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Education Code - EDC


  ( Title 3 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


  ( Part 49 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )

CHAPTER 2. Property: Sale, Lease, Use, Gift, and Exchange [81250 - 81553]

  ( Heading of Chapter 2 repealed (by Sec. 3) and added by Stats. 1998, Ch. 657, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 16. Leasing of Equipment [81550 - 81553]
  ( Article 16 enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010. )


A community college district may, as lessee, enter into a lease or lease-purchase agreement for equipment or service systems with any person, firm, corporation or public agency. As used in this article “equipment” includes (1) schoolbuses, (2) other motor vehicles, (3) test materials, educational films, and audiovisual materials, and (4) all other items defined as equipment or service systems in the Community College Budget and Accounting Manual.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)


Before a lease or lease-purchase agreement may be entered into, the lessee shall comply with all applicable provisions for bids and contracts prescribed by Article 3 (commencing with Section 81641) of Chapter 3 and by Section 20651 of the Public Contract Code. Each contract shall show the total price for an outright purchase of any item and also its total cost for the entire specified term of the contract.

(Amended by Stats. 1995, Ch. 758, Sec. 119. Effective January 1, 1996.)


The term of any lease or lease-purchase agreement shall not exceed the estimated useful life of the item but in no event shall the term exceed 10 years. A lease, but not a lease-purchase agreement, may be renewable at the option of the lessee and the lessor, jointly, at the end of each term at a rate not more than 7 percent annually above the rate set pursuant to the existing agreement. In no event shall the combined period of the original lease and renewals or extensions exceed 10 years. Any contract for the lease or lease-purchase of equipment or service systems which was in existence prior to the effective date of this act shall remain in effect and such terms are hereby ratified.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)


As a lessor, a community college district governing board is authorized to let, or let with option to purchase, any land, buildings, or equipment it determines is not needed for school purposes for a term extending to the end of the expected nonuse of the land, buildings, or equipment and under any conditions it deems reasonable. All such leases and leases with options to purchase to nonpublic agencies or individuals shall comply with the provisions of Sections 81450, 81452, 81453, and 81454.

(Enacted by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1010.)

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