2005 California Streets and Highways Code Sections 9400-9417 CHAPTER 11. ISSUANCE OF REFUNDING BONDS
9400. The legislative body shall provide for the issuance of the refunding bonds. 9401. In no event shall refunding bonds be issued for more than the par value of the outstanding bonds and the due and unpaid interest coupons to be refunded. 9402. The refunding bonds shall represent and be secured by said reassessments and any later reassessments which may be levied or issued upon the same property in lieu of said assessments. 9403. Refunding bonds issued pursuant to this division shall comply with the following requirements: (a) Bonds shall be in such denominations as the legislative body may determine. (b) Bonds shall be payable to bearer. (c) The date of the bonds shall be the date of the recording of the reassessment. (d) Bonds shall be signed by the mayor or other chief executive of the city and by the city treasurer, and attested by the city clerk, the seal of the city affixed thereto. (e) Bonds shall be numbered consecutively and shall bear interest and mature as provided in the contract with the bondholders. (f) The coupons affixed to the bonds shall be signed by the city treasurer by his printed, lithographed, or engraved facsimile signature. (g) At least the first two maturing interest coupons on the bonds must be at a rate of interest less than the interest rate on the bonds to be refunded. 9404. All of the refunding bonds shall mature on July 2d. 9405. In no event shall the first maturity of any refunding bonds be earlier than the second day of July next succeeding 10 months after the date of the bonds. 9406. The last maturity of any refunding bonds shall not exceed 19 years from the second day of July next succeeding 10 months after the date of said bonds. 9407. The rate of interest on refunding bonds shall not exceed the rate of interest on the outstanding bonds. 9408. The interest on refunding bonds shall be payable on January 2d and July 2d, respectively, of each year. 9409. The first interest payment on such bonds shall in every case be January 2d next preceding the second day of July next succeeding 10 months after the date of the bonds. 9410. Refunding bonds and the interest thereon shall be paid at the office of the treasurer. 9411. Refunding bonds may be issued in substantially the following form: United States of America State of California No. __________ City of _________ $______________ Refunding Improvement Bond Under and by virtue of an act of the Legislature of the State of California, designated as "Refunding Act of 1935 for 1915 Improvement Act Bonds," the ____ of the State of California, will, on the second day of July, 19__, out of the redemption fund for the payment of the bonds issued upon the reassessments made for the work upon and improvements on certain streets (or on _____ street, or in improvement district No. ___, or on certain rights of way owned by, or by other suitable description, or for the laying out, opening, extending, widening, straightening or acquiring of certain streets) more fully described in that certain resolution, or ordinance of intention passed by the city council (or other board) of the municipality on the ____ day of _______, 19__, pay to bearer the sum of ________ ($____) with interest thereon from the ____ day of _______, 19__, to the ____ day of _______, 19__ at the rate of ___ percent per annum, and thereafter at the rate of ___ percent (__%) per annum, payable semiannually on the second days of January and July of each year upon presentation of the proper interest coupons therefor, both principal and interest payable at the office of the treasurer of the aforesaid ________. This bond is one of an issue of refunding bonds of like date and effect issued under the above-mentioned act for the purpose of refunding the bonds issued under the Improvement Bond Act of 1915 for the purpose of providing means for paying for the work and improvements described in the resolution (or ordinance) of intention and is secured by the moneys in the redemption fund and by the unpaid reassessments made for the payment of the work, and, including principal and interest, is payable exclusively out of the redemption fund. This bond will continue to bear interest after maturity at the rate above stated, provided it is presented at maturity or within 10 days thereafter and payment thereof is refused upon the sole ground that there is not sufficient money in the redemption fund to pay it. If it is not so presented, interest thereon will run until maturity. This bond may be redeemed and paid in advance of maturity upon the second day of January or July in any year by giving the notice provided in the refunding bond act. It is hereby certified, recited, and declared that all proceedings, acts, and things required by law precedent to or in the issuance of this bond have been regularly had, done, and performed and this bond is by law made conclusive evidence thereof. In witness whereof, __________ has caused this bond to be signed by the mayor (or other chief executive) and the treasurer of __________ and by its clerk and has caused its clerk to affix thereto its corporate seal, all on the ____ day of ______, 19__. _______________________________ Mayor. _______________________________ Treasurer. Attest: _______________________________ City Clerk. (SEAL) 9412. Each bond shall be conclusive evidence of the regularity of all proceedings for the issuance of refunding bonds and of the validity of said bonds and of all proceedings of which the bonds refunded were conclusive evidence. 9413. The refunding bonds shall be delivered to the holders of the outstanding bonds in accordance with the contract with such bondholders. 9414. When the refunding bonds have been exchanged for the outstanding bonds, the outstanding bonds, except as to any sum payable from assessments which property owners have by written notice elected to pay, shall be canceled by the city treasurer and shall be filed in the office of the treasurer. 9415. If the city has appropriated money to assist in the refunding, such money shall be paid to the holders of outstanding bonds in accordance with the contract with the bondholders. 9416. The validity of any refunding bonds issued under this division shall not be contested in any action, suit or proceeding unless such action or proceeding shall have been brought within three months after the issuance of such bonds. 9417. The treasurer shall keep a register in his office which shall show the series, number, date, amount, rate of interest, and last known holder of each bond and the number and amount of each interest coupon paid by him. He shall cancel and file each bond and coupon paid.
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