Law:Title 10. California Industrial Development Financing Act (California)

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Chapter 1. California Industrial Development Financing

Article 1. General Provisions And Definitions

Ca Codes (gov:91500-91504) Government Code Section 91500-91504



91500. This title may be cited as the California Industrial Development Financing Act.


91501. The Legislature hereby finds that it is necessary and essential that the state, in cooperation with the federal government, use all practical means and measures to promote and enhance economic development and increase opportunities for useful employment. The Legislature further finds the alternative method of financing provided in this title will benefit economically distressed communities with concentrated unemployment by employing a labor force from those communities and areas where persons are displaced due to industrial failures. The Legislature further finds that the alternative method of financing provided in this title will benefit economically distressed areas of the state and localities that are making diligent efforts to maintain and provide services to existing companies and to prevent the loss of existing jobs. The Legislature further finds that the alternative method of financing provided in this title will benefit those projects that would employ persons living within an economically distressed area, or projects that are partially funded by the federal government, including, but not limited to, the United States Department of Labor, the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, or the Economic Development Administration of the United States Department of Commerce. The Legislature further finds and determines that businesses within this state that create, produce, or manufacture tangible goods and require new methods to finance the capital outlays required to acquire, construct, or rehabilitate facilities, equipment, and furnishings that will result in an increase in employment opportunities, the retention of existing jobs, or otherwise contribute to economic development, and the alternate method of financing provided in this division is in the public interest and serves a public purpose and will promote the health, welfare, and safety of the citizens of the State of California. The Legislature further finds that regional research and development facilities are beneficial to the state and the regions where they are located by providing jobs, contributing to economic development in the state and the surrounding community, and being a source of intellectual capital and intangible assets that ultimately aid California businesses in entering, expanding, and competing in, world markets. Therefore, the Legislature finds that research and development facilities should be designated "permitted activities" under the state's industrial development bond program.


91502. It is the purpose of this title to carry out and make effective the findings of the Legislature, and to that end, to provide business with an alternative method of financing in acquiring, constructing, or rehabilitating facilities, including, but not limited to, equipment and furnishings, in accordance with the criteria set forth in Section 91502.1, all to the mutual benefit of the people of the state and to protect their health, welfare, and safety.

91502.1. (a) The Legislature declares that it is the policy of this state, consistent with environmental, resource conservation, and other policies, to facilitate for and on behalf of private enterprise the acquisition of property, either suitable for or evidencing an obligation respecting any one or more of the activities or uses set forth in Section 91503, through the issuance of revenue bonds by authorities in accordance with the criteria set forth in subdivision (b), and that this additional method of financing when made available in accordance with that policy serves a public purpose and will promote the prosperity, health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the State of California. (b) The Legislature declares that the criteria to be utilized to determine whether this method of financing may be made available shall include the following: (1) Whether employment benefits arising out of the use of the facilities may ensue by securing or increasing (A) the number of employees of the company and any other direct users of the facilities or (B) compensation for that employment, the value of which may be expressed in terms of aggregate direct employment earnings. (2) Whether energy, mineral or natural or cultivated resource conservation benefits arising out of the use of the facilities may ensue by the reduction of waste, improvement of recovery or intensification of utilization of resources that otherwise would be less intensively utilized, or wasted, or not recovered, the value of which may be expressed in terms of the price and amount of the energy, minerals, or other resources saved or recovered, or the price and amount of equivalent energy, minerals, or other resources that would be utilized were the resources not utilized as intensively. (3) Whether consumer benefits arising out of the use of the facilities may ensue by any of the following: (A) Improvement of the quantity or quality or reduction in the price of products, energy, or related services or facilities, the value of which may be expressed in terms of quantity and price differentials. (B) Production of new or improved products, or related services or facilities, the value of which may be expressed in terms of quantity and price. (C) The transfer of ownership of a business or place of work that has closed or is in danger of closing, to its employees for the purpose of formation of an employee-owned corporation, as defined by subdivision (c). (4) Whether economic benefits to the surrounding community or state may ensue. (c) For purposes of this section, "employee-owned corporation" means a corporation that is under employee ownership. "Employee ownership" means the majority ownership of a business in this state by a majority of its employees under either of the following methods: (1) Establishment of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) pursuant to the federal Employee Retirement Income and Security Act (ERISA). All stock initially issued at the time of formation of the employee-owned corporation shall be allocated to the employees and become fully vested within five years of the date the employee-owned corporation begins operation. Voting rights of the employees are established in accordance with Section 409A(e) of the Internal Revenue Code as effective on January 1, 1983. (2) Establishment of a worker-owned cooperative.


91503. The property acquired pursuant to this article shall be suitable for, or shall evidence an obligation respecting, certain activities or uses. The activities or uses shall include one or more of the activities or uses described in subdivision (a) and, unless incidental to those activities or uses, shall not include any of the activities described in, and not excepted from, subdivision (b). (a) (1) Industrial uses including, without limitation, assembling, fabricating, manufacturing, processing, or warehousing activities with respect to any products of agriculture, forestry, mining, or manufacture, if these activities have demonstrated job creation or retention potential. (2) Energy development, production, collection, or conversion from one form of energy to another. (3) Research and development activities relating to commerce or industry, including, without limitation, professional, administrative, and scientific office and laboratory activities or uses. (4) Commercial uses located within an enterprise zone designated pursuant to Chapter 12.8 (commencing with Section 7070) of Division 7 of Title 1, commercial activities within an empowerment zone and enterprise community designated pursuant to Section 1391 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, in effect on January 1, 1998, commercial uses located within a recovery zone designated pursuant to Section 1401 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), or any amendments thereto, or other commercial needs. (5) Processing or manufacturing recycled or reused products and materials by manufacturing facilities. (6) Business activities with the purpose of creating or producing intangible property. (b) (1) Residential real property for family unit or other housing activities. (2) Airport, dock, wharf, or mass commuting activities, or storage or training activities related to any of those activities, unless the property acquired is suitable for one or more of the activities described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a). (3) Sewage or solid waste disposal activities or electric energy or gas furnishing activities, unless the property acquired is suitable for one or more of the activities described in paragraph (2) or (4) of subdivision (a). (4) Water furnishing activities, unless the property acquired is suitable for one or more of the activities described in paragraph (4) of subdivision (a). (5) Any activities of persons qualifying as exempt persons under Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, undertaken by those persons, other than activities constituting an unrelated trade or business as described in Section 513 of that code.


91504. Unless the context otherwise requires, the definitions in this article shall govern the construction of this title, as follows: (a) "Acquire" and its variants means acquire, construct, improve, furnish, equip, repair, reconstruct, or rehabilitate. (b) "Administration expenses" means the reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by an authority in the administration of this title, including, without limitation, fees and costs of paying agents, trustees, attorneys, consultants, and others. (c) "Authority" means any industrial development authority established pursuant to this title. (d) "Board" means the board of directors of an authority. (e) "Bonds" means the revenue obligations, inclusive of principal (premium, if any) and interest authorized to be issued by any authority pursuant to this title, including a single bond, a promissory note or notes, including bond anticipation notes, or other instruments evidencing an indebtedness or obligation. (f) "Bond proceeds" means all amounts received by an authority upon sale or other disposition of any bonds. (g) "Commission" means the California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission established pursuant to Article 3 (commencing with Section 91550). (h) "Company" means a person, partnership, corporation, whether for profit or not, limited liability company, trust, or other private enterprise of whatever legal form, for which a project is undertaken or proposed to be undertaken pursuant to this title or which is in possession of property owned by an authority, and may include more than a single enterprise. (i) "Cost" as applied to any project, may embrace: (1) The cost of construction, improvement, repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. (2) The cost of acquisition, including rights in land and other property, both real and personal and improved and unimproved, and franchises, and disposal rights. (3) The cost of demolishing, removing, or relocating any building or structures on lands so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which the buildings or structures may be moved or relocated. (4) The cost of machinery, equipment and furnishings, of engineering and architectural surveys, plans, and specifications, and of transportation and storage until the facility is operational. (5) The cost of agents or consultants, including, without limitation, legal, financial, engineering, accounting, and auditing, necessary or incident to a project and of the determination as to the feasibility or practicability of undertaking the project. (6) The cost of issuance of any bonds and of financing, interest prior to, during, and for a reasonable period after completion of a project, and reserves for principal and interest and for extensions, enlargements, additions, repairs, replacements, renovations, rehabilitations, and improvements. (7) The cost of acquiring or refinancing existing obligations incident to the undertaking and carrying out, including the financing, of a project, and the reimbursement to any governmental entity or agency, or any company, of expenditures made by or on behalf of the entity, agency, or company that are costs of the project hereunder, without regard to whether or not the expenditures may have been made before or after the adoption of a resolution of intention with respect to that project by an authority. (8) The cost of making relocation assistance payments as provided by Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 7260) of Division 7 of Title 1. (9) In the case only of taxable bonds, the cost of refunding or refinancing any outstanding debt or obligations with respect to any facilities, or the cost of any other working capital. (10) Except as provided in paragraph (9), "cost" does not otherwise include working capital. (j) "Facilities" mean property suitable for any one or more of the activities or uses described in Section 91503 and includes incidental facilities. (k) "Governing body" means the board of supervisors, city council, or board of directors of a redevelopment agency, as the case may be. (l) "Indenture" means any mortgage, deed of trust, trust indenture, security agreement, or other instrument relating to establishing a lien or security interest in, or on, property, any pledge or other instrument relating to the possession of property, and any assignment or other instrument relating to establishing any right, title, or interest in, or related to, property, including the revenues therefrom, given by an authority to a corporate trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the state, or bondholder or agent, for the security of its bonds and the benefit of the bondholders. (m) "Proceedings" means the actions taken by an authority in undertaking, carrying out, and completing a project, including, without limitation, the project agreements, indenture, bonds, and resolutions. (n) "Project" means the acquisition, construction, improvement, repair, rehabilitation, and reconstruction of facilities and the acquisition and rehabilitation of machinery, equipment, and furnishings, and the acquisition of engineering and architectural surveys, plans, and specifications, and all other necessary and related capital expenditures by the issuance of bonds upon the application of and to be repaid by payments from a company for the purposes of this title. (o) "Project agreements" means the agreements between an authority and a company respecting a project, and may include, without limitation, leases, subleases, options, and installment or other contracts of purchase or sale, loan, or guaranty agreements, notes, mortgages, deeds of trust, and security agreements. (p) "Property" means any land, air rights, water rights, disposal rights, improvements, buildings or other structures, and any personal property, tangible or intangible, and includes, but is not limited to, machinery and equipment, whether or not in existence or under construction, and interests in any of the foregoing, or promissory notes or other obligations of any kind respecting such interests. (q) "Public agency" means any county, city and county, city, or redevelopment agency. (r) "Revenues" means all rents, purchase payments, and other income derived by an authority from, or with respect to, the sale, lease, or other voluntary or involuntary disposition of, or repayment of loans with respect to, property, bond proceeds, and any receipts derived from the deposit or investment of any such income or proceeds in any fund or account of an authority, but does not include receipts designated to cover administration expenses. (s) "Tax-exempt" means, with respect to any bonds, that the interest on the bonds is excluded from gross income of the holders thereof for federal income tax purposes. (t) "Taxable" means, with respect to any bonds, that the bonds are not tax-exempt.


Article 2. Industrial Development Authorities

Ca Codes (gov:91520-91549) Government Code Section 91520-91549



91520. (a) There is in each public agency a public, corporate instrumentality of the State of California, known as the industrial development authority of the public agency. Each public agency is authorized to utilize that authority in the issuance of revenue bonds in the accomplishment of the public purposes as provided in Section 91502. The purposes provided in Section 91502 shall be deemed to constitute public purposes of the public agency, and the exercise by each authority of the powers conferred by this title, including the power to issue revenue bonds, shall be deemed to be the performance of an essential governmental function of the public agency; provided, however, that exercise of the powers conferred by this title in the achievement of the purposes provided in Section 91502 shall be subject to the provisions of, and exclusively as provided in, this article. (b) An authority shall not transact any business or exercise any powers under this article unless, by ordinance, or, in the case of a redevelopment agency, by resolution, the governing body declares that there is a need for the authority and that the authority shall function. The ordinance shall be subject to referendum in the manner prescribed by law for ordinances of the public agency. With respect to a redevelopment agency, the resolution provided for herein shall be subject to referendum in the manner prescribed by law for ordinances of the community in which the agency is located. (c) An authority shall conclusively be deemed to have been established and authorized to transact business and exercise its powers upon proof of the adoption of such an ordinance or resolution. (d) Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this article, a public agency shall have the power to transact any business or exercise any powers of an authority conferred by this title without having to establish an authority. However, a public agency may, at its option, establish an authority pursuant to the provisions of this article to exercise any powers conferred by this article. In the event that a public agency acts as an industrial development authority, any reference to authority and board contained in this title shall mean public agency and governing body, respectively.


91521. (a) The sole purpose of an authority is to undertake projects through the issuance of bonds in accomplishment of the purposes provided in Section 91502, and to carry out and complete such projects and perform and exercise derivative obligations and powers. (b) The jurisdiction of an authority to undertake projects shall be coincident as to territory with the territory of the public agency.


91522. (a) All powers vested in authorities shall be exercisable as their respective boards shall provide, solely in the accomplishment of the purposes of authorities. (b) A board shall consist of any authorized number of directors not less than three. The authorized number of directors shall be established by resolution of the governing body from time to time, except that when the resolution provided for by Section 91523 shall have been adopted, the authorized number of directors shall be the same as the authorized number of members of the governing body. (c) Each director shall reside within the territory of the public agency and, unless the resolution provided for by Section 91523 has been adopted, shall not be an officer or employee of the public agency. Failure of a director to reside within the territory of the public agency or the existence of an official or employment relationship with the public agency shall not affect the validity of any project agreements, indentures, bonds or other proceedings or actions taken by an authority or public agency. (d) Unless the resolution provided for by Section 91523 has been adopted, the directors shall be appointed by the governing body and they shall be appointed in such a manner that they shall hold office for overlapping terms. At the time of the appointment of the first directors, the governing body shall divide the directors into three groups containing as nearly equal whole numbers as possible. The first term of the directors included in the first group shall be approximately one year, the first term of the directors included in the second group shall be approximately two years, the first term of the directors included in the third group shall be approximately three years, as determined by the governing body, and thereafter the terms of all directors shall be three years. Directors shall be eligible for reappointment for an unlimited number of terms. (e) The directors shall serve without compensation, except that they may be reimbursed for their actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, or at the discretion of the governing body, may receive a reasonable per diem payment and mileage charge as reimbursement for living and traveling expenses incurred in the performance of duties away from the principal office. In addition, at the discretion of the governing body, they may also receive a reasonable mileage charge as reimbursement for traveling expenses to and from the principal office of the authority or the place of meeting, if other than at the principal office. (f) Should the authorized number of directors be increased by a resolution authorized by subdivision (b), the additional directors shall be appointed for terms such that, when the number of directors is divided into three groups containing as nearly equal whole numbers as possible, the expiration of the first terms of the additional directors shall coincide with the expiration of the current terms of the directors within the same group. Should the authorized number of directors be reduced by such a resolution, the reduction shall be accomplished in accordance with the same criterion, except that a reduction, the effect of which would be to shorten the tenure of any director, shall not become effective until vacancy or expiration of term. (g) Vacancies shall be filled by appointment of the governing body for the unexpired term, unless the authorized number of directors is reduced as provided in subdivision (f). (h) A director's tenure shall continue until his successor has been appointed and qualified; provided, however, that a director may be removed from office by the governing body for cause after notice and opportunity for hearing.


91523. As an alternate to the appointment of directors pursuant to Section 91522, the governing body may, at its sole discretion and at any time regardless of the incumbency of any directors appointed pursuant to Section 91522, by resolution, declare itself to be the board, in which case all the rights, powers, privileges, duties, liabilities, disabilities, and immunities vested in a board shall be vested in the governing body as such board and the terms of office of any incumbents appointed pursuant to Section 91522 shall be deemed terminated. A governing body which has adopted a resolution pursuant to this section may at any time adopt the resolution provided for by Section 91522 and, thereupon, the resolution provided for by this section shall, upon the effectiveness of such resolution, be deemed repealed.


91524. (a) The principal office of an authority shall be located at the principal office of the public agency. (b) Each authority shall have a chairperson of its board, who shall be elected by the members of the board from among its membership. (c) Public officers of an authority consist of the chairperson and members of the board, a secretary, a treasurer, and such assistants for the secretary and the treasurer as the board may appoint. The corresponding officers of the public agency may, by designation by resolution of the board, be the secretary, the treasurer, and assistants of the authority. The secretary, the treasurer, and assistants may be compensated. (d) An authority shall file, with the clerk of the public agency, a certificate of a majority of the authorized number of directors as to the secretary and any assistant secretaries of the authority, and such certificate shall, until superseded by a later certificate, be conclusive with respect to the authority that such person is the secretary or assistant secretary, as the case may be, of the authority. (e) A certificate of the clerk of the public agency as to the secretary or assistant secretary of the authority, and of the secretary or assistant secretary so certified as to the incumbents of any offices, shall be conclusive with respect to the public agency and the authority that such persons are the incumbents of such offices in any transactions of the authority authorized by this title.

91525. (a) An authority may appoint such employees and agents, including without limitation financial advisers or consultants, accountants, architects, engineers, or other experts or advisers as it requires, and determine their qualifications, duties, terms of employment or engagement, and compensation. Officers, agents, or employees of a public agency may also be agents or employees of an authority. Officers, agents, or employees of an authority shall not, by reason thereof, be deemed to be officers, agents, or employees of a public agency. An authority shall adopt personnel rules and regulations applicable to its employees. (b) An authority may contract for such legal counsel as in its judgment is necessary or advisable to enable it to carry out its purposes, including such bond counsel as it deems advisable in connection with any proceedings. (c) No attorney or firm of attorneys employed as counsel by a company may serve at the same time as legal counsel, including bond counsel, and no person or firm employed as financial adviser by a company may at the same time serve as financial adviser, to the authority in connection with any project or proposed project for such company.


91525.5. A member of the board or other officer of an authority or a member of the governing body who has any financial interest, other than an interest as defined by Section 1091 or 1091.5, in any project, project agreement, indenture, bonds, or the sale thereof, shall fully disclose the nature of the interest to the board, or governing body, and shall not cast a vote upon any matter concerning that project, project agreement, indenture, bonds, or the sale thereof, in any manner whatsoever, except that the presence of the member may be considered in determining the existence of a quorum.


91526. An authority may: (a) Sue and be sued in its own name. (b) Have an official seal. (c) Have perpetual succession. (d) Make and execute contracts and other instruments and documents. (e) Make, amend, and repeal bylaws governing procedures and meetings of the board and the duties of its officers, and make, amend, and repeal rules, regulations, and policies governing the transaction of its business and the exercise of its powers. (f) Use premises of, subject to the regulation thereof by, the public agency. (g) Administer its funds and deposit, invest, and reinvest funds in the types of securities or obligations permitted the public agency in accordance with law. (h) Use discretion in the undertaking of projects, including the establishment of reasonable priorities and criteria among the types and locations of projects and regarding companies.


91527. Authorities shall have all powers necessary or appropriate for carrying out the purposes of this title including, without limitation, the following powers, together with all powers incidental thereto: (a) To acquire property by purchase, exchange, gift, lease, contract, or otherwise, except by eminent domain. The power to acquire real property shall not be exercised for other than authority use except pursuant to project agreement or indenture. (b) To maintain property. (c) To dispose of property by lease, sale, exchange, donation, release, relinquishment, or otherwise. (d) With respect to property, to: (1) charge and collect rent under any lease; (2) sell at public or private sale, with or without public notice; (3) sell at a discount or below appraised value or for a nominal consideration, only; (4) sell on an installment payment or a conditional sales basis; (5) convey, or provide for the transfer of, property without further act of the authority, upon exercise of an option; (6) sell at a fixed or formula price, and receive for any such sale the note or notes of a company and mortgages, deeds of trust, or other security agreements respecting the property. (e) To acquire and hold property, including funds, project agreements and other obligations of any kind, and pledge, encumber or assign the same, or the revenues therefrom or any portion of such revenues, or other rights, whether then owned or possessed, or thereafter acquired, for the benefit of the bondholders, and as security or additional security for any bonds or the performance of obligations under an indenture. (f) To provide for the advance of bond proceeds and other funds pursuant to project agreements as necessary to pay or reimburse for project costs. (g) To exercise all rights and to perform all obligations of the authority under the project agreements and indenture, including the right, upon any event of default by or the failure to comply with any of the obligations thereof by the lessee, purchaser, or other company thereunder, to dispose of all or part of the property to the extent authorized by the project agreements or indenture. (h) To borrow money and issue its bonds for the purpose of paying all or any part of the costs of a project, and for any other authorized purpose, as provided in this title. (i) To contract and pay compensation for professional, financial, and other services. (j) To refund outstanding bonds of the authority without regard to the purposes of this title when the board determines that the refunding will be of benefit to a company or holders of the bonds, subject to the provisions of the proceedings. (k) To invest, deposit, and reinvest funds under the control of an authority and bond proceeds in the types of securities or obligations authorized, pending application thereof to the purposes authorized by, subject to the provisions of, the proceedings. (l) To acquire insurance against any liability or loss in connection with property, in such amounts as it deems desirable. (m) To expressly waive any immunity of the political subdivisions of this state provided by the Constitution or laws of the United States of America to taxation by the United States of interest on bonds issued by an authority, in obtaining federal benefits. (n) To fund administration and cost of issuance expenses (1) by the establishment and collection of reasonable fees in amounts as may be determined by the board, but in no event shall the fees exceed 1 percent of the estimated maximum amount of bonds proposed by an application to be issued, (2) by the acceptance of funds and other aid from the public agency and from other governmental sources authorized to provide such funds or aid, (3) by the acceptance of contributions from business, trade, labor, community, and other associations, and (4) by other authorized means.


91528. An authority shall not have the power to operate any facility as a business, except in the event of a default on any bonds, through a trustee, for the minimum reasonable time needed to sell or otherwise dispose of the facility in accordance with the resolution or indenture.


91529. Companies may apply for financing pursuant to this article by filing with an authority an application therefor which includes all of the following: (a) Such financial, legal, and other information as is required by an authority. (b) An estimate of the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, of the sources of amounts otherwise required for the project, and an itemization of the estimated cost and any other expenses which aggregate not less than the estimated amount of bonds. (c) Sufficient other information as is necessary to the determinations required to be made by subdivision (c) of Section 91530. An application may be amended, supplemented or clarified from time to time, with such information as is required for the making of the determinations desired at the time in accordance with commission procedures.


91530. (a) Applications for projects or companies not in accordance with the reasonable priorities and criteria that an authority may establish need not be accepted and further processed by an authority. (b) Acceptance of any application in no way obligates an authority to adopt a resolution of intention or undertake the project proposed. (c) Upon acceptance of any application and request of a company, the board shall determine whether it is likely that the undertaking of the project by the authority will be a substantial factor in the accrual of one or more of the public benefits from the use of the facilities, including equipment, as proposed in the application, whether the activities or uses are in accord with Section 91503, and whether the project is otherwise in accord with the purposes and requirements of this title. (d) Upon affirmative determinations under subdivision (c), the board may express the present intention of the authority to issue bonds in connection with the project and shall evidence the same by the adoption of a resolution of intention to undertake the project. The resolution of intention shall briefly describe the facilities, state the estimated principal amount of the bond issue (which estimate shall not limit the amount of bonds which may be issued), indicate whether it is expected that the bonds will be tax-exempt or taxable, and identify the company that is the applicant, and may include other provisions as the board shall prescribe. (e) A notice of the filing of an application, naming the company that is the applicant, briefly describing the facilities, stating the estimated principal amount of the bond issue and referring to the application for further particulars, shall be published by the secretary of the authority pursuant to Section 6061, and in the event the facilities are proposed to be located in a city and the project is proposed to be undertaken by an authority the jurisdiction of which is countywide, a copy of the notice shall be mailed by the secretary of the authority to the governing body of the city. Any amendment, supplement, or clarification of an application that changes the company that is the applicant, the description of the facilities, or the estimated principal amount of the bond issue, as previously noticed, shall be noticed in the same manner. (f) A copy of the application shall be filed with the public agency. The authority shall not issue bonds with respect to any project unless the public agency shall approve, conditionally or unconditionally, the project, including the issuance of bonds therefor. Action to approve or disapprove a project shall be taken within 45 days of the filing with the public agency. Certification of approval or disapproval shall be made by the clerk of the public agency to the authority. If the governing body has declared itself to be the board pursuant to Section 91523, the approvals and other actions required of the authority or the public agency by this section may be taken and performed on a joint and consolidated basis, as may be deemed practicable in the discretion of the public agency. (g) A resolution of intention may be revoked, amended, supplemented or clarified by the board, at any time prior to entry into the project agreements. The project agreements, indenture, bonds and other proceedings shall be consistent with the resolution of intention, and shall supersede it except to the extent otherwise expressed.


91531. (a) At any time following adoption of the resolution of intention, the board shall request that the commission make the determinations authorized by this section and shall provide for transmission to the commission of the fee required by the commission and such information as may be required by the commission. (b) The commission shall review the submission and shall, by express findings on the basis of the submission, determine compliance with the following criteria: (1) Public benefits, determined in accordance with the policy stated in Section 91502.1, from the use of the facilities, including equipment, likely will substantially exceed any public detriment from issuance of bonds in the estimated principal amount proposed in the application. (2) Neither the completion of the project nor the operation of the facilities will have the proximate effect of relocation of any substantial operations of the company from one area of the state to another or in the abandonment of any substantial operations of the company within other areas of the state, or, if the completion or operation will have either of the effects, then the completion or operation is reasonably necessary to prevent the relocation of any substantial operations of the company from an area within the state to an area outside the state. (3) The proposed issuance of bonds qualifies for issuance under the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 91570). (c) For those projects qualified under Section 1401 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), or any amendments thereto, the commission shall review the submission and shall, by express findings on the basis of the submission, determine compliance with criteria contained in that act. (d) Written notification of the determinations of the commission shall be given to the authority. (e) Upon failure of the commission to make determinations as to compliance with the criteria within 60 days of the receipt of the submission, unless the time is extended by written consent of the authority, the commission shall lose jurisdiction to make the determinations, and the authority shall determine compliance with the criteria. (f) A proposed issuance of refunding bonds shall be evaluated solely under the requirement of paragraph (3) of subdivision (b), upon request of the board following the determination provided for in subdivision (j) of Section 91527. (g) Determinations of the commission or of an authority as provided in subdivision (j) of Section 91527, Section 91530, and this section shall be final and conclusive. (h) The authority shall not deliver bonds for the project until this section has been complied with. (i) It is the intention of the Legislature that submissions be reviewed by the commission individually and not comparatively and that determinations be made generally in the order of receipt of the submissions. To the extent consistent with accomplishment of the public purposes as provided in Section 91502, priority consideration shall be given submissions on behalf of small and medium-size companies. To the extent that the public benefits finding under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of this section is based on employment benefits under paragraph (1) of subdivision (b) of Section 91502.1, the following considerations, as alternatives to each other, may in accordance with the submission, additionally be considered in making such finding: (1) The willingness of the company to provide for the screening for employment of (i) individuals affected by industrial relocations or abandonments, (ii) new entrants or reentrants to the workforce, (iii) unemployed or partially unemployed individuals who are registered for work at a public employment office or other approved place pursuant to Section 1253 of the Unemployment Insurance Code, or (iv) individuals participating in job training or placement programs directly calculated to increase employability or improve the employment of these individuals. (2) The location of the facilities in or conveniently accessible to a portion of the workforce residing within an economically distressed area of the state or an area of the state affected by industrial depression or decline. An adverse finding shall not be made merely because each of such alternative considerations is inapplicable if the facilities are located in or are conveniently accessible to a portion of the workforce residing within a pocket of economic distress or an area of the state largely rural in character.


91532. (a) The commission may provide, by regulation, that at the option of an authority, the commission will make determinations pursuant to subdivision (b) of Section 91531 under any of the three criteria, separately, without at the same time making determinations under the remaining criteria. (b) In the event an authority elects to request determinations under less than all of the three criteria, the 60-day period of subdivision (d) of Section 91531 is applicable only to determinations under the designated criteria and the commission retains jurisdiction to make determinations under the remaining criteria, upon request, and prior to the expiration of a 60-day period applicable to each separate determination requested. (c) The commission may provide that at the option of an authority, the commission will make a determination with regard to the qualification of bonds for issuance under the provisions of Article 5 (commencing with Section 91570), upon the basis of statements and descriptions. In such event bonds shall not be delivered in return for the purchase price until the submission is supplemented with proposed forms of project agreements, indentures and other proceedings not differing substantially from the statements and descriptions. (d) An authority acting pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 91531 may follow the same procedures as are followed by the commission pursuant to this section.

91533. Authorities shall undertake projects by entry into project agreements in substance not inconsistent with the following: (a) The company shall comply with (or cause to be complied with) all legal requirements relating to the project and the operation, repair, and maintenance of the facilities, including (1) obtaining any rezonings or variances, building, development, and other permits and approvals, and licenses and other entitlements for use, without regard to any exemption for public projects and (2) securing the issuance of any certificates of need, convenience, and necessity or other certificates or franchises; and shall provide satisfactory evidence of compliance. (b) The company shall comply with all conditions imposed by the public agency in its approval of the project pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 91530. (c) The company shall provide, or cause to be provided by others, all amounts required for the project and all property relating to the project that are not to be provided as or by expenditure of bond proceeds, and in the case of any amounts and property that the company proposes to cause to be provided by others, as by contract, grant, subsidy, loan, or other form of assistance, shall provide satisfactory evidence that those amounts and property will be provided when required. (d) Expenditure of bond proceeds shall be supervised to assure proper application to the project. (e) The company shall at its own expense insure, repair, and maintain the facilities, pay taxes with respect to its interests in the property relating to the project as Part 1 (commencing with Section 101) of Division 1 of the Revenue and Taxation Code requires, and pay assessments and other public charges secured by liens, upon those interests as constitute the tax base for property taxation on the same basis as other property, or shall cause the same to be provided by others to the satisfaction of the authority. (f) The amounts payable pursuant to the project agreements to or for the benefit of an authority shall in the aggregate not be less than amounts sufficient (1) to pay any bonds that shall be issued by the authority to pay the cost of the project, (2) to maintain any required reserves, (3) to make payments as may be required into any sinking fund or other similar fund, and (4) to pay those administration expenses that relate to the administration of the project agreements, the indenture, and the bonds. (g) The term shall extend at least until the date on which all those bonds and all other obligations incurred by an authority in connection with a project shall have been paid in full or adequate funds for that payment shall have been otherwise provided. (h) The additional provisions as in the determination of the board are necessary or appropriate to effectuate the purposes of this article, including provisions for the following: (1) For payments pursuant to the project agreements that include amounts for administration expenses in addition to the amounts that the agreement is required to obligate the company or others to pay. (2) For payment before a facility exists or becomes functional, or after a facility has ceased to exist or be functional to any extent and from any cause. (3) For payment whether or not the company is in possession or is entitled to be in possession of the facilities or for payment in the event of sale or other transfer of ownership of or the encumbering of the facilities. (4) Relating to the carrying out and completion of the project, including the allocation of responsibility between the authority and the company regarding the payment of administrative expenses and costs of issuance, the acquisition of property, the making of other purchases, the contracting for construction of the facilities, with or without competitive bidding, and the payment therefor and the designation of particular deposits or investments otherwise authorized for the deposit, investment, and reinvestment of revenues. (5) That some or all of the obligations of a company shall be unconditional and shall be binding and enforceable in all circumstances whatsoever notwithstanding any other law. (6) Relating to the use, maintenance, repair, insurance, and replacement of property relating to the project, such as the authority and the company deem necessary for the protection of themselves or others, including, but not limited to, liability insurance, and indemnification in the event of default. (7) Defining events of default and providing remedies therefor, which may include an acceleration of future payments thereunder. (i) The company shall provide for the payment of relocation assistance as provided by Chapter 16 (commencing with Section 7260) of Division 7 of Title 1, and shall reimburse the authority or the public agency, as the case may be, for relocation assistance services, and notwithstanding any other provision of this title, the authority shall determine that those services are provided and that relocation assistance payments are made. (j) Notwithstanding any other provision of this title, projects undertaken and carried out pursuant to this title shall be consistent with the requirements of the general plan as contained in Article 5 (commencing with Section 65300) of Chapter 3 of Division 1 of Title 7 at the time of entry into the project agreement, or in the event inconsistent at that time, then at the time of delivery of any bonds. (k) The company may, pursuant to project agreements, provide or cause to be provided other security, such as, but not limited to, an agreement of guaranty, either of itself or another person, or other consideration directly to the bondholders, their agent or the trustee under an indenture, and neither the company nor any such other person shall be precluded by the project agreements from having other contractual relationships with those bondholders or that agent or trustee. (l) Authorities shall require, whether or not authorities, companies, or others are the contract-awarding bodies, that on any construction, improvement, reconstruction, or rehabilitation financed in whole or in part by means of bonds issued pursuant to this title, the resolution of intention for which is adopted on or after January 1, 1983, all workers employed in that work, exclusive of maintenance work, shall be paid not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for work of a similar character in the locality in which the work is performed, and not less than the general prevailing rate of per diem wages for holiday and overtime work. Those rates shall be determined by the Director of Industrial Relations in accordance with the standards set forth in Section 1773 of the Labor Code. The director's determination shall be final, and Sections 1773.1, 1773.5, 1774, and 1776 (excepting subdivision (f) of Section 1776) of the Labor Code shall apply.

91534. No company shall, by reason of any project agreement, be deemed the agent of an authority in the carrying out of such agreement unless (and in such case only to the extent) such agreement specifically provides otherwise.

91535. (a) All bonds issued by an authority in connection with a project shall be special obligations, only, of the authority, payable solely out of the revenues or out of the other sources specified in the proceedings. (b) The bonds prescribed by subdivision (a) may: (1) Be executed and delivered by the authority at any time and from time to time; (2) Be in such type and denominations and of such terms and maturities; (3) Be in registered or bearer form either as to principal or interest or both and carry such conversion and reconversion privileges; (4) Be payable as term bonds or in such installments and at such time or times not exceeding 40 years from the date thereof; (5) Be payable in such mediums and at such place or places within or without the state; (6) Be sold below par or face value thereof, but the sale price of tax-exempt bonds shall not be less than 95 percent of the par or face value of the bond; (7) Be exchangeable for, or issuable in lieu of, such bonds; (8) Be issuable in temporary form pending preparation of and exchange for definitive bonds; and (9) Be executed by such officers, be authenticated, and contain such provisions not inconsistent with this article; all as shall be provided in the proceedings. (c) If deemed advisable by the board, there may be retained in or granted by the proceedings an option to redeem or to cause to be redeemed prior to maturity all or any part of any bonds as may be specified in the proceedings, at the price or prices and after any notice or notices and on any terms and conditions which may be set forth in the proceedings and as may be briefly recited in the bond. Nothing in this title shall be construed to confer on an authority or any bondholder or trustee any right or option to redeem or cause the redemption of any bonds, except as may be provided in the proceedings under which they shall have been issued. (d) Issuance by an authority of one or more issues of bonds for one or more purposes shall not preclude it from issuing other bonds in connection with the same project or any other project, subject to any agreements with bondholders which may then exist. (e) Any bonds of an authority at any time outstanding may at any time, and from time to time, be refunded, including the payment of any redemption premium and accrued interest to the date of redemption, by an authority by the issuance of its refunding bonds in any amount which the board may deem necessary or appropriate. Bonds may be issued as one issue for refunding and other authorized purposes. Any refunding may be effected whether the bonds to be refunded shall have then matured or shall thereafter mature, either by sale of the refunding bonds and the application of the proceeds to the payment, purchase or redemption of the bonds to be refunded thereby or to the deposit or investment in securities or obligations yielding amounts sufficient to pay or redeem the bonds to be refunded thereby, or by the exchange of the refunding bonds for the bonds to be refunded thereby or bonds and claims with the consent of the holders of the bonds so to be refunded and with such cash or property adjustments as may be agreed, and regardless of whether or not the bonds proposed to be refunded shall be payable at the same date or different dates or shall be due serially or otherwise. (f) Each bond shall be deemed to be an investment security under the Uniform Commerical Code and a negotiable instrument, subject only to any provisions thereof for registration or other provisions restricting transfer, and shall be deemed to have been issued for an authorized purpose of the authority in exercise of the powers granted by this article, provided that the board so determines in the proceedings and the determination is recited in the bond.


91536. In the discretion of an authority, any bonds issued under the provisions of this title may be secured by an indenture. Such indenture may vest in bondholders the right to remove and appoint a new trustee or agent. The trustee or agent may at any time own all or any part of the bonds, unless otherwise provided in the indenture. Such indenture may vest in such trustee, bondholder, or agent, as provided therein, property, rights, powers and duties, and may pledge, encumber, or assign the revenues, the project agreements and any other rights as security for the bonds and for the benefit of the bondholders, subject to such agreements with bondholders as may then exist. Such indenture may contain covenants of the authority as to the acquisition of property, the disposition of any property, or part thereof, the subjecting of additional property thereto or to the lien thereof, the issuance of additional bonds, the custody, deposit, investment and application of all moneys, the creation and maintenance of reserves, the disposition of insurance or condemnation proceeds, and the use of surplus bond proceeds. Any such indenture may define events of default thereunder, which may include events of default of a company under the project agreements, may specify the action to be taken by the trustee, bondholder, or agent upon an event of default, may set forth the rights and remedies of the bondholders and of the trustee or agent, and may, in the case of a trustee, restrict the individual right of action by bondholders. In addition, any such indenture may contain such other provisions as the board may deem reasonable and proper and which relate in any way to the security or protection of bondholders. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of such indenture shall be treated as an administration expense. Any lien or other interest established by any indenture shall be valid and binding from the date thereof, and any revenues or amounts to cover administration expenses thereafter received by, or on behalf of, an authority or trustee or agent thereunder shall immediately be subject to the lien thereof or other interest established thereby without any further act, which lien or other interest shall be valid and binding as against all persons, irrespective of notice, without any filing or recording except a filing in the records of the authority. If so provided in the indenture, all or designated revenues shall further be deemed to be trust funds and shall be held and applied solely as provided in such indenture, and no bondholder shall, as such, be in any manner obligated to see to the proper application thereof.


91537. The issuance of bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the board adopted at any time following the determinations provided for in subdivision (j) of Section 91527 or Section 91530. The resolution may, as the board deems advisable and in accordance with the provisions of this article, provide for, or authorize the execution of a loan agreement, the repayment obligation of which is evidenced by the bonds, providing for, or authorize the execution of an indenture providing for: (a) The fixing and collection of revenues; (b) The creation and maintenance of special funds, including reserve and sinking funds; (c) Limitations on expenditures of bond proceeds; (d) The procedure, if any, by which any contract represented by bonds may be amended or abrogated; (e) The acts and omissions which shall constitute, and the rights and remedies available, in an event of default. In such an event of default, the obligations of the authority may be enforced, as appropriate, by mandamus, by the appointment of a receiver, by foreclosure or sale, by injunction, by specific performance, by equitable relief, or by any one or more of such remedies or any other remedy; and (f) Any additional matters authorized to be included in an indenture or which relate to the security, protection, or return of bondholders.

91537.5. The bonds may bear interest on the amount or amounts, payable at the time or times, evidenced in the manner and at the fixed or variable rate or rates as shall be established by or pursuant to a method approved by the board, but the maximum rate of interest to be paid on any tax-exempt bonds shall not exceed 12 percent per annum or such higher rate as is at the time of accrual of interest then stated in Section 53531 or other applicable law. In the case of taxable bonds, or tax-exempt bonds the interest on which becomes includable in federal gross income after original issuance, the maximum rate of interest to be paid on the bonds shall not exceed 16 percent per annum. Project agreements may bear up to the same rate of interest as the underlying bonds.


91538. Bonds may be sold at the prices that the board directs, at public or private sale, subject to subdivision (b) of Section 91535.


91539. Notwithstanding any other provision of law: (a) Authorities and their revenues, amounts for administration or costs of issuance expenses, and any other income shall be exempt from all taxes on, or measured by, income. (b) Bonds issued by authorities shall be exempt from all property taxation and the interest on such bonds shall be exempt from all taxes on income. (c) All property owned by authorities shall be exempt from property taxes, assessments, and other public charges secured by liens. (d) All interests of companies in the property of projects shall, for purposes of property taxation, be subject to the provisions of Division 1 (commencing with Section 101) of the Revenue and Taxation Code, and such interests as constitute the tax base for property taxation shall be subject to such assessments and charges on the same basis as other property. (e) "Sale" and "purchase," for the purposes of Part 1 (commencing with Section 6001) of Division 2 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, do not include any lease or transfer of title of tangible or intangible personal property constituting any project or facility to an authority by a company, nor any lease or transfer of title of tangible or intangible personal property constituting any project or facility by such authority to any company, when the transfer or lease is made pursuant to this title.


91540. (a) All property, revenues, and funds, owned or possessed by an authority for the purposes of this title, shall be exempt from levy and sale by virtue of execution or other judicial process. Execution or other judicial process shall not issue against such property, revenues, or funds nor shall any judgment against an authority be a charge or lien upon such property, revenues, or funds. (b) This section does not apply to or limit the right of obligees to enforce, as appropriate, any indenture or the right of obligees to pursue any remedies for the enforcement of any assignment by an authority of or any pledge or lien given by an authority on revenues, project agreements, administration expenses or any other assets. (c) This section does not apply to interests of companies.


91541. (a) None of the bonds of an authority or any other obligations of an authority shall be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the state or any public agency, or a pledge of the faith and credit of the state or any public agency, but shall be payable solely from the funds provided therefor in the proceedings. (b) The issuance of bonds shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any public agency to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatsoever therefor or to make any appropriation for their payment. (c) All bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement to the following effect: "Neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State of California or the (insert name of public agency) is pledged to the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, or interest on any bond, nor is the state or such (insert "city," "county," or "city and county" as appropriate) in any manner obligated to make any appropriation for payment." (d) Neither the members of governing bodies or of boards nor any persons executing the bonds shall in any event be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance of those bonds. (e) The bonds shall be only a special obligation of an authority as provided by subdivision (a) of Section 91535, and an authority shall under no circumstances be obligated to pay bonds or project costs (other than administration expenses), except from revenues and other funds received under the project agreements for those purposes, nor to pay administration and costs of issuance expenses except from funds received under project agreements for those purposes or from funds that are made available as otherwise authorized by the proceeding or by law. All bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement of their special obligation nature.


91542. At such time as all obligations under the project agreements respecting any particular project have been satisfied or otherwise discharged or adequately provided for and all the bonds issued to finance such project have been repaid or payment thereof has been adequately provided for, and all other obligations of the authority of any nature whatsoever with respect to such project have been satisfied or otherwise discharged or adequately provided for, the authority is authorized to execute such deeds and conveyances as may be necessary to convey the funds and property provided by the project agreements to be conveyed to the company and shall deliver and pay over to the public agency any remaining funds and properties of the authority which were derived from or are attributable to such project.


91543. All general or special laws or parts thereof inconsistent with this title shall be inapplicable to the exercise of any of the powers conferred under the provisions of this title. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the provisions of Divisions 3 (commencing with Section 11000), 4 (commencing with Section 16100), and 5 (commencing with Section 18000) of Title 2 of this code, relating to the executive department of the state, and of Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code, shall not be applicable to authorities.


91544. (a) Whenever the governing body, by ordinance, shall declare that there is no longer a need for an authority to, and that the authority shall not further, function, thereafter the authority shall transact no further business and exercise no further powers, the offices shall be deemed vacated, and all funds and properties shall vest in the public agency. Any net earnings of an authority shall, pursuant to this section or Section 91542, inure solely to the benefit of the public agency and not to the benefit of any company or other private person. The ordinance shall be subject to referendum in the manner prescribed by law for ordinances of the public agency. The adoption of such an ordinance shall not preclude the subsequent adoption of an ordinance pursuant to Section 91520. (b) The state may, by appropriate legislation at any time and at its sole discretion, alter or change, consistent with the other provisions of this title, the structure, organization, programs, or activities of authorities, including cause their dissolution. Any funds or properties, or net earnings, of an authority shall, upon dissolution, be disposed of as provided in subdivision (a).


91545. Any action pursuant to Section 91544 shall have no effect on, and shall not be deemed to impair, any contracts previously entered into by an authority, including any bonds theretofore issued or other obligations theretofore incurred (relating to the subsequent issuance of bonds or otherwise), and, in the event that at the time of the taking of such action any such contracts remain unsatisfied or otherwise undischarged, the governing body shall, in such ordinance, or by other appropriate means in the event of state action and a failure of the state to provide otherwise, make provision for their satisfaction or discharge, and to that end, the public agency may undertake any performance or observance the authority is authorized to perform or observe relating to their satisfaction or discharge.


91546. This title, being necessary for the welfare of the state and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect its purposes.

91547. The State of California does hereby pledge to and agree with the holders of any bonds issued, and with those companies which may enter into project agreements with authorities, pursuant to the provisions of this article, that the state will not alter or change the structure, organization, programs, or activities hereby vested in public agencies or authorities until such bonds are fully met or discharged and such project agreements are fully performed or discharged, on the part of authorities or public agencies, as the case may be; provided, however, that nothing herein contained shall preclude such alteration or change, if, and when, adequate provision shall have been made by law for the protection from impairment of the contracts represented by such bonds and project agreements, and such right to so alter or change is hereby reserved. Authorities are authorized to include this pledge and undertaking of the state in such bonds and project agreements.


91548. An action may be brought pursuant to Chapter 9 (commencing with Section 860) of Part 2 of Title 10 of the Code of Civil Procedure, to determine the validity of bonds, proceedings, project agreements, or indentures, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the legality of all proceedings theretofore taken for or in any way connected with the establishment of the authority and its authorization to transact business and exercise its powers, and also including the legality of all proceedings, as proposed to be taken in the proceedings, project agreements, and indentures theretofore undertaken, for the authorization, issuance, sale, and delivery of bonds and the payment thereof and interest thereon, and all such matters respecting which an action may be brought pursuant to such chapter shall be subject to the provisions thereof regarding validity and incontestability.


91549. (a) Except as may be authorized by other state legislation, this title provides the exclusive authority of public agencies for the undertaking, carrying out, and completion of projects authorized by this title. (b) Except as limited by subdivision (a), the authorizations of this title shall be regarded as supplemental and additional to powers conferred by other laws. However, all projects authorized by this title which are undertaken, carried out, or completed by redevelopment agencies shall be subject to the terms and limitations of this title, notwithstanding the authorities and provisions created by and under other laws. (c) In the exercise of any of the powers conferred, including powers relating to the offer, issuance, and sale of bonds, under this title, authorities need not comply with any law applicable to the exercise of similar powers except as referred to in this article. (d) A charter city which is otherwise authorized to undertake, carry out and complete projects hereunder authorized need not comply with this title as to warehousing activities.


Article 3. California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission

Ca Codes (gov:91550-91559.4) Government Code Section 91550-91559.4



91550. There is in state government the California Industrial Development Financing Advisory Commission, consisting of five members, as follows: (a) The Treasurer, who shall serve as chairperson. (b) The Controller. (c) The Director of Finance. (d) The Secretary of Business, Transportation and Housing. (e) The Commissioner of Corporations. Members of the commission may each designate a deputy or employee in his or her agency to act for him or her at all meetings of the commission. The first meeting shall be convened by the Treasurer.


91551. All members of the commission shall serve thereon without compensation.


91552. The commission shall meet on the call of the chairperson, or at the request of a majority of the members, or at the request of the Governor. A majority of all members of the advisory commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.


91553. The chairperson of the commission on its behalf shall appoint an executive director who shall serve at the pleasure of the commission and shall receive an annual salary which shall be established by the chairperson of the commission. The commission may delegate to the executive director the authority to enter contracts on behalf of the commission. The commission may employ such additional staff as it deems necessary and appropriate to carry out the provisions of this title. The commission shall charge fees commensurate with its direct expenses and those of the office of the State Treasurer in performing its duties pursuant to this title. Amounts received under this section shall be deposited in the Industrial Development Fund which is hereby created and shall be available, when appropriated, for the expenses of the commission. Until such time as fees are received by the commission and appropriated pursuant to this section for the expenses of the commission, the commission may borrow such moneys as may be required for the purpose of meeting necessary expenses of initial organization and operation of the commission.


91554. Upon order of the commission, any surplus in the Industrial Development Fund not required for the expenses of the commission shall be transferred, in accordance with the commission's order, to common reserve funds established by the commission pursuant to Section 91560. These moneys may be used, without further appropriation by the Legislature, for the purposes authorized by Section 91560.


91555. The commission may do the following: (a) Assist authorities and state agencies in the planning, preparation, marketing, and sale of bonds, pursuant to this chapter, to reduce cost, protect the issuer's credit, and determine public benefits and detriments. (b) Collect, maintain, and provide financial, economic, governmental, and social data on local government units pertinent to their ability to administer industrial development revenue bonds. (c) Prepare guidelines or assist in preparation of informational documents necessary for such offerings. (d) Collect, maintain, and provide information on debt authorized, sold and outstanding, and serve as a clearinghouse for local issues of industrial development revenue bonds. (e) Maintain contact with municipal bond underwriters, credit rating agencies, investors, and others to improve the market for local government debt issues. (f) Undertake or commission studies on methods to reduce the costs of state and local issues. (g) Recommend changes in state law and local practices to improve the sale and servicing of such local bonds.

91556. The commission may assist authorities in making the determinations required by Section 91530 and may establish by regulation the nature of the information required for the making of such determinations.


91557. The commission may establish by regulation the nature of the information required for the making of the determinations pursuant to Section 91531.

91558. (a) The commission may, upon request of two or more authorities, in order to share expenses and facilitate bond issuance, act as a pooling agent to issue bonds on a joint or composite basis for companies which have applied for financing to the participating authorities. Authorities shall enter into written agreements with the commission specifying the projects which are to be delegated to the commission for financing pursuant to this section. (b) Prior to issuance of any bonds pursuant to this section, the authority and public agency shall have completed the procedures required by Section 91530. (c) The commission may issue bonds as requested and authorized by this section. For these purposes, the commission is granted all of the powers of an authority and may enter into project agreements and take all steps toward the sale, issuance, and security of bonds in the same manner as authorities may do. The resolution required by Section 91537 shall be adopted by the commission rather than by an authority.

91558.5. (a) For purposes of this section, the following terms have the following meanings: (1) "Economic development lenders" may include public, private, or quasi-public community development loan funds, microenterprise funds, community development corporation-based loan funds, community and economic development venture funds, revolving loan funds, and community development financial institutions, as defined in Section 1805.200 of Title 12 of the Code of Federal Regulations. (2) "Fund" means the Community and Economic Development Fund established pursuant to subdivision (b). (3) "Measured criteria" means evaluation of active loans based upon the lender's original underwriting criteria, including, but not limited to, the payment history of the borrower, the relationship between the lender and borrower, and the borrower's pledged collateral. "Measured criteria" also includes traditional credit risk analysis. (4) "Overcollateralization" means the assignment of collateral in excess of the principal amount of the debt secured by that collateral. (5) "Reserve fund" means cash assets held in the fund to offset loan losses otherwise intended to meet the dividend obligations of the commission pursuant to this section. The reserve fund may be capitalized by the transfer to the fund made by the act adding this section, by loan payments from loans pledged to the commission by economic development lenders pursuant to subdivision (d), and by revenue generated through the bonds secured by those loans. (6) "Subordination" means the commission's right to receive payment on the loans securing the bonds issued by the commission shall be subordinate to the obligations owed to the purchasers of those bonds. (b) The Community and Economic Development Fund is hereby created in the State Treasury and, notwithstanding Section 13340, this fund is continuously appropriated to the commission for purposes of this section. The commission may expend up to 10 percent of any moneys appropriated by the Legislature to the fund for administrative costs directly related to the implementation of this section. (c) The commission shall establish procedures to evaluate and certify the participation of economic development lenders in the state in a program that allows lenders to recapitalize their financial resources in order to meet the current demands of borrowers. The evaluation and certification procedures shall include the performance of due diligence on the part of economic development lenders and for each loan a lender seeks to pledge as collateral to the commission pursuant to subdivision (f). (d) To the extent funds are appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this subdivision, the commission shall develop and maintain a data base on economic development lenders in the state, including, but not limited to, the asset size of each lender, average loan size and loan duration, borrower target groups, and loan default and loan loss rates. The data base shall also include information on loans pledged by economic development lenders to participate in the program. (e) To the extent funds are appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this subdivision, the commission shall recommend minimum standards for loan documentation, loan underwriting, and loan servicing for economic development lenders who participate in the program. The loan documentation, underwriting, and servicing standards shall be designed to promote uniformity in the commission's process of loan evaluation and due diligence for individual loans. The loan documentation and underwriting standards shall seek to be consistent with the mission of economic development lenders eligible for participation under this part. The commission shall develop measurement criteria for consideration of existing loans pledged for participation in the program that were made by economic development lenders prior to the establishment of the minimum standards. (f) To the extent funds are appropriated by the Legislature for the purposes of this subdivision, the commission shall provide technical assistance to lenders in order to increase utilization of the minimum loan documentation, loan underwriting, and loan servicing standards. (g) Once certified by the commission to participate in the program, economic development lenders may pledge as collateral to the commission current and active loans in exchange for cash liquidity. The amount of cash liquidity available for each loan shall be determined on a loan-by-loan basis, shall be based upon the projected income from the loan and the perceived risk of the loan, and shall provide the economic development lender a reasonable value for the loan asset. The income stream from loans pledged as collateral to the commission shall accrue to the commission in order to regenerate the fund. (h) Loans pledged to the commission pursuant to subdivision (g) shall serve as collateral for bonds issued by the commission. The revenue generated by the issuance of bonds secured by those loans shall be used to regenerate the fund and may also be used by the commission to establish and recapitalize a reserve fund. The commission may provide credit enhancements for these bonds in order to support the credit quality of the bonds and increase their marketability to investors. Credit enhancements by the commission may include, but shall not be limited to, overcollateralization, subordination, third party letters of credit, or a reserve fund dedicated to ensure full and timely repayment of the bonds. (i) The commission shall report to the Governor and the Legislature on or before January 1, 2004, on the effectiveness of this program in creating a secondary market for community and economic development lenders and on any recommended changes to the program established by this section. (j) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2005, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2005, deletes or extends that date. This subdivision shall not, however, apply to any bonds secured by loans pledged to the commission pursuant to this section, if those bonds were issued prior to, and remain outstanding on, January 1, 2005. Those bonds shall remain outstanding until their redemption date or until the time that they are purchased or mature, and the commission may issue bonds for the purpose of refunding those outstanding bonds only for the purpose of reducing the commission's borrowing costs, and provided further that the term of the bonds so refunded is not extended. Upon prepayment of the loans securing those bonds, the bonds shall be redeemed as soon as practicable.


91559. (a) The commission is authorized from time to time to issue its negotiable bonds, notes, debentures, or other securities, collectively called "bonds," in order to provide funds for financing projects or achieving any of its other purposes, except that the commission is not authorized to issue industrial development bonds. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the bonds may be authorized to finance a single project for a single company, a series of projects for a single company, or several projects for several participating parties. In anticipation of the sale of these bonds, the commission may issue negotiable bond anticipation notes and may renew the notes from time to time. The notes shall be paid from any revenues of the commission or other moneys available therefor and not otherwise pledged, or from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds of the commission in anticipation of which they were issued. The notes shall be issued in the same manner as the bonds. The notes and agreements relating to notes and bond anticipation notes, collectively called "notes," and the resolution or resolutions authorizing the notes may contain any provisions, conditions, or limitations which a bond, agreement relating to the bond, and bond resolution of the commission may contain. (b) Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by the commission, every issue of its bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the commission payable from any revenues or moneys of the commission available therefor and not otherwise pledged, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds or notes pledging any particular revenues or moneys and subject to any agreements with any company. Notwithstanding that the bonds, notes, or obligations may be payable from a special fund, they shall be, and shall be deemed to be, for all purposes negotiable instruments, subject only to the provisions of the bonds, notes, or other obligations for registration. (c) The bonds may be issued as serial bonds or as term bonds, or the commission, in its discretion, may issue bonds of both types. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the commission and shall bear the date or dates, mature at the time or times, not exceeding 40 years from their respective dates, bear interest at the rate or rates, be payable at the time or times, be in the denominations, be in the form, either coupon or registered, carry the registration privileges, be executed in the manner, be payable in lawful money of the United States at the place or places, and be subject to the terms of redemption, as the resolution or resolutions may provide. The bonds or notes may be sold by the Treasurer at public or private sale, for the price or prices and on the terms and conditions as the commission shall determine, after giving due consideration to the recommendations of any company to be assisted from the proceeds of the bonds or notes. Pending preparation of definitive bonds, the Treasurer may issue interim receipts, certificates, or temporary bonds that shall be exchanged for the definitive bonds. The Treasurer may sell any bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness at a price below the par value thereof. (d) Any resolution or resolutions authorizing any bonds or any issue of bonds may contain provisions, which shall be a part of the contract with the holders of the bonds to be authorized, as to the following: (1) Pledging the full faith and credit of the commission or pledging all or any part of the revenues of any project or any revenue-producing contract or contracts made by the commission with any individual, partnership, corporation, or association or other body, public or private, or other moneys of the commission, to secure the payment of the bonds or of any particular issue of bonds, subject to those agreements with bondholders as may then exist. (2) The rentals, fees, purchase payments, loan repayments, and other charges to be charged, and the amounts to be raised in each year thereby, and the use and disposition of the revenues. (3) The setting aside of reserves or sinking funds, and the regulation and disposition thereof. (4) Limitations on the right of the commission or its agent to restrict or regulate the use of the project or projects to be financed out of the proceeds of the bonds or any particular issue of bonds. (5) Limitations on the purpose to which the proceeds of the sale of any issue of bonds then or thereafter to be issued may be applied, and pledging those proceeds to secure the payment of the bonds or any issue of the bonds. (6) Limitations on the issuance of additional bonds, the terms upon which additional bonds may be issued and secured, and the refunding of outstanding bonds. (7) The procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract with bondholders may be amended or abrogated, the amount of bond that the holders of which are required to consent thereto, and the manner in which the consent may be given. (8) Limitations on expenditures for operating, administrative, cost of issuance, or other expenses of the commission. (9) Defining the acts or omissions to act that constitute a default in the duties of the commission to holders of its obligations, and providing the rights and remedies of the holders in the event of a default. (10) The mortgaging of any project and the site of the project for the purpose of securing the bondholders. (11) The mortgaging of land, improvements, or other assets owned by a company for the purpose of securing the bondholders. (12) Procedures for the selection of projects to be financed with the proceeds of the bonds authorized by the resolution, if the bonds are sold in advance of designation of the projects, and participating parties to receive the financing. (e) Neither the members of the commission, nor any person executing the bonds or notes shall be liable personally on the bonds or notes or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof. (f) The commission shall have the power out of any funds available for these purposes to purchase its bonds or notes. The commission may hold, pledge, cancel, or resell those bonds, subject to and in accordance with agreements with the bondholders. (g) Any funds of the commission, including without limitation, proceeds from the sale of bonds or notes, may be invested in any obligations of any state or local government meeting the requirements of subsection (a) of Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (26 U.S.C. Sec. 103(a)) including mutual funds, trusts, and similar instruments representing a pool of obligations. The Treasurer may adopt regulations providing appropriate investment standards for those investments. If the Treasurer determines it to be necessary to assure compliance with federal tax laws or regulations, the commission may, notwithstanding any other law, deposit funds received as fees from the issuance of its obligations with a bank or trust company acting on behalf of the commission.


91559.1. In the discretion of the commission, any bonds issued under the provisions of this article may be secured by a trust agreement by and between the commission and a corporate trustee or trustee, which may be the Treasurer or any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company within or without the state. The trust agreement or the resolution providing for the issuance of the bonds may pledge or assign the revenues to be received or proceeds of any contract or contracts pledged and may convey or mortgage the project or projects, or any portion thereof, to be financed out of the proceeds of the bonds. The trust agreement or resolution providing for the issuance of the bonds may contain provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondholders as may be reasonable and proper and not in violation of the law, including particularly provisions that have been specifically authorized in this article to be included in any resolution or resolutions of the commission authorizing bonds thereof. Any bank or trust company doing business under the laws of this state which may act as depositary of the proceeds of bonds or of revenues or other moneys may furnish indemnifying bonds or pledge securities as may be required by the commission. Any trust agreement may set forth the rights and remedies of the bondholders and of the trustee or trustees, and may restrict the individual right of action by bondholders. In addition to the foregoing, any trust agreement or resolution may contain other provisions as the commission may deem reasonable and proper for the security of the bondholders. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Treasurer shall not be deemed to have a conflict of interest by reason of acting as trustee pursuant to this division. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of the trust agreement or resolution may be treated as a part of the cost of the operation of a project.


91559.2. Bonds issued under the provisions of this article shall not be deemed to constitute a debt or liability of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, other than the commission, or a pledge of the faith and credit of the state or of any political subdivision, other than the commission, but shall be payable solely from the funds herein provided therefor. All bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement to the effect: "Neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State of California is pledged to the payment of the principal of or interest on this bond." The issuance of bonds under the provisions of this article shall not directly or indirectly or contingently obligate the state or any political subdivision thereof to levy or to pledge any form of taxation whatever therefor or to make any appropriation for their payment. Nothing contained in this section shall prevent nor be construed to prevent the commission from pledging its full faith and credit to the payment of bonds or issue of bonds authorized pursuant to this article.


91559.3. (a) The commission is authorized to issue bonds of the commission for the purpose of refunding any bonds, notes, or securities of the commission then outstanding, including the payment of any redemption premium thereon and any interest accrued or to accrue to the earliest or subsequent date of redemption, purchase, or maturity of those bonds, and, if deemed advisable by the commission, for the additional purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of constructing and acquiring additions, improvements, extensions, or enlargements of a project or any portion thereof. (b) The proceeds of any bonds issued for the purpose of refunding outstanding bonds, notes, or securities may, in the discretion of the commission, be applied to the purchase, retirement at maturity, or redemption prior to maturity, of any outstanding bonds either on their earliest redemption date or dates, any subsequent redemption date or dates, upon their purchase or maturity, or paid to a third person to assume the commission's obligation to make the payments, and may, pending that application, be placed in escrow to be applied to the purchase, retirement at maturity, or redemption on the date or dates determined by the commission. (c) Any proceeds placed in escrow may, pending their use, be invested and reinvested in obligations or securities authorized by resolutions of the commission, payable or maturing at the time or times as are appropriate to assure the prompt payment of the principal, interest, and redemption premium, if any, of the outstanding bonds to be refunded at maturity or redemption of the bonds to be refunded either at their earliest redemption date or dates or any subsequent redemption date or dates. The interest, income, and profits, if any, earned or realized on any investment may also be applied to the payment of the outstanding bonds to be refunded or to the payment of interest on the refunding bonds. After the terms of the escrow have been fully satisfied and carried out, any balance of the proceeds and interest, income and profits, if any, earned or realized on the investments thereof may be returned to the commission for use by the commission. (d) The portion of the proceeds of any bonds issued for the additional purpose of paying all or any part of the cost of constructing and acquiring additions, improvements, extensions, or enlargements of a project may be invested and reinvested in obligations or securities authorized by resolution of the commission, maturing not later than the time or times when the proceeds will be needed for the purpose of paying all or any part of the cost. The interest, income, and profits, if any, earned or realized on the investments may be applied to the payment of all or any part of the cost or may be used by the commission in any lawful manner. (e) All of those refunding bonds are subject to this article in the same manner and to the same extent as other bonds issued pursuant to this article.


91559.4. The State of California does pledge to and agree with the holders of the bonds, notes, and other obligations issued pursuant to this article, and with those parties who may enter into contracts with the commission pursuant to the provisions of this article, that the state will not limit, alter, or restrict the rights hereby vested in the commission until the bonds, together with the interest thereon, are fully paid and discharged and those contracts are fully performed on the part of the commission. The commission as agent for the state is authorized to include this pledge and undertaking for the state in those bonds or contracts.


Article 4. Small Business Financing

Ca Codes (gov:91560-91562.5) Government Code Section 91560-91562.5



91560. (a) The Legislature finds and declares that small businesses may have difficulty establishing adequate security for bonds issued by an authority in their behalf; that establishing common reserve funds will help to provide reasonable security for these bonds and will help to make the authority's services available to various small businesses that may be otherwise unable to use them. (b) For the purpose of establishing and maintaining the common reserve funds it deems necessary or desirable to secure its bonds or any issuance thereof, the commission pursuant to this section or an authority, pursuant to its project agreements with companies, may levy fees or other charges on, or require deposits from, companies receiving financing for projects under this title. Prior to levying any of these fees or charges or requiring deposits, the commission or an authority shall adopt regulations for the operation of the common reserve funds and governing the amounts and any payment schedule for the fees, charges, or deposits. (c) Subject to any prior contractual obligations to any of its bondholders, the commission or an authority may establish one or more common reserve funds for any or all of its bonds. The commission shall establish its own liability limits of the common reserve fund with respect to any single issue of bonds issued by the commission, and each authority shall establish its liability limits of the common reserve fund with respect to any single issue of bonds issued by the authority subject to the approval of the commission. (d) Each common reserve fund established pursuant to this section shall be deposited in a special account that shall be established by the Controller. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all interest or other increment earned by investment or deposit of moneys in such an account pursuant to any provision of Part 2 (commencing with Section 16300) of Division 4 of Title 2 or pursuant to any other provision of law shall be credited to, and deposited in, the account.

91561. Upon the request of an authority, the commission may act as a pooling agent in the issuance of bonds for the benefit of small businesses, when it is more expedient for the commission to do so, or at the request of the local authority, or both. As a pooling agent, the commission shall issue pooled bonds pursuant to Sections 91520, and following, of this code, based on a combination by the commission, or by an authority, of small business loan requests. Pooled bond issues shall be in multiples of one million dollars ($1,000,000).

91561.3. (a) Each local authority shall be empowered to enter into joint powers agreements with other local authorities to issue pooled bonds in response to small business loan requests after receiving commission approval, and pursuant to Section 11256. (b) The commission shall be designated as the agency to administer such agreements pursuant to Section 6506.


91561.5. "Small business" means small business as defined in Section 14837.

91562. A small business loan issued pursuant to this chapter, shall be for no less than seventy-five thousand dollars ($75,000), nor more than five hundred thousand ($500,000).


91562.5. The commission shall consider small business requests on a quarterly basis.


Article 5. Industrial Revenue Bond Review

Ca Codes (gov:91570-91574) Government Code Section 91570-91574



91570. (a) The commission established by Article 3 (commencing with Section 91550) shall review each issue of bonds and shall determine whether the issue is qualified for issuance under the provisions of this article. Upon failure of the commission to make determinations, the authority shall do so in its stead as provided in subdivision (d) of Section 91531. (b) No bonds shall be delivered by an authority in return for the purchase price unless the bond issue has been qualified under this article and no notification of the suspension or revocation of that qualification has been received by the authority which has not been vacated or modified so that the bonds qualify for issuance.


91571. (a) All issues of bonds may be qualified for issuance under this section. (b) The commission may refuse to qualify an issue unless it finds that the proposed issuance is fair, just, and equitable to a purchaser of the bonds, and that the bonds proposed to be issued and the methods to be used by an authority in issuing them are not such as, in its opinion, will work a fraud upon the purchaser thereof. (c) The commission may impose when qualifying an issue under this section conditions imposing a legend condition restricting the transferability thereof, impounding the proceeds from the sale thereof, or any other condition, if the commission finds that without the condition the issuance will be unfair, unjust, or inequitable to a purchaser of the bonds. The commission may in its discretion modify or remove any of the conditions when, in its opinion, they are no longer necessary or appropriate. (d) The commission may refuse to qualify an issue of bonds under this section that is proposed to be issued in exchange for one or more outstanding bonds, or bonds and claims, or partly in the exchange and partly for cash or property, unless it approves the terms and conditions of the issuance and exchange and the fairness of the terms and conditions, and may hold a hearing upon the fairness of the terms and conditions, at which all persons to whom it is proposed to issue bonds or to deliver any other consideration in the exchange have the right to appear. (e) The commission may refuse to qualify an issue unless it finds that the bonds issued in connection with the project by the authority will be adequately secured and the revenues and other funds applicable to the payment of the bonds are, or upon the acquisition of the facilities that the bonds finance, will be sufficient to pay the principal of and the interest on the bonds. (f) The commission may refuse to qualify an issue of bonds proposed pursuant to Section 1401 of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5), or any amendments thereto, unless it finds that the issuer has approved the issuance of bonds for the project pursuant to a resolution in compliance with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and that the project meets the criteria established by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. (g) (1) The commission may establish one or more reserve funds to provide financial assistance to businesses on behalf of issuers of qualifying bond issues. The reserve may be established and replenished with grants, allocations, reimbursements, appropriations, awards, or other funds from federal, state, or nonprofit agencies, programs, or sources. The commission shall adopt criteria and procedures for funding cost of issuance for qualifying bond issues through a secure fund under this subdivision. The commission shall not levy taxes or impose fees, except the fees as authorized by this act. (2) The commission may establish one or more reserve funds to provide financial assistance, the form of which may be, but is not limited to, any of the following: (A) Payments of part or all of the cost of acquiring letters of credit for qualified bonds. (B) Payments of part or all of the cost of acquiring insurance for qualified bonds. (C) Payments of part or all of the cost of acquiring guarantees for qualified bonds. (D) Payments of part or all of the cost of acquiring other forms of credit support for qualifying bonds. (E) Payments of part or all of the cost of issuance for qualified bonds. (3) Each reserve fund established pursuant to this subdivision shall be deposited in a special account established by the Controller. Notwithstanding any other law, and subject to any requirements of federal tax law or regulations relative to maintaining the tax-exempt status of the obligations of any qualified bonds, all interest or other gains earned by investment or deposit of money in the special account pursuant to any provision of Part 2 (commencing with Section 16300) of Division 4 of Title 2 or pursuant to any other provision of law shall be credited to, and deposited in, the account. (4) Any funds of the commission, including proceeds from the sale of bonds or notes issued on or after January 1, 2010, money set aside for the commission's administrative expenses, and reserve funds created under this subdivision, may be invested in any obligations of any state or local government including mutual funds, trusts, and similar instruments representing a pool of obligations. The Treasurer may adopt regulations providing appropriate investment standards for these investments. If the Treasurer determines it is necessary to ensure compliance with federal tax laws or regulations, the commission may, notwithstanding any other law, deposit funds received as fees from the issuance of obligations or received as reserve funds pursuant to this subdivision, with a bank or trust company acting on behalf of the authority.


91572. (a) Prior to the delivery by an authority of any bonds of an issue in return for the purchase price, the commission may summarily suspend any qualification of the issue pending final determination of any proceeding under this section. Upon the taking of that action, the commission shall promptly notify each person specified in subdivision (b) of the action and of the reasons therefor and that upon the receipt of a written request of the authority the matter will be set for hearing to commence within 20 business days after that receipt unless the authority consents to a later date. If no hearing is requested within 35 business days of notification to the authority of the taking of that action, and none is ordered by the commission, the commission may summarily revoke the qualification, pending which the suspension shall remain in effect. If a hearing is requested or ordered, the commission, after notice and hearing in accordance with subdivision (b), may modify or vacate the suspension or extend it until final determination. (b) The authority, the company, and the underwriter and the proposed purchaser, if any, shall be notified of the taking of action pursuant to subdivision (a) and of the opportunity of the authority for a hearing thereon before the commission. (c) Prior to the delivery by an authority of any bonds of an issue in return for the purchase price, the commission may revoke any qualification if it finds that the proposed issuance is not fair, just, or equitable to a purchaser of the bonds, or that the bonds proposed to be issued or the method to be used by an authority in issuing them will tend to work a fraud upon the purchaser thereof. (d) The commission may vacate or modify a suspension or revocation of qualification if it finds that the reasons for the suspension or revocation do not or no longer exist or that the reasons which do exist are not those which support a conclusion that the proposed issuance is not fair, just, or equitable to a purchaser of the bonds, or that the bonds proposed to be issued or the method to be used by an authority in issuing them will tend to work a fraud upon the purchaser thereof.


91573. (a) (1) The aggregate amount of bonds qualified pursuant to this title in each calendar year shall not exceed three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000) of the tax-exempt bonds and three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000) of taxable bonds, per calendar year, commencing January 1, 1987. Until October 1 of each year, a minimum of 10 percent of the aggregate amount of taxable bond authority and a minimum of 10 percent of the aggregate amount of tax-exempt bond authority shall be reserved for projects located in enterprise zones pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 7073 and program areas pursuant to subdivision (i) of Section 7082. Any unused portion of the above reserved amounts as of October 1 of each year shall be made available for projects without regard to enterprise zones and program areas. (2) The limitation on the aggregate amount of bonds authorized pursuant to this title in paragraph (1) does not apply to bonds for projects supported by funds received from the federal government pursuant to the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). (b) Each authority shall file with the commission reports at those times that are required by the commission, setting forth with respect to each project the bonds of an issue qualified by the commission or the authority, the bonds that have been issued and the dates of delivery and receipt of the purchase prices thereof, and the passage of the period or periods for lapse of qualification. (c) Bonds may be delivered in return for the purchase price within a six-month period of the making of the determinations required to be made pursuant to Section 91531 or the making of the last determinations to be made pursuant to Section 91532, unless extended for a definite period by further commission action or further authority action in the event the determinations were made by an authority pursuant to subdivision (d) of Section 91531. The unissued amount of a qualification lapses upon the expiration of such period or periods.

91574. (a) Neither (1) the fact that an application for qualification has been filed nor (2) the fact that an issue of bonds has been qualified constitutes a finding by the authority or commission that any document filed in connection with the qualification is true, complete, or not misleading. No such fact means that the commission has passed in any way upon the merits of or recommended or given approval to any issue of bonds except as provided in subdivision (d) of Section 91571. (b) It is unlawful to make or cause to be made to any purchaser any representation inconsistent with subdivision (a). (c) Every notification of qualification issued by the commission shall recite that the qualification is permissive only, and does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement of the bonds so qualified.


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