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  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 7. Bonds [13201 - 13341]

  ( Chapter 7 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

ARTICLE 4. Refunding [13281 - 13288]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )


Whenever the board by resolution passed by a vote of two-thirds of all its members determines that the refunding of the whole or any portion of the bonded indebtedness will be of advantage to the district the board may refund the bonded indebtedness or any portion thereof and issue refunding bonds of the district therefor.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


The issuance of refunding bonds shall not be construed as the incurring or increase of an indebtedness within the meaning of this division, and the approval of the voters is not required for the issuance of refunding bonds. The board may provide for the call and redemption of any or all of the bonds on any interest payment date prior to their fixed maturity in the ordinance authorizing the issuance of the refunding bonds.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


Only the property in a special district is taxable for the payment of the principal and interest on any refunding bonds which are issued for the purpose of refunding any indebtedness of a special district.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


Except as provided in this article, matters pertaining to the issuance of refunding bonds under this chapter shall be governed by Article 9 (commencing with Section 53550) and Article 10 (commencing with Section 53570), Chapter 3, Part 1, Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 1976, Ch. 510.)


The proceeds of the sale of refunding bonds shall be applied only to the purchase, or retirement at not more than par and accrued interest, or the call price, of the bonded indebtedness for which the refunding bonds were issued.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


In lieu of selling refunding bonds and using the proceeds to purchase or retire the bonds to be refunded, the board may exchange refunding bonds at not less than par and accrued interest for the bonds so refunded.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


Whenever outstanding bonds are refunded they shall be surrendered to the treasurer of the district, who shall cancel them by endorsing on their face the manner in which the refunding was effected (whether by exchange or purchase, and the amount for which so purchased, if any) and by perforating through each bond and each coupon attached thereto the word “canceled” together with the date of cancellation.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)

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