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Harbors and Navigation Code - HNC

DIVISION 8. HARBOR AND PORT DISTRICTS [5800 - 7340]

  ( Division 8 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

PART 3. HARBOR DISTRICTS [6000 - 6110]

  ( Part 3 enacted by Stats. 1937, Ch. 368. )

CHAPTER 4. Revenue Bonds [6100 - 6106]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1131. )

6100.
  

Pursuant to this chapter a district may create a revenue bond indebtedness for the acquisition and construction, or acquisition or construction of any improvements or property or facilities contained within its powers.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1131.)

6101.
  

The issuance of said bonds shall be authorized by ordinance adopted by two-thirds of all the members of the board, to take effect upon its publication.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1131.)

6102.
  

The secretary shall publish said ordinance once in a newspaper of general circulation printed in said district, and if there is none, then in such newspaper published in the county in which said district is located.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1131.)

6103.
  

The ordinance shall specify the total amount, denomination, method of maturity, and the rate or maximum rate of interest of the bonds, whether other parity revenue bonds may be issued, and in general terms, the acquisitions and improvements to be constructed thereby; and, in addition, shall contain other and further provisions as in the judgment of the board are deemed advisable.

(Amended by Stats. 1991, Ch. 978, Sec. 4.)

6104.
  

The proceeds of said bonds shall be placed in an account in the treasury of the district to be entitled ____ Harbor District Revenue Construction Fund No. ____, and used exclusively for the objects and purposes mentioned in the ordinance.

(Added by Stats. 1945, Ch. 1131.)

6105.
  

(a) The lien of the bonds of the same issue shall be prior and superior to all revenue bonds subsequently issued.

(b) The district shall only issue parity revenue bonds if the district board determines, based on an audit of the district’s finances conducted under generally accepted accounting principles, that both of the following conditions exist:

(1) The district is not in default in the repayment of any prior issuance of its bonds.

(2) The net revenues of the district for the prior fiscal year have amounted to at least 125 percent of the maximum annual debt service in any fiscal year thereafter, including all indebtedness incurred as the result of additional issues of bonds.

(A) For purposes of calculating the net revenues of the district for the prior fiscal year pursuant to this paragraph, the district may include up to 75 percent of the district’s estimated additional annual net revenue to be derived from either of the following:

(i) Any additions, improvements, or extensions to the district’s properties, works, or facilities, or the pro rata portion thereof, which were not in service during the prior fiscal year, and that were, or are to be, made using funds from any source, including, but not limited to, the parity revenue bonds.

(ii) Any increase in the charges made for the district’s services that became effective prior to the authorization of the parity revenue bonds but which were not in effect during the prior fiscal year.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 770, Sec. 3. Effective January 1, 1997.)

6106.
  

Proceedings for the issuance of the bonds shall commence, the board shall have those powers and duties, and the bondholders shall have those rights and remedies provided in Sections 54344 to 54346, inclusive, Sections 54347, 54348, 54350, 54351, 54352, and Article 4 (commencing with Section 54400) to Article 11.5 (commencing with Section 54664), inclusive, of Chapter 6 of Part 1 of Division 2 of Title 5 of the Government Code. As used in those provisions, “resolution” means ordinance, “local agency” means district, and “legislative body” means board.

(Amended by Stats. 1996, Ch. 770, Sec. 4. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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