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Public Utilities Code - PUC


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

CHAPTER 2. Formation of Districts [15701 - 15846]

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

ARTICLE 5. Contest of Incorporation [15821 - 15822]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 72. )


No informality in any proceeding or in the conduct of any election, not substantially affecting adversely the legal rights of any citizen, shall be held to invalidate the incorporation of any district. Any proceedings wherein the validity of incorporation is sought to be denied shall be commenced within 20 days after the date of the certificate of incorporation, otherwise the incorporation and the legal existence of the district, and all proceedings in respect thereto, shall be held valid and in every respect legal and incontestable.

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


Any such contest shall be brought in the superior court of the county where the district, or the greater part of its population, is situated. If more than one contest is pending they shall be consolidated and tried together. The court having jurisdiction shall speedily try the contest and determine upon the hearing whether the election was fairly conducted and in substantial compliance with this division, and enter its judgment accordingly. Either party to the record may appeal within 30 days from the entry of judgment, and the appeal shall be heard and determined by the Supreme Court within 60 days from the filing of the notice of appeal.

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

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