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Education Code - EDC

TITLE 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

DIVISION 1 GENERAL EDUCATION CODE PROVISIONS [1. - 32500]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

PART 10. SCHOOL BONDS [15100 - 17199.6]

  ( Part 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 17. The Archie-Hudson and Cunneen School Technology Revenue Bond Act [17160 - 17165]
  ( Chapter 17 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. )

17160.
  

It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to provide a source of financing for the development of California public schools’ educational technology infrastructure for the use of technology in instruction through the use of state revenue bonds repaid from a dedicated portion of funds allocated to school districts from the California State Lottery Education Fund pursuant to Section 8880.5 of the Government Code. It is further the intent of the Legislature in enacting this act to further the purposes of the California State Lottery Act of 1984 as approved by the voters on November 6, 1984.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17161.
  

For the purpose of this article the following terms have the following meanings:

(a) “Act” means the Archie-Hudson and Cunneen School Technology Revenue Bond Act.

(b) “Authority” means the California School Financing Authority established pursuant to Section 17172.

(c) “Bond” means bonds, notes, bond anticipation notes, commercial paper, and any other evidences of indebtedness.

(d) “Fund” means the School Technology Pooled Revenue Bond Fund established pursuant to subdivision (c) of Section 17162.

(e) “School district” means school district or county office of education.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17162.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 17199.3, the authority may issue bonds exclusively for the purposes of this act, provided that the total amount of bonds issued and outstanding at any time under this act shall not exceed four hundred million dollars ($400,000,000). Authorization for the issuance of bonds under this act shall become operative after July 1, 1997, upon receipt by the authority of repayment pledges made by school districts, pursuant to Section 17163, which, when the pledges from all school districts are combined, are equal to or greater than five million dollars ($5,000,000). The authority shall not issue bonds for any project that cannot be supported by the repayment pledges of school districts.

(b) In administering this act, the authority shall meet all of the requirements established by law for the issuance, holding, and repayment of revenue bonds by the authority, including those set forth in Chapter 17 (commencing with Section 17170), unless otherwise provided for in this act.

(c) Revenues from the sale of bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be deposited in the School Technology Pooled Revenue Bond Fund, which fund is hereby established in the State Treasury. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all moneys in the fund shall be continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal year for the purposes of this chapter. The authority shall allocate moneys to each participating school district from the fund.

(d) Allocations from the fund shall be used by school districts only for the purpose of establishing computer-based networks and telecommunications systems for instructional purposes, including the procurement and installation of computer hardware and software, multimedia audio, video, and data transfer equipment, and wiring, cabling, and other equipment necessary to establish network connectivity, and any planning and installation costs associated with establishing and installing the networks.

(e) The length of terms of the bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be less than the useful life of the equipment to be purchased as set forth in subdivision (d).

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17163.
  

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a school district may participate in this act, if the governing board of the school district adopts a resolution approving that participation. A participating school district shall pledge a portion of the lottery revenues allocated annually to the school district from the California State Lottery Education Fund as a dedicated revenue source to repay bonds issued by the authority under the act.

(b) A school district may pledge an amount up to the equivalent of 25 percent, but not more than 25 percent, of the allocation to the school district for the 1996–97 fiscal year from the California State Lottery Education Fund.

(c) A participating school district shall guarantee the repayment of bonds issued under this chapter by providing instructions to the Controller as follows:

(1) Informs the Controller of its election to participate in this act.

(2) Authorizes the Controller to pay the portion of the school district’s annual allocation of funds from the California State Lottery Education Fund to the bond trustee identified by the school district for the repayment of the school district’s share of the bonds issued under this chapter.

(3) Contains a transfer schedule that sets forth the amounts of funds, which shall be equal to the amount of funds pledged pursuant to subdivisions (a) and (b) of this section, to be transferred by the Controller to the trustee from the funds to be allocated to that school district from the California State Lottery Education Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17163.5.
  

The Controller shall pay bond trustees in accordance with the instructions received pursuant to Section 17863. The Controller shall make that payment only from moneys in the California State Lottery Education Fund allocated to that school district. The Controller is not authorized to pay a bond trustee any amount in excess of a district’s allocation from the California State Lottery Education Fund.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17164.
  

Nothing contained in this chapter shall be deemed or construed to create or constitute a debt, liability, or a loan or pledge of the credit of the state.

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, should lottery funds pledged to repay bonds issued pursuant to this act be insufficient to repay the revenue bonds, negotiable notes, or negotiable bond anticipation notes sold to finance projects and related interest and expenses, moneys in the General Fund shall not be available as an alternative source of repayment.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

17165.
  

The State Department of Education shall include in its annual survey of schools on the use of lottery funds, the amount of lottery revenues expended to repay bonds issued pursuant to this act.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Effective January 1, 1997. Operative January 1, 1998.)

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