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DIVISION 14. CALIFORNIA WATER STORAGE DISTRICT LAW [39000 - 48401]

  ( Division 14 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

PART 9. ASSESSMENTS [46000 - 47982]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 391. )

CHAPTER 13. Alternate Provisions for Collection and Enforcement of District Assessments by the County [47900 - 47982]

  ( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905. )

ARTICLE 1. Collection of Assessments by the County [47900 - 47912]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905. )

47900.
  

This chapter provides an alternative method for the collection and enforcement of district assessments.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47901.
  

The board may elect to avail itself of the assessor, auditor and tax collector of the county or counties in which the district is situated to collect assessments levied and called pursuant to this part.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47902.
  

The board shall declare its election by a resolution and shall file a certified copy of said resolution with the auditor, assessor, tax collector and treasurer of each county within which the district is situated on or before February 1, following the adoption of such resolution.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47903.
  

An election pursuant to Section 47902 is effective with respect to all assessments designated by the board to be collected pursuant to the provisions of this article and which were levied or called after February 1, next succeeding the date upon which the certified copy is filed. Thereafter, the assessments designated by the board shall be collected by the tax collectors of the county or counties in which the district is situated until the board, by resolution, elects otherwise. When the board elects otherwise, a certified copy of such resolution shall be filed with the auditor, assessor, tax collector and treasurer of each county within which the district is situated and it is effective, with respect to any assessments levied or called, after February 1, next succeeding the date upon which the certified copy is filed.

(Amended by Stats. 1969, Ch. 1086.)

47904.
  

On or before the 15th day of July, the board shall designate and determine by resolution the percentage of any assessment theretofore levied that shall be called and collected pursuant to this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 17.)

47905.
  

A certified copy of the resolution provided for in Section 47904 shall immediately be filed by the secretary of the district with the county treasurer and county auditor of each affected county.

(Amended by Stats. 1970, Ch. 17.)

47906.
  

The county treasurer, upon receipt of the certified copy of the resolution, provided for by Sections 47904 and 47905, shall forthwith discontinue making collections on the affected assessment and shall transfer to the county auditor the assessment rolls designated in the resolution together with an accounting of all payments made on the assessments so transferred.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47907.
  

The county auditor, on receipt of said affected assessment rolls from the county treasurer, shall compute the amount to be collected from each parcel of land in the district held in separate ownership as shown on the transferred assessment rolls and the county tax roll, and shall enter in a separate column in the county assessment books, headed “Water Storage District Assessment, ____ Water Storage District (naming it),” the sums in dollars and cents to be collected against the respective parcels of land.

On any parcel of land on which payments have been made on such assessment prior to the receipt of the resolution by the county treasurer, credit for the amount so paid shall be given in determining the amount payable.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47908.
  

Assessments called pursuant to this chapter shall be collected at the same time and in the same manner as county taxes. When collected, the net amount, as provided by this chapter, shall be paid to the treasurer of the district, under the general requirements and penalties provided by law for the settlement of county taxes.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47909.
  

Each county assessor, auditor, treasurer and tax collector shall file annually with the board of supervisors of his county, itemized statements showing the additional expenses to his office caused by performance of the duties imposed upon him by this chapter. Upon the filing of such statements the board of supervisors, by an order upon its minutes, shall deduct such expenses from the assessment money of the district while in the hands of such tax collector and transfer the amount deducted into the county general fund.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47910.
  

The board of supervisors may provide extra help for their county offices or officers as in their judgment is necessary for the proper performance of their duties under this article.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47911.
  

Whenever any real property situated in any district which availed itself of county collection of assessments under this chapter has been sold for taxes and has been redeemed, the money paid for redemption shall be apportioned and paid by the county treasurer receiving it, to the district in the proportion which the assessment due to the district shares to the total tax and assessment for which the property was sold.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

47912.
  

Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 47902 and 47903, any district organized pursuant to this division, which organization was completed prior to the effective date of this section, may, prior to July 1, 1963, adopt the resolution and file a certified copy thereof with the auditor, assessor, tax collector and treasurer of each county within which the district is situated, which resolution shall be effective on filing notwithstanding the provisions of Section 47903.

(Added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 905.)

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