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Public Resources Code - PRC

DIVISION 4. FORESTS, FORESTRY AND RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4001 - 4958]

  ( Division 4 repealed and added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

PART 2. PROTECTION OF FOREST, RANGE AND FORAGE LANDS [4101 - 4789.7]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

CHAPTER 10. Protection of Forest and Lands [4671 - 4750.7]

  ( Chapter 10 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

ARTICLE 7. Protection and Development Corporations [4731 - 4738]
  ( Article 7 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144. )

4731.
  

Corporations may be formed under the general corporation laws of this state for the protection and development of forest and other renewable natural resources, except as the provisions of such laws are modified or extended by the provisions of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4732.
  

All shares of stock issued by the corporation shall have a par value, and, in addition to other requirements prescribed by law, the articles of incorporation shall set forth all of the following:

(a) That one of the purposes for which the corporation is formed is the protection and development of forest and other renewable natural resources.

(b) The par value of all shares of capital stock of the corporation.

(c) All projects for the protection and development of forests or other renewable natural resources undertaken by the corporation shall, at all times, be subject to the supervision and regulation of the state through the board or other appropriate state authority and subject to the provisions of this article.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4733.
  

No shareholder of any corporation formed pursuant to this article shall receive or accept from the corporation in repayment of his investment in its shares any sum in excess of the par value of the shares together with current dividends of not to exceed 7 percent per annum of the par value and any cumulative dividends to which the shareholder may be entitled.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4734.
  

Any corporation formed pursuant to this article may, if so authorized by the Commissioner of Business Oversight, borrow money from or sell, pledge, or discount its securities to any corporation or agency established under the authority of the federal government.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 143, Sec. 79. (SB 251) Effective January 1, 2020.)

4735.
  

Any corporation operating in or upon forests or forest lands of this state which borrows money from any corporation or agency established under the authority of the federal government for the purpose of conducting lumber operations shall thereupon automatically become subject to this article.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4736.
  

No operation of a corporation operating pursuant to this article, involving the cutting of timber or other work upon forest lands shall be commenced without the approval of the board. For the purpose of regulating the conduct of such corporations the board shall establish reasonable regulations regarding adequate fire protection, protection of timber against infestation of forest insects, protection against tree disease epidemics, and provision for natural or artificial reforestation of the areas cut over. The board may make such other reasonable regulations regarding the operation of such corporations as in its opinion is necessary for the proper preservation or protection of the forests and forest lands.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4737.
  

The board shall make regular examination of the properties of such corporations during the operating season at intervals of not more than two months apart. Following such examination a report shall be submitted to the public agency from which loans have been made to the corporation. The cost of such examination shall be charged to and paid by the corporation whose property is examined. If in the opinion of the board the plan of forest management is not being adhered to, the board shall notify the lumber operators and the lender of this fact.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

4738.
  

The operation of any corporation formed pursuant to this article shall, in addition to the requirements of this article, be subject to any stipulations or provisions contained in any contract which may be entered into between the corporation and the corporation or agency established under the authority of the federal government which may have loaned or advanced funds for the operations of the corporation.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1144.)

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