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DIVISION 11. IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [20500 - 29978]

  ( Division 11 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 372. )

PART 6.5. DISTRIBUTION DISTRICTS IN IRRIGATION DISTRICTS [23500 - 23583]

  ( Part 6.5 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169. )

CHAPTER 1. Formation [23500 - 23535]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169. )

ARTICLE 4. Formation and Assessment [23530 - 23535]
  ( Article 4 added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169. )

23530.
  

Regardless of any findings made by the board if more than one-third in number of the owners of title to land within a proposed distribution district object at the hearing to its formation or to the levy of the proposed ad valorem tax, the board shall deny the petition, and no further proceeding shall be had on it.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169.)

23531.
  

If at the hearing the board finds that it would not be for the best interest of the district to form the distribution district the board shall order the proceedings dismissed without prejudice to their renewal.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169.)

23532.
  

If the board finds that it would be for the best interests of the district and the proposed distribution district to form the distribution district, it shall make and enter in its minutes a final order:

(a) Approving the petition.

(b) Forming the distribution district.

(c) Providing that an ad valorem assessment shall be levied each year in the same manner as district assessments to meet the obligations of the contract with the United States under the federal reclamation laws.

(d) Describing the land in the distribution district.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169.)

23533.
  

Assessments levied for the purpose of meeting obligations accruing under a contract with the United States pursuant to the reclamation laws shall be payable in the same manner and at the same time as district assessments, and such distribution district assessments shall be made in the number and amount sufficient to meet the obligations accruing under such contract.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169.)

23534.
  

The secretary shall cause a certified copy of the order creating the distribution district to be recorded in the office of the county recorder in each county in which any land of the distribution district is situated.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169.)

23535.
  

All lands of the distribution district shall remain jointly liable for all obligations accruing to the United States under any contract between the distribution district and the United States pursuant to the federal reclamation laws.

(Added by Stats. 1949, Ch. 169.)

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