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7054.  (a) No school district or community college district funds,
services, supplies, or equipment shall be used for the purpose of
urging the support or defeat of any ballot measure or candidate,
including, but not limited to, any candidate for election to the
governing board of the district.
   (b) Nothing in this section shall prohibit the use of any of the
public resources described in subdivision (a) to provide information
to the public about the possible effects of any bond issue or other
ballot measure if both of the following conditions are met:
   (1) The informational activities are otherwise authorized by the
Constitution or laws of this state.
   (2) The information provided constitutes a fair and impartial
presentation of relevant facts to aid the electorate in reaching an
informed judgment regarding the bond issue or ballot measure.
   (c) A violation of this section shall be a misdemeanor or felony
punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or
by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by both,
or imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170 of the
Penal Code for 16 months, or two or three years.

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