Code Section Group

Water Code - WAT

DIVISION 26.7. Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 [79700 - 79798]

  ( Division 26.7 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. )

CHAPTER 12. Fiscal Provisions [79785 - 79798]
  ( Chapter 12 added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. )

79785.
  

(a) Bonds in the total amount of seven billion one hundred twenty million dollars ($7,120,000,000), and any additional bonds authorized, issued, and appropriated in accordance with this division pursuant to other provisions of law, or so much thereof as is necessary, not including the amount of any refunding bonds issued in accordance with Section 79797 may be issued and sold to provide a fund to be used for carrying out the purposes expressed in this division and to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code. The bonds, when sold, shall be and constitute a valid and binding obligation of the State of California, and the full faith and credit of the State of California is hereby pledged for the punctual payment of both principal of, and interest on, the bonds as the principal and interest become due and payable.

(b) The Treasurer shall sell the bonds authorized by the committee pursuant to this section. The bonds shall be sold upon the terms and conditions specified in a resolution to be adopted by the committee pursuant to Section 16731 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79786.
  

The bonds authorized by this division shall be prepared, executed, issued, sold, paid, and redeemed as provided in the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code), and all of the provisions of that law, as that law may be amended, apply to the bonds and to this division, except subdivisions (a) and (b) of Section 16727 of the Government Code to the extent that those subdivisions conflict with any other provision of this division.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79787.
  

(a) Solely for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law (Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code) of the bonds authorized by this division, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Finance Committee is hereby created. For purposes of this division, the Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Finance Committee is the “committee” as that term is used in the State General Obligation Bond Law.

(b) The committee consists of the Director of Finance, the Treasurer, and the Controller. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any member may designate a representative to act as that member in his or her place for all purposes, as though the member were personally present.

(c) The Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the committee.

(d) A majority of the committee may act for the committee.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79788.
  

The committee shall determine whether or not it is necessary or desirable to issue bonds authorized by this division in order to carry out the actions specified in this division and, if so, the amount of bonds to be issued and sold. Successive issues of bonds may be authorized and sold to carry out those actions progressively, and it is not necessary that all of the bonds authorized to be issued be sold at any one time.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79789.
  

For purposes of the State General Obligation Bond Law, “board,” as defined in Section 16722 of the Government Code, means the secretary.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79790.
  

There shall be collected each year and in the same manner and at the same time as other state revenue is collected, in addition to the ordinary revenues of the state, a sum in an amount required to pay the principal of, and interest on, the bonds each year. It is the duty of all officers charged by law with any duty in regard to the collection of the revenue to do and perform each and every act that is necessary to collect that additional sum.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79791.
  

Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, there is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury, for the purposes of this division, an amount that will equal the total of the following:

(a) The sum annually necessary to pay the principal of, and interest on, bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division, as the principal and interest become due and payable.

(b) The sum that is necessary to carry out the provisions of Section 79794, appropriated without regard to fiscal years.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79792.
  

The board may request the Pooled Money Investment Board to make a loan from the Pooled Money Investment Account in accordance with Section 16312 of the Government Code for the purpose of carrying out this division less any amount withdrawn pursuant to Section 79794. The amount of the request shall not exceed the amount of the unsold bonds that the committee has, by resolution, authorized to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this division. The board shall execute those documents required by the Pooled Money Investment Board to obtain and repay the loan. Any amounts loaned shall be deposited in the fund to be allocated in accordance with this division.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79793.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of this division, or of the State General Obligation Bond Law, if the Treasurer sells bonds that include a bond counsel opinion to the effect that the interest on the bonds is excluded from gross income for federal tax purposes under designated conditions or is otherwise entitled to any federal tax advantage, the Treasurer may maintain separate accounts for the bond proceeds invested and for the investment earnings on those proceeds, and may use or direct the use of those proceeds or earnings to pay any rebate, penalty, or other payment required under federal law or take any other action with respect to the investment and use of those bond proceeds, as may be required or desirable under federal law in order to maintain the tax-exempt status of those bonds and to obtain any other advantage under federal law on behalf of the funds of this state.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79794.
  

For the purposes of carrying out this division, the Director of Finance may authorize the withdrawal from the General Fund of an amount or amounts not to exceed the amount of the unsold bonds that have been authorized by the committee to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this division less any amount borrowed pursuant to Section 79792. Any amounts withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund. Any moneys made available under this section shall be returned to the General Fund, with interest at the rate earned by the moneys in the Pooled Money Investment Account, from proceeds received from the sale of bonds for the purpose of carrying out this division.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79795.
  

All moneys deposited in the fund that are derived from premium and accrued interest on bonds sold pursuant to this division shall be reserved in the fund and shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond interest, except that amounts derived from premium may be reserved and used to pay the cost of bond issuance prior to any transfer to the General Fund.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79796.
  

Pursuant to Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 16720) of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code, the cost of bond issuance shall be paid out of the bond proceeds, including premium, if any. To the extent the cost of bond issuance is not paid from premiums received from the sale of bonds, these costs shall be shared proportionately by each program funded through this division by the applicable bond sale.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79797.
  

The bonds issued and sold pursuant to this division may be refunded in accordance with Article 6 (commencing with Section 16780) of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code, which is a part of the State General Obligation Bond Law. Approval by the voters of the state for the issuance of the bonds under this division shall include approval of the issuance of any bonds issued to refund any bonds originally issued under this division or any previously issued refunding bonds.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

79798.
  

The proceeds from the sale of bonds authorized by this division are not “proceeds of taxes” as that term is used in Article XIII B of the California Constitution, and the disbursement of these proceeds is not subject to the limitations imposed by that article.

(Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 188, Sec. 8. Approved in Proposition 1 at the November 4, 2014, election.)

WATWater Code - WAT