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  ( Division 28 added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 79, Sec. 22. )

CHAPTER 4. Department of Water Resources Charge Fund [80550- 80550.]
  ( Chapter 4 added by Stats. 2019, Ch. 79, Sec. 22. )


(a) There is hereby established in the State Treasury the Department of Water Resources Charge Fund. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated, without regard to fiscal year, to the department and shall be available for the purposes of this division.

(b) All revenues payable to the department under this division, including proceeds of bonds issued pursuant to Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 80540), shall be deposited in the fund. Notwithstanding any other law, interest accruing on the moneys in the fund shall be deposited in the fund and shall be used for purposes of this division. Payments from the fund may be made only for the following purposes:

(1) Payment of any bonds or other contractual obligations authorized by this division.

(2) The expenses incurred by the department in administering this division.

(3) Consistent with Section 3288 of the Public Utilities Code, repayment of principal of, and interest on, loans made from the Surplus Money Investment Fund to the Wildfire Fund. Repayment of loans made from the Surplus Money Investment Fund shall be made as soon as practicable.

(4) The transfers to the Wildfire Fund.

(c) Obligations authorized by this division shall be payable solely from the fund. Neither the full faith and credit nor the taxing power of the state are or may be pledged for any payment under any obligation authorized by this division.

(d) While any obligations of the department incurred under this division remain outstanding and not fully performed or discharged, the rights, powers, duties, and existence of the department and the commission shall not be diminished or impaired in any manner that will affect adversely the interests and rights of the holders of or parties to those obligations. The department may include this pledge and undertaking of the state in the department’s obligations.

(Amended by Stats. 2019, Ch. 396, Sec. 57. (AB 1513) Effective January 1, 2020.)

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