Section 15819.90

(a)

It is the intent of the Legislature to make an appropriation for three additional sites of the Southern California Veterans Home, following construction of the veterans home at Barstow, for a total of four sites.

(b)

(1)(A)The board shall issue revenue bonds, negotiable notes, or negotiable bond anticipation notes pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) to finance the construction of an additional site of the Southern California Veterans Home only in accordance with subparagraph (B).

(B)

Authorization and bond issuance for the second site shall take place after the department certifies that the construction of the first site, the veterans home at Barstow, has been completed and opened, and demonstrates to the State Public Works Board that the facility is fully operational and that there is a demonstrated demand for a second site.

(2)

The second, third, and fourth sites shall be in addition to the first site located at Barstow.

(c)

The amount of revenue bonds, negotiable notes, or negotiable bond anticipation notes to be sold pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) for capital outlay for this purpose shall not exceed the sum of twelve million dollars ($12,000,000). This amount shall be available as necessary for the site studies, suitability reports, environmental studies, master planning, architectural programming, schematics, preliminary plans, working drawings, construction, and equipment of site two of the Southern California Veterans Home. These funds shall also be used for repayment of any loan made pursuant to former Section 15819.90, as added by Chapter 943 of the Statutes of 1995, for costs related to the first and second sites.

(d)

In addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to subdivision (g), the sum of sixty-six million dollars ($66,000,000) in federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C.A. Sec. 8131 et seq.), is hereby appropriated to the board on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purposes of construction or repayment of any loan related to the second, third, and fourth sites of the Southern California Veterans Home. In the event that bonds are not issued or sold, any loans for the purposes of this section or former Section 15819.90, shall be repaid from the departments annual support appropriations.

(e)

The amount of revenue bonds, negotiable notes, or negotiable bond anticipation notes to be sold shall equal the costs of performance of all functions referred to in subdivision (c), and any additional amounts, as specified in subdivision (h).

(f)

The amount of negotiable bond anticipation notes to be sold pursuant to this section shall not exceed the amount of revenue bonds or negotiable notes authorized by this section.

(g)

Notwithstanding Section 13340, funds derived for the purposes of this section from the financing methods of Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 15830) are hereby appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the board on behalf of the Department of Veterans Affairs for the construction or repayment of any loans related to the second site of the Southern California Veterans Home.

(h)

The State Public Works Board may borrow funds for all phases of the projects from the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Sections 16212 and 16313, and any other legal fund sources.

(i)

The board may authorize the augmentation of the cost of the construction of the sites set forth in this chapter pursuant to the boards authority under Section 13332.11. In addition, the board may authorize any additional amounts necessary to pay the costs of financing, including, but not limited to, the payment of interest during construction of the sites, any additional amount as may be authorized by the board to pay the cost of financing a reasonably required reserve fund, interest payable on any interim loan for the homes from the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Section 16312, and the costs of issuance of permanent financing of the sites. Notwithstanding subdivision (d) of Section 13332.11, the board shall defer all augmentations in excess of 10 percent of the amount appropriated for each capital outlay project until the Legislature makes additional funds available for the specific project.

(j)

The Department of Veterans Affairs is hereby authorized to enter into any lease agreement with the State Public Works Board necessary to achieve completion of the construction phase of the second, third, and fourth Southern California Veterans Home project sites. The Director of Veterans Affairs shall notify the Chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee of the directors intention to execute any lease agreement authorized by this section at least 45 days prior to its execution.

(k)

This section shall be repealed on January 1 following certification to the Public Works Board by the Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs, and with Department of Finance concurrence, that the construction project at Chula Vista is complete and that all accounting records are closed.

Location: https://www.weblaws.org/california/codes/ca_gov%E2%80%99t_code_section_15819.90.

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