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TITLE 5. LOCAL AGENCIES [50001 - 57607]

  ( Title 5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

DIVISION 2. CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 55821]

  ( Division 2 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

PART 1. POWERS AND DUTIES COMMON TO CITIES, COUNTIES, AND OTHER AGENCIES [53000 - 54999.7]

  ( Part 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

CHAPTER 4. Financial Affairs [53600 - 53997]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 81. )

ARTICLE 11. Payment of Claims [53910 - 53914]
  ( Article 11 added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 548. )

53910.
  

In addition to any other provision of law for the issuance and payment of warrants of any county, city and county, city, district, or other political subdivision of the state, the governing body thereof, or, in the case of school districts not issuing their own warrants, the governing body of the appropriate issuing officer, may by resolution authorize practices with respect to form, issuance, delivery, endorsement and payment of warrants it deems convenient, efficient and in the public interest, conforming substantially to those practices specified in Sections 53911, 53912, 53913, or 53915.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 144, Sec. 3.)

53911.
  

The governing body may authorize the use of check-warrant forms, to be drawn by its appropriate warrant issuing officer or officers upon the custodian of its funds, so prepared that the custodian may, by subscribing a direction to the depository of the funds to pay the funds to the order of the payee, convert the instrument to a check or, by subscribing an endorsement that the warrant is not paid for want of funds, convert the instrument to an interest bearing warrant and the governing body may direct that check-warrants shall not be delivered to the payees named therein until the direction or indorsement has been subscribed by the custodian of its funds.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 548.)

53912.
  

The governing body, or, in the case of school districts not issuing their own warrants, the governing body of the appropriate issuing officer, may provide that when funds are available for the payment of approved claims, the approval of claims for payment shall, without the issuance of any warrant, be authority to the custodian of its funds to pay the claims by check or electronic transfer. Registers and transfers shall contain substantially the same information as required by law to be maintained for a warrant.

(Amended by Stats. 1988, Ch. 144, Sec. 4.)

53913.
  

When authorized by the governing body, the custodian of funds may direct the depository of the funds to pay any warrant drawn upon the custodian upon presentment of the warrant to the depository, to the same extent and with the same effect as though the warrant were a check drawn upon the depository by the custodian. The direction shall be in writing and shall identify by name and signature the warrant issuing officer or officers and the depository may rely upon such direction and identification in the payment of warrants.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 548.)

53914.
  

Nothing contained in this chapter (commencing with Section 53910) shall be construed as requiring any county, city and county, city, district or other political subdivision or any custodian of public funds to exercise any of the powers conferred by this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1961, Ch. 548.)

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