California Penal Code
The State General Obligation Bond Law is adopted for the purpose of the issuance, sale, and repayment of, and otherwise providing with respect to, the bonds authorized to be issued pursuant to this title, and the provisions of that law are included in this title as though set out in full in this chapter except that, notwithstanding anything in the State General Obligation Bond Law, the maximum maturity of the bonds shall not exceed 20 years from the date of each respective series. The maturity of each respective series shall be calculated from the date of these series.
As used in this title, and for the purpose of this title, the following words shall have the following meanings:
(a) "Committee" means the 1986 County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure Finance Committee created by Section 4483.
(b) "Fund" means the 1986 County Correctional Facility Expenditure Fund.
(c) "County juvenile facilities" means county juvenile halls, juvenile homes, ranches, or camps, and other juvenile detention facilities.
There is in the State Treasury the 1986 County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure Fund, which fund is hereby created.
For the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale, pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law, of the bonds authorized by this title, the 1986 County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure Finance Committee is hereby created. The committee consists of the Governor or his or her designated representative, the Controller, the Treasurer, and the Director of Finance. The County Correctional Facility Capital Expenditure Committee shall be the "committee" as that term is used in the State General Obligation Bond Law, and the Treasurer shall serve as chairman of the Committee. The Board of Corrections is hereby designated as "the board" for purposes of this title and for the purposes of the State General Obligation Bond Law.
The committee is hereby authorized and empowered to create a debt or debts, liability or liabilities, of the State of California, in the aggregate amount of four hundred ninety-five million dollars ($495,000,000), in the manner provided in this title. That debt or debts, liability or liabilities, shall be created for the purpose of providing the funds to be used for the object and work specified in Section 4485 and for administrative costs incurred in connection therewith.
Moneys in the fund may be available for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling, and replacement of county jail facilities, including, but not limited to, separate facilities for care of mentally ill inmates and persons arrested because of intoxication, and the performance of deferred maintenance on county jail facilities except that up to twenty million dollars ($20,000,000) of the money in the fund shall be available for the construction, reconstruction, remodeling, and replacement of county juvenile facilities, and the performance of deferred maintenance on county juvenile facilities. However, deferred maintenance for jails and juvenile facilities shall only include items with a useful life of at least 10 years.
Expenditure shall be made only if county matching funds of 25 percent are provided as determined by the Legislature, except that this requirement may be modified or waived by the Legislature where it determines that it is necessary to facilitate the expeditious and equitable construction of state and local correctional facilities.
During the design and planning stage for county jail facilities whose construction, reconstruction, or remodeling is financed by the fund, consideration shall be given to proper design to allow for areas where persons arrested for misdemeanors who are attempting to obtain release on bail can be safely accommodated without the necessity of unclothed body searches.
In order to be eligible to receive funds derived from the issuance of General Obligation Bonds under this title, a county shall do all of the following:
(a) Adopt a plan to prohibit the detention of all juveniles in county jails unless otherwise authorized by law.
(b) Demonstrate that it has adequate facilities for mentally ill inmates or detainees and for those persons arrested because of inebriation, or demonstrate that it has a plan for the provision of services to these persons.
(c) Demonstrate that it has utilized, to the greatest practicable extent, alternatives to jail incarceration such as sheriff's work release under Section 4024. 2, own recognizance release, and weekend work programs.
Moneys in the fund may be available for construction of joint-use correctional facilities housing county and state or federal prisoners or any combination thereof in proportion to the county's benefit.
(a) When sold, the bonds authorized by this title shall constitute valid and legally binding general obligations of the State of California, and the full faith and credit of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual payment of both principal and interest thereon.
(b) There shall be collected annually in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected such a sum, in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state, as shall be required to pay the interest and principal on the bonds maturing each year, and it is hereby made the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the collection of the revenue to do and perform each and every act which shall be necessary to collect that additional sum.
(c) All money deposited in the fund which has been derived from premium and accrued interest on bonds sold shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond interest.
All money deposited in the fund pursuant to any provision of law requiring repayments to the state for assistance financed by the proceeds of the bonds authorized by this title shall be available for transfer to the General Fund. When transferred to the General Fund, this money shall be applied as a reimbursement to the General Fund on account of principal and interest on the bonds which have been paid from the General Fund.
There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury for the purpose of this title such an amount as will equal the following:
(a) That sum annually as will be necessary to pay the principal of and the interest on the bonds issued and sold pursuant to the provisions of this title, as principal and interest become due and payable.
(b) That sum as is necessary to carry out the provisions of Section 4489, which sum is appropriated without regard to fiscal years.
For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this title, the Director of Finance may by executive order authorize the withdrawal from the General Fund of an amount or amounts not to exceed the amount of the unsold bonds which the committee has by resolution authorized to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this title. Any amounts withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund and shall be disbursed by the board in accordance with this title. Any money made available under this section to the board shall be returned by the board to the General Fund from moneys received from the sale of bonds sold for the purpose of carrying out this title. These withdrawals from the General Fund shall be returned to the General Fund with interest at the rate which would have otherwise been earned by these sums in the Pooled Money Investment Fund.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this bond act, or of the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), if the Treasurer sells bonds pursuant to this bond act that include a bond counsel opinion to the effect that the interest on the bonds is excluded from gross income for federal tax purposes under designated conditions, the Treasurer may maintain separate accounts for the bond proceeds invested and the investment earnings on those proceeds, and may use or direct the use of those proceeds or earnings to pay any rebate, penalty, or other payment required under federal law, or take any other action with respect to the investment and use of those bond proceeds, as may be required or desirable under federal law in order to maintain the tax-exempt status of those bonds and to obtain any other advantage under federal law on behalf of the funds of this state.
The committee may authorize the Treasurer to sell all or any part of the bonds herein authorized at such time or times as may be fixed by the Treasurer.
All proceeds from the sale of bonds, except those derived from premiums and accrued interest, shall be available for the purpose provided in Section 4485 but shall not be available for transfer to the General Fund to pay principal and interest on bonds.
The money in the fund may be expended only as herein provided.
Notwithstanding Section 16305.7 of the Government Code, all interest or other increment resulting from the investment of moneys deposited in the fund shall be credited to the fund.
Money in the fund may only be expended for projects specified in this title as allocated in appropriations made by the Legislature.
(a) It is the intent of the people in enacting this bond act that jail authorization and construction proceed as quickly as possible. Due to the severe shortage of jail facilities and the need to begin construction of jail facilities as soon as possible, all decisions of the board regarding construction, reconstruction, remodeling, or replacement of jail facilities financed by this title shall be final.
(b) No court shall have jurisdiction over these decisions of the board absent a showing, beyond a reasonable doubt, of a gross abuse of discretion by the board.
(c) Should an action be commenced alleging gross abuse of discretion by the board, no court shall have jurisdiction to delay, prohibit, or interfere with the construction, reconstruction, remodeling, or replacement of the subject jail facilities. The sole remedy available to the court is a mandate that steps be taken to mitigate the abuse of discretion.
(d) Nothing in this title is intended in any way to delay, prohibit, or interfere with the construction of jail facilities.
If any provision of this title, or the application thereof, is held to be invalid, that invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or applications of the title which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end the provisions of this title are severable.