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DIVISION 9. MEASURES SUBMITTED TO THE VOTERS [9000 - 9610]

  ( Division 9 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

CHAPTER 4. District Elections [9300 - 9380]

  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 2. Referendum [9340 - 9342]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2. )

9340.
  

The voters of any district that is a local public entity as defined by Section 900.4 of the Government Code, and to which Section 9300 applies, shall have the right to petition for referendum on legislative acts of the district in the same manner and subject to the same rules as are set forth in Sections 9141, 9142, 9143, 9144, 9145, 9146, and 9147, except that all computations referred to in those sections and officers of the county mentioned in those sections shall be construed to refer to comparable computations and officers of the district.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 199, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2008.)

9341.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 9340, ordinances authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds by a school district, special district, or any other local agency as part of a joint powers entity pursuant to Section 6547 of the Government Code, shall not take effect for 60 days.

(b) When the number of votes cast for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election within the boundaries of the school district, special district, or any other local agency described in subdivision (a) exceeds 500,000, the ordinance is subject to referendum upon presentation of a petition bearing signatures of at least 5 percent of the entire vote cast within the boundaries of the school district, special district, or any other local agency for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election. When the number of votes cast for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election within the boundaries of the school district, special district, or any other local agency is less than 500,000, the ordinance is subject to referendum upon presentation of a petition bearing signatures of at least 10 percent of the entire vote cast within the boundaries of the school district, special district, or any other local agency for all candidates for Governor at the last gubernatorial election.

(c) For the purpose of submitting the question to the voters pursuant to subdivision (b), the ballot wording shall approximate the following:


“Shall the ___________________,
(school district,
special district,
or any other local
 agency name)
as a member of the _____________,
 (joint powers
entity name)
authorize the issuance of revenue bonds by the joint powers entity in the amount of $____ pursuant to ordinance number ____ dated ____, the bonds to be used for the following purposes and to be redeemed in the following manner: ________?”

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

9342.
  

The governing board of any district to which Section 9340 applies may refer legislative questions to the voters of the district in the same manner as the board of supervisors may refer county questions pursuant to Section 9140.

(Enacted by Stats. 1994, Ch. 920, Sec. 2.)

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