SB 789

  • California Senate Bill
  • 2019-2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Mar 21, 2019
  • Passed Senate May 02, 2019
  • Passed Assembly Jul 11, 2019
  • Signed by Governor Sep 05, 2019

Local government: administration.


(1) Existing law prescribes the instruments in, and criteria by which, a local agency, as defined, may invest and deposit its funds, including its surplus funds, and requires the depository to bear the expenses of transportation of money to and from the depository, except as specified. Existing law also authorizes a local agency treasurer to enter into a contract with a depository for services that the treasurer judges to be to the public's advantage. This bill would require the treasurer to secure, by separate agreement or contract, services for the transportation of money to and from the depository if, pursuant to a contract between the treasurer and the depository, the depository is not required to bear the expense of those services. The bill would additionally specify the terms that may be included in a separate agreement or contract for those purposes. (2) Existing property tax law authorizes a county, when authorized by a resolution of the board of supervisors, to establish a cash difference fund to increase the amount tendered to the county for the payment of any tax, assessments, penalty, cost, or interest that is due and owing to the county when a difference of $10 or less exists, as specified. Existing property tax law requires a tax collector to send notice of overpayment to a taxpayer when the amount of taxes paid on a property exceeds the amount due by more than $10. Existing property tax law authorizes a tax collector in a county that has adopted a specified alternative procedure for the distribution and collection of ad valorem property taxes to accept payments from a taxpayer within $10 of the tax due as payment in full for a deficiency in the payment of secured or unsecured taxes. Existing property tax law authorizes a county tax collector or a county auditor to provide a refund for taxes paid, within 4 years after the date of payment, if the amount paid exceeds the amount due on a property by more than $10, or if a claim for refund is made under penalty of perjury and is for an amount less than $10. This bill would increase the amount from $10 to $20 for each of these provisions. (3) Existing property tax law attaches, as a lien against property, taxes that are owed on that property. Existing law generally declares in default the taxes, assessments, and penalties on real property if those charges are not paid by a specified time. Existing law requires the tax collector to attempt to sell property that has become tax defaulted 5 years or more, or 3 years or more in the case of nonresidential commercial property, after that property has become tax defaulted, as specified. Existing law authorizes any party of interest in property that is sold as a tax-defaulted property to file a claim with the county for the excess proceeds, in proportion to that person's interest held with others of equal priority in the property at the time of sale, at any time prior to the expiration of one year following the recordation of the tax collector's deed to the purchaser. This bill would require the claim to be postmarked on or before the one-year expiration date to be considered timely.

Bill Sponsors (1)

Committee on Governance and Finance




Sep 05, 2019

California State Legislature

Approved by the Governor.

California State Legislature

Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 258, Statutes of 2019.

Aug 27, 2019

California State Legislature

Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 3 p.m.

Aug 22, 2019


Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 39. Noes 0. Page 2241.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.

Aug 19, 2019


Ordered to special consent calendar.

Jul 11, 2019


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 76. Noes 0. Page 2627.) Ordered to the Senate.


In Senate. Concurrence in Assembly amendments pending.

Jul 05, 2019


Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.

Jul 03, 2019


From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.) (July 3).

Jun 20, 2019


From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Amendment-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
  • Reading-1
  • Committee-Passage
  • Reading-2
Com. on L. GOV.

May 16, 2019


Referred to Com. on L. GOV.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on L. GOV.

May 02, 2019


In Assembly. Read first time. Held at Desk.


Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 38. Noes 0. Page 925.) Ordered to the Assembly.

Apr 29, 2019


Read second time. Ordered to consent calendar.

Apr 25, 2019


From committee: Do pass. Ordered to consent calendar. (Ayes 7. Noes 0. Page 847.) (April 24).

Apr 04, 2019


Set for hearing April 24.

Apr 03, 2019


Referred to Com. on GOV. & F.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on GOV. & F.

Mar 22, 2019


From printer. May be acted upon on or after April 21.

Mar 21, 2019


Introduced. Read first time. To Com. on RLS. for assignment. To print.

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
03/21/19 - Introduced PDF
06/20/19 - Amended Assembly PDF
08/23/19 - Enrolled PDF
09/05/19 - Chaptered PDF

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