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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 15. District Revolving Funds [53950 - 53961]
  ( Article 15 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333. )

53950.
  

As used in this article, “special district” shall mean an agency of the state, formed pursuant to general law or special act, for the local performance of governmental or proprietary functions within limited boundaries which utilizes the county treasury as a depository for its funds.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 579.)

53951.
  

As used in this article, “special district” shall not include any city, county, school district or special assessment district or any public agency which may create and utilize a revolving or petty cash fund pursuant to any other specific statutory authority.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53952.
  

(a) The governing board of a special district may, by resolution, provide for the establishment of a revolving fund in an amount not to exceed one thousand dollars ($1,000) to be used to make change and pay small bills directly. The resolution which establishes the district revolving fund shall designate all of the following:

(1) The purposes for which the fund may be expended.

(2) The officer of the district who shall have authority to make disbursements from the fund and be responsible for keeping account of all receipts and disbursements from the fund.

(3) The necessity for the fund.

(4) The maximum amount of the fund.

(b) In addition to the authority granted by subdivision (a), an independent special district, as defined in Section 56044, may by resolution provide for the establishment of a revolving fund in an amount not to exceed 110 percent of one-twelfth of the district’s adopted budget for that fiscal year. The fund may be used to pay any authorized expenditures of the independent special district. The resolution that established the district revolving fund shall conform with the designations required by subdivision (a).

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 66, Sec. 1. (SB 288) Effective January 1, 2012.)

53953.
  

Certified copies of the resolution establishing the revolving fund shall be transmitted to the county auditor and county treasurer.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53954.
  

(a) Before any money is withdrawn from the county treasury to be placed in the revolving fund of a special district, the officer for whose use the fund is created shall file with the governing body of the district and the auditor a bond executed by himself as principal and by an admitted surety insurer, in an amount equal to that of the revolving fund. The bond shall be conditioned upon the faithful administration of the fund and upon the willingness and ability of the principal to account for and pay over the fund upon demand of the governing board of the district at any time.

(b) In lieu of the bond provided for in subdivision (a) of this section, any officer of the district required by statute to furnish an official bond, and any district which purchases and maintains a blanket bond on all or certain of its employees in accordance with Section 1481, may cause such a bond or bonds to be issued or amended by endorsement to be conditioned, in addition to its other provisions, upon the faithful administration of the revolving fund and upon the willingness and ability of the principal or principals, for whose use such a fund or funds have been established, to account for and pay over the fund or funds upon demand of the governing board of the district at any time.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 872, Sec. 61. Effective January 1, 1997.)

53955.
  

Upon the receipt of the certified copy of the resolution establishing the revolving fund and the filing of the required bond, the county auditor shall draw his warrant in favor of the officer for whose benefit the revolving fund is created and the county treasurer shall pay the warrant.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53956.
  

The officer designated in the resolution establishing the revolving fund as being entrusted with the fund shall not be authorized to expend any portion of the revolving fund except for services or material which are a legal charge against the district.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53957.
  

Any expenditure in excess of one dollar ($1) shall not be made unless a receipt is obtained, setting forth the date, purpose of expenditure and amount expended.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53958.
  

Demands shall be made upon the county auditor for reimbursement of the revolving fund in the same manner that other demands are made. No other moneys shall be deposited into the revolving fund. Each demand for reimbursement of the fund shall contain an itemized account of all disbursements.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53959.
  

Upon demand of the county auditor or the governing board of the district, the officer entrusted with the fund shall give an account of the fund.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 333.)

53960.
  

The governing board may at any time increase, reduce or discontinue any revolving fund established by its order. If the revolving fund is ordered reduced, the officer entrusted with the fund shall immediately return to the county treasurer the amount necessary to reduce the fund as ordered by the board. If the fund is discontinued, the officer shall immediately pay over the balance of the fund on hand as well as all outstanding receipts to the county treasurer.

(Amended by Stats. 1977, Ch. 559.)

53961.
  

The governing board of a mosquito abatement district or a vector control district organized pursuant to the Mosquito Abatement and Vector Control District Law, Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 2000) of Division 8 of the Health and Safety Code, may by resolution provide for the establishment of a revolving fund in an amount not to exceed 110 percent of one-twelfth of the district’s adopted budget for that fiscal year. This fund, which shall replace the fund authorized by subdivision (a) of Section 53952, may be used to pay any authorized expenditures of the district. The resolution that established the district revolving fund shall conform with the designations required by subdivision (a) of Section 53952.

(Amended by Stats. 2011, Ch. 66, Sec. 2. (SB 288) Effective January 1, 2012.)

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