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Financial Affairs; Temporary Borrowing   

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(a) As to any notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness issued by a school district, county board of education, or community college district pursuant to this article on or after January 1, 1993, the governing board may elect, by the adoption of a resolution by affirmative vote of the number of governing board members required for the adoption of the resolution described in Section 53825, to guarantee payment in accordance with the following:

(1) The governing board making the election authorized by this subdivision shall so notify the Controller. That notice shall include a schedule of payment for the notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness, and shall identify the trustee appointed by the governing board for the purposes of paragraphs (2) and (3). For purposes of this section, "notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness" means any debt with a maximum maturity not exceeding one year from the date of issue and a maturity date that is within the fiscal year of issue.

(2) If, for any reason, the funds otherwise available to the agency for any payment due under the terms of the notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness will not be sufficient for that purpose at the time payment is required as to any one or more of the notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness, the agency shall so notify the trustee. The trustee immediately shall communicate that information to the affected person or persons holding the notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness, and to the Controller. If the agency is a school district, the trustee also shall communicate that information immediately to the county superintendent of schools.

(3) When the Controller receives from the trustee the notice described in paragraph (2), or the agency fails to make any payment of one or more of the notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness at the time that payment is required, the Controller shall make one or more apportionments to the trustee, subject to paragraph (4), in a total amount equal to the amount of the required payment from moneys appropriated to the State School Fund, and the trustee thereupon shall make that payment. The Controller shall withhold the amount of any payment made under this paragraph, including reimbursement of the Controller's administrative costs as determined under a schedule approved by the California Debt Advisory Commission, from any subsequent apportionment or apportionments to be made to the agency from the State School Fund.

(4) The amount apportioned to a trustee pursuant to paragraph (3)in any month shall not exceed the amount that otherwise would be apportioned to the agency for that month from the State School Fund. his paragraph does not prohibit the Controller from making two or more apportionments to a trustee pursuant to paragraph (3) as necessary to satisfy a required payment in accordance with that paragraph.

(5) The resolution shall state both of the following:

(A) That the agency maintains an overall positive fund equity as of the date of the adoption of the resolution, and that the governing board anticipates that the agency will maintain an overall positive fund equity at the end of the fiscal year in which the notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness are issued. For purposes of this section, "overall positive fund equity" means that the sum of the cash available to the agency and its accounts receivable exceeds the amount of the accounts payable by the agency.

(B) That the governing board of the agency understands, in authorizing the Controller to make the payment described in paragraph(3) and, accordingly, to withhold certain funds that otherwise would be apportioned to the agency, that the nonpayment of salaries or other obligations of the agency may result.

(6) Upon the adoption of a resolution as described in this section by the governing board of a school district, that governing board shall file a copy of the resolution with the appropriate county superintendent of schools at least 20 days prior to the sale of any notes, tax anticipation warrants, or other evidences of indebtedness authorized pursuant to the resolution. At the request of the school district governing board, the county superintendent of schools may waive or reduce the 20-day requirement described in this paragraph.

(b) This section shall not be construed to obligate the State of California to make any payment to or on behalf of any school district, county board of education, or community college district from the State School Fund in any amount, or pursuant to any particular allocation formula, or to make any other payment to or on behalf of a school district, county board of education, or community college district, including, but not limited to, any payment in satisfaction of any debt or liability incurred or guaranteed by a school district, county board of education, or community college district pursuant to this section or any other provision of this article.

(c) This section shall not be applied so as to impair the obligation of any contract that is in effect as of January 1, 1993,in a manner that would violate either Section 9 of Article I of the California Constitution or Section 10 of Article I of the United States Constitution.

(d) Any apportionment made by the Controller pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be an allocation to a school district for purposes of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, and for purposes of Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 41200) of Part 24 of the Education Code.

(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 589, Sec. 77.)