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DIVISION 13. CALIFORNIA WATER DISTRICTS [34000 - 38501]

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

PART 8.1. WESTLANDS WATER DISTRICT MERGER [37800 - 37856]

  ( Part 8.1 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746. )

CHAPTER 3. Operation of Surviving District [37850 - 37856]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746. )

37850.
  

Except as in this part expressly provided, the surviving district shall in all respects be operated, managed, and governed, its directors and officers shall be elected or appointed, and its revenues shall be raised and expended as provided by law for California water districts generally.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

37851.
  

All actions and proceedings pending by or against the water storage district at the time of the merger may be prosecuted to final judgment for or against the water storage district or the surviving district may be substituted as a party.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

37852.
  

After the merger, no action or proceeding shall be brought for or against the water storage district or its directors or officers.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

37853.
  

All actions and proceedings commenced after the merger, either on account of the affairs of the water storage district or affairs of the California water district, shall be prosecuted by or against the surviving district.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

37854.
  

All outstanding bonded and other indebtedness of the water storage district and of the California water district at the time of the merger is hereby assumed by the surviving district, and all bondholders and creditors of the two districts may enforce their rights against the surviving district in like manner as might have been done against the water storage district or the California water district if the two districts had not been merged.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

37855.
  

The board of directors and officers of the surviving district shall peform all duties and functions of the board of directors and corresponding officers of the water storage district relating to the assessment, levy, and collection of assessments with respect to assessments levied but uncollected as of the date of the merger in the same manner and at the same times as is provided in the California Water Storage District Law, and all county officers and boards of supervisors shall likewise perform their functions and duties with relation to the assessment, levy, and collection of such assessments as is provided in the California Water Storage District Law.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

37856.
  

Lands which were within the Westlands Water District immediately prior to the merger shall, so long as said lands remain in the said district, have a prior right with respect to water to which said district was entitled under any contract with the United States in effect on the date of said merger over (1) lands added to the Westlands Water District as a result of the merger and (2) lands annexed to the said district subsequent to the merger.

(Added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 746.)

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