Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2012
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 1. General Provisions
Chapter 5. Disaster Relief: Tax Deferral
195.123. Certification of reduction in taxes; 2007 wildfires: Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties. (a) By September 30, 2008, the auditors of the Counties of Santa Barbara and Ventura, which were the subject of the Governor's proclamation of a state of emergency for the Zaca Fire that commenced on July 4, 2007, shall certify to the Director of Finance an estimate of the total amount of the reduction in property tax revenues on both the regular secured roll and the supplemental roll for the 2007–08 fiscal year resulting from the reassessment by the county assessor pursuant to paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) of Section 170 of those properties that are eligible properties as a result of that disaster, except that the amount certified shall not include any estimated property tax revenue reductions to school districts, other than basic state aid school districts, and county offices of education.
(b) For purposes of this section, "basic state aid school district" means any school district that does not receive a state apportionment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 42238 of the Education Code, but receives from the state only a basic apportionment pursuant to Section 6 of Article IX of the California Constitution.
History.—Added by Stats. 2007, Ch. 224 (AB 62), in effect September 21, 2007.
Note.—Section 14 of Stats. 2007, Ch. 224 (AB 62), provided that the Legislature finds and declares that this act fulfills a statewide public purpose because of all of the following:
(a) The Governor of California has officially proclaimed a state of emergency declaring that the wildfires that occurred within the County of Ventura, commencing in September 2006, and the wildfires that occurred within the Counties of El Dorado, Santa Barbara, and Ventura during the 2007 calendar year constitute conditions of extreme peril to public health and safety to persons and property within that county, thus qualifying affected persons for various forms of governmental assistance and relief.
(b) This act is consistent with, and supplements, the proclaimed disaster assistance and relief by providing necessary fiscal assistance and tax relief to affected jurisdictions and persons to allow them to maintain essential basic services and repair damage to, and restore, their homes and businesses.
Section 17 thereof provided that this act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are: In order to timely provide essential relief to those persons and jurisdictions who have suffered damage or loss as a result of the wildfires that occurred in the County of Ventura, commencing in September of 2006, and the wildfires that occurred within the Counties of El Dorado, Santa Barbara, and Ventura during the 2007 calendar year it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.