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California Laws | Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 6. VETERANS BUILDINGS, MEMORIALS, AND CEMETERIES
CHAPTER 7. CALIFORNIA MEXICAN AMERICAN VETERANS' MEMORIAL BEAUTIFICATION AND ENHANCEMENT (1330-1338)

(c) If the California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee undertakes responsibility to construct a memorial under this chapter, it shall not begin construction until the Department of Finance has determined that sufficient private funding is available to construct, enhance, and maintain the memorial, and the committee signs a maintenance agreement with the state, as created under subdivision (f) of Section 1335.5, to maintain the memorial with private contributions. (2726)

1335. With respect to the design and construction of an enhanced memorial, the committee may do all of the following: (2727)

(a) Establish a schedule for the design, construction, and dedication of the enhanced memorial. (2728)

(b) Implement procedures to solicit designs for beautifying and enhancing the memorial and devise a selection process for the choice of the design. (2729)

(c) Select individuals or organizations to provide fundraising services and to construct the enhanced memorial. (2730)

(d) Review and monitor the design and construction of the memorial and establish a program for the rededication of the memorial. (2731)

(e) Consult with the Department of General Services to determine parameters for the final size of the memorial. (2732)

(f) Consult with and obtain final design and site orientation approval from the Department of General Services and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (2733)

1335.5. With respect to the design and construction of an enhanced memorial, the Department of General Services, in consultation with the committee, shall seek to accomplish the following goals: (2734)

(a) Review the preliminary design plans to identify potential maintenance concerns. (2735)

(b) Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336) and other safety concerns. (2736)

(c) Review and approval of proper California Environmental Quality Act documents prepared for work at the designated state grounds. (2737)

(d) Review of final construction documents to ensure that all requirements are met. (2738)

(e) Preparation and attainment of the right-of-entry permit outlining the final area of work, final construction documents, construction plans, the contractor hired to perform the work, insurance, bonding, provisions for damage to state property, and inspection requirements. (2739)

(f) Prepare a maintenance agreement outlining the California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee's responsibility for the long-term maintenance of the memorial due to aging, vandalism, or relocation. (2740)

(g) Inspect the construction performed by the contractor selected by the California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Committee. (2741)

1336. The design of the enhanced memorial shall be as politically neutral as possible. (2742)

1338. The committee shall notify the Governor and the Secretary of Veterans Affairs when beautification and enhancement of the memorial pursuant to this chapter is complete. This chapter shall remain in effect only until, and shall be repealed on, January 1 of the year following that notification, unless a later enacted statute, which is enacted before that date, deletes or extends that date. (2743)

CHAPTER 8. CALIFORNIA MEXICAN AMERICAN VETERANS' MEMORIAL BEAUTIFICATION AND ENHANCEMENT ACCOUNT (1340-1341) (2744)(Text)

1340. The California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Account is hereby created in the General Fund. All funds received by the Department of Veterans Affairs under Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 1330) shall be deposited in the account for the design and construction of the California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial as specified in Section 1341. (2745)

1341. (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all funds deposited in the California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Account established pursuant to Section 1340 are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the Department of Veterans Affairs for the beautification and enhancement of an existing memorial and surrounding grounds at the State Capitol pursuant to Chapter 7 (commencing with Section 1330). (2746)

(b) On July 1, 2014, any moneys remaining in the California Mexican American Veterans' Memorial Beautification and Enhancement Account shall revert to the General Fund. (2747)

CHAPTER 8.5. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II VETERANS MEMORIAL TRUST FUND (1350) (2748)(Text)

1350. There is hereby established the National World War II Veterans Memorial Trust Fund to receive those moneys transferred in accordance with Section 18702 of the Revenue and Taxation Code. The moneys in the trust fund are hereby appropriated to the Controller for allocation to the American Battle Monuments Commission for the construction and maintenance of the World War II Memorial described in Section 1 of Chapter 864 of the Statutes of 1999. (2749)

CHAPTER 8.6. VETERANS MEMORIAL REGISTRY (1360-1361) (2750)(Text)

1360. The Department of Veterans Affairs shall establish a statewide Veterans Memorial Registry. The registry shall provide the location and condition of all known veterans memorials in California. The department may seek the assistance and cooperation of the Golden State Museum, State Archives, Secretary of State, Department of Information Technology, Department of Parks and Recreation, and other appropriate agencies, including agencies with expertise in historical sites. (2751)

1361. The Veterans Memorial Registry shall be made available on the web site of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The department shall provide the geographically referenced information in a readily accessible format that permits members of the public to submit information on memorials to the registry, which shall be updated on a regular basis. (2752)

CHAPTER 8.7. VETERANS APPRECIATION WEEK (1365) (2753)(Text)

1365. In recognition of the efforts and sacrifices of veterans of the United States Armed Forces, the second full week in November is hereby annually designated as Veterans Appreciation Week. (2754)

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