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TITLE 1. GENERAL [100 - 7914]

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

DIVISION 9. EXPENDITURE LIMITATIONS [7900 - 7914]
  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205. )

7900.
  

(a) The Legislature finds and declares that the purpose of this division is to provide for the effective and efficient implementation of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

(b) It is the intent of the Legislature that citizens be provided with timely information so that effective oversight can be accomplished at the local level.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7901.
  

For the purposes of Article XIII B of the California Constitution and this division:

(a) “Change in California per capita personal income” means the number resulting when the quotient of the California personal income, as published by the United States Department of Commerce in the Survey of Current Business for the fourth quarter of a calendar year divided by the civilian population of the state on January 1 of the next calendar year, as estimated by the Department of Finance, is divided by the similarly determined quotient for the next prior year. For example, the change in California per capita personal income for 1979 (to be used for computing the appropriations limit for the 1980–81 fiscal year) would equal the fourth quarter 1979 personal income divided by the January 1, 1980, population, the quotient divided by the fourth quarter 1978 personal income divided by the January 1, 1979, population.

(b) “Change in population” for a local agency for a calendar year means the number resulting when the percentage change in population between January 1 of the next calendar year and January 1 of the calendar year in question, as estimated by the Department of Finance pursuant to Section 2227 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for each city and county and Section 2228 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for each special district, plus 100, is divided by 100. For example, the change in population for 1979 would equal the percentage change in population between January 1, 1980, and January 1, 1979, plus 100, the sum divided by 100. For purposes of the state’s appropriations limit, “change in population” means the number resulting when the civilian population of the state on January 1 of the next calendar year, as estimated by the Department of Finance, is divided by the similarly estimated population for January 1 of the calendar year in question. For example, the change in population for 1979 (to be used for computing the appropriations limit for the 1980–81 fiscal year) would equal the January 1, 1980, population divided by the January 1, 1979, population.

A city or special district may choose to use the change in population within its jurisdiction or within the county in which it is located. For a special district located in two or more counties, the special district may choose to use the change in population in the county in which the portion of the district is located which has the highest assessed valuation. Each city and special district shall select its change in population pursuant to this paragraph annually by a recorded vote of the governing body of the city or special district. A charter city and county may choose to use the change in population provided in this paragraph or may choose to use the change in population provided in Section 2 of Chapter 1221 of the Statutes of 1980.

A county may choose to use any one of the following:

(1) The change in population within its jurisdiction.

(2) The change in population within its jurisdiction, combined with the change in population within all counties having borders that are contiguous to that county.

(3) The change in population within the incorporated portion of the county.

(c) “Change in population” for a school district means the change in average daily attendance between the year prior to that for which the appropriations limit is being computed and the year for which the appropriations limit is being computed, using the average daily attendance as defined in Section 7906.

(d) “Change in population” for a community college district means the number resulting when the average daily attendance reported by the community college district for state apportionment funding purposes computed pursuant to former Article 2 (commencing with Section 84520) of Chapter 4 of Part 50 of the Education Code is divided by the similarly computed average daily attendance for the previous year.

(e) “Local agency” means a city, county, city and county, special district, authority or other political subdivision of the state, except a school district, community college district, or county superintendent of schools. The term “special district” shall not include any district which (1) existed on January 1, 1978, and did not possess the power to levy a property tax at that time or did not levy or have levied on its behalf, an ad valorem property tax rate on all taxable property in the district on the secured roll in excess of 121/2 cents per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value for the 1977–78 fiscal year, or (2) existed on January 1, 1978, or was thereafter created by a vote of the people, and is totally funded by revenues other than the proceeds of taxes as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

If a special district levied, or had levied on its behalf, different property tax rates for the 1977–78 fiscal year depending on which area or zone within the district boundaries property was located, it shall be deemed not to have levied a secured property tax rate in excess of 121/2 cents per one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value if the total revenue derived from the ad valorem property tax levied by or for the district for 1977–78, divided by the total amount of taxable assessed valuation within the district’s boundaries for 1977–78, does not exceed .00125.

(f) “School district” means an elementary, high school, or unified school district.

(g) “Local jurisdiction” means a local agency, school district, community college district, or county superintendent of schools.

(h) As used in Section 2 and subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article XIII B, “revenues” means all tax revenues and the proceeds to a local jurisdiction or the state received from (1) regulatory licenses, user charges, and user fees to the extent that those proceeds exceed the costs reasonably borne by that entity in providing the regulation, product, or service, and (2) the investment of tax revenues as described in subdivision (i) of Section 8 of Article XIII B. For a local jurisdiction, revenues and appropriations shall also include subventions, as defined in Section 7903, and with respect to the state, revenues and appropriations shall exclude those subventions.

(i) (1) “Proceeds of taxes” shall not include proceeds to a local jurisdiction or the state from regulatory licenses, user charges, or user fees except to the extent that those proceeds exceed the costs reasonably borne by that entity in providing the regulation, product, or service.

(2) “Proceeds of taxes” also does not include the proceeds received by a local jurisdiction from a license tax imposed pursuant to Section 25149.5 of the Health and Safety Code or a tax or fee imposed pursuant to Section 25173.5 of the Health and Safety Code on the operation of a hazardous waste facility, or the proceeds received by a local jurisdiction from a surcharge that is collected by a regional disposal facility, as authorized pursuant to Section 115255 of the Health and Safety Code to the extent that these proceeds of the license tax, tax, fee, or surcharge are expended for costs or increased burdens on local jurisdictions that are associated with the hazardous waste facility or regional disposal facility. These costs or burdens include, but are not limited to, general fund expenses, the improvement and maintenance of roads and bridges, fire protection, emergency medical response, law enforcement, air and groundwater monitoring, epidemiological studies, emergency response training, and equipment related to the hosting of the hazardous waste facility or regional disposal facility.

(Amended by Stats. 2006, Ch. 538, Sec. 238. Effective January 1, 2007.)

7902.
  

(a) For the 1980–81 fiscal year, the appropriations limit of the state and of each local jurisdiction shall be determined as follows:

(1) Multiply the total amount of appropriations subject to limitation of each such entity for the 1978–79 fiscal year by the lesser of the change in cost of living for the 1979 calendar year or the change in California per capita personal income for the 1978 calendar year, and multiply this product by the change in population of each such entity for the 1978 calendar year.

(2) Multiply the product determined pursuant to paragraph (1) by the lesser of the change in cost of living for the 1980 calendar year or the change in California per capita personal income for the 1979 calendar year, and multiply this product by the change in population of each entity for the 1979 calendar year. The resulting product, as adjusted for other changes required or permitted by Article XIII B of the California Constitution, shall be the appropriations limit of each entity for fiscal year 1980–81.

(b) For the 1981–82 fiscal year and each year thereafter, the appropriations limit of the state and of each local jurisdiction shall equal the appropriations limit for the prior fiscal year multiplied by the product of the change in cost of living, as defined in paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 8 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution, and the change in population of the local jurisdiction for the calendar year preceding the beginning of the fiscal year for which the appropriations limit is to be determined, and adjusted for other changes required or permitted by Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

(c) For the purposes of this division, if a local agency’s fiscal year begins on January 1, the agency shall base its appropriations limit on its appropriations subject to limitation for the 1979 calendar year. For that agency, the 1981 calendar year shall be the first year for which the appropriations limit shall apply. For purposes of the computations required by this section, that agency shall use the change in population, cost-of-living, and per capita personal income factors that it would have used had its fiscal year begun on the previous July 1.

(Amended by Stats. 2003, Ch. 296, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 2004.)

7902.1.
  

(a) If, beginning with the 1980–81 fiscal year or any fiscal year thereafter, the proceeds of taxes of a school district, community college district, or county superintendent of schools, exceed its appropriations limit determined pursuant to Section 7902 for that fiscal year, the governing body of the school district or community college district, or the county superintendent of schools, may increase its appropriations limit to an amount equal to its proceeds of taxes.

(b) In the event that the governing body of a district or the county superintendent of schools increases its appropriations limit pursuant to this section, it shall notify the Director of Finance of the change within 45 days.

(c) Any increase in a local jurisdiction’s appropriations limit pursuant to this section shall, in the fiscal year in which the change is made, reduce the appropriations limit of the state by an equal amount.

(Repealed and added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 1093, Sec. 18.7. Applicable from July 1, 1981, pursuant to Sec. 27 of Ch. 1093.)

7902.5.
  

The governing body of any city incorporated after July 1, 1978, but prior to January 1, 1980, may, by resolution, adopt an appropriations limit for the purposes of Article XIII B of the California Constitution determined in the following manner:

(a) If the city’s first full fiscal year of operation was the 1979–80 fiscal year, the appropriations limit of the city for fiscal year 1980–81 shall be equal to the total amount of proceeds of taxes received for fiscal year 1979–80 adjusted for changes in the cost of living and population and such other changes as may be required or permitted by Article XIII B.

(b) If the city’s first full fiscal year of operation is the 1980–81 fiscal year, the governing body of the city shall, prior to July 1, 1980, estimate the amount of revenue anticipated to be received by the city from the proceeds of taxes for the 1980–81 fiscal year. This amount shall be the appropriations limit of the city for the 1980–81 fiscal year. For the 1981–82 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the appropriations limit of the city shall be equal to the total amount of proceeds of taxes received for fiscal year 1980–81 adjusted for changes in the cost of living and population and such other changes as may be required or permitted by Article XIII B.

(Added by renumbering Section 7900 (as added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 220) by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7902.6.
  

The governing body of any city incorporated at the General Election held on November 4, 1980, for which no appropriations limit has been established by the electors of that entity, may, by resolution, adopt an appropriations limit for the purposes of Article XIII B of the California Constitution in the following manner:

(a) For the 1980–81 fiscal year, the appropriations limit of the city shall not exceed the amount determined pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 3 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution as adjusted in any manner which may be required or permitted by Article XIII B.

(b) For the 1981–82 fiscal year, the appropriations limit of the city shall not exceed the total amount of proceeds of taxes received by the city during the 1981–82 fiscal year.

(c) For the 1982–83 fiscal year and each year thereafter, the appropriations limit of the city shall be equal to the total amount of proceeds of taxes received by the city for the 1981–82 fiscal year, adjusted for changes in the cost-of-living and population and such other changes as may be required or permitted by Article XIII B.

(Added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 84, Sec. 1. Effective June 21, 1981.)

7902.7.
  

(a) The appropriations limit of a city incorporated on or after January 1, 1990, shall be determined pursuant to Section 56812.

(b) The appropriations limit of a special district formed on or after January 1, 1988, shall be determined pursuant to Section 56811 and approved by the voters at the formation election.

(c) The appropriations limit of a county formed on or after January 1, 1988, shall be determined pursuant to Section 23332 and approved by the voters at the formation election.

(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 332, Sec. 2. (SB 113) Effective January 1, 2010.)

7902.8.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to any special district formed during the 1978–79 fiscal year which initially was totally funded by other than the proceeds of taxes, and which subsequently, during the 1980–81 fiscal year, imposed a special tax with voter approval, the appropriations limit of such an entity, unless otherwise established pursuant to law, shall be deemed established by the electors at the election approving the special tax as that amount equal to the proceeds of taxes received during the first full fiscal year in which proceeds of taxes were received, and shall thereafter be adjusted in any manner which may be required or permitted by Article XIII B of the California Constitution.

(Added by Stats. 1989, Ch. 211, Sec. 1.)

7903.
  

“State subventions” shall include only money received by a local agency from the state, the use of which is unrestricted by the statute providing the subvention.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7904.
  

In no event shall the appropriation of the same proceeds of taxes be subject to the appropriations limit of more than one local jurisdiction or the state.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7905.
  

Revenues to a local jurisdiction from regulatory licenses, user charges, or user fees may be aggregated if they are reasonably related.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7906.
  

For school districts:

(a) (1) For the 1980–81 to 2012–13 fiscal years, inclusive, “ADA” means a school district’s second principal apportionment units of average daily attendance as determined pursuant to Section 42238.5 of the Education Code, including average daily attendance in summer school, regional occupational centers and programs, and apprenticeship programs, and excluding average daily attendance in adult education programs. All other units of average daily attendance including, but not limited to, special day classes for special education pupils, shall be included.

(A) For purposes of this subdivision, the average daily attendance of apprenticeship programs shall be determined pursuant to Section 79149.1 or 79149.3 of the Education Code.

(B) For the 2008–09 to 2012–13 fiscal years, inclusive, the average daily attendance of public school districts, including county superintendents of schools, serving kindergarten and grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or any part thereof, shall include the same amount of average daily attendance for classes for supplemental instruction and regional occupational centers and programs that was used for purposes of this section for the 2007–08 fiscal year.

(2) For the 2013–14 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, “ADA” means a school district’s second principal apportionment units of average daily attendance, as determined pursuant to Section 42238.05 of the Education Code.

(b) “Foundation program level” means:

(1) For the 1978–79 fiscal year, one thousand two hundred forty-one dollars ($1,241) for elementary school districts, one thousand three hundred twenty-two dollars ($1,322) for unified school districts, and one thousand four hundred twenty-seven dollars ($1,427) for high school districts.

(2) For the 1979–80 fiscal year to the 1986–87 fiscal year, inclusive, the levels specified in paragraph (1) increased by the lesser of the change in cost of living or California per capita personal income for the preceding calendar year.

(3) For the 1986–87 fiscal year, the levels specified in paragraph (2) increased by one hundred eighty dollars ($180) for elementary school districts, one hundred ninety-one dollars ($191) for unified school districts, and two hundred seven dollars ($207) for high school districts.

(4) For the 1987–88 fiscal year, the levels specified in paragraph (3) increased by the lesser of the change in cost of living or California per capita personal income for the preceding calendar year.

(5) For the 1988–89 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the foundation program level shall be the appropriations limit of the school district for the current fiscal year, plus amounts paid for any nonreimbursed court or federal mandates imposed on or after November 6, 1979, less the sum of the following:

(A) Interest earned on the proceeds of taxes during the current fiscal year.

(B) The 50 percent of miscellaneous funds received during the current fiscal year that are from the proceeds of taxes.

(C) Locally voted taxes received during the current fiscal year, such as parcel taxes or square foot taxes, unless for voter-approved bonded debt.

(D) Any other local proceeds of taxes received during the current fiscal year, other than local taxes that offset state aid, such as excess bond revenues transferred to a district’s general fund pursuant to Section 15234 of the Education Code.

(c) “Proceeds of taxes” shall be deemed to include subventions received from the state only if those subventions are for one of the following two purposes:

(1) Basic aid subventions of one hundred twenty dollars ($120) per ADA.

(2) (A) Additional apportionments that, when added to the district’s local revenues, do not exceed the foundation program level for that district. In no case shall subventions received from the state for reimbursement of state mandates in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution or of Section 17561 or for reimbursement of court or federal mandates imposed on or after November 6, 1979, be considered “proceeds of taxes” for purposes of this section.

(B) A district’s local revenues for purposes of subparagraph (A) are the amounts which offset state aid, as follows:

(i) For the 1980–81 to 2012–13 fiscal years, inclusive, as defined in Section 42238 of the Education Code.

(ii) For the 2013–14 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, as defined in subdivision (j) of Section 42238.02 of the Education Code.

(d) Proceeds of taxes for a fiscal year shall not include any proceeds of taxes within the district’s beginning balance or reserve, unless those funds were not appropriated in a prior fiscal year. Funds that were appropriated to a reserve or other fund referenced in Section 5 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution shall be deemed to be appropriated for the purpose of this paragraph.

(e) The remainder of the state apportionments shall not be considered proceeds of taxes for a school district, and shall be considered appropriations subject to the state’s limit.

(f) Each school district shall report to the Superintendent of Public Instruction and to the Director of Finance at least annually its appropriations limit, its appropriations subject to limitation, the amount of its state aid apportionments and subventions included within the proceeds of taxes of the school district, and amounts excluded from its appropriations limit, at a time and in a manner prescribed by the Superintendent of Public Instruction and approved by the Director of Finance.

(g) For the 1988–89 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, nothing in paragraph (2) of subdivision (c) shall be so construed as to require that the amount determined pursuant to subdivision (b) be multiplied by the amount determined pursuant to subdivision (a) for purposes of determining the amount of state aid included in school district “proceeds of taxes” for purposes of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 121. (AB 1808) Effective June 27, 2018.)

7907.
  

For county superintendents of schools:

(a) (1) For the 1978–79 to 2012–13 fiscal years, inclusive, “proceeds of taxes” shall be deemed to include subventions received from the state only if those subventions are received for one or more of the following programs:

(A) Educational services provided directly to pupils, including, but not limited to, the services described in subdivision (c) of Section 1981 of, Sections 1904, 2550.2, 2551.3, 8152, 48633, 52570, and 58804 of, and Article 1 (commencing with Section 52300) of Chapter 9 of Part 28 of, the Education Code.

(B) Support services provided to school districts, including, but not limited to, the services described in subdivision (b) of Section 2550 of, and Sections 1510, 2509, 2551, 2554, and 2555 of, the Education Code.

(C) Direct services provided to school districts, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 2550 of the Education Code.

(2) For the 2013–14 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, “proceeds of taxes” shall be deemed to include subventions received from the state only if those subventions are received for one or more of the following programs:

(A) The alternative education grant described in Section 2574 of the Education Code.

(B) The operations grant described in Section 2574 of the Education Code.

(C) The add-on amount described in subdivision (e) of Section 2574 of the Education Code and any amounts added either pursuant to calculations in Sections 2575 of the Education Code or added to the calculations in Section 2575 of the Education Code.

(b) For programs identified in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), an amount shall be calculated equal to the appropriations made for those programs from the proceeds of taxes for the 1978–79 fiscal year, adjusted for the 1979–80 and 1980–81 fiscal years by the lesser of the change in cost of living or change in California per capita personal income applicable to each year and by the percentage change in average daily attendance in those programs for the 1979–80 and 1980–81 fiscal years.

(c) For all other programs operated by the county superintendent of schools, including, but not limited to, the programs identified in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a), an amount shall be calculated equal to the appropriations made for those programs from the proceeds of taxes for the 1978–79 fiscal year, adjusted for the 1979–80 and 1980–81 fiscal years by the lesser of the change in cost of living or change in California per capita personal income for each year and by the percentage change in population, as defined by subdivision (d) of Section 7901, for all the districts in the county for the 1979–80 and 1980–81 fiscal years. The “percentage change in population” for the program identified in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) shall be, for purposes of this subdivision, the percentage change in direct services average daily attendance as calculated pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 2550 of the Education Code.

(d) The sum of the amounts calculated in subdivisions (b) and (c) shall be the appropriations limit for the county superintendent for the 1980–81 fiscal year.

(e) For the 1981–82 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the appropriations limit for the prior year shall be adjusted by the appropriate average daily attendance and the lesser of the change in cost of living or California per capita personal income.

(f) For the 1981–82 fiscal year through the 1987–88 fiscal year, state apportionments to county superintendents in excess of the amounts in subdivision (d) or (e) shall not be considered proceeds of taxes for a county superintendent of schools.

(g) For the 1988–89 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the state apportionments to county superintendents that shall be considered “proceeds of taxes” for a county superintendent of schools shall be equal to the lesser of the following:

(1) The total amount of state apportionments received for that fiscal year, excluding amounts paid for reimbursement of state mandates in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution or of Section 17561 or for reimbursement of court or federal mandates imposed on or after November 6, 1979.

(2) The appropriations limit for the county superintendent for that fiscal year, less the sum of all of the following:

(A) Interest earned on the proceeds of taxes during the current fiscal year.

(B) The 50 percent of miscellaneous funds received during the current fiscal year that are from the proceeds of taxes.

(C) Locally voted taxes received during the current year, such as parcel taxes or square foot taxes, other than for voter-approved bonded debt.

(D) Any other local proceeds of taxes received during the current year, such as excess bond revenues transferred to a district’s general fund pursuant to Section 15234 of the Education Code.

(E) Local proceeds of taxes received during the current fiscal year which offset state aid.

(3) Amounts paid for court or federal mandates shall be excluded from the appropriations limit.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 122. (AB 1808) Effective June 27, 2018.)

7908.
  

For community college districts:

(a) As used in this section, “ADA” means the annual average daily attendance reported for students attending the community college district during the fiscal year.

(b) “Proceeds of taxes” shall be deemed to include subventions from the state, including special purpose apportionments, but excluding subventions received from the state for reimbursement of state mandates in accordance with the provisions of Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution or of Section 17561 or for reimbursement of court or federal mandates imposed on or after November 6, 1979, only if those subventions, when added to the district’s local resources, as defined in items (2) and (3) of subdivision (a) of Section 84904 of the Education Code, do not exceed:

(1) For the 1978–79 fiscal year, the lesser of the statewide average revenues or the actual revenues received per ADA, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (c) of Section 84700 of the Education Code, multiplied by the ADA in the district for the 1978–79 fiscal year.

(2) For the 1979–80 through the 1987–88 fiscal years, the amount specified in paragraph (1) adjusted by the lesser of the change in cost of living or California per capita personal income for the preceding calendar year and the percentage change in the district’s ADA for that fiscal year.

(3) For the 1988–89 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the appropriations limit of that district, plus amounts paid for any nonreimbursed court or federal mandates imposed on or after November 6, 1979, less the sum of the following:

(A) Interest earned on the proceeds of taxes during the current fiscal year.

(B) The 50 percent of miscellaneous funds received during the current fiscal year which are from the proceeds of taxes.

(C) Locally voted taxes received during the current fiscal year, such as parcel taxes or square foot taxes, unless for voter-approved bonded debt.

(D) Any other local proceeds of taxes received during the current fiscal year, other than local taxes which count towards the revenue limit, such as excess bond revenues transferred to a district’s general fund pursuant to Section 15234.

(c) Each community college district shall report to the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and to the Director of Finance at least annually its appropriations limit, its appropriations subject to limitation, the amount of its state aid apportionments and subventions included within the proceeds of taxes of the district, and amounts excluded from the appropriations limit, at a time and in a manner prescribed by the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and approved by the Director of Finance.

(Amended by Stats. 1989, Ch. 1395, Sec. 8. Effective October 2, 1989.)

7909.
  

No later than May 1 of each year, the Department of Finance shall notify each local agency of the change in the cost of living or change in California per capita personal income, whichever is less, and population for each local agency for the prior calendar year.

No later than May 1 of each year, the Department of Finance shall notify the Department of Education and the Chancellor’s Office of the California Community Colleges of the change in the cost of living or change in California per capita personal income, whichever is less. These agencies shall inform the school districts, county superintendents of schools, and community college districts for which they are respectively responsible.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1638, Sec. 2. Effective October 1, 1982.)

7910.
  

(a) Each year the governing body of each local jurisdiction shall, by resolution, establish its appropriations limit and make other necessary determinations for the following fiscal year pursuant to Article XIII B of the California Constitution at a regularly scheduled meeting or noticed special meeting. Fifteen days prior to the meeting documentation used in the determination of the appropriations limit and other necessary determinations shall be available to the public. The determinations made pursuant to this section are legislative acts.

(b) A judicial action or proceeding to attack, review, set aside, void, or annul the action of the governing body taken pursuant to this section shall be commenced within 45 days of the effective date of the resolution.

(c) A court in which an action described in subdivision (b) is pending, including any court reviewing the action on appeal from the decision of a lower court, shall give the action preference over all other civil actions, in the manner of setting the action for hearing or trial and in hearing the action, to the end that the action shall be quickly heard and determined.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 263, Sec. 25. Effective January 1, 2008.)

7911.
  

For the purposes of Section 2 of Article XIII B, a local jurisdiction may return excess revenues by granting a tax credit or refund, by providing a temporary suspension of tax rates or fee schedules, or by any other means consistent with the intent of that section. The determination by the governing body of such entity of the means by which such excess revenues are to be returned is a legislative act.

Judicial review of such determination may be obtained only by a proceeding for a writ of mandate which shall be brought within 30 days after the governing body’s determination.

All courts wherein such actions are or may be hereafter pending, including any court reviewing such action on appeal from the decision of a lower court, shall give such actions preference over all other civil actions therein, in the manner of setting the same for hearing or trial and in hearing the same, to the end that all such actions shall be quickly heard and determined.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7912.
  

Each year, the Governor shall include in the budget as submitted to the Legislature an estimate of the state’s appropriations limit for the budget year. This estimate shall be subject to the budget process, and shall be established in the Budget Bill.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7913.
  

For purposes of subdivision (b) of Section 3 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution, the financial responsibility of providing services is transferred in whole or in part from other revenues of an entity of government to proceeds from regulatory licenses, user charges, or user fees only when the dollar amount allocated from other revenues of a local jurisdiction or the state to the provision of such services is decreased.

(Added by Stats. 1980, Ch. 1205.)

7914.
  

An appropriation for a “qualified capital outlay project,” as used in subdivision (d) of Section 9 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution, means an appropriation for a fixed asset (including land and construction) with a useful life of 10 or more years and a value which equals or exceeds one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000).

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 60, Sec. 7. Applicable from July 1, 1990, pursuant to Secs. 8 and 9 of Ch. 60.)

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