BILL NUMBER: SB 1699 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 415 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR SEPTEMBER 27, 2008 PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 20, 2008 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY AUGUST 18, 2008 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY AUGUST 15, 2008 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 23, 2008 AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 20, 2008 AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 22, 2008 AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 9, 2008 AMENDED IN SENATE MARCH 25, 2008 INTRODUCED BY Senator Wiggins (Coauthor: Senator Cox) (Coauthor: Assembly Member Wolk) FEBRUARY 22, 2008 An act to add Section 32132.5 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to health care districts. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST SB 1699, Wiggins. Public contracts: health care districts: design-build. Existing law provides for local health care districts which govern certain health care facilities. Each health care district has specific duties and powers respecting the creation, administration, and maintenance of the districts, including to purchase, receive, take, hold, lease, use, and enjoy property of every kind and description of property within the district. Existing law establishes bidding procedures for the award of construction contracts by local agencies. Existing law permits counties, with the approval of the board of supervisors, to use a design-build procedure for building contracts in excess of $2,500,000. This bill would permit the Sonoma Valley Health Care District to use this design-build process when contracting for the construction of a building and improvements directly related to a hospital or health facility building at the Sonoma Valley Hospital. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. (a) The Legislature finds and declares both of the following: (1) Utilizing a design-build contract requires a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities of each participant in the process. (2) Cost benefits for health care districts are achieved by shifting the liability and risk for cost containment and project completion to the design-build entity. (b) It is the intent of the Legislature that the design-build process be used by health care districts solely for buildings associated with hospitals and health care and not for other infrastructure, including, but not limited to, streets, highways, public rail transit, roads, bridges, other water resources facilities, and related infrastructure. SEC. 2. Section 32132.5 is added to the Health and Safety Code, to read: 32132.5. (a) Notwithstanding Section 32132 or any other provision of law, upon approval by the board of directors of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District, the design-build procedure described in Section 20133 of the Public Contract Code may be used to assign contracts for the construction of a building or improvements directly related to construction of a hospital or health facility building at the Sonoma Valley Hospital. (b) For purposes of this section, all references in Section 20133 of the Public Contract Code to "county" and "board of supervisors" shall mean the Sonoma Valley Health Care District and its board of directors. (c) A hospital building project utilizing the design-build process authorized by subdivision (a) shall be reviewed and inspected in accordance with the standards and requirements of the Alfred E. Alquist Hospital Facilities Seismic Safety Act of 1983 (Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 129675) of Part 7 of Division 107). SEC. 3. Due to the unique circumstances of the Sonoma Valley Health Care District, the Legislature hereby finds and declares that a general statute cannot be made applicable within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California Constitution. Therefore, the special legislation contained in Section 2 of this act is necessarily applicable only to the Sonoma Valley Health Care District.