(a) The California School Finance Authority Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury, to be administered by the authority. Notwithstanding Section 13340 of the Government Code, all moneys in the fund shall be continuously appropriated without regard to fiscal year for the purposes of this chapter. The authority may pledge any or all of the moneys in the fund as security for payment of the principal of, and interest on, any particular issuance of bonds pursuant to this chapter. For that purpose, or as necessary or convenient to the accomplishment of any other purpose of this chapter, the authority may divide the fund into separate accounts. All moneys accruing to the authority pursuant to this chapter from any source shall be deposited in the fund.
(b) Subject to any priorities created by the pledge of particular moneys in the fund to secure any issuance of bonds of the authority, and to reasonable administrative costs incurred by the authority in implementing this chapter, all moneys in the fund, regardless of the source, shall be held in trust for the security and payment of bonds of the authority, and shall not be used or pledged for any other purpose while any bonds are outstanding and unpaid. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to limit the power of the authority to make loans with bond proceeds in accordance with the terms of the resolution authorizing the issuance of those bonds.
(c) Pursuant to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular assets, revenues, or moneys, the authority may create separate accounts in the fund to manage the assets, revenues, or moneys in the manner prescribed by the agreements.
(d) From time to time, the authority may direct the Treasurer to do any of the following:
(1) Invest moneys in the fund which are not required for its current needs, including, but not limited to, proceeds from the sale of any bonds in eligible securities specified in Section 16430 of the Government Code and designated by the authority, or in any other securities or obligations designated by the authority, in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds payable or secured by the moneys.
(2) Deposit moneys in the fund in interest bearing accounts in state or national banks or other financial institutions having principal offices in the state.
(3) Transfer moneys in the fund to the Surplus Money Investment Fund for investment pursuant to Article 4 (commencing with Section 16470) of Chapter 3 of Part 4 of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
Notwithstanding Section 16305.7 of the Government Code, all interest or other earnings resulting from an investment or deposit pursuant to this subdivision shall be deposited in the fund.
(e) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (3) of subdivision (d), no moneys in the fund shall be subject to transfer to any other fund pursuant to any provision of Part 2 (commencing with Section 16300) of Division 4 of Title 2 of the Government Code.
(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 277, Sec. 2. Operative January 1, 1998.)
Government Code 13340
Government Code 16300
Government Code 16305.7
Government Code 16430
Government Code 16470