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Title XXV INCORPORATION AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS

Chapter 393

Effective - 28 Aug 1967 bottom

  393.200.  Approval of issues of stocks, bonds and other forms of indebtedness. — 1.  A gas corporation, electrical corporation, water corporation or sewer corporation organized or existing or hereafter incorporated under or by virtue of the laws of this state may issue stocks, bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness payable at periods of more than twelve months after the date thereof, when necessary for the acquisition of property, the construction, completion, extension or improvement of its plant or system, or for the improvement or maintenance of its service or for the discharge or lawful refunding of its obligations or for the reimbursement of moneys actually expended from income, or from any other moneys in the treasury of the corporation not secured or obtained from the issue of stocks, bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness of such corporation, within five years next prior to the filing of an application with the commission for the required authorization, for any of the aforesaid purposes except maintenance of service and except replacements in cases where the applicant shall have kept its accounts and vouchers of such expenditure in such manner as to enable the commission to ascertain the amount of money so expended and the purposes for which such expenditure was made; provided, and not otherwise, that there shall have been secured from the commission an order authorizing such issue, and the amount thereof, and stating the purposes to which the issue or proceeds thereof are to be applied, and that, in the opinion of the commission, the money, property or labor to be procured or paid for by the issue of such stock, bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness is or has been reasonably required for the purposes specified in the order, and that except as otherwise permitted in the order in the case of bonds, notes and other evidence of indebtedness, such purposes are not in whole or in part reasonably chargeable to operating expenses or to income.

  2.  Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the commission from giving its consent to the issue of bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness for the reimbursement of moneys heretofore actually expended from income for any of the aforesaid purposes, except maintenance of service or replacements, prior to five years next preceding the filing of an application therefor, by any sewer corporation, if in the judgment of the commission such consent should be granted, provided application for such consent shall be made prior to January 1, 1968.  For the purpose of enabling it to determine whether it should issue such an order, the commission shall make such inquiry or investigation, hold such hearings and examine such witnesses, books, papers, documents and contracts as it may deem of importance in enabling it to reach a determination.  Such sewer corporation shall not without the consent of the commission apply said issue or any proceeds thereof to any purpose not specified in such order.

  3.  Such gas corporation, electrical corporation, water corporation or sewer corporation may issue notes, for proper corporate purposes and not in violation of any provision of this or any other law, payable at periods of not more than twelve months without such consent; but no such notes shall, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, be refunded by any issue of stock or bonds or by any evidence of indebtedness running for more than twelve months without the consent of the commission; provided, however, that the commission shall have no power to authorize the capitalization of any franchise to be a corporation or to authorize the capitalization of any franchise or the right to own, operate or enjoy any franchise whatsoever in excess of the amount, exclusive of any tax or annual charge, actually paid to the state or to any political subdivision thereof as the consideration for the grant of such franchise or right.  Nor shall the capital stock of a corporation, formed by the merger or consolidation of two or more other corporations, exceed the sum of the capital stock of the corporations, so consolidated, at the par value thereof, or such sum and any additional sum actually paid in cash; nor shall any contract for consolidation or lease be capitalized in the stock of any corporation whatsoever; nor shall any corporation hereafter issue any bonds against or as a lien upon any contract for consolidation or merger.

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(RSMo 1939 § 5652, A.L. 1967 p. 578)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 5196; 1919 § 10484


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