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Joint Powers Agreements   

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(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the Department of General Services may enter into a joint powers agreement with any other public agency for the purpose of creating an agency or entity to finance the acquisition of land and the design and construction of state office buildings and parking facilities thereon. The joint powers agency or entity shall have the power to acquire land and construct office and parking facilities and to issue revenue bonds for these purposes.

(b) The department may lease state property to, and enter into a lease-purchase agreement with, the joint powers agency or entity on behalf of the State of California for terms not exceeding 50 years. The lease may contain any other terms and conditions which the Director of the Department of General Services determines to be in the best interests of the state.

(c) Any joint powers agreement and any agreement between the state and any joint powers agency or entity created pursuant to this section shall be submitted to the Legislature for approval through the budgetary process before execution.

(d) This section shall not apply to or in any way limit the powers of any authority authorized under Section 8169.4.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 102, Sec. 45.)