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California Laws | Revenue and Taxation Code

(b) No judge of the superior court in the plaintiff county or the county in which the plaintiff is situated or in the defendant county or the county in which the defendant is situated shall sit or act in any action brought pursuant to this section. (6278)

(1) Any party to or any attorney appearing in any such action may establish such disqualification by an oral or written motion without notice supported by affidavit that the judge before whom such action is pending or to whom it is assigned is disqualified by virtue of this section. Where the judge assigned to or who is scheduled to try the cause or hear the matter is known at least 10 days before the date set for trial or hearing, the motion shall be made at least five days before that date. If directed to the trial of a cause where there is a master calendar, the motion shall be made to the judge supervising the master calendar not later than the time the cause is assigned for trial. In no event shall any judge entertain such motion if it be made after the making of an opening statement by counsel for plaintiff, or if there be no such statement, then after swearing in the first witness or the giving of any evidence or after trial of the cause has otherwise commenced. If the motion is directed to a hearing (other than the trial of a cause), the motion must be made not later than the commencement of the hearing. In the case of trials or hearings not herein specifically provided for, the procedure herein specified shall be followed as nearly as may be. (6279)

(2) If such motion is duly presented and such affidavit is duly filed, thereupon and without any further act or proof, the judge supervising the master calendar, if any, shall assign some other judge to try the cause or hear the matter. In other cases, the trial of the cause or the hearing of the matter shall be assigned or transferred to another judge of the court in which the trial or matter is pending or, if there is no other judge of the court in which the trial or matter is pending, the chairman of the judicial council shall assign some other judge to try such cause or hear such matter as promptly as possible. Under no circumstances shall a party or attorney be permitted to make more than one such motion in any one action pursuant to this section; and in actions where there may be more than one plaintiff or similar party or more than one defendant or similar party appearing in the action, only one motion for each side may be made in any one action or special proceeding. (6280)

(3) Unless required for the convenience of the court or unless good cause is shown, a continuance of the trial or hearing shall not be granted by reason of the making of a motion under this section. If a continuance is granted, the cause or matter shall be continued from day to day or for other limited periods upon the trial or other calendar and shall be reassigned or transferred for trial or hearing as promptly as possible. (6281)

Article 3.5. Scope of Judicial Review of Assessments in Refund Actions (5170) (6282)(Text)

5170. In suits for the refund of state-assessed property taxes, the trial court shall not be restricted to the administrative record, but shall consider all evidence relating to the valuation of the property admissible under the rules of evidence. The court shall base its decision upon the preponderance of the evidence before it. (6283)

Article 4. Disputes Over Valuation of State-Assessed Property (6284)(Text)



5301. It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this part to provide for a uniform countywide system of ad valorem taxation of all aircraft in this State, regardless of where the aircraft is based in the State. (6287)

5302. Except where the context otherwise requires, the definitions given in this chapter govern the construction of this part. (6288)

5303. (a) "Aircraft" means any contrivance used or designed for the navigation of or for flight in the air which has been flown at least once, other than a parachute or similar emergency safety device. (6289)

(b) "Aircraft" does not include any of the following: (6290)

(1) Rockets or missiles. (6291)

(2) Aircraft operated exclusively by an air carrier or foreign air carrier as defined in subdivisions (3) and (19) of Section 101 of Title 1 of the "Federal Aviation Act of 1958" (P.L. 85-726; 72 Stat. 731) engaged in air transportation as defined in subdivision (10) of the same section while there is in force a certificate or permit issued by the Civil Aeronautics Board of the United States, or its successor, or a certificate or permit issued by the California Public Utilities Commission, or its successor, authorizing such air carrier to engage in such transportation. (6292)

(3) Air taxis as defined in subdivision (a) of Section 1154. (6293)

5304. "In this State" means within the exterior limits of the State of California, and includes all territory within these limits owned by or ceded to the United States of America. (6294)

CHAPTER 2. EXEMPTIONS (5331-5332) (6295)(Text)

5331. Aircraft owned by the United States, by any foreign government, or by a consul or other official representative of any foreign government, are exempt from personal property taxation. (6296)

5332. Aircraft owned by this State or by any county, city and county, city, district, political subdivision, public corporation or authority of this State are exempt from personal property taxation. (6297)

CHAPTER 3. ASSESSMENT (5362-5368) (6298)(Text)

5362. The assessor of the county in which the aircraft is habitually situated shall assess the aircraft at its market value. (6299)

5363. In assessing aircraft, the county assessor shall determine the market value of the aircraft in accordance with standards and guides to the market value of aircraft prescribed by the board. In determining the market value of aircraft the assessor shall not take into account the existence of any custom or common method, if any, in arriving at the market value of any class or classes of aircraft. (6300)

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