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Title XXV INCORPORATION AND REGULATION OF CERTAIN UTILITIES AND CARRIERS

Chapter 393

Effective - 28 Aug 2004 bottom

  393.725.  Bonds issued to be revenue bonds only — form of bonds. — 1.  Bonds issued pursuant to sections 393.700 to 393.770 by a commission shall be payable, as to the principal and interest, solely from the net revenues derived from the operation of any one or more of the projects financed by the commission, after providing for the costs of operation and maintenance of the project or projects, or from any other funds made available to the commission from sources other than from proceeds of taxation.

  2.  Each bond issued pursuant to the provisions of sections 393.700 to 393.770 shall contain a statement that such bond is not an indebtedness of the state, or of any political subdivision thereof, other than the joint municipal utility commission, or of the contracting municipalities, the contracting public water supply districts or the contracting sewer districts, but shall be special obligations of the commission only and that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the state or of any political subdivision thereof, or of the contracting municipalities, contracting public water supply districts or contracting sewer districts is pledged to the payment of or the interest on such bonds.  The bonds shall not be deemed to be an indebtedness within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory limitation upon the incurring of indebtedness.  Neither the members of the board of directors of a commission nor any person executing the bonds shall be liable personally on the bonds by reason of the lawful issuance thereof.

  3.  A commission, subject to the provisions of sections 393.700 to 393.770, may from time to time issue its bonds in such principal amounts as it deems necessary to provide sufficient funds to purchase, construct, extend or improve a project, including the establishment or increase of reserves, interest accrued during construction of such project and for a period not exceeding one year after the completion of construction of such project, and the payment of all other costs or expenses of the commission incident to and necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes and powers.

  4.  Bonds of a commission shall be authorized by resolution of the board of directors or by resolution of its executive committee if the board has delegated such authority and may be issued under such resolution or under a trust indenture or other security instrument, as authorized by the resolution, in one or more series and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, bear interest at such rate or rates, be in such denomination or denominations, be in such form, either coupon, registered or both, carry such conversion or registration privileges, have such rank or priority, be payable from any one or more projects, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment, at such place or places within or without the state, and be subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium, as such resolution, trust indenture or other security instrument may provide, and without limitation by the provisions of any other law limiting amounts, maturities or interest rates.

  5.  The bonds shall be sold at public sale or at private sale as the commission may provide and at such price or prices as the commission shall determine.  The decision of the commission shall be conclusive.

  6.  The bonds may be signed by manual or facsimile signatures as determined by resolution of the board or by resolution of the executive committee if the board has delegated such authority.  In case any of the officers whose signatures appear on any bonds or coupons shall cease to be such officers before the delivery of such obligations, such signatures shall, nevertheless, be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as if the officers had remained in office until such delivery.

  7.  Pending preparation of definitive bonds, a commission may issue temporary bonds which shall be exchanged for the definitive bonds when such bonds shall have been executed and are available for delivery.

  8.  All bonds issued under the provisions of sections 393.700 to 393.770 shall be negotiable instruments pursuant to the provisions of the uniform commercial code of the state.

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(L. 1978 H.B. 1126 § 6, A.L. 1983 H.B. 204, A.L. 1990 S.B. 855, A.L. 1999 H.B. 450 merged with S.B. 160 & 82, A.L. 2002 H.B. 1402, A.L. 2004 H.B. 1171)


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