Article 4. Refunding of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 10. >> Part 5. >> Chapter 7. >> Article 4.
Whenever the board by resolution passed by a vote of
two-thirds of all its members determines that the refunding of the
whole or any portion of the bonded indebtedness will be of advantage
to the district the board may refund the bonded indebtedness or any
portion thereof and issue refunding bonds of the district therefor.
The issuance of refunding bonds shall not be construed as
the incurring or increase of an indebtedness within the meaning of
this act, and the approval of the voters is not required for the
issuance of refunding bonds. The board may provide for the call and
redemption of any or all of the bonds on any interest payment date
prior to their fixed maturity in the ordinance authorizing the
issuance of the refunding bonds.
Except as otherwise provided, the provisions of this chapter
shall substantially govern as to all matters pertaining to the
issuance of refunding bonds, including and without limiting the
generality of the foregoing, the form, execution, issuance, maturity,
redemption, refunding, validation, the payment of interest from bond
funds, and the status of the bonds as investments.
Refunding bonds shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding
the interest rate on the refunded bonds, but payment of the refunding
bonds shall begin not later than one year from the date thereof and
be completed in not more than 40 years from that date.
The proceeds of the sale of refunding bonds shall be applied
only to the purchase, or retirement at not more than par and accrued
interest, or the call price, of the bonded indebtedness for which
the refunding bonds were issued.
In lieu of selling refunding bonds and using the proceeds to
purchase or retire the bonds to be refunded, the board may exchange
refunding bonds at not less than par and accrued interest for the
bonds so refunded.
Whenever outstanding bonds are refunded they shall be
surrendered to the treasurer of the district, who shall cancel them
by endorsing on their face the manner in which the refunding was
effected (whether by exchange or purchase, and the amount for which
so purchased, if any) and by perforating through each bond and each
coupon attached thereto the word "canceled" together with the date of