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DIVISION 6. CONSERVATION, DEVELOPMENT, AND UTILIZATION OF STATE WATER RESOURCES [10000 - 12999]

  ( Heading of Division 6 amended by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1932. )

PART 6. WATER DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS [12570 - 12949.6]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1953, Ch. 196. )

CHAPTER 4.5. Maintenance Areas [12878 - 12878.45]

  ( Heading of Chapter 4.5 renumbered from Chapter 5 by Stats. 1963, Ch. 464. )

ARTICLE 5. Administration of Maintenance Area Funds [12878.41 - 12878.45]
  ( Article 5 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800. )

12878.41.
  

All money deposited in the Water Resources Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 12878.39, and all money transferred to the Water Resources Revolving Fund from the Flood Control Project Maintenance Revolving Fund, or appropriated for flood project maintenance under this chapter, is appropriated for the purposes of this chapter without regard to fiscal years and shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 16304 of the Government Code.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800.)

12878.42.
  

The department shall keep a separate account for each maintenance area as to money deposited under Section 12878.39 and expenditures under this chapter in such area. The money in such accounts shall be available to the department for expenditure for the operation and maintenance of the unit for which the maintenance area was formed and from which the money in the account was derived.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800.)

12878.43.
  

The department shall keep a separate account for money appropriated for the purposes of this chapter from the General Fund. The money in this account shall be available to the department for expenditure for the maintenance and operation of any unit for which a maintenance area is formed to the extent there is no money, or insufficient money, available under Section 12878.42. All money so expended shall be repaid from any money subsequently deposited by the benefited maintenance area.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800.)

12878.44.
  

Money expended upon any unit during any fiscal year shall not exceed by more than 20 percent the amount of the estimate for that unit for that fiscal year, unless the department determines that expenditures that exceed that amount are necessary for emergency repairs or flood fighting. If in any fiscal year more money will be expended upon a unit than is, or will be, available from assessments or collections thereon derived from the maintenance area, the estimated amount of the deficit shall be added to the estimate for that unit for the following fiscal years, and if less money will be expended than collected, the estimated amount of that excess shall be deducted from the estimate.

(Amended by Stats. 2004, Ch. 230, Sec. 36. Effective August 16, 2004.)

12878.45.
  

The State Controller shall have no responsibility for verifying the correctness of the claim as to the account upon which it is drawn, and the State Controller shall keep no separate accounts for the maintenance areas under this chapter within the Water Resources Revolving Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1800.)

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