§ 3.20.040  EXEMPTIONS.
   A.   Instruments to secure debts.  Any tax imposed pursuant to this chapter shall not apply to any instrument in writing given to secure a debt.
('61 Code, § 23.26)
   B.   Public agencies.  Any deed, instrument or writing to which the United States or any agency of instrumentality thereof, any state or territory, or political subdivision thereof, is a party shall be exempt from the tax imposed pursuant to this chapter when the exempt agency is acquiring title.
('61 Code, § 23.27)
   C.   Plans of reorganization or adjustment.
      1.   Any tax imposed pursuant to this chapter shall not apply to the making, delivering or filing of conveyances to make effective any plan of reorganization or adjustment;
      2.   Confirmed under the Federal Bankruptcy Act, as amended;
      3.   Approved in an equity receivership proceeding in a court involving a railroad corporation as defined in subdivision (m) of § 205 of Title II of the United States Code, as amended;
      4.   Approved in an equity receivership proceeding in a court involving a corporation, as defined in subdivision 3. of § 506 of Title II of the United States Code, as amended; or
      5.   Whereby a mere change in identity, form or place of organization is effected.
   D.   Paragraphs A.1. to A.4., inclusive, of this section shall only apply if the making, delivery or filing of instruments of transfer or conveyances occurs within five (5) years from the date of such confirmation, approval or change.
('61 Code, § 23.28)
   E.   Orders of Securities and Exchange Commission.  Any tax imposed pursuant to this chapter shall not apply to the making or delivery of conveyances to make effective any order of the Securities and Exchange Commission, as defined in subdivision (a) of § 1083 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; but only if:
      1.   The order of the Securities and Exchange Commission in obedience to which such conveyance is made recites that such conveyance is necessary or appropriate to effectuate the provisions of § 79k of Title 15 of the United States Code, relating to the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935;
      2.   Such order specifies the property which is ordered to be conveyed;
      3.   Such conveyance is made in obedience to such order.
   F.   Partnerships.
      1.   In the case of any realty held by a partnership, no levy shall be imposed pursuant to this chapter by reason of any transfer of an interest in a partnership or otherwise, if:
         a.   Such partnership (or another partnership) is considered a continuing partnership within the meaning of § 708 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954; and
         b.   Such continuing partnership continues to hold the realty concerned.
      2.   If there is a termination of any partnership within the meaning of § 708 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, for purposes of this chapter, such partnership shall be treated as having executed an instrument whereby there was conveyed, for fair market value (exclusive of the value of any lien or encumbrance remaining thereon), all realty held by such partnership at the time of such termination.
      3.   Not more than one (1) tax shall be imposed pursuant to this chapter by reason of a termination described in paragraph F.2., and any transfer pursuant thereto, with respect to the realty held by such partnership at the time of such termination.
   G.   The exemptions set forth in Cal. Rev. & Tax Code §§ 11921 through 11929 shall apply.
('61 Code, § 23.30)
(Ord. 413, passed - - ; Am. Ord. 457, passed - - )