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  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

CHAPTER 6. Powers and Functions of District [12701 - 13024]

  ( Chapter 6 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )

ARTICLE 2. Contracts [12721 - 12723]
  ( Article 2 enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764. )


A district may make contracts and enter into stipulations of any nature whatsoever, either in connection with eminent domain proceedings or otherwise, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, contracts and stipulations to indemnify and save harmless, to employ labor, and to do all acts necessary and convenient for the full exercise of the powers granted in this division.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


Neither the general manager nor any director of the district shall in any manner be interested, directly or indirectly, in any contract awarded or to be awarded by the board, or in the profits to be derived therefrom. Any violation of this provision is a misdemeanor, and conviction shall work a forfeiture of office. This section has no application to contracts awarded to corporations in which such officer owns less than 1 percent of the entire capital stock.

(Enacted by Stats. 1951, Ch. 764.)


Whenever the board, by resolution passed by a majority of its members, determines that the public interest will be served, a district constructing or operating plants and appurtenant facilities for the generation of electrical power by nuclear energy may purchase or acquire insurance for such properties against physical loss or damage and the resultant loss of capacity for the generation of electrical power from insurance companies organized in the United States or foreign countries as either stock companies or assessment or nonassessment mutual companies. In the event such insurance is acquired from an assessment mutual company, a district shall have authority to share in the initial organization expenses of the company, to become a member of the company, and to assume liability for retrospective premium adjustments in accordance with the terms and conditions of the policy or contract of insurance issued by such company.

(Added by Stats. 1971, Ch. 405.)

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