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California Laws | Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 5. VETERANS' INSTITUTIONS
CHAPTER 1. VETERANS' HOME OF CALIFORNIA (1010-1051)

(1) The secretary. (2476)

(2) The fiscal committees of the Assembly and the Senate. (2477)

(3) The committees of the Assembly and the Senate that have subject matter jurisdiction over veterans' affairs. (2478)

(4) The Veterans' Home Allied Council. (2479)

(e) The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund for the Veterans' Home of California, Yountville, shall maintain a reserve in the amount of two million dollars ($2,000,000). The reserve shall be invested in securities, upon the advice of the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund Advisory Committee and with the approval of the administrator and the secretary. (2480)

1048. (a) The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund shall include proceeds from the California Veterans Homes Fund, operations of the Veterans' Home Exchange, revenue derived from the issuance of prisoner-of-war special license plates pursuant to Section 5101.5 of the Vehicle Code, all funds derived from golf course green fees and range ball fees, all donations to the fund, interest earned on invested funds, funds derived from the estates of deceased members, and any other moneys or property described in this chapter, including, but not limited to, moneys and properties received by the home from estate assets located outside the home, regardless of amount. (2481)

(b) The administrator shall prepare an itemized report that is organized by category and accounts for all funds deposited into the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund and transmitted to the Controller under Section 1047 during the previous fiscal year and shall submit the report on or before August 20 of each year to all of the following: (2482)

(1) The secretary. (2483)

(2) The fiscal committees of the Assembly and the Senate. (2484)

(3) The committees of the Assembly and the Senate that have subject matter jurisdiction over veterans affairs. (2485)

(4) The Veterans' Home Allied Council. (2486)

1049. Moneys in the Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Fund maintained under subdivision (a) of Section 1047 may be used to establish or operate a Veterans' Home Exchange that may conduct any lawful endeavor which, in the judgment of the administrator, will benefit the veterans, except as prohibited under subdivision (b) of Section 1047. The administrator may establish the Veterans' Home Exchange to operate at a profit. (2487)

1050. The Veterans' Home Allied Council, which is established pursuant to the constitution of the Allied Council, Veterans' Home of California, and which is composed of members of the home, is hereby recognized as an established advisory body to the administrator. (2488)

1051. (a) There is hereby established in the State Treasury the California Veterans Homes Fund to receive those amounts transferred to the fund pursuant to Section 18811 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. (2489)

(b) Any funds remaining in the Veterans' Quality of Life Fund, as established by Section 2 of Chapter 143 of the Statutes of 2005, shall be transferred to the California Veterans Homes Fund established by subdivision (a). (2490)

CHAPTER 2. VETERANS' HOMES BOND ACT OF 2000 (2491)(Text)

Article 1. General Provisions (1100-1102) (2492)(Text)

1100. This chapter shall be known, and may be cited, as the Veterans' Homes Bond Act of 2000. (2493)

1102. As used in this chapter, the following terms have the following meaning: (2494)

(a) "Board" means the Department of Veterans Affairs designated in accordance with subdivision (b) of Section 1108. (2495)

(b) "Committee" means the Veterans' Home Finance Committee created pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 1108. (2496)

(c) "Fund" means the Veterans' Home Fund created pursuant to Section 1103. (2497)

Article 2. Veterans' Homes (1103-1104.2) (2498)(Text)

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)

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