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California Code, Health and Safety Code - HSC § 34162

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(a) Notwithstanding Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000), Part 1.5 (commencing with Section 34000), Part 1.6 (commencing with Section 34050), and Part 1.7 (commencing with Section 34100), or any other law, commencing on the effective date of this act, an agency shall be unauthorized and shall not take any action to incur indebtedness, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(1) Issue or sell bonds, for any purpose, regardless of the source of repayment of the bonds. As used in this section, the term “bonds,” includes, but is not limited to, any bonds, notes, bond anticipation notes, interim certificates, debentures, certificates of participation, refunding bonds, or other obligations issued by an agency pursuant to Part 1 (commencing with Section 33000), and Section 53583 of the Government Code, pursuant to any charter city authority or any revenue bond law.

(2) Incur indebtedness payable from prohibited sources of repayment, which include, but are not limited to, income and revenues of an agency's redevelopment projects, taxes allocated to the agency, taxes imposed by the agency pursuant to Section 7280.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code, assessments imposed by the agency, loan repayments made to the agency pursuant to Section 33746, fees or charges imposed by the agency, other revenues of the agency, and any contributions or other financial assistance from the state or federal government.

(3) Refund, restructure, or refinance indebtedness or obligations that existed as of January 1, 2011, including, but not limited to, any of the following:

(A) Refund bonds previously issued by the agency or by another political subdivision of the state, including, but not limited to, those issued by a city, a housing authority, or a nonprofit corporation acting on behalf of a city or a housing authority.

(B) Exercise the right of optional redemption of any of its outstanding bonds or elect to purchase any of its own outstanding bonds.

(C) Modify or amend the terms and conditions, payment schedules, amortization or maturity dates of any of the agency's bonds or other obligations that are outstanding or exist as of January 1, 2011.

(4) Take out or accept loans or advances, for any purpose, from the state or the federal government, any other public agency, or any private lending institution, or from any other source. For purposes of this section, the term “loans” include, but are not limited to, agreements with the community or any other entity for the purpose of refinancing a redevelopment project and moneys advanced to the agency by the community or any other entity for the expenses of redevelopment planning, expenses for dissemination of redevelopment information, other administrative expenses, and overhead of the agency.

(5) Execute trust deeds or mortgages on any real or personal property owned or acquired by it.

(6) Pledge or encumber, for any purpose, any of its revenues or assets. As used in this part, an agency's “revenues and assets” include, but are not limited to, agency tax revenues, redevelopment project revenues, other agency revenues, deeds of trust and mortgages held by the agency, rents, fees, charges, moneys, accounts receivable, contracts rights, and other rights to payment of whatever kind or other real or personal property. As used in this part, to “pledge or encumber” means to make a commitment of, by the grant of a lien on and a security interest in, an agency's revenues or assets, whether by resolution, indenture, trust agreement, loan agreement, lease, installment sale agreement, reimbursement agreement, mortgage, deed of trust, pledge agreement, or similar agreement in which the pledge is provided for or created.

(b) Any actions taken that conflict with this section are void from the outset and shall have no force or effect.

(c) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), a redevelopment agency may issue refunding bonds, which are referred to in this part as Emergency Refunding Bonds, only where all of the following conditions are met:

(1) The issuance of Emergency Refunding Bonds is the only means available to the agency to avoid a default on outstanding agency bonds.

(2) Both the county treasurer and the Treasurer have approved the issuance of Emergency Refunding Bonds.

(3) Emergency Refunding Bonds are issued only to provide funds for any single debt service payment that is due prior to October 1, 2011, and that is more than 20 percent larger than a level debt service payment would be for that bond.

(4) The principal amount of outstanding agency bonds is not increased.

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