(a) The necessary funding for the construction of the California State Prison-Monterey County (Soledad) authorized by Article 5.5 (commencing with Section 2045.10) of Title 1 of Part 3 of the Penal Code may be obtained through lease-purchase financing arrangements. Sections 15819.1 to 15819.13, inclusive, and Section 15819.15 shall apply for this purpose, provided that the following apply:
(1) "Prison facility," as used in Section 15819.1, includes the California State Prison-Monterey County (Soledad).
(2) Notwithstanding the limitation imposed by Section 15819.3 regarding the amount of bonds to be issued for construction, acquisition, and financing of prison facilities, the State Public Works Board may issue additional bonds in order to pay the costs of acquiring and constructing or refinancing the California State Prison-Monterey County (Soledad).
(b) Notwithstanding Section 13340, funds derived from the lease-purchase financing methods for the California State Prison-Monterey County (Soledad) deposited in the State Treasury, are hereby continuously appropriated to the State Public Works Board on behalf of the Department of Corrections for the purpose of acquiring and constructing or refinancing the prison facility so financed.
The sum of two hundred six million eight hundred thousand dollars ($206,800,000) shall be available for capital outlay for the California State Prison-Monterey County (Soledad) from funds derived from lease-purchase financing methods. This amount shall be available, as necessary, for the purposes of site studies and suitability reports, site acquisition, environmental studies, master planning, architectural programming, schematics, preliminary plans, working drawings, construction, long lead and equipment items, and mitigation costs of school districts if the mitigation item is an allowable cost for any program under the jurisdiction of the State Allocation Board.
(c) The State Public Works Board may authorize the augmentation of the cost of construction of the project set forth in this section pursuant to the board's authority under Section 13332.11. In addition, the State Public Works Board may authorize any additional amount necessary to establish a reasonable construction reserve and to pay the costs of financing, including the payment of interest during acquisition or construction of the project, the cost of financing a reasonably required debt service reserve fund, and the cost of issuance of permanent financing for the project. This additional amount may include interest payable on any interim loan for the facility from the General Fund or the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Section 16312.
(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 712, Sec. 1.)