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DIVISION 6. MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT ACT [11501 - 14403.5]

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

CHAPTER 6.5. Electric System Improvements [13071 - 13193]

  ( Chapter 6.5 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237. )

ARTICLE 9. Form and Content [13151 - 13152]
  ( Article 9 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237. )

13151.
  

Without limiting in any way the generality of its power, the board is expressly authorized, in its discretion, to provide, in connection with any issue of bonds under this chapter all the matters contained in this article.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.1.
  

The board may provide for such bonds being in such amounts, of such denominations, payable at such times, and in such form as the board may determine.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.2.
  

The board may provide for such bonds being negotiable or nonnegotiable.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.3.
  

The board may provide for such bonds and the interest thereon, and premiums, if any, due upon the redemption of any thereof, being payable or collectible at any place or places, within or without the State of California, and without presentation and approval of demands.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.4.
  

The board may provide for such bonds being payable to bearer or only to the registered holder, either as to principal alone, or as to both principal and interest; for such bonds being with or without coupons; for such bonds being nonregisterable, or registerable, either as to principal alone, or as to both principal and interest; for such bonds being exchangeable or nonexchangeable, convertible or nonconvertible; and for the reissuance of bonds or coupons which have been surrendered and preserved, or for the issuance of new bonds or coupons in the place of bonds or coupons which have been surrendered and canceled, wherever appropriate as incident to the discharge of any bond from registration, or to any exchange or conversion of any bond; all on such terms and conditions, and at such place or places, within or without the State of California, as the board may determine.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.5.
  

The board may provide for such bonds being redeemable, either at the option of the district, or in the operation of any sinking fund provided for the issue, at such price or prices and in such manner as the board may determine, whether or not involving the payment of a premium upon such redemption; provided, that no bond shall be subject to redemption unless such bond at the time of its issue states on its face that it is redeemable at the option of the district or by the operation of a sinking fund for bonds of that issue, as the case may be.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.6.
  

The board may provide for the issuance by the district of a duplicate, in the manner and on such terms and conditions as the board may determine, in the event any bond, temporary bond, coupon or interim receipt of any such issue is lost, destroyed or mutilated.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.7.
  

The board may provide for the appointment and payment of fiscal, paying, sinking fund or other agents, or of trustees or registrars.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.8.
  

The board may provide for the appointment of the treasurer of the district to act as such fiscal, paying, sinking fund or other agent.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.9.
  

The board may provide for the custody by the district of bonds and coupons, whether pending delivery or after purchase or surrender; for the delivery of bonds and coupons by the district to the purchaser thereof; for the receipt by the district of the proceeds of the sale and for the depositing of such proceeds in the proper fund or funds.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.10.
  

The board may provide for the sale of any such bonds upon such terms and conditions as the board in its discretion may determine at public sale. Bonds may be sold by the board below the par or face value thereof, at a discount not to exceed 6 percent of par value; provided further, that in the case of refunding bonds the board may provide for the refunding being made, in whole or in part, by the exchange of such refunding bonds for the bonds to be refunded. Before selling the bonds, or any part thereof, the board shall give notice not less than 10 days prior to the date of sale by publication in a newspaper of general circulation circulating in the district inviting sealed bids in such manner as the board shall prescribe. If satisfactory bids are received, the bonds offered for sale shall be awarded to the highest responsible bidder. If no bids are received, or if the board determines that the bids received are not satisfactory as to price or responsibility of the bidders, the board may reject all bids received, if any, and either readvertise or sell the bonds at private sale.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 245.)

13151.11.
  

The board may provide for the issuance of interim receipts or of temporary bonds, in such form as the board may prescribe, pending the issuance of definitive bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.12.
  

The board may provide for any signatures to such bonds and to any coupons thereto attached, and to any interim receipts and temporary bonds, being by facsimile.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.13.
  

The board may provide for restrictions on the incurring of additional indebtedness of the district payable out of the revenues out of which the bonds then authorized are to be payable.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.14.
  

The board may provide for restrictions on future transfers out of the revenues out of which the bonds then authorized are to be payable.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.15.
  

The board may provide for covenants with the holders of bonds to the same effect as set forth in Article 7 of this chapter, which covenants shall not be subject to alteration or repeal, except as in Article 8 of this chapter provided.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.16.
  

The board may provide for the issuance and distribution in such form as the board may determine of official statements respecting proposed issues of bonds and the properties, operations and finances of the works on account of which such bonds are to be issued, for the information of prospective purchasers of such bonds; and, in any case where any proposition is to be submitted to the voters for their assent, whether by referendum or pursuant to any provision of this chapter, for the issuance, distribution, dissemination and publication of factual statements respecting such proposed issues of bonds, and such properties, operations and finances, for the information of such voters.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13151.17.
  

The board may provide for the making of contracts, or the placing of orders, for the engraving or printing of any bonds, whether definitive or temporary, or of interim receipts, authorized by this chapter, or for any printing incident to the offering or issuance of any such bonds, without advertising for bids, in any case where, because of limitations of time, or requirements as to quality of work, or as to security in the control or custody of plates, or any similar cause, the board may deem it to be in the public interest so to do, anything in this division to the contrary notwithstanding, but in so doing the board shall, if practicable, obtain or cause to be obtained competitive bids, formal or informal, from bidders who can perform work of the required quality within the required time, and, in the case of engraving, who are of proper responsibility and who have adequate facilities for the control and safekeeping of the engraved plates.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

13152.
  

Each issue of bonds issued pursuant to this chapter shall conform to the following requirements:

(1) Such bonds shall be serial bonds or sinking fund bonds, or a combination of serial and sinking fund bonds.

(2) Provision shall be made for the retirement of such bonds through annual payments on principal, and such payments shall begin not more than 10 years, and end not more than 20 years, after the date of such bonds.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 2237.)

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