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  ( Division 20 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

PART 9. TAXES [72090 - 72146]

  ( Part 9 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 156. )

CHAPTER 4. Chino Basin Production Assessments [72140 - 72146]

  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165. )

ARTICLE 3. Levy of Assessment [72142 - 72142.4]
  ( Article 3 added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165. )


On or before 60 days after the effective date of this chapter, and on or before the third Wednesday in April of each year after 1975, the board shall adopt a budget and by resolution levy such two-dollar ($2)-per-acre-foot assessment, unless the board determines that the purposes of this chapter can be accomplished with a lesser assessment, in which case the board may, by resolution, levy such lesser assessment. Such assessment shall be applicable to all production within the Chino Basin during the fiscal year in which such assessment is levied.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165.)


Immediately after adopting its resolution levying the assessment, which levy shall thereupon be effective as to all production from the Chino Basin within the primary district, the board shall notify and direct the other Chino Basin districts to levy similar assessments on production from the Chino Basin within each Chino Basin district at an identical rate. The boards of directors of each Chino Basin district other than the primary district shall on or before 30 days after receipt of such notice levy such assessment against all production from the Chino Basin within its boundaries within 30 days after the final date for receipt of annual reports and the payments of assessments, all net assessment proceeds collected by any Chino Basin district, less all costs of administration and collection, shall be delivered to the primary district.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165.)


After the levy of a production assessment pursuant to this chapter the Chino Basin districts shall give notice thereof to all affected producers within the Chino Basin, within each of their respective boundaries, which notice shall state the rate of each assessment and shall require filing of the annual report of each affected producer, together with payment of the assessment, by the deadline specified in Section 72143. The notice may be sent by postal card or by other first-class mail with postage prepaid by the assessing district.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165.)


Payment of the assessment shall accompany the filing of the annual report.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165.)


If any producer after having been given notice as required by Section 72142.2 fails to pay a production assessment when due, such producer shall become liable to the assessing district for interest at the rate of 1 percent per month on the delinquent amount of the assessment.

(Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 165.)

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