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

PART 9. WARRANTS [53000 - 53342]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

CHAPTER 1. Issuance, Registration and Payment [53000 - 53093]

  ( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )

ARTICLE 3. Time Warrants [53040 - 53049]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1951, Ch. 336. )


When the board has filed an operation and maintenance assessment roll in the office of the county treasurer, and has directed an assessment levied against that roll to be paid in annual installments, it may issue and sell, or otherwise dispose of, time warrants based upon, and in anticipation of, the collection of such assessment levy, to pay the expenses for the payment of which the assessment was levied on a cash basis, or for the purpose of paying any outstanding warrants payable from such assessment levy. The period over which annual installments of the assessment shall be paid shall not exceed five years or the maturity of time warrants issued pursuant to Section 53042.5.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 140.)


Time warrants may be in substantially the following form:


No. ________



Office of the Board of Trustees of
Reclamation District No. ____.

______, California

The Treasurer of ____ County will, on the ____ day of ____, 19__, pay to the order of ____ out of Reclamation District No. ____ maintenance fund, the sum of ____ dollars ($____), together with interest on said sum from date of registration of this warrant in the office of the county treasurer until paid at the rate of __ percent per year, the interest payable on January 1st and July 1st of each year until this warrant is paid in full, upon the presentation of this warrant to said county treasurer.

This warrant is one of a series of warrants aggregating in face amount ____ dollars ($____) all issued by the above-named reclamation district, and payable out of the proceeds of levies made by the board of trustees of said district by order entered on the minutes of said board on the ____ day of ____, 19__, against an operation and maintenance assessment filed in the office of the treasurer of the above-named county on the ____ day of ____, 19__. This warrant and each of the warrants of said series are payable exclusively from the proceeds of said levies when collected.

Dated this ____ day of ____, 19__.












Registered this ____ day of ____, 19__.

________ Treasurer of ____ County

This warrant will outlaw four years after it matures and cannot thereafter be legally paid unless extended by order of the board of trustees on or before maturity.

Interest Endorsements

Date Due

Date Paid

Amount Paid

Transfer Endorsements

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


The time warrants which may be issued to mature in any year shall not exceed the amount of the assessment installment payable in such year, and the principal amount of time warrants which is outstanding at any time shall not exceed an amount determined by multiplying the number of acres within the district by five dollars ($5).

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


Time warrants may be issued for more than the amount set forth in Section 53042 and with a maturity longer than five years, provided that a special election is held pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 50800) of Part 4 of this division, at which election the principal amount and maturity of such warrants and the purpose for which they are issued are approved by a majority of the votes cast.

(Added by Stats. 1978, Ch. 1108.)


No time warrants shall be issued, sold, or disposed of for less than the face amount thereof and accrued interest thereon to date of delivery.

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


The proceeds from the issuance and sale of time warrants shall be deposited in the maintenance fund and shall be applicable to the payment of the expenses payable from that fund, or to the payment of outstanding warrants to the same extent as funds collected upon the operation and maintenance assessment levies.

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


Time warrants shall be registered with the county treasurer prior to their issuance.

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


Time warrants shall be paid upon their due date upon presentation and surrender to the county treasurer.

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


If time warrants are not paid by reason of lack of funds, no further registration is required, and they shall continue to bear interest after their due date until paid, reissued, extended or canceled.

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


Time warrants which are not paid on their due date because of lack of funds have priority and shall be paid out of the proceeds of the collection of the operation and maintenance assessment against which they have been issued, in preference to any demand warrants issued and registered after the date of regisration of such time warrants which are payable out of the same assessment.

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


The county treasurer, upon the request of the board, shall pay all time warrants before the maturity thereof, providing there are sufficient funds, after payment of all outstanding demand warrants, and all such time warrants shall be presented for payment.

(Amended by Stats. 1953, Ch. 805.)

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