(a) The Director of Finance shall administer this part and provide assistance to the board as it requires. When the board has determined that any construction, improvements, and the purchase of equipment is to be undertaken, or that plans and specifications for construction, improvements, and equipment shall be prepared, the Director of Finance by executive order shall allot to the University of California the amount required to perform the work approved for the University of California, or to the Department of General Services or other
state agency the amounts required to perform the work approved by the board for other state agencies. The University of California or the state agency to which money has been allotted shall perform that work or cause it to be performed in the manner provided by law.
(b) (1)State agencies may incur obligations, to be met during the fiscal year following the year of a project completion, for the purchase of equipment related to capital outlay projects for which the Legislature has appropriated construction funds.
(2) In addition to paragraph (1), community college districts may incur obligations, to be met during the fiscal year following the year of any project completion, for the purchase of equipment related to that project regardless of whether the project was built or purchased with funds appropriated by the Legislature.
(c) No obligation shall be incurred under this section without the approval of the Department of Finance and the State Public Works Board. Purchase orders issued and contracts entered into under this section shall not exceed a total of three million dollars ($3,000,000) in estimated costs.
(d) On or before January 1, 1999, the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges shall adopt regulations to implement the changes made to this section by Senate Bill 465 of the 1997–98 Regular Session of the Legislature. However, prior to adopting these regulations, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges shall consult with the Department of Finance and the Legislative Analyst.