Amended in Assembly April 14, 2016

Amended in Assembly March 17, 2016

California Legislature—2015–16 Regular Session

Assembly BillNo. 2247


Introduced by Assembly Member Williams

February 18, 2016


An act relating to armories.

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL’S DIGEST

AB 2247, as amended, Williams. Armories.

Existing law authorizes the Director of General Services, with the approval of the Adjutant General, to lease and sell real property held for armory purposes, subject to legislative approval. Existing law establishes the Armory Fund and requires that the net proceeds from the sale or lease of armories be deposited into the fund, for use, upon appropriation by the Legislature, for specified purposes related to armories.begin insert Existing law authorizes the sale of specified armories.end insert

This bill would require the Director of General Services, with approval of the Adjutant General, to grant the City of Santa Barbara or the Santa Barbara Unified School District an option to purchase the Santa Barbara Armory, as specified. The bill would additionally require the director, upon expiration of the option, to offer the armory for salebegin delete by general bid.end deletebegin insert pursuant to existing law.end insert

This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Santa Barbara.

Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes. State-mandated local program: no.

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1.  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 2 of Chapter 355
2of the Statutes of 2015, the Director of General Services, with
3approval of the Adjutant General, shall grant to the City of Santa
4Barbara or the Santa Barbara Unified School District an option to
5purchase the Santa Barbara Armory. The option shall expire on
6July 1, 2017. begin delete The purchase agreement may consider the
7contributory value of all capital improvements made to the Santa
8Barbara Armory by the City of Santa Barbara less the value of
9improvements made in lieu of rents during the term of the use of
10the Santa Barbara Armory by the City of Santa Barbara, and any
11state costs incurred in the sale of the Santa Barbara Armory to the
12City of Santa Barbara or the Santa Barbara Unified School District.end delete

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begin insert Any purchase agreement pursuant to this paragraph shall include
14terms and conditions determined by the Director of General
15Services to be in the best interest of the state based on the fair
16market value of the armory, based on the zoning as it existed on
17March 1, 2016, as determined by an appraisal undertaken and
18approved by the Director of General Services.end insert

19(b) If the option granted pursuant to subdivision (a) expires, the
20Santa Barbara Armory shall be offered for salebegin delete by general bid.
21Any purchase agreement made pursuant to this paragraph shall
22include terms and conditions determined by the Director of General
23Services to be in the best interest of the state based on the fair
24market value of the armory as determined by an appraisal
25undertaken and approved by the Department of General Services.end delete

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begin insert pursuant to Sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 355 of the Statutes of
272015.end insert

28(c) (1) The sale of the Santa Barbara Armory shall be conducted
29pursuant to Section 435 of the Military and Veterans Code.

30(2) For the purposes of this act, the Santa Barbara Armory means
31the approximatelybegin delete 3.03 acres of real property withend deletebegin insert 4.7 acres of
32real property (APN: 031-041-001) with an approximately 27,000
33square foot armory building and ancillaryend insert
improvements made
34thereon, located at 700 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara,
35California.

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SEC. 2.  

The Legislature finds and declares that a special law
37is necessary and that a general law cannot be made applicable
38within the meaning of Section 16 of Article IV of the California
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2Armory by the Santa Barbara Unified School District andend delete
the
3location of the armory in the city of Santa Barbara.



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