(a) Whenever the establishment and maintenance of a regional occupational center by two or more school districts has been undertaken pursuant to an agreement entered into in accordance with the provisions of Article 1 (commencing with Section 6500) of Chapter 5 of Division 7 of Title 1 of the Government Code, and the terms of the agreement so authorize, provision may be made for the issuance of bonds for construction and other capital expenditure for the regional occupational center. An election shall be called, held, and conducted in the manner provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 5300) of Part 4 of Division 1 of Title 1 on the question of the approval of the issuance of such bonds. If, at the election, the requisite number of voters cast their ballots in favor of the issuance of bonds, the bonds shall be issued and sold in the manner provided by law for the issuance and sale of bonds of a high school district. The issuance and sale of such bonds shall be deemed to be an act of the governing board of a high school district.
(b) The total amount of bonds issued shall not exceed one-half of 1 percent of the taxable property of the area served by the regional occupational center as shown by the last equalized assessment roll of the county or counties that the center serves.
(c) Bonds issued and sold pursuant to this section shall be retired from proceeds of the tax under the provisions of Section 52317.
(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 19, Sec. 103.)