2009 California Penal Code - Section 4450-4451 :: Chapter 1. Findings And Declarations

PENAL CODE
SECTION 4450-4451

4450.  This title shall be known and may be cited as the County Jail
Capital Expenditure Bond Act of 1984.

4451.  It is found and declared that:
   (a) While the County Jail Capital Expenditure Bond Act of 1981 has
helped eliminate many of the critically overcrowded conditions found
in the 164 county jail facilities in the state, many problems
remain.
   (b) Numerous county jails throughout California are dilapidated
and overcrowded.
   (c) Capital improvements are necessary to protect life and safety
of the persons confined or employed in jail facilities and to upgrade
the health and sanitary conditions of those facilities.
   (d) County jails are threatened with closure or the imposition of
court supervision if health and safety deficiencies are not corrected
immediately.
   (e) Due to fiscal constraints associated with the loss of local
property tax revenues, counties are unable to finance the
construction of adequate jail facilities.
   (f) Imposition of limits on taxing powers of local agencies,
imposed by Proposition 13 and other measures, has severely limited
the ability of local jurisdictions to raise funds for jail
construction or renovation, though the need for such facilities is
increasing.

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