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DIVISION 15. RECLAMATION DISTRICTS [50000 - 53901]

  ( Division 15 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

PART 2. FORMATION [50300 - 50442]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 3. Districts Formed to Operate Without a Board [50400 - 50403]
  ( Chapter 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

50400.
  

When any land, susceptible of one mode of reclamation, is entirely owned by parties who desire to reclaim the land, and to manage the reclamation without a board or the establishment of by-laws, they may file the petition provided for in Chapter 1 of this part, and state therein that they intend to undertake the reclamation on their own responsibility.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50401.
  

When the petition is granted, the district is organized and the owners of the lands have all the rights, immunities, privileges, and duties granted to boards and in all proceedings the names of the owners shall be used instead of the names of trustees.

(Amended by Stats. 1951, Ch. 681.)

50402.
  

The existence of a district formed to operate without a board shall not prevent the owners of the land included therein from forming a district to operate with a board by presenting to the board of supervisors the petition provided for in Chapter 1 of this part.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

50403.
  

The presentation of a petition for formation of a district to operate with a board is an abandonment of the rights, immunities, and privileges conferred upon the owners or their predecessors in interest in the land by the creation of the original district.

(Added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336.)

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