Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
Government Code Provisions
Provisions Relating to Property Tax Relief
DIVISION 4. FISCAL AFFAIRS
PART 1. FUNDS FOR SUBVENTIONS
Chapter 3. Open-Space Subventions* †
16146. Determination of ineligibility. The Secretary of the Resources Agency may determine, after notice and hearing, that a local government is ineligible to receive state payments pursuant to this article by reason of its failure to comply with the provision of Article 10.5 (commencing with Section 65560) of Chapter 3 of Title 7, or with the provisions of any program which establishes an enforceable restriction upon which the assessment of land within its jurisdiction pursuant to Section 423, 423.3, 423.4, or 423.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code is based. The fact that a local government has not complied with the requirements of Article 10.5 (commencing with Section 65560) of Chapter 3 of Title 7 by the dates set forth in that article shall not be reason to determine that the local government is ineligible to receive state payments if the local government has complied by July 1 of the year in which application is made. This section shall not be construed to require the disqualification of any land from assessment pursuant to Section 423, 423.3, 423.4, or 423.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code as a consequence of any determination of ineligibility by the secretary.
History.—Stats. 1976, Ch. 658, p. 1627, in effect January 1, 1977, added the second sentence. Stats. 1981, Ch. 998, in effect September 29, 1981, deleted "of this code" after "Title 7" and added "423.3" after "423" in the first sentence, and added "423.3" after "423" in the third sentence. Stats. 1998, Ch. 353 (SB 1182), in effect August 24, 1998, added "423.4," after "423.3," in the first and third sentences of the first paragraph.
* 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.