(a)The necessary funding for the construction of the California State Prison-Imperial County, South authorized by Chapter 1413 of the Statutes of 1989 may be obtained through lease-purchase financing arrangements. The provisions of Section 15819.1 to 15819.13, inclusive, and Section 15819.15 shall apply for these purposes provided that the following also applies:
(1)“Prison facility” as used in Section 15819.1 includes the California State Prison-Imperial County, South.
(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-Imperial County, South.
(b)Notwithstanding Section 13340, funds derived from the lease-purchase financing methods for the California State Prison-Imperial County, South 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.
(c)The State Public Works Board may authorize the augmentation of the cost of the construction of the projects 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 amounts necessary to pay the costs of financing, including the payment of interest during construction of the project, any additional amount as may be authorized by the board to pay the cost of financing a reserve fund, and the cost of issuance of permanent financing for the project. This additional amount may include interest during acquisition or construction of the facility, interest payable on any interim loan for the facility from the Pooled Money Investment Account pursuant to Section 16312, a reasonably required reserve fund, and the costs of issuance of permanent financing of the facility.