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MILITARY AND VETERANS CODE
SECTION 1103-1104.2



1103.  The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this
chapter shall be deposited in the Veterans' Home Fund, which is
hereby created in the State Treasury.



1104.  (a) Upon appropriation by the Legislature, money in the fund
shall be used by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the purpose
of designing and constructing veterans' homes in California and
completing a comprehensive renovation of the Veterans' Home at
Yountville. Funding from this bond shall be allocated to fund the
state's matching requirement to construct or renovate those veterans'
homes in Section 1011 first, and then fund any additional homes
established under this section. These homes shall be in addition to
sites authorized under Section 1011.
   (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, construction
contracts awarded for veterans' homes shall have a statewide
participation goal of not less than 3 percent for disabled veteran
business enterprises, as defined in subdivision (g) of Section 999.




1104.1.  (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
the moneys in the Veterans' Home Fund established by Section 1103
are, subject to the limit set forth in subdivision (b), hereby
continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to the
Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the
Department of Finance, for the funding of the state's matching
requirement for the design, equipping, and construction of all of the
following:
   (1) The Veterans' Home of California, Lancaster, as described in
paragraph (4) of subdivision (b) of Section 1011.
   (2) The Veterans' Home of California, Saticoy, as described in
paragraph (5) of subdivision (b) of Section 1011.
   (3) The Veterans' Home of California, West Los Angeles, as
provided for in subdivision (a) of Section 1104.
   (b) The total amount appropriated in accordance with subdivision
(a) may not exceed the sum of thirty-one million dollars
($31,000,000).
   (c) The homes specified in subdivision (a) may care for veterans
with substance abuse disorders.
   (d) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, in
addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, the
federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans' Home
Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.) are
hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years, to
the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the
Department of Finance, for the purpose of design, equipping,
construction, renovation of, or expansion or repayment of any loan
related to the projects specified in this section.
   (e) Subject to approval of the Department of Finance, the
Department of Veterans Affairs may expend state funds pursuant to
this section for the design of projects specified in this section in
anticipation of the receipt of federal matching funds.



1104.2.  (a) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
an amount, not to exceed the sum of fifteen million dollars
($15,000,000), is hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to
fiscal years, from the Veterans' Home Fund to the Department of
Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the Department of
Finance, for the state's matching share for the design, construction,
equipping, and renovation of the Veterans' Home of California,
Yountville, as described in Section 1011.
   (b) Excluding any funds required to pay for costs associated with
issuing and administering general obligation bonds, any remaining
general obligation bond funds available in the Veterans' Home Fund
created under Section 1103 after funding the design, construction,
equipping, expansion, or renovation of the Lancaster, Saticoy, West
Los Angeles, or Yountville veterans homes, as specified in Section
1104.1 and subdivision (a), and projects funded through any Budget
Act, are, notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code,
hereby continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal years to
the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of the
Department of Finance, to fund the state's matching share for
renovations, design, construction, and equipping at Yountville
consistent with the purposes established in subdivision (a) of
Section 1104.
   (c) Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, in
addition to the funds appropriated pursuant to this section, the
federal matching funds available pursuant to the State Veterans' Home
Assistance Improvement Act of 1977 (38 U.S.C. Sec. 8131 et seq.),
are hereby continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal years,
to the Department of Veterans Affairs, subject to the approval of
the Department of Finance, for the purpose of design, construction,
equipping, renovation of, or expansion or repayment of any loan
related to, the projects specified in this section.
   (d) Subject to approval of the Department of Finance, the
Department of Veterans Affairs may expend state funds pursuant to
this section for the design of projects specified in this section in
anticipation of the receipt of federal matching funds.
   (e) The Department of Veterans Affairs shall prepare and submit a
report to the Legislature and Governor semiannually, beginning on
March 1, 2005, on the progress of the acquisition, design, equipping,
construction, establishment, and expansion of the veterans' homes
specified in Section 15819.60 of the Government Code, including
updated cost estimates and a synopsis on the efficacy of the
design-build procurement process.