California Government Code

Sec. § 91560


The Legislature finds and declares that small businesses may have difficulty establishing adequate security for bonds issued by an authority in their behalf; that establishing common reserve funds will help to provide reasonable security for these bonds and will help to make the authority’s services available to various small businesses that may be otherwise unable to use them.


For the purpose of establishing and maintaining the common reserve funds it deems necessary or desirable to secure its bonds or any issuance thereof, the commission pursuant to this section or an authority, pursuant to its project agreements with companies, may levy fees or other charges on, or require deposits from, companies receiving financing for projects under this title. Prior to levying any of these fees or charges or requiring deposits, the commission or an authority shall adopt regulations for the operation of the common reserve funds and governing the amounts and any payment schedule for the fees, charges, or deposits.


Subject to any prior contractual obligations to any of its bondholders, the commission or an authority may establish one or more common reserve funds for any or all of its bonds. The commission shall establish its own liability limits of the common reserve fund with respect to any single issue of bonds issued by the commission, and each authority shall establish its liability limits of the common reserve fund with respect to any single issue of bonds issued by the authority subject to the approval of the commission.


Each common reserve fund established pursuant to this section shall be deposited in a special account that shall be established by the Controller. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all interest or other increment earned by investment or deposit of moneys in such an account pursuant to any provision of Part 2 (commencing with Section 16300) of Division 4 of Title 2 or pursuant to any other provision of law shall be credited to, and deposited in, the account.

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