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(a) The Controller shall draw warrants on the State Treasury in favor of the county treasurer of each county in each month of each year in the amounts and manner prescribed in this section so as to provide in each warrant a portion of the total amount certified by the Superintendent as apportioned for programs identified in paragraph (1) during the fiscal year from the State School Fund to the school districts and charter schools under the jurisdiction of the county superintendent of schools of that county, to the county school service fund of that county, and to the county school tuition fund of that county.

(1) Programs to be included in the apportionment include all of the following:

(A) Chapter 12.5 (commencing with Section 2574) of Part 2.

(B) Sections 41330 to 41343, inclusive.

(C) Section 41544.

(D) Chapter 4 (commencing with Section 41600) of Part 24 of Division 3 of Title 2.

(E) Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 41760.2) of Part 24 of Division 3 of Title 2.

(F) Section 41841.5.

(G) Article 2 (commencing with Section 42238) of Chapter 7 of Part 24 of Division 3 of Title 2.

(H) Section 47663.

(I) Article 7 (commencing with Section 48300) of Chapter 2 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.

(J) Article 10 (commencing with Section 48350) of Chapter 2 of Part 27 of Division 4 of Title 2.

(K) Sections 56428, 56432, 56836 to 56836.06, inclusive, 56836.08 to 56836.15, inclusive, and 56836.165 to 56836.31, inclusive.

(2) Warrants for amounts apportioned to school districts, county school service funds, and county school tuition funds shall be for amounts equal to 5 percent in July, 5 percent in August, and 9 percent in September, October, November, December, and January, of the amounts certified by the Superintendent as a part of the advance apportionment.

(3) Warrants in the months of February to May, inclusive, shall be for amounts equal to one-fifth of the difference between the amounts certified by the Superintendent for school districts, county school service funds, and county school tuition funds as the first principal apportionment and the amounts required by paragraph (2).

(4) Warrants for the month of June shall be for amounts equal to the difference between the amounts certified by the Superintendent for school districts, county school service funds, and county school tuition funds as the second principal apportionment and the amounts required by paragraphs (2) and (3).

(5) Warrants in June shall include the total amounts certified by the Superintendent as the final apportionment.

(6) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) to the contrary, for school districts that reported less than 5,000 units of average daily attendance in the 1979-80 fiscal year and that received 39 percent or more, but less than 75 percent, of their total revenue limits from local property taxes in that fiscal year, warrants for amounts apportioned to the school districts shall be for amounts equal to 15 percent in July, August, September, and October; zero percent in November and December; and 6 percent in January of the amounts certified by the Superintendent as a part of the advance apportionment. Warrants for amounts apportioned to the school districts for the months of February to May, inclusive, shall be in accordance with paragraph (3), and for the month of June, shall be in accordance with paragraph (4).

(7) Notwithstanding paragraph (2) or (6) to the contrary, for school districts that reported less than 5,000 units of average daily attendance in the 1979-80 fiscal year and that received 75 percent or more of their total revenue limits from local property taxes in that fiscal year, warrants for amounts apportioned to the school districts shall be for amounts equal to 15 percent in July; 30 percent in August and September; 15 percent in October; zero percent in November and December; 6 percent in January; and zero percent in February, March, April, and May, of the amounts certified by the Superintendent as a part of the advance apportionment. Warrants for the month of June shall be in accordance with paragraph (4).

(8) (A) Notwithstanding any other law, for the 2012-13 fiscal year only, for purposes of warrants drawn on the State Treasury pursuant to this section, the amount certified by the Superintendent as the advance apportionment and first principal apportionment shall include the following reduction:

(i) The Superintendent shall multiply six billion nine hundred twenty-one million five hundred twenty-two thousand dollars ($6,921,522,000) by the ratio of the revenue limit or charter school general purposes funding for each county office of education, school district, or charter school, to the statewide total of revenue limit and charter school general purpose funding.

(ii) For each county office of education, school district, or charter school, the Superintendent shall subtract the amount calculated in clause (i) from the apportionments calculated pursuant to Sections 2558, 42238, and 47633.

(B) Notwithstanding any other law, for the 2012-13 fiscal year, the Superintendent shall delay the second principal apportionment calculated pursuant to Section 41335 from July 2, 2013, to July 15, 2013, to account for all revenues remitted to school districts and county offices of education pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution. The Superintendent shall ensure that the second principal apportionment calculated pursuant to Section 41335 accounts for the difference between the amount distributed pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution and the offsets listed in subparagraph (A). Nothing in this section shall delay the payment of warrants to school districts and county offices of education 10 days before the close of the state's fiscal year pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (3) of subdivision (e) of Section 36 of Article XIII of the California Constitution.

(9) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), (3), or (7), as those paragraphs and this section read on June 1, 2018, for the 2012-13 fiscal year only, the Superintendent shall reduce the June warrants for any amounts received pursuant to Sections 34179.5 and 34179.6 of the Health and Safety Code. This reduction shall constitute the entire amount distributed pursuant to Sections 34179.5 and 34179.6 of the Health and Safety Code and offset pursuant to subparagraph (B) of paragraph (6) of subdivision (h) of Section 42238, paragraph (6) of subdivision (c) of Section 2558, and Section 56836.08.

(b) The drawing of the warrants required to be drawn during any one of the months mentioned may be postponed by the Controller for not to exceed 30 days, but the total amounts due the several counties during any fiscal year shall be paid within the fiscal year. The warrants shall be paid by the Treasurer from the State School Fund and are not subject to Section 925.6 of the Government Code.

(Amended by Stats. 2018, Ch. 32, Sec. 18.)