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          (  Without Reference to File  )
           
          SENATE THIRD READING
          SB 863 ( Budget and Fiscal Review Committee)
          As Amended  June, 16 2014
          Majority vote. Budget Bill Appropriation Takes Effect  
          Immediately

           SENATE VOTE  :  Vote not relevant

           SUMMARY  :  Makes necessary statutory and technical changes to  
          implement changes to the 
          Budget Act of 2014 related to public safety.  Specifically,  this  
          bill  :

          1)Provides joint authority for the Board of State and Community  
            Corrections (BSCC) and the California Department of  
            Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) on Jail Construction  
            Projects.  The CDCR was given oversight duties for the $500  
            million in jail construction authority contained in AB 900  
            (Solorio), Chapter 7, Statutes of 2007.  The BSCC was given  
            oversight duties for the $500 million in jail construction  
            authority contained in SB 1022 (Budget and Fiscal Review  
            Committee), Chapter 42, Statutes of 2012.  On occasion, jail  
            construction projects authorized by AB 900 and SB 1022 become  
            intertwined and it is unclear which entity (CDCR or the BSCC)  
            has legal authority to administer the project.  This bill  
            provides clarity on the issue by providing both entities (CDCR  
            or the BSCC) with equal authority to move projects forward.  

          2)Provides definitions relating to "Financing Adult Local  
            Criminal Justice Facilities."

          3)Provides authority for the BSCC, CDCR, a participating county  
            (as defined), and the State Public Works Board to design,  
            construct, renovate and/or acquire Adult Local Criminal  
            Justice Facilities. 

          4)Authorizes the State Public Works Board to issue up to $500  
            million in revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes to  
            finance the design, construction, renovation and/or  
            acquisition of adult local criminal justice facilities.  The  
            funding in this measure is in addition to the $1 billion  
            already provided in AB 900 and SB 1022.








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          5)Requires qualifying counties to fund 10% of costs associated  
            with adult local criminal justice facility projects approved  
            pursuant to this act.

          6)Provides a mechanism to reduce the 10% cost share for counties  
            with populations below 200,000.

          7)Gives priority to adult local criminal justice facility  
            projects that include facility replacements (rather than  
            facility expansions), inmate programming space, and/or space  
            dedicated to providing inmate health and mental health care  
            services.  

          8)Gives the State Public Works Board authority to authorize the  
            BSCC or the CDCR and a participating county to enter into  
            leases, subleases or other agreements for the use,  
            maintenance, and operation of an adult local criminal justice  
            facility, as specified. 

          9)Declares that California's adult criminal justice system needs  
            improved housing with an emphasis on expanding program and  
            treatment space. 

          10)Declares that improved county adult criminal justice housing  
            with an emphasis on expanding program and treatment space will  
            enhance public safety throughout the state by providing  
            increased access to appropriate programs or treatment.

          11)Contains an appropriation allowing this bill to take effect  
            immediately upon enactment.

           
          Analysis prepared by:     Marvin Deon / BUDGET/ (916) 319-2099


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