(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that all costs mandated by the operation of
this division be paid either with state or federal funds or both. The Legislature hereby declares that Section 30340.5 is designed to ensure that local governments are paid for legitimate claims for costs
mandated by this division or the commission, costs for work which is not optional,
and costs which are not otherwise reimbursed.
(b) In the event a claimed mandated cost has been approved by the Controller pursuant
to Section 30340.5 and the Legislature fails to appropriate the funds to pay such claims by special
legislation or in the annual state budget for the fiscal year following approval of
such claims by the Controller, except the date specified in Section 30518, any dates specified in this division or by order of the commission for the submission
of a local coastal program or any portion thereof or for the performance of any task
or duty by a claimant local government whose approved claim has not been paid shall,
at the request of such claimant local government, be postponed by the number of years
elapsing between such specified date and the year in which the funds to pay the approved
claim are provided.
(c) The provisions of subdivision (b) shall not apply to any local government if the
Legislature determines that such local government's claim should not be paid because
such claim is not of the type intended to be subject to reimbursement pursuant to
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