(a) For purposes of this article, "agricultural career technical education equipment" shall mean any nonsalary item of expenditure, including, but not limited to, capital outlay, for approved agricultural career technical education programs.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any requirement of this article or any other provision chaptered during the 1983-84 fiscal year that school districts contribute local matching funds to be eligible for state funds for nonsalary costs of career technical agriculture programs may be waived by the Superintendent of Public Instruction if he or she finds that a matching requirement would create a financial hardship for any school district.
(Amended by Stats 2000, Ch. 1058, Sec. 89)