisition.

(b) A recipient of a contract for the renovation of an existing facility to be used as a senior center shall assure the department that the facility will be used for that purpose for the following periods:

(1) Not less than three years from the date the contract terminates, where the amount of the award does not exceed thirty thousand dollars ($30,000).

(2) If the award exceeds thirty thousand dollars ($30,000), the fixed period of time shall increase one year for each additional ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or part thereof, to a maximum of seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000).

(3) For awards which exceed seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), the fixed period of time shall not be less than 10 years.

(c) A recipient of a contract for the construction of a facility to be used as a senior center shall assure the department the facility will be used for that purpose for at least 20 years after completion of construction.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9596.
  

(a) The State of California shall be entitled to recapture a portion of state funds from the owner of a facility, if within 10 years after acquisition or 20 years after completion of construction, either of the following occurs:

(1) The owner of the facility ceases to be a public or nonprofit agency.

(2) The facility is no longer used for senior center activities.

(b) The amount recovered shall be that proportion of the current value of the facility equal to the proportion of state funds contributed to the original cost. The current value of the facility shall be determined by an agreement between the owner of the facility and the State of California, or by an action in the court in the jurisdiction in which the facility is located.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9597.
  

A facility altered, acquired, renovated, constructed, or equipped using funds allocated under this chapter to be used for a senior center facility may not be used and may not be intended to be used for sectarian instruction or as a place for religious worship.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9598.
  

In a senior center facility that is shared with other age groups, funds received under this chapter may support only the following:

(a) That part of the facility used by older individuals.

(b) A proportionate share of the costs based on the extent of use of the facility by older individuals.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9599.
  

Proposals shall do all of the following:

(a) Document the need for a senior center or renovation, program addition, or expansion or equipment purchase.

(b) Contain a written commitment from service providers that services will be provided in the senior center.

(c) Contain a community match for funding equal to 15 percent of the total amount requested. The match may be in cash or in kind. Each area agency shall waive the community match upon verifying that the low-income or rural community made a substantial effort to secure a match, but still was unable to secure the required match.

(d) Document the cost effectiveness of the proposal.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9600.
  

(a) Priority for funding shall be given to proposals for multipurpose senior centers that are open to all seniors. Each area agency shall rank the proposals it submits to the department for funding. The area agency, together with its advisory council, in ranking the proposals shall consider the most feasible facilities to serve as senior centers and the most qualified local agencies to operate the programs in those centers in their jurisdictions. Approval from the area agency shall be obtained before any contract is awarded in its jurisdiction.

(b) The department and each area agency shall also give priority consideration to fund proposals that are from rural or low-income and racial or ethnic minority areas of the state.

(c) The department shall consider any protest or objection regarding the award of a contract, whether submitted before or after the award, provided that the protest is filed within the time period established in the request for proposals. All protests or objections shall be filed in writing. The protesting party shall be notified in writing of the final decision on the protest, and the notification shall set forth the rationale upon which the decision is based.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9601.
  

Funds not utilized by each planning and service area shall be reallocated to other planning and service areas with the highest documented need for a senior center.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9602.
  

The State General Obligation Bond Law is adopted for the purpose of the issuance, sale, and repayment of, and otherwise providing with respect to, the bonds authorized to be issued pursuant to this chapter, and the provisions of that law are included in this chapter as though set out in full in this chapter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9603.
  

For the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale, pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law, of the bonds authorized in this chapter, the Senior Center Finance Committee is hereby created. The committee consists of the Treasurer, the Controller, the Director of Finance, and the director. The committee is hereby authorized and empowered to create a debt or debts, or liability or liabilities, of the State of California, in the aggregate amount of fifty million dollars ($50,000,000), in the manner provided in this chapter. The debt or debts, or liability or liabilities shall be created for the purpose of acquiring, renovation, constructing, purchasing of equipment, funding startup costs of programs, or funding expansion of existing programs of senior centers. When sold, the bonds authorized by this chapter shall constitute valid and legally binding general obligations of the State of California, and the full faith and credit of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual payment of both principal and interest thereon. There shall be collected annually in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected such a sum, in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state, as shall be required to pay the interest and principal on the bonds maturing each year, and it is hereby made the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the collection of the revenue to do and perform each and every act that shall be necessary to collect that additional sum. All money deposited in the fund that has been derived from premium and accrued interest on bonds sold shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond interest. All money deposited in the fund pursuant to any provision of law requiring repayments to the state for assistance financed by the proceeds of the bonds authorized by this chapter shall be available for transfer to the General Fund. When transferred to the General Fund, this money shall be applied as a reimbursement to the General Fund on account of principal and interest on the bonds paid from the General Fund.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9604.
  

There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury for the purpose of this chapter, an amount as will be equal to the following:

(a) That sum annually as will be necessary to pay the principal of, and the interest on, the bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter, as principal and interest become due and payable.

(b) That sum as is necessary to carry out Section 9603, which sum is appropriated without regard to fiscal years.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

9605.
  

(a) For purposes of carrying out this chapter, the Director of Finance may, by executive order, authorize the withdrawal from the General Fund of an amount or amounts not to exceed the amount of the unsold bonds which the committee has by resolution authorized to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this chapter. Any amounts withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund and shall be disbursed by the board in accordance with this chapter. These withdrawals from the General Fund shall be returned to the General Fund with interest at the rate which would have otherwise been earned by these sums in the Pooled Money Investment Fund.

(b) The committee may authorize the Treasurer to sell all or any part of the bonds authorized by this chapter at the time or times as may be fixed by the Treasurer.

(c) All proceeds from the sale of bonds, except those derived from premiums and accrued interest, shall be available for the purpose provided in Section 9592 but shall not be available for transfer to the General Fund to pay principal and interest on bonds. The money in the fund may be expended only as provided in this chapter.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 1097, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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