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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 7. PUBLIC UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [15501 - 18055]

  ( Division 7 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

CHAPTER 2. Formation of Districts [15701 - 15846]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

ARTICLE 4. Establishment of the District [15791 - 15798]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )

15791.
  

The board of supervisors receiving the certificates delivered pursuant to Section 15765 shall meet and examine them within three weeks after all the elections are held. If it appears from the certificates that a majority of the votes cast at the election in each unincorporated territory in which such elections are held is in favor of the incorporation of the district, the board of supervisors shall so declare and shall state by order entered in its minutes the name and boundaries of the district, and that the district is formed pursuant to this division.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72.)

15792.
  

If it appears from the certificates that a majority of the electors voting at the election has voted against the formation of the district, the proceedings shall fail entirely.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72.)

15793.
  

When the board of supervisors has completed its examination of the certificates, and has made the order provided in Section 15791, it shall forthwith attach together the duplicate certificates in two rolls, each roll to contain one of each of the certificates and a copy of the order of the board of supervisors, duly certified under the hand and official seal of the clerk of the board of supervisors.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72.)

15794.
  

The board of supervisors shall immediately deposit one roll for filing in the office of the Secretary of State, and cause the other roll to be recorded in the office of the recorder of each county in which any part of the district is situated and filed in the office of the county elections official of the county in which the district, or the greater part of its population, is situated.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 91. Effective January 1, 2003.)

15795.
  

Upon the receipt of the duplicate roll the Secretary of State shall issue his certificate reciting that it is filed in his office and that the public utility district, naming it, is incorporated as a district pursuant to this division. The certificate shall be forwarded to the board of supervisors and by it held and delivered to the board of directors of the district after the election and organization of the board of directors.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72.)

15796.
  

No charge shall be made by either the Secretary of State or any county recorder or county elections official for the services required of him or her under this article.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 221, Sec. 92. Effective January 1, 2003.)

15797.
  

From and after the date the duplicate roll is filed with the Secretary of State, the district is incorporated as a public utility district, with all the rights, privileges, and powers set forth in this division.

(Added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72.)

15798.
  

The board may change the name of the district by adoption of an ordinance changing the name of the district and by giving notification of the name change to the State Controller, the State Board of Equalization, and the board of supervisors of each county which has land within the district.

(Added by Stats. 1968, Ch. 446.)

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