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constitute the assessment value of said property for taxable purposes in such city, town, township, school, road, or other district; and the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors must transmit a copy of each order or equalization to the City Council, or Trustees, or other legislative body of incorporated cities or towns, the trustees of each school district, and the authorized authorities of other taxation districts through which such railway runs. All such railway property shall be taxable upon said assessment at the same rates, by the same officer, and for the same purposes, as the property of individuals within such city, town, township, school, road, and lesser taxation districts, respectively. If the owner of a railway assessed by the State Board of Equalization is dissatisfied with the assessment made by the board, such owner may, at the meeting of the board, under the provisions of section three thousand six hundred and ninety-two of the Political Code, between the first Monday in August and the first Monday in September, apply to the board to have the same corrected in any particular, and the board may correct and increase or lower the assessment made by it so as to equalize the same with the assessment of other property in the State. If the board shall increase or lower any assessment previously made by it, it must make a statement to the County Auditor of the county affected by the change in the assessment of the change made, and the Auditor must note such change upon the assessment book or roll of the county, as directed by the board.
60 Cal. 12, 27; 63 Cal. 469; 68 Cal. 552; 83 Cal. 403 ; 105 Cal. 591; 124 Cal. 502.
SEC. 3666. Books to be kept by State Board of Equalization.
§ 3666. The State Board of Equalization must prepare each year a book, to be called “record of assessments of railways," in which must be entered each assessment made by the board, either in writing or by both writing and printing. Each assessment so entered must be signed by the chairman and clerk. The record of the apportionment of the assessments made by the board to the counties, and cities and counties, must be made in a separate book, to be called “record of apportionment of railway assessments.” In such last described book must be entered the names of the railways assessed by
the board, the names of the corporations to which, or the name of the person or association to whom was assessed each railway in the State, the number of miles thereof in each county, or city and county, the total assessment of the franchise, roadway, roadbed, rails, and rolling stock, for purposes of State taxation, and the amount of the apportionment of such total assessment to each county, and city and county, for county, or city and county, taxation. Before the third Monday in September of each year, the clerk of the State Board of Equalization must prepare and transmit to the Controller of State duplicates of the “record of assessment of railways,” and “record of apportionment of railway assessments,” each certified by the chairman and clerk of the board, and to be known, respectively, as “duplicate record of assessment of railways," and "duplicate record of apportionment of railway assessments." In the last-named duplicate all necessary appropriate columns must be added, in which the Controller must enter the amount of taxes in installments due the State upon the whole assessments, by each corporation, person, or association, and the amount of taxes, in installments, due each county, or city and county, upon the assessment apportioned to each county, or city and county, by each corporation, person, or association.
The two duplicates constitute the warrant for the Controller to collect the State and county, and city and county taxes levied upon such property assessed by the board, and the amount of the apportionment of the assessment to each county, and city and county respectively.
60 Cal. 34; 124 Cal. 502.
SEC. 3667. County rate of taxation.
§ 3667. When the Board of Supervisors of each county, and city and county, to which the State Board of Equalization has apportioned the assessment of railways, shall have fixed the rate of county, or city and county taxation, the clerk of the Board of Supervisors must, within three days after such rate has been fixed, transmit by mail, postage paid, to the Controller, in such form as the Controller shall direct, a statement of the rate of taxation levied by the Board of Supervisors for county, or city and county taxation. If the clerk fails to transmit such statement in the time herein provided for, he shall forfeit to the State one thousand dollars, to be recovered in an action brought by the AttorneyGeneral, in the name of the Controller. On or before the second Monday of October, the Controller must compute and enter in separate money columns, in the “duplicate record of apportionment of railway assessments,” the respective sums, in dollars and cents, rejecting fractions of a cent, to be paid by the corporation, person,
association liable therefor, as the State tax upon the total amount of the assessment, and the county, or city and county tax upon the apportionment of the assessment to each county, and city and county, of the property assessed to such corporation, person, or association named in said duplicate record.
124 Cal. 502.
SEC. 3668. Publication by Controller.
§ 3668. Within ten days after the second Monday in October, the Controller must publish a notice for two weeks in one daily newspaper of general circulation at the State capital, and in two daily newspapers of general circulation published in the City of San Francisco, specifying:
1. That he has received from the State Board of Equalization the “duplicate record of assessments of railways," and the “duplicate record of apportionment of railway assessments."
2. That the taxes on all personal property and one half of the taxes on all real property are now payable, and will be delinquent on the last Monday in November next, at six o'clock P. M., and that unless paid to the State Treasurer, at the capitol, prior thereto, five per cent will be added to the amount thereof, and unless so paid on or before the last Monday in April next, at six P. M., an additional five per cent will be added to the amount thereof. That the remaining one half of the taxes on all real property will be due and payable at any time after the first Monday in January next, and will be delinquent on the last Monday in April next, at six o'clock P. M., and that unless paid to the State Treasurer, at the capitol, prior thereto, five per cent will be added to the amount thereof. On the last Monday in April of each year, at six o'clock P. M., all unpaid taxes are delinquent, and thereafter there must be collected by the State Treasurer, or other proper officer, an addition of ten per centum upon those taxes which became delinquent the preceding November, and have not been paid
prior to the said time on the last Monday in April of each year, and an addition of five per centum upon all taxes for the preceding year, which became delinquent on the said last Monday in April, which sum, when collected, must be set aside by the Treasurer as a fund with which to pay the contingent expenses of actions against any delinquents, the said expenses to be audited by the Board of Examiners, and any surplus remaining shall go into the general school fund of the State. When any taxes are paid to the State Treasurer, by order of the Controller, upon assessments made and apportioned by the State Board of Equalization, the Controller must forthwith notify the Auditor and Treasurer, respectively, of each county, and city and county, that such taxes have been paid, and of the amount thereof to which each county, and city and county, interested is entitled. The State's portion of the taxes must be distributed by the Treasurer to each fund entitled thereto, and the portion belonging to the counties, and cities and counties, must be placed in a fund, to be called “railway tax fund," to the credit of each county, and city and county, entitled thereto. When any taxes are placed in the “railway tax fund” to the credit of a county, or city and county, the Controller, at the next settlement with the Controller by the Treasurer of such county, or city and county, must draw and deliver to such Treasurer his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the amount in the fund to the credit of such county, or city and county.
45 Cal. 30; 72 Cal. 404; 82 Cal. 332, 404; 83 Cal. 396; 84 Cal. 488; 87 Cal. 150; 90 Cal. 7; 105 Cal. 576, 583; 120 Cal. 651; 124 Cal. 502.
SEC. 3669. Certain taxes to be paid State Treasurer.
§ 3669. Each corporation, person or association assessed by the State Board of Equalization must pay to the State Treasurer, upon the order of the Controller, as other moneys are required to be paid into the treasury, the State and county and city and county taxes each year levied upon the property so assessed to it or him by said board. Any corporation, person or association dissatisfied with the assessment made by the board, upon the payment of the taxes due upon the assessment complained of, and the percentage added, if to be added, on or before the first Monday in June, and the filing of notice with the Controller of an intention to begin an action, nay, not later than the first Monday in June, bring an action against the State Treasurer for the recovery of the amount of taxes and percentage so paid to the Treasurer, or any part thereof, and in the complaint may allege any fact tending to show the illegality of the tax, or of the assessment upon which the taxes are levied, in whole or in part. When any person, corporation or association has made payment of any of the taxes, penalties, percentages, or costs herein 'referred to, which have been subsequently adjudged illegal, and still remain in the hands of the State Treasurer, such person, corporation or association shall be entitled to a refund thereof, although the payment of such taxes, penalties, percentages and costs may not have been under protest, nor a notice filed with the Controller of an intention to begin an action to recover the same, as hereinbefore provided. And in case of failure or refusal by the State Treasurer to pay the same to such person, corporation or association upon its demand, an action may be brought against the State Treasurer for the recovery of the • amount of taxes and percentage so paid to the Treasurer or any part thereof. Whenever under the provisions of this section an action is commenced against the State Treasurer, a copy of the complaint and of the summons must be served upon the Treasurer within ten days after the complaint has been filed, and the Treasurer has thirty days within which to demur or
At the time the Treasurer demurs or answers, he may demand that the action be tried in the Superior Court of the County of Sacramento. The AttorneyGeneral must defend the action. The provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure relating to pleadings, proofs, trials and appeals are applicable to the proceedings herein provided for. If the final judgment be against the Treasurer, upon presentation of a certified copy of such judgment to the Controller he shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer, who must pay to the plaintiff the amount of the taxes so declared to have been illegally collected; and the cost of such action, audited by the Board of Examiners, must be paid out of any money in the general fund of the treasury, which is hereby appropriated, and the Controller may demand and receive from the county, or city and county interested, the proportion of such costs, or may deduct such proportion from any money then or to become due to said county, or city and county. Such action