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  ( Division 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )


  ( Part 5 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )

CHAPTER 6. Bonds [9395 - 9527]

  ( Chapter 6 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )

ARTICLE 1. In General [9395 - 9405]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369. )


If a majority of the votes cast at the bond election are in favor of the issuance of bonds, the board shall cause bonds of the drainage district, in the amount stated in the order calling the election, to be prepared and executed and delivered to the State Treasurer.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The bonds shall be of the denomination of not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) each.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The bonds shall be signed by the president of the board, attested by its secretary with the seal of the board affixed thereto, numbered consecutively in the order of their maturity, and shall bear date either January 1st or July 1st.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The bonds shall bear interest at a rate to be fixed by the order of the board for issuance of the bonds not to exceed 6 per cent per annum payable semiannually on the first day of January and the first day of July in each year, at the office of the State Treasurer upon presentation of the proper coupons therefor.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


Coupons for each installment of interest shall be attached to the bonds and shall bear the facsimile signature of the Controller.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


Whenever any of the bonds are sold or delivered by the State Treasurer either to a purchaser thereof or upon an order from the board payable in such bonds, the State Treasurer shall first detach therefrom and cancel all past due interest coupons and deliver the canceled coupons to the board or its secretary.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The State Treasurer shall certify and deliver to the board or its secretary a list of bonds sold or delivered, showing the serial numbers, denominations, date of maturity, the price received for each bond sold, and the date of maturity of the earliest maturing interest coupon left attached to each bond.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The State Treasurer shall certify and deliver to the board or its secretary, whenever requested, a statement of all bonds and coupons for interest thereon paid by him and of all bonds or coupons presented for payment and not paid for want of funds, with the date of presentation.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The bonds of the drainage district issued pursuant to this part which are investigated and approved by any commission or officer authorized by any law of this state to conduct the investigation and give the approval and by authority of which approval the bonds are declared to be legal investments for savings banks, may be lawfully purchased or received in pledge for loans by any of the following who hold funds which they are permitted by law to invest or loan:

(a) Banks.

(b) Trust companies.

(c) Insurance companies.

(d) Guardians and conservators.

(e) Executors.

(f) Administrators and special administrators.

(g) Any public officer or officers of this state or of any county, city, or city and county, or other municipality or corporate body within this state.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 730.)


If within one year from the time bonds are authorized to be issued as provided in this part, the bonds are not sold or disposed of, the board may at its discretion by an order duly made and entered in its minutes and a copy duly certified sent to the county treasurer of each county wherein lands affected by the assessment are situated, cancel all proceedings taken in connection with the bond issue.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)


The board may thereafter call for the payment of the assessment in such installments from time to time as it shall determine and as provided in Part 4 of this division.

(Added by Stats. 1943, Ch. 369.)

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