Chapter 9. Northern California Veterans Cemetery of California Military And Veterans Code >> Division 6. >> Chapter 9.
(a) (1) The Department of Veterans Affairs, in voluntary
cooperation with the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and the
boards of supervisors of other participating northern California
counties as specified in Section 1401, shall design, develop, and
construct a state-owned and state-operated Northern California
Veterans Cemetery which shall be located in northern California.
(2) The department shall oversee and coordinate the design,
development, and construction of the cemetery.
(b) (1) Those eligible for interment in the cemetery are all
honorably discharged veterans and their spouses and children. A fee
of five hundred dollars ($500) shall be charged for each spouse or
child interred in the cemetery.
(2) For the purposes of this subdivision, the department shall
adopt regulations to specify the eligibility requirements for
interment in the cemetery.
(3) All fees received pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be deposited
in the Northern California Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Maintenance
Fund created pursuant to Section 1401.
(a) For the purposes of Section 1400, the Shasta County Board
of Supervisors may join with other northern California counties
including, but not limited to, the Counties of Colusa, Del Norte,
Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra,
Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity, to design, develop, and construct the
(b) All moneys received for the design, development, and
construction of the cemetery shall be deposited in the Northern
California Veterans Cemetery Master Development Fund, which is hereby
created in the State Treasury. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the
Government Code, money in the fund is continuously appropriated to
the department for the purpose of designing, developing,
constructing, and equipping the cemetery. Moneys appropriated by the
Legislature for these purposes shall also be deposited in the fund.
(c) (1) All moneys received for the maintenance of the cemetery,
including moneys received pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section
1400, shall be deposited in the Northern California Veterans Cemetery
Perpetual Maintenance Fund, which is hereby created in the State
Treasury. Any state funding for the annual maintenance of the
cemetery shall be appropriated by the Legislature in the annual
(2) It is estimated that, after the construction of the cemetery,
four hundred fifty thousand dollars ($450,000) should be appropriated
annually by the state or the participating northern California
counties, or both, to the department for the operating costs of the
(3) Total expenditures for operations and maintenance should not
be more than six hundred thousand dollars ($600,000) per fiscal year,
as appropriated in the annual Budget Act.
(a) Proposals for the construction, placement, or donation of
monuments and memorials to the cemetery shall be subject to review
by an advisory committee comprised of the cemetery administrator,
representatives from the County of Shasta, local veterans' service
organizations, and others as approved by the director.
(b) All proposals for the construction, placement, or donation of
monuments and memorials to the cemetery shall be subject to the
approval of the director.
(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 the
(a) Notwithstanding Section 11005 of the Government Code, the
cemetery administrator, subject to the approval of the director, may
accept donations of personal property, including cash or other
gifts, to be used for the maintenance or beautification of the
(b) Cash donations shall be deposited into the Northern California
Veterans Cemetery Perpetual Maintenance Fund and shall be expended
for the maintenance and repair of the facility or, subject to the
approval of the director, for a specified cemetery maintenance or
beautification project designated by the donor.
(c) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
donations deposited to the credit of the Northern California Veterans
Cemetery Perpetual Maintenance Fund as authorized by this section
shall be continuously appropriated to the department, without regard
to fiscal year.