The California State University, any community college district, and the University of California may be reimbursed by the state for expenditures made for preliminary plans and working drawings for a capital outlay project, if all of the following conditions are met:
(a) The project was authorized in a budget act or other statute before the preliminary plans and working drawings were prepared.
(b) Funds for the reimbursement are appropriated by the Legislature.
(c) All other applicable procedures were followed by the California State University, the community college district, or the University of California in expending the funds. The advance of funds by the California State University, a community college district, or the University of California, for preliminary plans and working drawings, shall be made to promote early completion of a capital outlay project authorized by the Legislature.
(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 57.)