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TITLE 1. GENERAL [25 - 680.4]

  ( Title 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 7. MISCELLANEOUS [6000 - 7599.2]

  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 1. Publications and Official Advertising [6000 - 6078]

  ( Chapter 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

ARTICLE 3. Publications [6040 - 6044]
  ( Article 3 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

6040.
  

Whenever any official advertising, notice, resolution, order, or other matter of any nature whatsoever is required by law to be published in a newspaper, such publication shall be made only in a newspaper of general circulation.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)

6040.1.
  

(a) Notwithstanding Section 6040, notice shall be given of ordinances enacted to authorize issuance of revenue bonds by joint powers entities and the fact that such ordinance is subject to referendum. All such notices shall meet the following requirements:

(1) Notices shall appear for five consecutive days in at least one daily newspaper of general circulation published in the affected area; and if no such daily publication exists, then at least twice in the weekly newspapers of the area; and if there are no such weekly newspapers, then notice shall be posted for no less than two weeks in at least 15 public places; and

(2) Notices shall state the fact that the ordinance is subject to referendum in no smaller than 10-point type, and describe the procedures for such referendum in no smaller than 8-point type; and

(3) Notices shall describe in no smaller than 8-point type the nature and purpose of the bond issue, the maximum amount of the bond issue, the duration of the proposed indebtedness, the probable or anticipated rate of interest on such bonds, and the anticipated sources of revenue to redeem such bonds; and

(4) Notices shall be of sufficient size to contain the information required by paragraphs (2) and (3).

(b) The cost of such notice shall be borne by the party to the joint powers entity which approves the ordinance, and may be included as part of the cost of the bond issue, to be paid by revenues from the bond issue.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 754.)

6040.5.
  

As used in any law of this State providing for any publication, or notice by publication, or official advertising, “daily newspaper” means a newspaper of general circulation that is published on five or more days in a calendar week, and “weekly newspaper” includes any newspaper of general circulation that is published on at least one, but less than five, days in a calendar week.

Any provision in any such law for publication in a weekly newspaper shall be deemed complied with if publication is made once a week for the period specified in a weekly newspaper as defined in this section.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 1587.)

6041.
  

Whenever any publication, or notice by publication, or official advertising is required by any law of the State to be given or made by any State, county or city officer, by the officer of any political subdivision of the State, or by any officer of any court, the publication, notice by publication, or official advertising shall be given or made only in a newspaper of general circulation published within the jurisdiction of the officer.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)

6041.1.
  

Any officer who gives or makes any publication, notice by publication, or official advertising pursuant to Section 6041 may also give or make such publication, notice by publication or official advertising in a newspaper of general circulation published outside the jurisdiction of the officer, provided:

(a) The officer determines that a substantial number of residents within his jurisdiction would benefit therefrom, and

(b) Funds have specifically been made available for such purpose.

(Added by Stats. 1973, Ch. 604.)

6042.
  

Where no newspaper of general circulation is published within the jurisdiction of the officer, then the publication, notice by publication, or official advertising shall be given or made in a newspaper of general circulation published nearest thereto.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)

6043.
  

All such publications, notices by publication, or official advertisements shall be set in type not smaller than nonpareil, and shall be preceded with words printed in black-face type, not smaller than nonpareil, describing or expressing in general terms the purport or character of the notice intended to be given.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)

6044.
  

State, county or city officers, officers of political subdivisions, and officers of courts who violate or disregard the provisions of this article, or of Article 1, are responsible personally and on their official bonds for all damages occasioned thereby, together with one hundred dollars ($100) liquidated damages in each case, to be recovered in any court of competent jurisdiction by the person aggrieved or interested.

(Enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134.)

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