California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission

Marks-Roos Local Bond Pool Participants
Reporting Guidelines

Updated August 2016

The following guidelines are provided by the California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission (“CDIAC” or the “Commission”) to implement the reporting requirements of Government Code Section 6599.1(b) of the Marks-Roos Local Bond Pooling Act of 1985, as amended (Sections 6584 et seq.) (the “Act”).

Any joint powers authority (“Authority”) selling bonds pursuant to the Act, on or after January 1, 1996, which uses the proceeds to acquire one or more local obligations is required to report annually on the fiscal status of the local obligations acquired until the final maturity of the acquired local obligations. The report must be submitted to CDIAC no later than October 30 each year.

CDIAC has developed the Marks-Roos Yearly Fiscal Status Report for Local Obligors to standardize and facilitate reporting on the acquired local obligations. The annual report covers local obligations acquired under the Act between January 1, 1996 through June 30th of the reporting year and which are still outstanding as of the beginning of the fiscal reporting period.

These instructions pertain to the reporting requirements for a local obligor under the Act. If the local obligor is also subject to annual reporting under Government Code Section 53359.5 (the Mello-Roos annual fiscal reporting requirement), a separate report must be submitted to satisfy reporting under that statute.

Definitions used in these guidelines:

Acquired local obligation (“LOB”) means the bonds of a local agency which were purchased with the proceeds of the Authority bonds or a loan made to a local agency with the proceeds of the Authority bonds.

Bonds, as defined in the Act (Government Code Section 6585(c)), means – (1) Bonds, including, but not limited to, assessment bonds, redevelopment bonds, government-issued mortgage bonds, and industrial development bonds; (2) Notes, including bonds, revenue, tax, or grant anticipation notes; (3) Commercial paper, floating rate and variable maturity securities, and any other evidence of indebtedness; and (4) Certificates of participation or lease-purchase agreements.

Date of Bond Issue/Loan means the date of mutual acceptance of the terms of the contract between the Authority and the local obligor.

Final maturity means the point at which the holders of the bonds have been fully repaid the principal amount of the bonds(s) plus accrued interest and redemption premium, if applicable.

Fiscal Year or Fiscal Reporting Period means July 1st through June 30th annually.

Local Obligor means the local agency whose bonds were purchased by the Authority or who received a loan from the Authority using the proceeds of the Authority bond sale.

Reporting Year means the year beginning July 1st through June 30th.

State Law

Section 6599.1(b) of the Government Code states that beginning January 1, 1996, and each year thereafter the sale of any bonds by the Authority for the purpose of acquiring local obligations, the legislative body shall, not later than October 30th of each year until the final maturity of the bonds, supply the following information to the Commission:

  1. The principal amount of the bonds outstanding, both Authority bonds and local obligations with the proceeds of the Authority bonds.
  2. The balance in the reserve fund.
  3. The costs of issuance, including ongoing fees.
  4. The total amount of administrative fees collected.
  5. The amount of administrative fees charged to each local obligation.
  6. The interest earnings and terms of all guaranteed investment contracts.
  7. Commissions and fees paid on guaranteed investment contracts.
  8. The delinquency rate on all local obligations.
  9. The balance in capitalized interest accounts.

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General Guidelines

A Yearly Fiscal Status report must be submitted for all local obligations acquired on or after January 1, 1996 through June 30th of the reporting year, the end of the fiscal reporting period. The report must be received no later than October 30th of the reporting year.

In order to satisfy the annual reporting requirements of the Act, the Authority will receive a courtesy request to complete the Yearly Fiscal Status Report for Local Obligors from the Commission on or about August 1st of each year. The request will include all LOBs with a date of bond issue/loan prior to the end of the fiscal reporting period for the reporting year. A report on the status of each LOB outstanding as of the beginning of the reporting fiscal period must be submitted. Non receipt of this courtesy request does not relieve the Authority of the responsibility to report.

General Instructions for Completion of the Marks-Roos Yearly Fiscal Status Report for Local Obligors:

  • Complete all sections of the report.
  • Report all fund balance as of June 30th, the end of the fiscal year for the reporting period.
  • Section I-A, B, C, D, E & F - General Information: List the Local Obligor, Name/Title/Series of Bond Issue or Loan, Project Name and the Date of the Bond Issue or Loan. Report the Original Principal Amount of the Bonds purchased or loan made. Reserve Minimum Balance –if the local obligor funded a reserve using the proceeds of its bond issue or from the loan received and the reserve is held at by the local obligor, report the minimum balance of the reserve fund (if any) as required in the financing documents for the local bonds/loan. If, at the time of issuance, the local obligor was required to contribute to a reserve fund held by the Authority, please provide the percentage of the reserve fund contributed.
  • Sections I-G & H - Authority Bond: Provide the Authority issuer and Date of Bond Issue of the Authority bond(s) that provided funds for the purchase of the local obligation or the loan. A local obligor that receives funds from an Authority's Senior/Subordinate bond issues should note both issues, but should file only one Yearly Fiscal Status report.
  • Sections II-A, B, C & D - Fund Balances: The Principal Amount of Bonds/Loan Outstanding, the fund balances for the Bond Reserve Fund (if any) and the Capitalized Interest Fund (if any) must be reported. If an Administrative Fee was charged by Authority, please report the amount charged.
  • Sections III-A, B, C & D - Delinquency Rate: Indicate the delinquency rate for taxes and assessments supporting the local obligations. This should be reported as the percentage of the total applicable tax increment, special tax, or benefit assessment installment due for the year. Indicate the tax collection date, if the district participates in the county’s Teeter Plan, the amount of taxes due and the amount of taxes unpaid.
  • Section IV - Issue Retired: Complete this section if the local obligation reached final maturity during the reporting period (July 1 through June 30 of the reporting fiscal period). Indicate how the issue/loan was retired (matured, redeemed, repaid, or other).
  • Section V - Name of Party Completing This Form: Provide contact information for the person/firm completing this report. Email addresses are required.
  • Section VI - Comments: Provide any additional information you may have to CDIAC.

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Sample Report

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