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California Laws | Military and Veterans Code
DIVISION 6. VETERANS BUILDINGS, MEMORIALS, AND CEMETERIES
CHAPTER 10. CENTRAL COAST VETERANS CEMETERY (1450-1457)

(2) Upon transfer of funds pursuant to paragraphs (2) and (3) of subdivision (a), the department is authorized to proceed with all activities necessary to support the submission of the State Veterans Cemetery Grant Program application. (2806)

(3) Upon the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' certification of the grant award, the department is authorized to proceed with construction and equipping of the veterans cemetery. (2807)

(c) If awarded, the moneys received from the State Veterans Cemetery Grant Program shall be used to reimburse the Endowment Fund for the costs of developing and submitting the State Veterans Cemetery Grant Program application to the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and other eligible costs, and to fund 100 percent of costs allowed by the grant requirements, as well as the state's share of any other costs for the design, construction, and equipping of the veterans cemetery. (2808)

1454. (a) The Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Master Development Fund is hereby renamed the California Central Coast State Veterans Cemetery at Fort Ord Operations Fund. Moneys in the Operations Fund may be transferred, upon appropriation by the Legislature, from the Endowment Fund to the Operations Fund for expenditure by the department, solely for the annual administrative and oversight costs of the veterans cemetery. (2809)

(b) (1) The Controller shall reserve an amount, not to exceed 20 percent of the amount allocated pursuant to subdivision (a), in the Operations Fund, which shall be used solely as a reserve for unforeseen administrative and oversight costs. (2810)

(2) For purposes of this subdivision, "unforeseen administrative and oversight costs" means any costs that could not have been reasonably anticipated by the department when preparing its estimate of annual administrative and oversight costs and that are needed to carry out the purposes of this chapter. (2811)

1455. (a) Subsequent to the department's submission of the State Veterans Cemetery Grant Program application, pursuant to Section 1453, the department shall adopt regulations to specify the eligibility requirements for interment, the appropriate fees to be charged for interment or burial of spouses and dependent children of honorably discharged veterans, and appropriate fees for the disinterment of remains. (2812)

(b) Those eligible for interment are all honorably discharged veterans and their spouses and dependent children. (2813)

(c) All fees received pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deposited in the Endowment Fund created pursuant to Section 1451. (2814)

(d) Regulations adopted pursuant to this section shall also be applicable to all state-operated veterans cemeteries in order to ensure consistent and equitable treatment of all veterans and their families throughout the state. (2815)

1456. (a) Proposals for the construction, placement, or donation of monuments or memorials, excluding headstones, and other amenities to the veterans cemetery shall be subject to review by the California Central Coast Veterans Cemetery Advisory Committee. (2816)

(b) All proposals for the construction, placement, or donation of monuments, memorials, and amenities to the veterans cemetery shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. (2817)

(c) The department shall adopt regulations for the policies and procedures to be followed with respect to the design, placement, and approval of monuments and memorials proposed to be placed on veterans cemetery grounds. (2818)

(d) Endowment Fund balances exceeding that determined to be sufficient to meet annual administrative and oversight costs, as determined pursuant to Section 1453, may be expended, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for the purpose of establishing monuments, memorials, and amenities. (2819)

1457. (a) Notwithstanding Section 11005 of the Government Code, the veterans cemetery administrator may, subject to the approval of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs, accept donations of personal property, including cash or other gifts, to be used for the maintenance or beautification of the veterans cemetery. (2820)

(b) Donations in the form of cash shall be deposited in the Endowment Fund and shall be expended for the maintenance and repair of the veterans cemetery or for a specified veterans cemetery maintenance or beautification project designated by the donor, upon appropriation by the Legislature. (2821)

CHAPTER 10.5. STATE VETERANS CEMETERIES FEE WAIVER (1480) (2822)(Text)

1480. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the fee for the interment of the spouses or children of eligible veterans in a cemetery operated under this division may be waived if the cemetery administrator determines that the families of the spouses or children do not have sufficient means to pay for the costs of interment. (2823)

(b) Any costs for the interment of the spouses or children of eligible veterans who received a waiver pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be paid from nonstate funds. (2824)

(c) The cemetery administrator shall seek reimbursements, if any are available, from federal, county, and other local agencies to offset any fees lost as a result of the waiver authorized pursuant to subdivision (a). (2825)

(d) The cemetery administrator may solicit private donations to offset any fees lost as a result of the waiver authorized pursuant to subdivision (a). (2826)

DIVISION 7. NATIONAL DEFENSE (2827)(Text)

CHAPTER 2. SABOTAGE PREVENTION ACT OF 1950 (2828)(Text)

Article 1. General Provisions and Definitions (1630-1640) (2829)(Text)

1630. This chapter may be cited as the Sabotage Prevention Act of 1950. (2830)

1631. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions and general provisions set forth in this article govern the construction of this chapter. (2831)

1632. "Highway" includes any private or public street, way, or other place used for travel to or from property. (2832)

1633. "Highway commissioners" means any board or other body having authority to restrict or close any highway to public use and travel. (2833)

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