(a) Notwithstanding Section 11005 of the Government Code , the cemetery administrator, subject to the approval of the secretary, may accept donations of personal property, including cash or other gifts, to be used for the preliminary or conceptual design, construction, maintenance, beautification, and repair of the cemetery, or to reimburse the state for expenditures made by the state for these purposes.
(b) Cash donations made pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deposited into the Southern California Veterans Cemetery Donations Fund, which is hereby created.
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code , moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the department for the maintenance, beautification, and repair of the cemetery or, subject to the approval of the secretary, for a specified cemetery maintenance or beautification project designated by the donor.
(2) Moneys deposited into the fund for the purpose of preliminary or conceptual design or for construction of the cemetery, or to reimburse the state for expenditures made by the state for the purposes described in subdivision (a), shall be made available only upon appropriation by the Legislature.
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