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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 2. Sale of Bonds and Use of Proceeds [71970 - 71975]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

71970.
  

Before selling the bonds, or any part thereof, the board shall give notice inviting sealed bids in such manner as it may prescribe. If satisfactory bids are received, the bonds offered for sale shall be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. If no bids are received, or if the board determines that the bids received are not satisfactory as to price or responsibility of the bidders, it may reject all bids received, if any, and either readvertise or sell the bonds at private sale.

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

71971.
  

The proceeds from the sale of bonds shall be paid into the treasury of the district, placed to the credit of a special improvement fund, and expended only for the purpose for which the indebtedness was created. When such purpose has been accomplished, any moneys remaining in the special improvement fund may be transferred to the fund to be used for the payment of principal of and interest on the bonds.

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

71972.
  

Any moneys remaining in the special improvement fund from the sale of bonds of the district after the purpose for which the indebtedness was created has been accomplished may also be used for any other municipal water district purpose. Such moneys remaining from the sale of bonds of the district for an improvement district therein may also be used for any purpose which will benefit the property in the improvement district.

Such moneys may not be used for such other municipal water district purpose or improvement district purpose until two-thirds of the qualified voters of the district or improvement district have consented thereto at a special election called in the district or improvement district by the board. Notice of the election shall be given in the manner provided for bond elections in the district or improvement district, as the case may be, and in other respects the election shall be conducted as are other district elections.

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

71973.
  

Interest on any bonds issued by the district coming due before the proceeds of a tax levied at the next general tax levy after the sale of the bonds are available, and interest on any bonds issued by the district coming due before the expiration of one year following completion of the acquisition and construction of the works and improvements for which the bonds were issued may be paid from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds.

(Amended by Stats. 1967, Ch. 105.)

71974.
  

The proceeds from the sale of bonds of the district issued for an improvement district thereof may be expended for the purpose for which the indebtedness was created in any territory annexed to the improvement district after the authorization of the bonds.

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

71975.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, within the Rainbow Municipal Water District, if bonds have been authorized or issued pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 71920) of this part, and thereafter, due to a change in conditions or circumstances, the board determines that the improvement, generally described in the resolution of intention No. 438, adopted October 27, 1969, pursuant to Section 71924, should be significantly modified, the board by resolution may so modify such improvement and may issue authorized but unissued bonds or, to the extent the rights of bondholders are not impaired, expend the proceeds of bonds issued for the purpose of paying the cost of the improvement as modified, without any further election or without taking proceedings pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 71920) of this part, provided that such modification shall not change the purpose for which the sale of bonds was originally authorized, and only after notice and hearing in the same manner as provided in Article 2 (commencing with Section 71880) of Chapter 3 of this part and Article 6 (commencing with Section 53520) of Chapter 3, Part 1, Division 2, Title 5 of the Government Code, and provided that at the conclusion of the hearing the board, four-fifths of the members concurring, shall by resolution determine that the territory within the improvement district will be benefited by the improvement as modified. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the board, by resolution, may make minor modifications in the plans for the acquisition and construction of improvements and the determination made in such resolution shall be final and conclusive.

(Added by Stats. 1972, Ch. 285.)

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