Laws, Regulations & Annotations
Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2015
Revenue and Taxation Code
Part 0.5. Implementation of Article XIII A of the California Constitution
Chapter 6. Allocation of Property Tax Revenue
Article 3. Revenue Allocation Shifts for Education
97.34. Revenue reduction; water quality control compliance costs. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the amount of the revenue reduction resulting from the application of subdivision (c) of Section 97.2 to an amount equal to the amount of the water quality control compliance costs of a qualified special district for the 1992–93 fiscal year shall, for purposes of property tax revenue allocations for the 1993–94 fiscal year, be added to the amount of property tax revenue deemed allocated to that district in the 1992–93 fiscal year. The water quality control compliance costs of a qualified special district for the relevant fiscal year shall also be deducted from the amount of property tax revenue subject to reduction with respect to that district under Section 97.3 for the 1993–94 fiscal year, and under any statute with respect to any subsequent fiscal year that would reduce the amount of property tax revenue deemed allocated in the prior fiscal year to that district for purposes of increasing the amount of property tax revenue to be allocated to another jurisdiction.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) A "qualified special district" means any special district that is required to comply with Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 13950) of Division 7 of the Water Code.
(2) "Water quality control compliance costs" mean those costs, including, but not limited to, reserves for nongrowth facility augmentation and replacement and environmental protection, that are determined by the county auditor in accordance with subdivision (a) to have been incurred by a qualified special district in complying with Chapter 12 (commencing with Section 13950) of Division 7 of the Water Code.
(c) The auditor may assess each qualified special district its share of the auditor's actual and reasonable costs of complying with this section. For purposes of this subdivision, each share of costs shall be determined in accordance with that district's proportional share of the total amount of water quality control compliance costs determined by the auditor for purposes of this section for each fiscal year.