BILL ANALYSIS Senate Appropriations Committee Fiscal Summary Senator Tom Torlakson, Chairman 1527 (Yee) Hearing Date: 5/22/08 Amended: 5/20/08 Consultant: Bob Franzoia Policy Vote: G O 10-0 Ag 4-1 _________________________________________________________________ ____ BILL SUMMARY: SB 1527, an urgency measure, would direct the Department of General Services, prior to January 1, 2009, to sell, at fair market value, a parcel of state property located in the County of San Mateo and the City and County of San Francisco. The net proceeds of the sale would be paid into the Fair and Exposition Fund, a continuously appropriated fund, for the benefit of the District 1-A Agricultural Association, thereby making an appropriation. The bill would require reimbursement from the net proceeds of the sale of any DGS costs incurred in the disposition of the property. _________________________________________________________________ ____ Fiscal Impact (in thousands) Major Provisions 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Fund Sale of state property Unknown, major revenue gain one timeSpecial (revenue) * Fair and Exposition Fund (if the parcel was initially acquired with moneys form this fund; otherwise the revenue from the sale would be deposited in the Deficit Recovery Bond Retirement Sinking Fund Subaccount pursuant to Prop 60A as noted below) _________________________________________________________________ ____ STAFF COMMENTS: The property would be sold to the Daly City Redevelopment Agency or to the City of Daly City. The net proceeds shall be paid into the Fair and Exposition Fund for the benefit of the District 1-A Agricultural Association. The sale would be required to have an agreement requiring the purchaser to retain title to the entire property sold to it for uses consistent with the general plan of the City of Daly City, any amendment to that general plan, any specific plan amendments to any specific plan, and the Bayshore revitalization redevelopment plan. Current law generally requires a state agency to review annually its real property holdings and determine what, if any, is in excess of its foreseeable needs. These properties are commonly referred to as "surplus state properties." Once real property has been identified as surplus, the state attempts to sell the property, or dispose of it in some other manner. When surplus property is sold, the sales revenues are deposited into the account that originally paid for the acquisition of the property. In most instances, sales revenues are deposited in the General Fund and are available for expenditure on any state program. Pursuant to Proposition 60A (2004), the proceeds from the sale would be used to pay the principal and interest on Proposition 57 bonds. Once these bonds are fully repaid, proceeds from surplus property sales would be deposited in the General Fund. Proposition 60A only applies to those properties that were purchased with General Fund revenue or bonds secured by the General Fund. Staff notes that the bill, as amended on May 20, 2008 contains a finding and declaration that appears to be at odds with the intent of the bill to dispose of the property. Staff recommends an amendment to strike Section 3 of the bill.