California Laws - Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 5. VETERANS' INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 2. VETERANS' HOMES BOND ACT OF 2000

Article 2. Veterans' Homes (1103-1104.2) (2498)(1-click HTML)

1103. The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the Veterans' Home Fund, which is hereby created in the State Treasury. (2499)

1104. (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, money in the fund shall be used by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose of designing and constructing veterans' homes in California and completing a comprehensive renovation of the Veterans' Home at Yountville. Funding from this bond shall be allocated to fund the state's matching requirement to construct or renovate those veterans' homes in Section 1011 first, and then fund any additional homes established under this section. These homes shall be in addition to sites authorized under Section 1011. (2500)

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, construction contracts awarded for veterans' homes shall have a statewide participation goal of not less than 3 percent for disabled veteran business enterprises, as defined in subdivision (g) of Section 999. (2501)

1104.1. (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, the moneys in the Veterans' Home Fund established by Section 1103 are, subject to the limit set forth in subdivision (b), hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, for the funding of the state's matching requirement for the design, equipping, and construction of all of the following: (2502)

(1) The Veterans' Home of California, Lancaster, as described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 1011. (2503)

(2) The Veterans' Home of California, Saticoy, as described in paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 1011. (2504)

(3) The Veterans' Home of California, West Los Angeles, as provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 1104. (2505)

(b) The total amount appropriated in accordance with subdivision (a) may not exceed the sum of thirty-one million dollars ($31,000,000). (2506)

(c) The homes specified in subdivision (a) may care for veterans with substance abuse disorders. (2507)

(d) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, in addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, the federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans' Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.) are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, for the purpose of design, equipping, construction, renovation of, or expansion or repayment of any loan related to the projects specified in this section. (2508)

(e) Subject to approval of the Department of Finance, the Department of Veterans Affairs may expend state funds pursuant to this section for the design of projects specified in this section in anticipation of the receipt of federal matching funds. (2509)

1104.2. (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, an amount, not to exceed the sum of fifteen million dollars ($15,000,000), is hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, from the Veterans' Home Fund to the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, for the state's matching share for the design, construction, equipping, and renovation of the Veterans' Home of California, Yountville, as described in Section 1011. (2510)

(b) Excluding any funds required to pay for costs associated with issuing and administering general obligation bonds, any remaining general obligation bond funds available in the Veterans' Home Fund created under Section 1103 after funding the design, construction, equipping, expansion, or renovation of the Lancaster, Saticoy, West Los Angeles, or Yountville veterans homes, as specified in Section 1104.1 and subdivision (a), and projects funded through any Budget Act, are, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years to the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, to fund the state's matching share for renovations, design, construction, and equipping at Yountville consistent with the purposes established in subdivision (a) of Section 1104. (2511)

(c) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, in addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, the federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans' Home Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.), are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance, for the purpose of design, construction, equipping, renovation of, or expansion or repayment of any loan related to, the projects specified in this section. (2512)

(d) Subject to approval of the Department of Finance, the Department of Veterans Affairs may expend state funds pursuant to this section for the design of projects specified in this section in anticipation of the receipt of federal matching funds. (2513)

(e) The Department of Veterans Affairs shall prepare and submit a report to the Legislature and Governor semiannually, beginning on March 1, 2005, on the progress of the acquisition, design, equipping, construction, establishment, and expansion of the veterans' homes specified in Section 15819.60 of the Government Code, including updated cost estimates and a synopsis on the efficacy of the design-build procurement process. (2514)

  

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