Chapter 16. New Prison Construction Bond Act Of 1990 of California Penal Code >> Title 7. >> Part 3. >> Chapter 16.
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the New
Prison Construction Bond Act of 1990.
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 by this
chapter, and the provisions of that law are included in this chapter
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 that series.
There is in the State Treasury the 1990 Prison Construction
Fund, which fund is hereby created. The proceeds of the sale of bonds
authorized by this chapter shall be deposited in the fund. Upon
request of the Department of Corrections and upon approval of the
Director of Finance, appropriations or augmentations to
appropriations made from the 1984 Prison Construction Fund
established by Section 7202, the 1986 Prison Construction Fund
established by Section 7302, or the 1988 Prison Construction Fund
established by Section 7402, or any combination thereof, may be
funded from the 1990 Prison Construction Fund. If the moneys are so
funded, "fund" means the 1984 Prison Construction Fund, the 1986
Prison Construction Fund, or the 1988 Prison Construction Fund, or
any combination thereof, as is appropriate. At least 30 days prior to
requesting funding for appropriations or augmentations to
appropriations for other bond acts as authorized by this section, the
Department of Corrections shall notify the chairpersons of the
fiscal committees in each house of the Legislature, and the
chairperson and the vice chairperson of the Joint Legislative Budget
The 1990 Prison Construction Committee is hereby created. The
committee shall consist of the Controller, the Treasurer, and the
Director of Finance, or their designated representatives. A majority
may act for the committee. The Treasurer shall chair the committee.
That committee shall be the "committee," as that term is used in the
State General Obligation Bond Law.
When funds are appropriated to the Department of Corrections, the
Department of Corrections is the "board" for the purpose of the State
General Obligation Bond Law and this chapter. When funds are
appropriated to the Department of Youth Authority, the Department of
Youth Authority is the "board" for the purpose of the State General
Obligation Bond Law and this chapter.
The committee is hereby authorized and empowered to create a
debt or debts, liability or liabilities, of the State of California,
in the aggregate principal amount of four hundred fifty million
dollars ($450,000,000), exclusive of refunding bonds, in the manner
provided in this chapter. That debt or debts, liability or
liabilities, shall be created for the purpose of providing the fund
to be used for the object and work specified in Section 7426.
The committee may determine whether or not it is necessary or
desirable to issue any bonds authorized under this chapter, and if
so, the amount of bonds then to be issued and sold. 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.
The moneys in the fund shall be used for the acquisition,
construction, renovation, remodeling, and deferred maintenance of
state youth and adult correctional facilities.
Moneys deposited in the fund may also be used for the
refinancing of interim debt incurred for any of the purposes
specified in Section 7426.
(a) All bonds herein authorized, which shall have been duly
sold and delivered as herein provided, 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 the principal thereof and
(b) There shall be collected annually in the same manner and at
the same time as other state revenue is collected that sum, in
addition to the ordinary revenues of the state, that is required to
pay the principal of and interest on those bonds, and it is hereby
made the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard
to the collection of that 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 that has been derived from
premiums or accrued interest on bonds sold shall be available for
transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond
(d) All money deposited in the fund pursuant to any provision of
law requiring repayments to the state that is financed by the
proceeds of the bonds authorized by this chapter shall be available
for transfer to the General Fund. When transferred to the General
Fund that money shall be applied as a reimbursement to the General
Fund on account of the principal of and interest on the bonds which
have been paid from the General Fund.
Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, there
is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury
for the purpose of this chapter such an amount as will equal the
(a) That sum annually as will be necessary to pay the principal of
and the interest on the bonds issued and sold pursuant to this
(b) That sum as is necessary to carry out the provisions of
Section 7429, which sum is appropriated without regard to fiscal
For the purpose of carrying out this chapter, 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 chapter. Any amounts
withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund and shall be disbursed by
the committee in accordance with this chapter. 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 chapter. Those withdrawals
from the General Fund shall be returned to the General Fund with
interest at the rate which would otherwise have been earned by those
sums in the Pooled Money Investment Account.
The board may request the Pooled Money Investment Board to
make a loan from the Pooled Money Investment Account, in accordance
with Section 16312 of the Government Code, for the purposes of
carrying out the provisions of this chapter. The amount of the
request shall not exceed the amount of the unsold bonds which the
committee has by resolution authorized to be sold for the purpose of
carrying out this chapter. The board shall execute any documents
required by the Pooled Money Investment Board to obtain and repay the
loan. Any amounts loaned shall be deposited in the fund to be
allocated by the board in accordance with this chapter.
Any bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter may be
refunded by the issuance of refunding bonds in accordance with
Article 6 (commencing with Section 16780) of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of
Division 2 of Title 2 of the Government Code. Approval by the
electors of the state for the issuance of bonds shall include the
approval of the issuance of any bonds issued to refund any bonds
originally issued or any previously issued refunding bonds.
All proceeds from the sale of bonds, except those derived
from premiums and accrued interest, shall be available for the
purpose provided in Section 7426 but shall not be available for
transfer to the General Fund to pay the principal of and interest on
bonds. The money in the fund may be expended only as herein provided.
Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter or the State General
Obligation Bond Law set forth in 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 chapter the interest on
which is intended to be excluded from gross income from federal tax
purposes, the Treasurer is authorized to maintain separate accounts
for the investment of bond proceeds and the investment earnings on
the proceeds, and the Treasurer is authorized to use or direct the
use of the proceeds or earnings to pay any rebate, penalty, or other
payment required under federal law, or to take any other action with
respect to the investment and use of bond proceeds required or
desirable under federal law so as 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.
Money in the fund may only be expended pursuant to
appropriations by the Legislature.
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that, inasmuch as
the proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this chapter are
not "proceeds of taxes" as that term is used in Article XIII B of the
California Constitution, the disbursement of these proceeds is not
subject to the limitations imposed by that article.