(a) No later than 45 days prior to the public hearing on a proposed plan adoption by an agency or the joint public hearing of the agency and the legislative body, the agency shall deliver a copy of the preliminary report and notice of the date of the public hearing to the Department of Finance and the Department of Housing and Community Development by first-class mail.

(b) Upon receiving the report, the Department of Finance shall prepare an estimate of how the proposed plan adoption will affect the General Fund. The Department of Finance shall determine whether the adoption will affect the need for school facilities.

(c) Within 21 days of the receipt of the report, the Department of Finance or the Department of Housing and Community Development may send any comments regarding the proposed plan adoption in writing to the agency and the legislative body. The agency and the legislative body shall consider these comments, if any, at the public hearing on the proposed plan adoption. If these comments are not available within the prescribed time limit, the agency and the legislative body may proceed without them.

(d) The Department of Finance or the Department of Housing and Community Development may also send their comments regarding the proposed plan adoption to the Attorney General for further action pursuant to Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 33501).

(Added by Stats. 2006, Ch. 595, Sec. 8. Effective January 1, 2007.)