The board may contract for a project authorized by the Legislature before issuing certificates, revenue bonds, notes, or bond anticipation notes pursuant to Section 15820.18 if any segment of higher education provides from any lawful source temporary construction financing to meet contract payments for the project or if the board obtains a loan from the General Fund. Any loan from the General Fund shall be specifically authorized by the Legislature and shall not exceed the amount authorized by the Legislature. The loan amount shall be repaid by the board to the General Fund together with interest in the amount that those moneys would have earned in
the Pooled Money Investment Account.
It is the intent of this section to reduce the cost of the projects and time between the authorization of capital outlay projects by the Legislature and the availability of those projects for student and faculty use.