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New Schools Relief Act   

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Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a school district with an anticipated increase in enrollment is authorized to lease land and facilities from a private developer with funds provided by one or more of the following sources, subject to regulations established by the board:

(a) Funds provided by the state for the purposes of school construction (1) in the Budget Act, (2) in separate legislation, (3) from the sale of bonds, the issuance of which was approved by the voters of the state prior to January 1, 1980, provided that the purposes for which the issuance of the bonds was approved encompassed the purposes of this section; or (4) from the sale of bonds, the issuance of which may be approved on or after January 1, 1980, by the voters of the state for the purposes of school construction, among other purposes.

(b) Funds the district has borrowed from the state and which the district is in the process of repaying, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed as terminating, delaying, or otherwise interrupting the district's schedule of repayments for the funds.

(c) Available capital reserves from the district's general fund or special funds of the district, provided the purposes of this section do not conflict with the purposes for which the funds may be used.

(d) Proceeds from the sale or lease of unneeded facilities, provided that nothing in this section shall be construed to have any of the following effects:

(1) To terminate, delay, or otherwise interrupt the schedule of regular repayments for the district's obligations to the state.

(2) To relieve the district from any obligation to the state, except to the degree that such district may retain that portion of the proceeds from the sale or lease of unneeded facilities necessary to lease land and facilities pursuant to this section.

(3) To permit the district to retain any proceeds otherwise owing to the state from the lease or sale of unneeded facilities in excess of the amount necessary to lease land and facilities pursuant to this section.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 3. Operative January 1, 1998.)