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DIVISION 7. WATER QUALITY [13000 - 16104]

  ( Division 7 repealed and added by Stats. 1969, Ch. 482. )

CHAPTER 17. Clean Water and Water Reclamation Bond Law of 1988 [14050 - 14076]

  ( Chapter 17 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 3. Fiscal Provisions [14065 - 14076]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. )

14065.
  

Bonds in the total amount of sixty-five million dollars ($65,000,000), exclusive of refunding bonds, or so much thereof as is necessary, may be issued and sold to provide a fund to be used for carrying out the purposes expressed in this chapter and to be used to reimburse the General Obligation Bond Expense Revolving Fund pursuant to Section 16724.5 of the Government Code. The bonds shall, when sold, 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.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14066.
  

The bonds authorized by this chapter 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 apply to the bonds and to this chapter and are hereby incorporated in this chapter as though set forth in full in this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14067.
  

(a) Solely for the purpose of authorizing the issuance and sale, pursuant to the State General Obligation Bond Law, of the bonds authorized by this chapter, the Clean Water and Water Reclamation Finance Committee is hereby created. For purposes of this chapter, the Clean Water and Water Reclamation Finance Committee is “the committee” as that term is used in the State General Obligation Bond Law. The committee consists of the Governor, the Controller, the Treasurer, the Director of Finance, and the Executive Director of the State Water Resources Control Board, or their designated representatives. A majority of the committee may act for the committee.

(b) For purposes of the State General Obligation Bond Law, the State Water Resources Control Board is designated the “board.”

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14068.
  

Consistent with Section 602 of the federal act, the committee shall determine whether or not it is necessary or desirable to issue bonds authorized pursuant to this chapter in order to carry out the actions specified in Sections 14056, 14057, 14058, 14059, and 14060, 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. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14069.
  

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, and 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 which is necessary to collect that additional sum.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14070.
  

Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, there is hereby appropriated from the General Fund in the State Treasury, for the purposes of this chapter, 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 chapter, as the principal and interest become due and payable.

(b) The sum which is necessary to carry out the provisions of Section 14071, appropriated without regard to fiscal years.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14071.
  

For the purposes of carrying out this chapter, 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 which have been authorized by the committee to be sold for the purpose of carrying out this chapter. Any amounts withdrawn shall be deposited in the fund. Any money made available under this section shall be returned to the General Fund plus the interest that the amounts would have earned in the Pooled Money Investment Account from money received from the sale of bonds for the purpose of carrying out this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14071.5.
  

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 purposes of carrying out this chapter. The amount of the request shall not exceed the amount of the unsold bonds which the committee has, by resolution, authorized to be sold for the purpose of carrying this chapter. 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 by the board in accordance with this chapter.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14072.
  

All money deposited in the fund which is derived from premium and accrued interest on bonds sold shall be reserved in the fund and shall be available for transfer to the General Fund as a credit to expenditures for bond interest.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14073.
  

The bonds may be refunded in accordance with Article 6 (commencing with Section 16780) of the State General Obligation Bond Law.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14074.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter and to the extent permitted by federal and state law, the money in the fund may be used to rebate to the federal government all arbitrage profits required by the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1986 or any amendment thereof or supplement thereto. To the extent that the money in the fund may not be used for that purpose due to restraints of federal or state law, any rebates required shall be paid from the General Fund or other sources as the Legislature may require.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or rule or regulation, the board may enter into contracts, or procure those services and equipment, which may be necessary to ensure prompt and complete compliance with any provisions relating to the fund imposed by either the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1986 or the federal act.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14075.
  

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

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 47, Sec. 2. Approved in Proposition 83 at the November 8, 1988, election.)

14076.
  

Notwithstanding Section 14074 or any other provision of this bond act, or of 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), if the Treasurer sells bonds pursuant to this bond act 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, the Treasurer may maintain separate accounts for the bond proceeds invested and 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. 1991, Ch. 652, Sec. 39.)

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