(a) There is hereby established in the State Treasury the “School Employees Fund.” The School Employees Fund is the successor of the “Classified School Employees Fund.” Moneys received pursuant to Section 823, together with any charges, notices, fees, interest, penalties, assessments, or other revenue, shall be deposited in this fund. All moneys in the fund are hereby appropriated to the administrator without regard to fiscal year for carrying out the purposes of this article, for administrative costs, for making refunds, and for investment
through the Surplus Money Investment Fund, with any interest or earnings credited to the School Employees Fund. Funds to be used for administrative costs shall be budgeted and expended in accordance with existing state law.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, the Controller may use the moneys in the School Employees Fund for loans to the General Fund as provided in Sections 16310 and 16381 of the Government Code. However, interest shall be paid on all moneys loaned to the General Fund from the School Employees Fund. Interest payable shall be computed at a rate determined by the Pooled Money Investment Board to be the current earning rate of the fund from which loaned. This subdivision does not authorize any transfer that will interfere with the carrying out of the object for which the School Employees Fund was created.