(a) For the purpose of funding aid to the University of California, the California State University, the California Community Colleges, and the California Maritime Academy for the construction, including the construction of buildings and the acquisition of related fixtures, renovation, and reconstruction of facilities, for the acquisition of sites upon which these facilities are to be constructed, for the equipping of new, renovated, or reconstructed facilities, which equipment shall have a useful life of at least 10 years, to provide funds for payment of preconstruction costs, including, but not limited to, preliminary plans and working drawings, and to provide funds to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code, the committee shall be and is hereby authorized and empowered to create a debt or debts, liability or liabilities, of the State of California, in the aggregate amount of four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000) in the manner provided in this chapter, but not in excess thereof.
(b) The committee shall authorize the issuance of bonds under this chapter only to the extent necessary to fund the apportionments that are expressly authorized by the Legislature in the annual Budget Act. Pursuant to that legislative direction, the committee shall determine when the bonds authorized under this chapter shall be issued in order to fund the authorized apportionments, and the amount of the bonds to be issued and sold.
(c) Up to two hundred fifty million dollars ($250,000,000) shall be available for apportionment in the 1986-87 fiscal year, and up to one hundred fifty million dollars ($150,000,000) shall be available for apportionment for the 1987-88 fiscal year, and in each subsequent fiscal year, except that the maximum aggregate debt or liability amount set forth in subdivision (a) shall not be exceeded.
(d) Pursuant to this section, the Treasurer shall sell the bonds authorized by the committee at such different times as necessary to service expenditures required by the apportionments.
(e) The proceeds of bonds issued and sold pursuant to this chapter shall be deposited in the Higher Education Capital Outlay Bond Fund, which is hereby created in the State Treasury.
(Added by Stats. 1986, Ch. 424, Sec. 2. Ratified November 4, 1986, by adoption of Proposition 56.)
Government Code 16724.5