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PRC Sec 5096.161-5096.163 State Park System CALIFORNIA PARKLANDS ACT OF 1980 (PARKS AND MONUMENTS)
PUBLIC RESOURCES CODE
5096.161. The Legislature recognizes that public financial
resources are inadequate to meet all capital outlay needs of the
state park system and that the development of recently acquired units
of the state park system has proceeded at a rate that has prevented
their full potential for public use from being realized.
Accordingly, it is declared to be the policy of the state that funds
allocated pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5096.151 shall be
appropriated primarily for projects that accomplish the following:
(a) Serve metropolitan population centers and accommodate day-use
and weekend-overnight visits.
(b) Provide for the development of existing units with the minimum
facilities necessary for accessibility, use, and interpretation.
(c) Rehabilitate facilities at existing units that will provide
for more efficient management and reduced operational costs.
(d) Minimize dependence on motor vehicles and reduce other forms
of energy and water consumption through appropriately designed
(e) Preserve examples of historical resources and natural
landscapes that are underrepresented in the state park system.
5096.162. (a) Any Member of the Legislature, the State Park and
Recreation Commission, the California Coastal Commission, or the
Secretary of the Resources Agency may nominate any project to be
funded under this article for study by the Department of Parks and
Recreation. Any of the commissions shall make nominations by vote of
(b) The Department of Parks and Recreation shall study any project
so nominated. In addition to the procedures required by Section
5006, the Department of Parks and Recreation shall submit to the
Legislature annually a report consisting of a prioritized listing and
comparative evaluation of all projects nominated for study, in
accordance with the following schedule:
(1) March 1, 1981, for projects nominated prior to January 15,
(2) November 1, 1981, for projects nominated prior to June 30,
1981, and after January 15, 1981.
(3) November 1, 1982, and each November 1 thereafter for projects
nominated during the 12 months ending June 30, 1982, and each June 30
(c) Projects proposed for appropriation for the state park system
pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 5096.151 shall be subject to
the favorable recommendation of the State Park and Recreation
Commission. Projects recommended by the commission shall be
forwarded to the Director of Finance for inclusion in the Budget
5096.163. Acquisition for the state park system by purchase or by
eminent domain shall be under the Property Acquisition Law
(commencing with Section 15850 of the Government Code).