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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

Chapter 215

Effective - 28 Aug 2019, 2 histories bottom

  215.030.  Powers of commission — rulemaking, procedure — commission employee membership in state employees' retirement system. — 1.  The commission is hereby granted, has and may exercise all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out and effectuate its purpose, including but not limited to the following:

  (1)  To make, purchase, or participate in the purchase of uninsured, partially insured, or fully insured loans, including mortgages insured or otherwise guaranteed by the federal government, or mortgages insured or otherwise guaranteed by other insurers of mortgages to approved mortgagors to finance the building, rehabilitation, or purchase of residential housing designed and planned to be available for rental or sale to low-income or moderate-income persons or families, as well as to finance the building, rehabilitation, or purchase of residential housing in distressed communities as defined in section 135.530 planned to be available for rental or sale to persons or families of any income level, or which will be occupied and owned by low-income or moderate-income persons, persons of any income level in distressed communities, or families upon such terms as designated in sections 215.010, 215.030, 215.060, 215.070, 215.090, and 215.160; or to purchase or participate in the purchase of any other securities which are secured, directly or indirectly, by any such loan;

  (2)  Insure any loan, the funds of which are to be used for the purposes of sections 215.010 to 215.250 and the borrower of which agrees to the restrictions placed on such projects by the commission;

  (3)  To make or participate in the making of uninsured or federally insured construction loans to approve mortgagors of residential housing for occupancy by persons and families of low to moderate income or occupancy by persons and families of any income level in distressed communities as defined in section 135.530. Such loans shall be made only upon determination by the commission that construction loans are not otherwise available, wholly or in part, from private lenders upon reasonably equivalent terms and conditions.  No commitment for a loan, except a "commitment in principle", shall be made unless all plans for development have been completed and submitted to the commission;

  (4)  To make temporary loans, with or without interest, but with such security for repayment as the commission deems reasonably necessary and practicable, to defray development costs to approved mortgagors of residential housing for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income;

  (5)  Adopt bylaws for the regulation of its affairs and the conduct of its business and define, from time to time, the terms "low-income" and "moderate-income" so as to best carry out the purposes of sections 215.010 to 215.250 for the people intended hereby to be assisted.  The definition may vary from one part of the state to another depending on economic factors in each section;

  (6)  To accept appropriations, gifts, grants, bequests, and devises and to utilize or dispose of the same to carry out its purpose;

  (7)  To make and execute contracts, releases, compromises, and other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers, or to carry out its purpose;

  (8)  To collect reasonable fees and charges in connection with making and servicing its loans, notes, bonds, obligations, commitments, and other evidences of indebtedness, and in connection with providing technical, consultative, and project assistant services.  Such fees and charges shall be limited to the amounts required to pay the costs of the commission, including operating and administrative expenses, and reasonable allowances for losses which may be incurred;

  (9)  To invest any funds not required for immediate disbursement in obligations of the state of Missouri or of the United States government or any instrumentality thereof, the principal and interest of which are guaranteed by the state of Missouri, or the United States government or any instrumentality thereof, or bank certificates of deposit, or, in the case of funds pledged to note or bond issues of the commission, in such investments as the commission may determine; provided that, on the date of issuance such note or bond issues are rated by Standard & Poor's Corporation not lower than "AA" in the case of long-term obligations or "SP-1+" in the case of short-term obligations, or rated by Moody's Investors Service, Inc., not lower than "Aa" in the case of long-term obligations or Moody's Investment Grade I in the case of short-term obligations, or the equivalent ratings by such rating agencies in the event the ratings described in this section are changed;

  (10)  To sue and be sued;

  (11)  To have a seal and alter the same at will;

  (12)  To make, and from time to time, amend and repeal bylaws, rules, and regulations not inconsistent with the provisions of sections 215.010 to 215.250;

  (13)  To acquire, hold, and dispose of personal property for its purposes;

  (14)  To enter into agreements or other transactions with any federal or state agency, any person and any domestic or foreign partnership, corporation, association, or organization;

  (15)  To acquire real property, or an interest therein, in its own name, to sell, transfer, and convey any such property to a buyer, to lease such property to a tenant to manage and operate such property, to enter into management contracts with respect to such property, and to mortgage such property;

  (16)  To sell, at public or private sale, any mortgage, negotiable instrument or obligation securing a construction, land development, mortgage, or temporary loan;

  (17)  To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property in such amounts, and from such insurers, as may be necessary or desirable;

  (18)  To consent, whenever it deems it necessary or desirable in the fulfillment of its purpose, to the modification of the rate of interest, time of payment, or any installment of principal or interest, or any other terms, of any mortgage loan, mortgage loan commitment, construction loan, temporary loan, contract, or agreement of any kind to which the commission is a party;

  (19)  To make and publish rules and regulations respecting its lending, insurance of loans, federally insured construction lending, and temporary lending to defray development costs and any such other rules and regulations as are necessary to effectuate its purpose;

  (20)  To borrow money to carry out and effectuate its purpose and to issue its negotiable bonds or notes as evidence of any such borrowing in such principal amounts and upon such terms as shall be necessary to provide sufficient funds for achieving its purpose, and to secure such bonds or notes by the pledge of revenues, mortgages, or notes of others;

  (21)  To issue renewal notes, to issue bonds to pay notes, and whenever it deems refunding expedient, to refund any bonds by the issuance of new bonds, whether the bonds to be refunded have or have not matured;

  (22)  To apply the proceeds from the sale of renewal notes or refunding bonds to the purchase, redemption, or payment of the notes or bonds to be refunded;

  (23)  To provide technical services to assist in the planning, processing, design, construction, or rehabilitation of residential housing for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income, persons and families in distressed communities as defined in section 135.530 of any income level, or land development for residential housing for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income or persons and families in distressed communities of any income level;

  (24)  To provide consultative project assistance services for residential housing for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income or persons and families of any income level in distressed communities as defined in section 135.530 and for land development for residential housing for occupancy by persons and families of low and moderate income, or for persons and families of any income level in distressed communities and for the residents thereof with respect to management, training and social services;

  (25)  To promote research and development in scientific methods of constructing low-cost residential housing of high durability; and

  (26)  To make, purchase, or participate in the purchase of uninsured, partially insured, or fully insured loans and home improvement loans to sponsors to finance the weatherization of single and multifamily dwellings, and shall issue its negotiable bonds or notes for such purpose.

  2.  Any rule or portion of a rule, as that term is defined in section 536.010, that is promulgated under the authority of this chapter shall become effective only if the agency has fully complied with all of the requirements of chapter 536 including but not limited to section 536.028 if applicable, after January 1, 1999. All rulemaking authority delegated prior to January 1, 1999, is of no force and effect and repealed as of January 1, 1999, however nothing in this act shall be interpreted to repeal or affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to January 1, 1999.  If the provisions of section 536.028 apply, the provisions of this section are nonseverable and if any of the powers vested with the general assembly pursuant to section 536.028 to review, to delay the effective date, or to disapprove and annul a rule or portion of a rule are held unconstitutional or invalid, the purported grant of rulemaking authority and any rule so proposed and contained in the order of rulemaking shall be invalid and void, except that nothing in this act shall affect the validity of any rule adopted and promulgated prior to January 1, 1999.

  3.  All employees of the commission shall be eligible for membership in the Missouri state employees' retirement system, subject to all provisions in chapters 104 and 105 applicable to the system.

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(L. 1969 H.B. 130 § 6, A.L. 1974 H.B. 1190, A.L. 1982 H.B. 1501, A.L. 1985 H.B. 484, A.L. 1989 S.B. 167, A.L. 1993 S.B. 52, A.L. 1995 S.B. 3, A.L. 1998 H.B. 1656, A.L. 2019 S.B. 17 merged with S.B. 185)


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