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DIVISION 20. MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICTS [71000 - 73001]

  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 7. BONDS [71852 - 71996]

  ( Part 7 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 6. Issuance and Sale of Bonds [71950 - 71975]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

ARTICLE 1. Issuance and Terms [71950 - 71960]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

71950.
  

If from the bond election returns it appears that more than two-thirds of the votes cast in such election were in favor of and assented to the incurring of the indebtedness, the board may, by resolution, at such time or times as it deems proper, issue bonds of the district for the whole or any part of the amount of the indebtedness so authorized, and may from time to time provide for the issuance of such amounts as the necessity thereof may appear, until the full amount of such bonds authorized has been issued.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71951.
  

The full amount of the authorized bonds may be divided into two or more series and different dates fixed for the bonds of each series. The maximum term which the bonds of any series shall run before maturity shall not exceed 40 years from the date of the series.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71952.
  

The board shall, by resolution, prescribe the form of the bonds and of the coupons attached thereto and fix the time when the whole or any part of the principal shall become due and payable. The payment of the first installment of principal may be deferred for a period of not more than five years from the date of the bonds or the date of the bonds of each series respectively.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71953.
  

The bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates not to exceed 8 percent per year, payable semiannually, except that interest for the first year may be payable at the end of that year.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 130.)

71954.
  

The board may provide for the call and redemption of bonds prior to maturity at such times and prices and upon such other terms as it may specify. A bond shall not be subject to call or redemption prior to maturity unless it contains a recital to that effect or unless a statement to that effect is printed thereon.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71955.
  

The denomination of the bonds shall be stated in the resolution providing for their issuance but shall not be less than one hundred dollars ($100).

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71956.
  

The principal and interest on the bonds shall be payable in lawful money of the United States at the office of the treasurer of the district or such other place or places as may be designated, or at either place or places at the option of the holder of the bond.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71957.
  

The bonds shall be dated, numbered consecutively, signed by the president and treasurer of the district, countersigned by the secretary, and the official seal of the district attached. The interest coupons of the bonds shall be signed by the treasurer of the district. All such signatures and countersignatures may be printed, lithographed, or mechanically reproduced, except that one of the signatures or countersignatures to the bonds shall be manually affixed.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71958.
  

If the bond election proceedings have been limited to and have applied only to an improvement district, the bonds are bonds of the district, shall be issued in the name of the district, and shall be designated “Bonds of ____ Municipal Water District for Improvement District No. ____.” Each bond and all interest coupons thereof shall state that taxes levied for the payment thereof will be levied exclusively upon the taxable property in the improvement district.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71959.
  

Any bonds issued by a district have the same force, value, and use as bonds issued by a city and are exempt from all taxation within the State.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156.)

71960.
  

The board may, without a vote of the electors, provide for the issuance of, and issue, general obligation bonds of the district or for an improvement district thereof if:

(a) The principal amount of such bonds do not exceed the then unissued balance of the principal amount of bonds authorized at an election held in the district, or in such improvement district, prior to May 9, 1967;

(b) The bonds are issued for the same purpose as that for which said unissued bonds were authorized; and

(c) The bonds are issued in accordance with the provisions of this article, except for the requirement of a bond election.

Bonds issued pursuant to this section may bear interest at a rate or rates not to exceed 8 percent per year, payable semiannually, except that interest for the first year may be payable at the end of that year. When bonds are issued pursuant to this section, unissued bonds as referred to in (a) and (b) above in a principal amount at least equal to the principal amount of bonds issued pursuant to this section, shall be canceled by order of the board and shall not be issued.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 130.)

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