Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012

Government Code Provisions

Provisions Relating to the California Land Conservation Act of 1965 (The Williamson Act)

Chapter 7. Agricultural Land*

Article 7. Farmland Security Zones

Section 51296.3

51296.3. Annexation to a city. Notwithstanding any provision of the Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg Local Government Reorganization Act of 2000 (Division 3 (commencing with Section 56000)), a local agency formation commission shall not approve a change of organization or reorganization that would result in the annexation of land within a designated farmland security zone to a city. However, this subdivision shall not apply under any of the following circumstances:

(a) If the farmland security zone is located within a designated, delineated area that has been approved by the voters as a limit for existing and future urban facilities, utilities, and services.

(b) If annexation of a parcel or a portion of a parcel is necessary for the location of a public improvement, as defined in Section 51290.5, except as provided in Section 51296.5 or 51296.6.

(c) If the landowner consents to the annexation.

History.—Added by Stats. 2000, Ch. 506 (SB 1350), in effect January 1, 2001. Stats. 2001, Ch. 744 (SB 1182), in effect January 1, 2002, substituted "Section 51296.5 or 51296.6" for "subdivision (f) or (g) of this section" after "as provided in" in subdivision (b). Stats. 2002, Ch. 614 (AB 2370), in effect January 1, 2003, substituted "Cortese-Knox-Hertzberg" for "Cortese-Knox" after "provision of the" and substituted "2000" for "1985" after "Act of" in the first sentence.

Note.—Section 10 of Stats. 2001, Ch. 744 (SB 1182), provides that no reimbursement is required by this act pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIII B of the California Constitution because this act provides for offsetting savings to local agencies or school districts that result in no net costs to the local agencies or school districts, within the meaning of Section 17556 of the Government Code.

* Unless otherwise noted Chapter 7 was added by Stats. 1965, p. 3377, in effect September 17, 1965.