2009 California Penal Code - Section 4497 :: Chapter 1. GeneralPENAL CODE
4497. (a) The Legislature finds and declares that approval by the electors of the County Correctional Facilities Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Act of 1988 has made new funds available for the construction and renovation of county jails and county juvenile facilities. The Legislature hereby directs the Board of Corrections to allocate and administer the moneys intended in the County Correctional Facilities Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Act of 1988 for county jails, and the Department of the Youth Authority to allocate and administer the moneys intended in the County Correctional Facilities Capital Expenditure and Youth Facility Bond Act of 1988 for juvenile facilities, in accordance with the provisions of this title. (b) Money appropriated for allocation under this title may be used for the renovation, replacement, reconstruction, or construction of county jail facilities, county medical facilities designated to house persons charged with or convicted of a crime and who are mentally ill, and county juvenile facilities. Money appropriated by this title may also be used for construction of separate local detention facility space for detoxification of persons arrested because of intoxication. (c) It is the Legislature's intention to make the money appropriated for allocation under this title available to counties with established and documented needs for capital projects for jail and juvenile facilities. However, that money shall not be used to build facilities that the counties cannot afford to operate fully and safely.
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