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ORDINANCE NS-1A~q PROVIDING FOR UTILITY USER <br />TAX UPON THE USE OF ELECTRICITY, GAS, <br />AND WATER FACILITIES AND SERVICES <br /> <br /> THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOE <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />AS <br /> <br /> SECTION 1: That the Santa Ana Municipal <br />by adding Article IV to Chapter 35 thereof to r~ <br />figures, as follows: <br /> <br /> is hereby amended <br />in words and <br /> <br />ARTICLE IV - UTILITY USER <br /> <br />Sec. 35-201. Definitions. <br /> For the purpose of this Article, <br />phrases, and any derivatives thereof <br />set forth herein: <br /> (a) "Person" shall mean <br />association, syndicate, firm, <br />joint venture, club, society, <br />ration. <br />(b) "City" shall refer <br />(c) "Electrical corporat <br />corporation", and "wate~ <br />given them by Sections <br />the Public Utilities <br />August 1, 1970. In <br />strued to include <br />selling water to a <br /> <br />following words, terms, <br />have the meanings <br /> <br />or foreign corporation, <br />company, partnership, <br />or municipal corpo- <br /> <br /> ! mean the City of Santa Ana. <br /> ", "gas corporation", "telephone <br /> ~tion" shall have the same meanings <br /> 234, and 241, respectively, of <br /> the State of California, as of <br /> ~, "water corporation" shall be con- <br /> engaging in the business of <br />user in the City of Santa Ana. <br /> <br /> (d) "Month" <br /> (e) "Service <br />and remit a tax <br /> (f) "Service <br />imposed unde~ <br /> <br /> a calendar month. <br /> shall mean a person required to collect <br /> under the provisions of this Article. <br /> shall mean a person required to pay a tax <br />ovisions of this Article. <br /> <br />Sec. <br /> <br /> Nothing in <br />upon any person <br />would be viols <br />the <br /> <br /> )tions <br /> is Article shall be construed to impose a tax <br /> the imposition of such tax upon that person <br />.ve of the Constitution of the United States or <br /> of the State of California. <br /> <br />Sec. 35-203. Electricity User Tax. <br /> (a) Ks hereby imposed a tax upon every person in the <br />City energy in the City. The tax hereby imposed <br />shall t the rate of five percent (5%) of the charges made for <br />such and shall be paid by the person paying for such <br />ener¢ "Charges" as used herein shall include charges for <br />mete! energy, minimum charges for service (including customer <br /> s, service charges, demand charges, standby charges, and <br /> 1 and monthly charges). <br /> (b) ~'used ~in this section , the phrase "using electrical <br /> '"shall not be construed to mean the use of such energy <br /> a storage battery, provided, however, that the term shall <br />include the receiving of such energy for the purpose of using it <br />~n the charging of storage batteries. The term shall not include <br />the mere receiving of such energy by an electrical public utility <br /> <br />-1- <br /> <br /> <br />