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California Laws | Revenue and Taxation Code
DIVISION 1. PROPERTY TAXATION
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

(h) "Oceanographic research vessel" means a vessel which the secretary of the department in which the United States Coast Guard is operating, or his successor, finds is an oceanographic research vessel under the laws of the United States. (2137)

134. "Unsecured property" is property: (2138)

(a) The taxes on which are not a lien on real property sufficient, in the opinion of the assessor, to secure payment of the taxes. (2139)

(b) The taxes on which were secured by real property on the lien date and which property was later acquired by the United States, the state, or by any county, city, school district or other public entity and the taxes required to be transferred to the unsecured roll pursuant to Article 5 (commencing with Section 5081) of Chapter 4 of Part 9. (2140)

135. (a) "Assessed value" shall mean 25 percent of full value to and including the 1980-81 fiscal year, and shall mean 100 percent of full value for the 1981-82 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter. (2141)

(b) "Tax rate" shall mean a rate based on a 25 percent assessment ratio and expressed as dollars, or fractions thereof, for each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed valuation to and including the 1980-81 fiscal year, and shall mean a rate expressed as a percentage of full value for the 1981-82 fiscal year and fiscal years thereafter. (2142)

(c) Whenever this code requires comparison of assessed values, tax rates or property tax revenues for different years, the assessment ratios and tax rates shall be adjusted as necessary so that the comparisons are made on the same basis and the same amount of tax revenues would be produced or the same relative value of an exemption or subvention will be realized regardless of the method of expressing tax rates or the assessment ratio utilized. (2143)

(d) For purposes of expressing tax rates on the same basis, a tax rate based on a 25 percent assessment ratio and expressed in dollars, or fractions thereof, for each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value may be multiplied by a conversion factor of twenty-five hundredths of 1 percent to determine a rate comparable to a rate expressed as a percentage of full value; and, a rate expressed as a percentage of full value may be multiplied by a factor of 400 to determine a rate comparable to a rate expressed in dollars, or fractions thereof, for each one hundred dollars ($100) of assessed value and based on a 25 percent assessment ratio. (2144)

136. Whenever any taxes or assessments are entered on the roll under any provision of law, such taxes or assessments shall, notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, be subject to all provions of this division. (2145)

CHAPTER 2. ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS (155-169) (2146)(Text)

155. The time fixed in this division for the performance of any act by the assessor or county board may be extended by the board or its executive director for not more than 30 days, or, in case of public calamity, 40 days. If an extension of time is granted, the executive director of the board shall give written notice thereof to the county auditor, county tax collector, and the officer or county board to whom the extension is granted. The executive director shall inform the board at its next regular meeting of any action with respect to extensions taken by him or her. There shall be the same extension of time for any act of the board dependent on the act for which time was extended. (2147)

155.3. The time fixed for the performance of any act by the auditor or tax collector may be extended by the Controller for not more than 30 days, or, in the case of public calamity, 40 days. If an extension of time is granted, the Controller shall give written notice thereof to the county auditor, tax collector, assessor, and board of supervisors. There shall be the same extension of time for any act of the Controller dependent on the act for which time was extended. (2148)

155.20. (a) Subject to the limitations listed in subdivisions (b), (c), (d), and (e), a county board of supervisors may exempt from property tax all real property with a base year value (as determined pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 50) of Part 0.5) as adjusted by an annual inflation factor pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 110.1, and personal property with a full value so low that, if not exempt, the total taxes, special assessments, and applicable subventions on the property would amount to less than the cost of assessing and collecting them. (2149)

(b) (1) The board of supervisors shall have no authority to exempt property with a total base year value, as adjusted by an annual inflation factor pursuant to subdivision (f) of Section 110.1, or full value of more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000), except that this limitation is increased to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) in the case of a possessory interest, for a temporary and transitory use, in a publicly owned fairground, fairground facility, convention facility, or cultural facility. For purposes of this paragraph, "publicly owned convention or cultural facility" means a publicly owned convention center, civic auditorium, theater, assembly hall, museum, or other civic building that is used primarily for staging any of the following: (2150)

(A) Conventions, trade and consumer shows, or civic and community events. (2151)

(B) Live theater, dance, or musical productions. (2152)

(C) Artistic, historic, technological, or educational exhibits. (2153)

(2) In determining the level of the exemption, the board of supervisors shall determine at what level of exemption the costs of assessing the property and collecting taxes, assessments, and subventions on the property exceeds the proceeds to be collected. The board of supervisors shall establish the exemption level uniformly for different classes of property. In making this determination, the board of supervisors may consider the total taxes, special assessments, and applicable subventions for the year of assessment only or for the year of assessment and succeeding years where cumulative revenues will not exceed the cost of assessments and collections. (2154)

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