Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to Property Tax Relief
DIVISION 4. FISCAL AFFAIRS
PART 1. FUNDS FOR SUBVENTIONS
Chapter 3. Open-Space Subventions* †
16142.5. Payment; limitation. (a) For the fiscal year 1977–78, no payment to a city or county shall increase or reduce the amount which would have been paid to the city or county under the provisions of Section 16142 as it existed on March 1, 1976, as applied to land assessed pursuant to Section 423 or 423.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code for the fiscal year 1977–78, in excess of an amount which is equal to the property tax derived from a levy at the rate of three cents ($0.03) per hundred dollars of assessed value.
(b) For fiscal years subsequent to the fiscal year 1977–78, no payment to a city or county shall increase or reduce the amount which was paid in the prior fiscal year in excess of an amount which is equal to the property tax derived from a levy at the rate of three cents ($0.03) per hundred dollars of assessed value for the fiscal year, except as affected by an increase or a reduction in the acreage assessed under Section 423, 423.3, or 423.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code.
History.—Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 658, p. 1627, in effect January 1, 1977. Stats. 1981, Ch. 998, in effect September 29, 1981, substituted "the" for "such" after "value for", deleted "the provisions of" before "Section", and added "423.3" after "423" in subdivision (b).
* Section 7 of Stats. 1976, Ch. 658, provided that the intent of the Legislature is to reallocate the open-space subventions to give greater priority to lands which are threatened with development or urbanization. It is also the intent of the Legislature that the provisions of this bill apply only until a revised system is developed by the state to more clearly express its interest in the preservation of certain categories of land.
† For the genesis of Chapter 3 see: Stats. 1969, p. 3115; Stats. 1970, p. 899; Stats. 1970, p. 2067; Stats. 1971 (First Extra Session), p. 4881; Stats. 1971 (First Extra Session), p. 5136; Stats. 1972, p. 1977. These provisions were renumbered 16140–16153 and amended in part by Stats. 1972, p. 1997, in effect August 18, 1972.