Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2014
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 4. Levy of Tax
Chapter 3. Reimbursement for Costs Mandated by the State
Article 5. Additional Property Tax Rates* †
2271.1. Continuation of additional rates. An additional property tax heretofore or hereafter levied pursuant to the provisions of Section 2271 shall not be invalidated and may continue to be levied to meet recurring costs resulting from any program or activity undertaken or implemented by a local agency in order to comply with a mandate by the federal government, by initiative enactment or the courts, notwithstanding the reversal, repeal, stay, or invalidation of such mandate, if the reversal, repeal, stay, or invalidation of the mandate occurred or occurs after the local agency has made such additional levy to satisfy continuing contractual obligations entered into in order to undertake, implement or continue the mandated program or activity.
The additional rate shall not continue to be levied if the reversal, repeal, stay, or invalidation of the mandate is upheld by a final court order.
History.—Added by Stats. 1975, Ch. 108, p. 180, in effect June 8, 1975. Stats. 1975, Ch. 486, p. 1005, in effect September 2, 1975, substituted "property tax" for "levy", substituted "levied" for "made", added ", by initiative enactment" after "government", and substituted the balance of the first sentence of the first paragraph after "levy" for "or has incurred continuing obligations in order to undertake or implement the mandated program or activity"; and added the second paragraph.
* Article 5 shall not apply to property tax rates for the 1978–79 fiscal year.
† Section 60 of Stats. 1979, Ch. 282, in effect July 24, 1979, provided that Article 5 shall not apply to property tax rates for the 1979–80 fiscal year.