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(a) Commencing with the 2011-12 fiscal year, up to thirteen million dollars ($13,000,000) of the amount of the warrants for the principal apportionments for the month of June, that are instead to be drawn in July pursuant to Section 84321.6, may be drawn in June, subject to the approval of the Director of Finance, for a community college district as follows:

(1) In order for a community college district to receive a payment in June pursuant to this section, the community college district shall certify to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and to the Director of Finance on or before April 1 that the deferral of warrants pursuant to Section 84321.6 will result in the community college district being unable to meet its financial obligations for June and shall provide the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges an estimate of the amount of additional funds necessary for the community college district to meet its financial obligations for the month of June.

(2) The criteria, as applicable, set forth in statute and regulations to qualify a community college district for an emergency apportionment shall be used to make the certification specified in paragraph (1).

(3) A community college district may receive, pursuant to this section, no more than the lesser of the following:

(A) The total amount of additional funds necessary for the community college district to meet its financial obligations for the month of June, as reported to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges pursuant to paragraph (1).

(B) The total payments the community college district is entitled to receive in July for the prior fiscal year.

(b) If the total amount requested by community college districts pursuant to paragraph (3) of subdivision (a) exceeds thirteen million dollars ($13,000,000), the Controller, the Treasurer, and the Director of Finance may authorize additional payments to meet these requests, but total payments to community college districts pursuant to this section shall not exceed thirty-nine million dollars ($39,000,000). No later than May 1, the Controller, the Treasurer, and the Director of Finance shall determine whether sufficient cash is available to make payments in excess of thirteen million dollars ($13,000,000) to a community college district. In making the determination that cash is sufficient to make additional payments, in whole or in part, the Controller, Treasurer, and Director of Finance shall consider costs for state government, the scope of any identified cash shortage, timing, achievability, legislative direction, and the impact and hardship imposed on potentially affected programs, entities, and related public services. The Department of Finance shall notify the Joint Legislative Budget Committee within 10 days of this determination and identify the total amount of requests that will be paid.

(c) If the total amount of cash made available pursuant to subdivision (b) is less than the amount requested pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a), payments to community college districts shall be prioritized according to the date on which notification was provided to the Office of the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Department of Finance.

(d) Payments pursuant to this section shall be made no later than June 20.

(e) Except as provided in subdivisions (c) and (e) of Section 41202, for purposes of making the computations required by Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, the warrants drawn pursuant to subdivision (a) shall be deemed to be "General Fund revenues appropriated for school districts," as defined in subdivision (c) of Section 41202, for the fiscal year in which the warrants are drawn and included within the "total allocations to school districts and community college districts from General Fund proceeds of taxes appropriated pursuant to Article XIII B," as defined in subdivision (e) of Section 41202, for the fiscal year in which the warrants are drawn.

(Added by Stats. 2011, Ch. 7, Sec. 42.)