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Whenever, subsequent to the date on which a conditional apportionment becomes final, territory is withdrawn from a state-aided district and no portion of the apportionment was expended for school property acquired by the acquiring district:

(1) If the acquiring district is a state-aided district, the assessed valuation in the territory acquired shall be included in determining assessed valuation of the property in the acquiring district, and shall thereafter be excluded in determining assessed valuation of the property in the state-aided district, for purposes of the computations under Sections 15729 to 15733, inclusive;

(2) If the acquiring district is not a state-aided district, the State Controller shall determine the percentage relationship, at the time of the withdrawal, between (a) the assessed valuation in the territory acquired, together with the current assessed valuation in all other territory theretofore acquired by the acquiring district from the state-aided district since the date of its first conditional apportionment under this chapter, and (b) the current assessed valuation of the state-aided district as it was territorially constituted on the latter date.

If the percentage of assessed valuation in acquired territory is, in the aggregate, less than 10 percent, the assessed valuation in all the acquired territory shall be excluded, until the next withdrawal of territory from the state-aided district to the acquiring district, in determining the assessed valuation of the state-aided district for the purposes of the computations under Sections 15729 to 15733, inclusive.

If the percentage of assessed valuation in acquired territory is, in the aggregate, a percentage equal to or greater than 10 percent, the Controller shall, by deducting such percentage from 100 percent, obtain the "complement percentage." Until the next withdrawal of territory from the state-aided district to the acquiring district, the assessed valuation of the state-aided district for purposes of the computations under Sections 15729 to 15733, inclusive, shall be determined by dividing the current assessed valuation of the state-aided district, as territorially constituted immediately subsequent to the last withdrawal, by the complement percentage.

Whenever, pursuant to this section, the assessed valuation of the state-aided district is adjusted for repayment computation purposes by use of the complement percentage, liability for the annual repayment computed shall be apportioned between the state-aided district and the acquiring district by multiplying such annual repayment by the complement percentage, the product representing the liability of the state-aided district, and the remainder of the computed repayment representing the liability of the acquiring district.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, the liability of the state-aided district shall not exceed the product of any "complement percentage" (as it may from time to time exist) times the balance due on the final apportionment at the time the complement percentage is established; and the liability of the acquiring district (while a complement percentage remains unchanged) shall not exceed the remainder of the balance of the aforesaid final apportionment at the time the complement percentage is established. The maximum liability on the part of either the state-aided or acquiring districts established as above (and until the time that the liability be altered by altering the "complement percentage") shall be hereinafter referred to in this section with respect to each district as "the maximum."

(3) In the event that two or more nonstate-aided districts acquire territory from the state-aided district the Controller shall determine the formulae for apportioning liability for the annual repayment between the districts affected (including the formulae for determining what assessed valuations shall be used within the affected districts or territories withdrawn, and the dates of determination thereof) as will in his or her opinion best comply with the principles set forth above, irrespective of whether the formulae are in literal compliance therewith. The same percentage of annual repayment for which a district is liable at the time the liability apportionment is made shall (unless and until the liability apportionment is subsequently changed pursuant to this paragraph) be deemed applicable to the liability of the district for the balance (as of the date the liability apportionment is made) due on the final apportionment to the state-aided district. The liability for the balance shall, with respect to any affected district, be hereinafter referred to as the "maximum" for the district.

(4) It is the intent of the Legislature that the foregoing "maximums" shall be applied by the Controller both retroactively and prospectively, provided that as a result of the application (1) no cash refund shall be made to any district; (2) in the event any district has, in the past, paid an amount greater than its "maximum," assuming this paragraph and others to which it is referable had been in effect at that time, the excess shall be credited by the Controller against any apportionment balances for which the district is or may hereafter become liable; and (3) the Controller shall make retroactively any adjustments in the amounts due from any other district by virtue of any adjustments made under (2) above. Notwithstanding the foregoing, any computations required to be made pursuant to this paragraph shall not be reflected in any changes in deductions required to be made pursuant to Section 16080 prior to January 1, 1966.

If any subsection, clause, sentence or phrase of this section is for any reason held to be unconstitutional that decision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this section. The Legislature hereby declares that it would have adopted this section and each subsection, sentence, clause or phrase thereof irrespective of the fact that any one or more subsections, clauses, sentences, or phrases be declared unconstitutional.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)

Reference:

Education Code 15729-15733

Education Code 16080