California Revenue and Taxation Code
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of supervisors of an eligible county or city and county, upon the adoption of a method identifying the actual administrative costs associated with the supplemental assessment roll, may direct the county auditor to allocate to the county or city and county, prior to the allocation of property tax revenues pursuant to Chapter 6 (commencing with Section 95) and prior to the allocation made pursuant to Section 75.70, an amount equal to the actual administrative costs, but not to exceed 5 percent of the revenues that have been collected on or after January 1, 1987, due to the assessments under this chapter. Those revenues shall be used solely for the purpose of administration of this chapter, regardless of the date those costs are incurred.
(b) For purposes of this section:
(1) "Actual administrative costs" includes only those direct costs for administration, data processing, collection, and appeal that are incurred by county auditors, assessors, and tax collectors. "Actual administrative costs" also includes those indirect costs for administration, data processing, collections, and appeal that are incurred by county auditors, assessors, and tax collectors and are allowed by state and federal audit standards pursuant to the A-87 Cost Allocation Program.
(2) "Eligible county or city and county" means a county or city and county that has been certified by the State Board of Equalization as an eligible county or city and county. The State Board of Equalization shall certify a county or city and county as an eligible county or city and county only if both of the following are determined to exist:
(A) The average assessment level in the county or city and county is at least 95 percent of the assessment level required by statute, as determined by the board's most recent survey of that county or city and county performed pursuant to Section 15640 of the Government Code.
(B) For any survey of a county assessment roll for the 1996-97 fiscal year and each fiscal year thereafter, the sum of the absolute values of the differences from the statutorily required assessment level described in subparagraph (A) does not exceed 7.5 percent of the total amount of the county's or city and county's statutorily required assessed value, as determined pursuant to the board's survey described in subparagraph (A).
(3) Each certification of a county or city and county shall be valid only until the next survey made by the board. If a county or city and county has been certified following a survey that includes a sampling of assessments, the board may continue to certify that county or city and county following a survey that does not include sampling if the board finds in the survey conducted without sampling that there are no significant assessment problems in the county or city and county. The board shall, by regulation, define "significant assessment problems" for purposes of this section, and that definition shall include objective standards to measure performance. If the board finds in the survey conducted without sampling that significant assessment problems exist, the board shall conduct a sampling of assessments in that county or city and county to determine if it is an eligible county or city and county. If a county or city and county is not certified by the board, it may request a new survey in advance of the regularly scheduled survey, provided that it agrees to pay for the cost of the survey.
(a) There is hereby appropriated from the General Fund to the Supplemental Roll Administrative Cost Fund (hereafter referred to as "the fund"), which is hereby created, the sum of ten million seventy-five thousand four hundred ninety dollars ($10,075,490).
(b) Money in the fund shall be allocated to counties to pay for the costs of administering this chapter in the 1983-84 fiscal year, where such costs are in excess of the amount of property tax revenue allocated for administrative costs pursuant to Section 75.60.
(c) The Controller shall allocate those funds upon certification by the board and the Department of Finance that the claim by the county for reimbursement of excess administrative cost is predicated on prudent administrative practice and does not incorporate expenses which are not essential to the administration of this chapter.
(d) Counties may submit claims for reimbursement for excess administrative costs of administering the provisions of this chapter to the board no later than January 15, 1984. The board shall review those claims and forward them with recommendations to the Department of Finance by March 1, 1984. If approved by the Department of Finance, the claim shall be submitted to the Controller for payment from the fund. The claim shall be paid no later than April 15, 1984.
(e) The Department of Finance shall develop guidelines for county claims pursuant to this article, which shall be developed in consultation with the board and with representatives of county assessors, county auditors and county tax collectors. The guidelines shall be issued by December 1, 1983.
It is the intent of the Legislature that no further appropriation shall be made, other than that provided by Section 75.65, and no reimbursement is required by this chapter pursuant to Section 6 of Article XIIIB of the California Constitution or Section 2231, because the county has authority pursuant to Section 75.60 to allocate additional revenues generated pursuant to this chapter to pay for administrative costs mandated by this chapter.