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  *8.545.  Proceeds of bonds to be deposited in the tobacco securitization settlement trust fund, use of moneys — issuance of bonds, requirements. — 1.  The net proceeds from bonds issued by the authority shall be deposited in the tobacco securitization settlement trust fund and applied to the governmental purposes provided in section 8.550 hereof.  The net proceeds from such bonds may be used to implement sections 8.500 to 8.565 and carry out the program plan.  In connection with the issuance of bonds and subject to the terms of the sales agreement, the authority shall determine the terms and other details of the financing and the method of implementation of sections 8.500 to 8.565.  Bonds issued pursuant to this section may be secured by a pledge of the authority's interest in any sales agreement and any other sources available to the authority with the exception of moneys in the tobacco securitization settlement trust fund.  The authority shall also have the power to issue refunding bonds, including advance refunding bonds, for the purpose of refunding previously issued bonds, and shall have the power to issue any other types of bonds, debt obligations, and financing arrangements necessary to fulfill the purposes of sections 8.500 to 8.565, including but not limited to the issuance of debt obligations with a maturity of not more than one year from the date of issue for the purpose of preserving any expenditure of moneys from the state general revenue fund for reimbursement from the proceeds of any bonds to be issued pursuant to sections 8.500 to 8.565.  The state may transfer to the authority funds designated in the state's budget for such expenditure for the purpose of securing such debt obligations.  Such debt obligations may also be secured by a covenant of the authority to issue bonds under sections 8.500 to 8.565.  The purpose for the issuance of such debt obligations and the transfer of such moneys shall be to maximize the utilization of tax-exempt bonds by the authority.

  2.  The authority may issue its bonds in principal amounts which, in the opinion of the authority, are necessary to provide sufficient funds for achievement of its purposes, the payment of interest on its bonds, the establishment of reserves to secure the bonds, the costs of issuance of its bonds, and all other expenditures of the authority incident to and necessary to carry out its purposes or powers.  The bonds are investment securities and negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for the purposes of the uniform commercial code.

  3.  Bonds issued by the authority are special obligations of the authority payable solely and only out of the moneys, assets, or revenues pledged by the authority and are not a general obligation or indebtedness of the authority or an obligation or indebtedness of the state or any political subdivision of the state.  The authority shall not pledge the credit or taxing power of the state or any political subdivision of the state, or create a debt or obligation of the state, or make its debts payable out of any moneys except those of the authority specifically pledged to such purpose, and shall exclude from any such pledge those moneys deposited in the tobacco securitization settlement trust fund.

  4.  Bonds issued by the authority shall state on their face that they are special obligations payable both as to principal and interest solely out of the assets of the authority pledged for their purpose and do not constitute an indebtedness of the state or any political subdivision of the state; are secured solely by and payable solely from assets of the authority pledged for such purpose; constitute neither a general, legal, or moral obligation of the state or any of its political subdivisions; and that the state has no obligation or intention to satisfy any deficiency or default of any payment of the bonds.

  5.  Any amount pledged by the authority to be received under the master settlement agreement shall be valid and binding at the time the pledge is made.  Amounts so pledged and then or thereafter received by the authority shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act.  The lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind against the authority, whether such parties have notice of the lien.  Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, the resolution of the authority or any other instrument by which a pledge is created need not be recorded or filed to perfect such pledge.

  6.  The bonds shall comply with all of the following:

  (1)  The bonds shall be in a form, issued in denominations, executed in a manner, and payable over terms, not to exceed forty-five years, and with rights of redemption, as the board prescribes in the resolution authorizing their issuance;

  (2)  The bonds shall be fully negotiable instruments under the laws of the state.  The sale of bonds issued pursuant to this section may be completed on a negotiated or competitive basis, but in no event shall such bonds be sold for less than ninety-five percent of the par value thereof, plus accrued interest;

  (3)  The aggregate costs of issuance of any bonds or other obligations issued by the authority (excluding insurance or other credit enhancement) shall not exceed one and one-half percent of the aggregate principal amount of the bonds, if the aggregate principal amount is equal to or greater than three hundred million dollars, or two percent of the aggregate principal amount of the bonds, if the aggregate principal amount is less than three hundred million dollars.  The authority shall not procure insurance or other credit enhancement for the bonds unless the underwriter or the authority's financial advisor certifies that the present value of the premium paid for such insurance or credit enhancement is less than the present value of the interest expected to be saved as a result of the insurance or credit enhancement; and

  (4)  The bonds shall be subject to the terms, conditions, and covenants providing for the payment of the principal, redemption premiums, if any, interest which may be fixed or variable during any period the bonds are outstanding, and other terms, conditions, covenants, and protective provisions safeguarding payment, not inconsistent with sections 8.500 to 8.565 and as determined by resolution of the board authorizing their issuance.

  7.  All banks, bankers, trust companies, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, investment companies, insurance companies and associations, and all executors, administrators, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries legally may invest any sinking funds, moneys or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds issued pursuant to sections 8.500 to 8.565.  Interest on the authority's bonds shall be exempt from Missouri taxation in the state of Missouri for all purposes except the state estate tax.

  8.  Following the approval of the board of public buildings, bonds may be issued by the authority pursuant to the provisions of sections 8.500 to 8.565 pursuant to a resolution adopted by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the members of the board and no other proceedings shall be required therefor.  However, a resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds may delegate to an officer of the authority the power to negotiate and fix the details of an issue of bonds by an appropriate certificate of the authorized officer.

  9.  The state reserves the right at any time to alter, amend, repeal, or otherwise change the structure, organization, programs, or activities of the authority, including the power to terminate the authority, except that a law shall not be enacted that impairs any obligation made pursuant to a sales agreement or any contract entered into by the authority with or on behalf of the holders of the bonds.


(L. 2002 S.B. 1191)

Effective 6-07-02

*Section terminates upon satisfaction of all outstanding notes and obligations.  See section 8.589.

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