California Government Code

Sec. § 70325


(a)

(1)If title to a building proposed to be transferred pursuant to this chapter is subject to a bonded indebtedness, the county shall retain the revenue sources used to pay the bonded indebtedness in which case the county shall be required to continue to make the payments on the bonded indebtedness.

(2)

As an alternative to paragraph (1), the county and the state may agree that the county shall transfer the revenue sources to the state, in which case, the state shall be required to make the payments on the bonded indebtedness in the amount of the revenue received. If the amount payable on the bonded indebtedness exceeds the amount of the revenue transferred to the state, the county shall be responsible for paying the remaining amount. If a revenue source is used to pay the bonded indebtedness on several buildings and not all of those buildings are being transferred to the state, the county shall transfer the proportion of the revenue used to pay the bonded indebtedness on the buildings transferred to the state. Except for revenue sources subject to Section 70375, any revenue source transferred by the county to the state under this paragraph shall be transferred back to the county by the state when the bonded indebtedness on the building is retired.

(b)

Except in the case of a shared use building or historical building whose title is not being transferred from the county, the agreement concerning transfer of responsibility for court facilities contained in a building subject to bonded indebtedness shall specify when title to the building will transfer, which shall not be later than the date of final payment of the bonded indebtedness on the building. A county shall not extend the term of the final maturity date of, or increase the amount of, any bonded indebtedness on a building containing court facilities whose responsibility has been transferred to the state without the consent of the Administrative Director of the Courts. For the purposes of this subdivision, the amount of the bonded indebtedness shall not be deemed to be increased if the amount is refunded for an amount not greater than the original principal amount of the indebtedness plus any costs relating to the refunding of the bonded indebtedness.

(c)

Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this chapter, during the period and to the extent which bonded indebtedness is outstanding with respect to any court facility, the state shall not have any equity or other ownership rights in, to, or with respect to, the court facility. A county may not sell, assign, or transfer any rights or interests in that facility, or otherwise further encumber the facility, other than those rights, interests, or encumbrances required by legal documents establishing the bonded indebtedness. If, during the period of bonded indebtedness outstanding with respect to a court facility, the state is required to vacate the facility through the operation or enforcement of the legal documents establishing the bonded indebtedness, the county shall be responsible for providing the state with suitable and necessary court facilities at least equal to those occupied by the state immediately prior to the date on which the state was compelled to vacate the facility.
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