California Government Code

Sec. § 99002


The Legislature finds and declares as follows:

(a)

The bonds authorized to be issued by the authority under this title, and any ancillary obligations entered into with respect to the bonds, are not a debt or liability of the state subject to Section 1 of Article XVI of the California Constitution. The appropriation, if any, by the Legislature of special sales tax revenues to the California Fiscal Recovery Financing Authority created in Section 99004 is not payment on a debt or liability of the state subject to Section 1 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

(b)

Temporary special sales tax revenues deposited in the Fiscal Recovery Fund created in Section 99008 do not constitute General Fund revenues for the purposes of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution or any other provision of law.

(c)

It is the intent of the Legislature that the moneys deposited in the Fiscal Recovery Fund shall not be available for any purpose other than payment of the principal, interest, premium, if any, and replenishment of reserves of the bonds, payment of ancillary obligations, or payment of administrative expenses of the California Fiscal Recovery Financing Authority.

(d)

It is the intent of the Legislature that the proceeds of the bonds issued pursuant to this title shall be used solely to eliminate the accumulated budget deficit identified as of June 30, 2003, or to refund outstanding bonds issued for that purpose. It is further the intent of the Legislature that any bonds issued pursuant to this title, and any ancillary obligations entered into in relation to those bonds, be repaid in the shortest practicable time consistent with favorable bond ratings and marketing considerations. Any legislation that results in an extension of the period during which the additional special sales taxes provided for in Sections 6051.5 and 6201.5 of the Revenue and Taxation Code are imposed beyond the time necessary to satisfy any obligations incurred to eliminate the accumulated budget deficit identified as of June 30, 2003 shall be deemed to be an increase in taxes requiring a two-thirds vote of each house of the Legislature.

(e)

It is the intent of the Legislature that the only appropriation made by this title is set forth in subdivision (d) of Section 99008.
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