(a) School districts may borrow funds from federal or state regulated financial institutions for the purposes of design and construction costs associated with retrofitting school buildings to become more energy efficient. School districts shall only be authorized to borrow an amount which does not exceed that which can be repaid from energy cost avoidance savings accumulated from the improvement of school facilities.
(b) Any savings and loan association may make loans or advances of credit pursuant to subdivision (a) in an amount not in excess of 5 percent of its total assets. This investment may be in addition to any other investment savings and loan associations are permitted to undertake under Section 6705.7 of the Financial Code.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Operative January 1, 1998.)