California Government Code

Sec. § 8879.58


(a)

(1)No later than September 1 of the first fiscal year in which the Legislature appropriates funds from the Transit System Safety, Security, and Disaster Response Account, and no later than September 1 of each fiscal year thereafter in which funds are appropriated from that account, the Controller shall develop and make public a list of eligible agencies and transit operators and the amount of funds each is eligible to receive from the account pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57. It is the intent of the Legislature that funds allocated to specified recipients pursuant to this section provide each recipient with the same proportional share of funds as the proportional share each received from the allocation of State Transit Assistance funds, pursuant to Sections 99313 and 99314 of the Public Utilities Code, over fiscal years 2004–05, 2005–06, and 2006–07.

(2)

In establishing the amount of funding each eligible recipient is to receive under subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57 from appropriated funds to be allocated based on Section 99313 of the Public Utilities Code, the Controller shall make the following computations:

(A)

For each eligible recipient, compute the amounts of State Transit Assistance funds allocated to that recipient pursuant to Section 99313 of the Public Utilities Code during the 2004–05, 2005–06, and 2006–07 fiscal years.

(B)

Compute the total statewide allocation of State Transit Assistance funds pursuant to Section 99313 of the Public Utilities Code during the 2004–05, 2005–06, and 2006–07 fiscal years.

(C)

Divide subparagraph (A) by subparagraph (B).

(D)

For each eligible recipient, multiply the allocation factor computed pursuant to subparagraph (C) by 50 percent of the amount available for allocation pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57.

(3)

In establishing the amount of funding each eligible recipient is eligible to receive under subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57 from funds to be allocated based on Section 99314 of the Public Utilities Code, the Controller shall make the following computations:

(A)

For each eligible recipient, compute the amounts of State Transit Assistance funds allocated to that recipient pursuant to Section 99314 of the Public Utilities Code during the 2004–05, 2005–06, and 2006–07 fiscal years.

(B)

Compute the total statewide allocation of State Transit Assistance funds pursuant to Section 99314 of the Public Utilities Code during the 2004–05, 2005–06, and 2006–07 fiscal years.

(C)

Divide subparagraph (A) by subparagraph (B).

(D)

For each eligible recipient, multiply the allocation factor computed pursuant to subparagraph (C) by 50 percent of the amount available for allocation pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57.

(4)

The Controller shall notify eligible recipients of the amount of funding each is eligible to receive pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57 for the duration of time that these funds are made available for these purposes based on the computations pursuant to subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) and subparagraph (D) of paragraph (3).

(b)

Prior to seeking a disbursement of funds for an eligible project, an agency or transit operator on the public list described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall submit to the Office of Emergency Services a description of the project it proposes to fund with its share of funds from the account. The description shall include all of the following:

(1)

A summary of the proposed project that describes the safety, security, or emergency response benefit that the project intends to achieve.

(2)

That the useful life of the project shall not be less than the required useful life for capital assets specified in subdivision (a) of Section 16727.

(3)

The estimated schedule for the completion of the project.

(4)

The total cost of the proposed project, including identification of all funding sources necessary for the project to be completed.

(c)

After receiving the information required to be submitted under subdivision (b), the agency shall review the information to determine all of the following:

(1)

The project is consistent with the purposes described in subdivision (h) of Section 8879.23.

(2)

The project is an eligible capital expenditure, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57.

(3)

The project is a capital improvement that meets the requirements of paragraph (2) of subdivision (b).

(4)

The project, or a useful component thereof, is, or will become, fully funded with an allocation of funds from the Transit System Safety, Security, and Disaster Response Account.

(d)

(1)Upon conducting the review required in subdivision (c) and determining that a proposed project meets the requirements of that subdivision, the agency shall, on a quarterly basis, provide the Controller with a list of projects and the sponsoring agencies or transit operators eligible to receive an allocation from the account.

(2)

The list of projects submitted to the Controller for allocation for any one fiscal year shall be constrained by the total amount of funds appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this section for that fiscal year.

(3)

For a fiscal year in which the number of projects submitted for funding under this section exceeds available funds, the agency shall prioritize projects contained on the lists submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) so that (A) projects addressing the greatest risks to the public and that demonstrate the ability and intent to expend a significant percentage of project funds within six months have the highest priority and (B) to the maximum extent possible, the list reflects a distribution of funding that is geographically balanced.

(e)

Upon receipt of the information from the agency required by subdivision (d), the Controller’s office shall commence any necessary actions to allocate funds to eligible agencies and transit operators sponsoring projects on the list of projects, including, but not limited to, seeking the issuance of bonds for that purpose. The total allocations to any one eligible agency or transit operator shall not exceed that agency’s or transit operator’s share of funds from the account pursuant to the formula contained in subdivision (a) of Section 8879.57.

(f)

During each fiscal year that an agency or transit operator receives funds pursuant to this section, the Office of Emergency Services may monitor the project expenditures to ensure compliance with this section.

(g)

The Controller’s office may, pursuant to Section 12410, use its authority to audit the use of state bond funds on projects receiving an allocation under this section. Each eligible agency or transit operator sponsoring a project subject to an audit shall provide any and all data requested by the Controller’s office in order to complete the audit. The Controller’s office shall transmit copies of all completed audits to the agency and to the policy committees of the Legislature with jurisdiction over transportation and budget issues.
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