(a)The State Public Works Board may finance the acquisition of land, buildings, related infrastructure, and equipment and the construction, renovation, and equipping of research facilities and related infrastructure on a site or sites owned by, or subject to a lease or option to purchase held by, the University of California, including buildings or facilities to be leased-purchased by the United States Government.
(b)The board shall lease-purchase to the Regents of the University of California any public building or facility acquired, constructed, renovated, or equipped pursuant to this article. The terms and the amount of the lease-purchase shall be determined by mutual agreement of the parties. The agreement shall provide that the public building or facility, or portion thereof, that is acquired, constructed, renovated, or equipped pursuant to this article, shall be utilized for research. The board shall contract with the lessee for all activities required to acquire, plan, construct, equip, and renovate these facilities.