(a) The authority for design-build projects contained in this article is a new and independent authorization and shall not supersede, limit, or restrict any other statutory design-build authorization.
(b) It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article to establish a pilot project for cities, counties, cities and counties, and special districts to utilize the design-build procurement method for regional or local water or wastewater treatment facilities, regional or local solid waste facilities, and regional and local water recycling facilities, and to assess the effectiveness of the use of the design-build procurement method. It is not the intent of the Legislature by enacting this measure to authorize the design-build procurement method for other infrastructure, including, but not limited to, streets and highways, public rail transit, or other types of water resource facilities.
(c) Nothing in this article shall be construed to change the authority of a state department, agency, board, or commission.
(d) A qualified entity may use state funds for projects utilizing the design-build procedure.
(e) Except as provided in this section, nothing in this act shall be construed to affect the application of any other law.