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.