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Determinations based on estimates until actual data available   

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(a) For purposes of subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, all determinations of percentages, amounts, revenues, appropriations, allocations, proceeds of taxes, increases in cost of living, or enrollments shall be based upon the best available estimate until actual data becomes available, and then upon actual data when it is available.

(b) (1) Within nine months following the end of any fiscal year, the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Director of Finance shall recalculate, as necessary, and jointly certify all actual data pertaining to school districts, as defined, for the prior fiscal year. Any amount of funding required by subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution to be appropriated to school districts for that year, less any amounts already appropriated for that year including any amounts appropriated for deficiencies pursuant to paragraph (2), shall be set aside by the Controller and, if not appropriated to school districts by the Legislature within 90 days, shall be allocated to school districts by the Controller in proportion to the enrollment in school districts as determined for purposes of Section 8.5 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

(2) For purposes of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution, appropriations for deficiencies or prior year adjustments shall be deemed to be appropriations in the fiscal year in which the deficiencies or prior year adjustments occurred, unless otherwise provided by law.

(c) Within nine months following the end of any fiscal year, the Chancellor of the California Community Colleges and the Director of Finance shall recalculate, as necessary, and jointly certify all actual data pertaining to community college districts, as defined, for the prior fiscal year. Any amount of funding required by subdivision (b) of Section 8 of Article XVI of the California Constitution to be appropriated to community college districts for that year, less any amounts already appropriated for that year, shall be set aside by the Controller and, if not appropriated to community college districts by the Legislature within 90 days, shall be allocated to community college districts by the Controller in proportion to the enrollment in community college districts as determined for purposes of Section 8.5 of Article XVI of the California Constitution.

(Amended by Stats. 1993, Ch. 66, Sec. 10.5.)