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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 12. SANTA CLARA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY [100000 - 100619]

  ( Heading of Part 12 amended by Stats. 1999, Ch. 724, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 7. Bonds and Other Evidences of Indebtedness [100400 - 100492]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1204. )

ARTICLE 6. Miscellaneous [100490 - 100492]
  ( Article 6 added by Stats. 1974, Ch. 1204. )

100490.
  

The VTA may bring an action to determine the validity of any of its bonds, equipment trust certificates, warrants, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 860) of Title 10 of Part 2 of the Code of Civil Procedure.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 103. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100491.
  

All bonds and other evidences of indebtedness issued by the VTA under the provisions of this part, and the interest thereon, are free and exempt from all taxation within the State of California, except for transfer, franchise, inheritance, and estate taxes.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 104. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

100492.
  

Notwithstanding any other provisions of this part or any other law, the provisions of all ordinances, resolutions, and other proceedings in the issuance by the VTA of any bonds, bonds with a pledge of revenues, bonds for improvement districts, revenue bonds, equipment trust certificates, notes, or any and all evidences of indebtedness or liability shall constitute a contract between the VTA and the holders of the bonds, equipment trust certificates, notes, or evidences of indebtedness or liability and the provisions thereof shall be enforceable against the VTA, or any or all of its successors or assigns, by mandamus or any other appropriate suit, action, or proceeding in law or in equity in any court of competent jurisdiction. Nothing contained in this part or in any other law shall be held to relieve the VTA or the territory included within it from any bonded or other debt or liability contracted by the VTA. Upon dissolution of the VTA or upon withdrawal of territory therefrom, the property formerly included within it or withdrawn therefrom shall continue to be liable for the payment of all bonded and other indebtedness or liabilities outstanding at the time of the dissolution or withdrawal the same as if the VTA had not been so dissolved or the territory withdrawn therefrom, and it shall be the duty of the successors or assigns to provide for the payment of the bonded and other indebtedness and liabilities. Except as may be otherwise provided in the proceedings for the authorization, issuance, and sale of any revenue bonds, bonds secured by a pledge of revenues or bonds for improvement districts secured by a pledge of revenues, revenues of any kind or nature derived from any revenue-producing improvements, works, facilities, or property owned, operated, or controlled by the VTA shall be pledged, charged, assigned, and have a lien thereon for the payment of the bonds as long as they are outstanding, regardless of any change in ownership, operation, or control of the revenue-producing improvements, works, facilities, or property and it shall, in the later event or events, be the duty of the successors or assigns to continue to maintain and operate the revenue-producing improvements, works, facilities, or property as long as bonds are outstanding.

(Amended by Stats. 2016, Ch. 381, Sec. 105. (AB 2196) Effective January 1, 2017.)

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