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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

  ( Division 13 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

PART 6. FINANCIAL PROVISIONS [35900 - 36458.1]

  ( Part 6 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 390. )

CHAPTER 4.3. Revenue Warrants [36380 - 36393]
  ( Chapter 4.3 added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117. )

36380.
  

A district whose facilities are for delivery primarily of agricultural water supplies and wherein at least 51 percent of the assessable acreage is zoned and developed for agricultural uses may issue revenue warrants pursuant to this chapter to obtain funds for any lawful purpose of the district, including the repayment of indebtedness of the district. A district may issue revenue warrants pursuant to this chapter in any year only if the district does not receive during such year its full contractual entitlement under a water supply contract with the United States, the State of California, or any other public agency, upon which contract the district relies for meeting a substantial portion of its water supply needs.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36381.
  

Revenue warrants shall be secured by all or part of the revenues received by the district from charges fixed pursuant to Section 35470 or from any other source other than assessments, and any such revenues may be pledged to the payment of revenue warrants. In the resolution authorizing issuance of revenue warrants, the board may subject such revenues as it specifies to a lien or charge to secure the payment of the principal of, and the interest on, revenue warrants, but such warrants shall be not secured by any lien or charge upon any assessment.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36382.
  

Revenue warrants shall bear interest at a rate or rates not exceeding 8 percent per annum, payable annually or semiannually or in part annually and in part semiannually, as the board may prescribe.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36383.
  

Revenue warrants shall mature at such time or times as the board may prescribe, but not more than 10 years from the date of issuance.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36384.
  

Revenue warrants may be made subject to redemption prior to their fixed maturity date upon such terms, conditions and notice, and at such times and prices, as the board may determine prior to the issuance of such warrants.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36385.
  

Revenue warrants may be sold at either public or private sale upon such terms and conditions as the board may determine. Such warrants may be sold at less than their par or face value, but no revenue warrant may be sold at a price which would yield to the purchaser an average of more than 8 percent per annum, payable semiannually, according to standard tables of bond values.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36386.
  

No revenue warrants shall be issued or sold until their issuance has been authorized by resolution of the board adopted by a four-fifths vote.

(Amended by Stats. 1992, Ch. 1020, Sec. 37. Effective January 1, 1993.)

36386.1.
  

If, after the board adopts the resolution to issue the revenue warrants and before 30 days thereafter, the board receives a petition containing the signatures of persons holding title to 10 percent of the land area within the district, the board shall call an election of the qualified voters in the district and submit the resolution to issue revenue warrants to such voters for their approval or rejection. The election required by this section shall be called and noticed, held, and conducted in the same manner provided for bond elections in the district, excepting that a majority of the votes cast in favor of such resolution shall be required for the approval of such resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36387.
  

The board may determine the form and denomination of revenue warrants, the manner of their execution, their registration and exchange privileges and the place or places of their payment.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36388.
  

The board, in a resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue warrants, may provide for special funds for the deposit and application of the proceeds of the warrants and for the deposit and application of revenues pledged to secure their payment. The board may provide for the establishment of a reserve fund from the proceeds of the revenue warrants or revenues pledged to their payment. The board may appoint a fiscal agent to hold any or all such funds in trust for the holders of revenue warrants and for the district.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36389.
  

The board, in a resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue warrants, may covenant to operate and maintain the facilities producing the revenues pledged for the security of the revenue warrants, may covenant to fix, maintain, and collect tolls, charges, rates, or fees which will produce revenues sufficient to provide for the payment of the principal of and interest on the revenue warrants and to provide such additional sums for the further security of the revenue warrants as the resolution may prescribe, and may make such other covenants, with respect to insurance, investments of funds, accounting records, independent audits, events of default, limitations upon competitive facilities, and any other matters relating to the revenue warrants and their security as the board may deem necessary, convenient, or desirable in order better to secure the revenue warrants or to make them more marketable.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36390.
  

The board, in a resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue warrants, may provide for paying the interest on the revenue warrants for a period of not more than one year out of the proceeds of the sale thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36391.
  

Except as otherwise provided in any resolution authorizing the issuance of revenue warrants, the holder of any revenue warrant may by mandamus, or other appropriate proceeding, require and compel the performance of any of the duties imposed upon the board, or upon any officer or employee of the district, in connection with the collection, deposit, investment, application, or disbursement of any revenues pledged for the security of the revenue warrants, or in connection with the deposit, investment, or disbursement of the proceeds received from the sale of the revenue warrants, or in connection with any covenants contained in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the revenue warrants. The enumeration of such rights and remedies does not, however, exclude the exercise or prosecution of any other rights or remedies available to the holders of revenue warrants.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36392.
  

Revenue warrants shall not be issued under this chapter by any district in any one fiscal year in excess of four million dollars ($4,000,000).

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

36393.
  

The provisions of this chapter shall constitute an addition to all other power of a district to borrow money, incur indebtedness, and issue warrants in connection therewith, and shall not be deemed a restriction or limitation on such other power.

(Added by Stats. 1977, Ch. 1117.)

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