Laws, Regulations & Annotations

Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2017

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 1. General Provisions

Chapter 5. Disaster Relief: Tax Deferral

Section 195.86

195.86. Certification of reduction in taxes; September 2000 earthquake. By September 30, 2001, the auditor of the County of Napa, which was the subject of the Governor's Proclamation of a state of emergency for the earthquake occurring in September 2000, 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 2000–01 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. 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. 2001, Ch. 158 (SB 12), in effect August 9, 2001.

Note.—Section 4 of Stats. 2001, Ch. 158 (SB 12), provided that the Legislature finds and declares that this act fulfills a statewide public purpose because of both of the following:

(a) The Governor of California has officially proclaimed a state of emergency that declared that the earthquake that occurred in California during September 2000 was a natural disaster, 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 5 therein 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 earthquake that occurred in California during September 2000, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.