2012 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 3 - Public Buildings and Other Facilities
Subchapter 12 - -- Public Facilities Financing
§ 22-3-1225 - Prison Construction Trust Fund.


AR Code § 22-3-1225 (2012) What's This?

(a) The Arkansas Development Finance Authority shall establish in its records a trust fund to be entitled the "Prison Construction Trust Fund." All moneys derived by or remitted to the Arkansas Development Finance Authority, from the sale of annual license plate validation decals, pursuant to § 27-14-1015(c), shall be deposited to the credit of the Prison Construction Trust Fund. The moneys in the Prison Construction Trust Fund shall not be general funds or revenues of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority and shall not be subject to the claims of the general creditors of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority.

(b) The Arkansas Development Finance Authority shall pay from the Prison Construction Trust Fund into the Public Facilities Debt Service Fund created by §§ 19-5-932 and 22-3-1210 the amount necessary, when added to other funds listed in § 22-3-1210, to pay the next-succeeding principal and interest payment for the certificates of indebtedness, but not to exceed twenty-five cents (25cent(s)) times the number of annual license plate validation decals sold by the Department of Finance and Administration in each six-month period. Such payments shall be made by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority semiannually two (2) business days prior to each July 1 and January 1 so long as the certificates of indebtedness permitted by the Public Facilities Finance Act of 1983, § 22-3-1201 et seq., are outstanding. All such payments by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority to the Public Facilities Debt Service Fund shall cease when the certificates of indebtedness have been paid or redeemed.

(c) All other funds in the Prison Construction Trust Fund shall be segregated, held, and used by the Arkansas Development Finance Authority solely to fund, or to provide for the funding of, the construction and equipping of:

(1) Correction or prison facilities to be used by the Department of Correction;

(2) Regional jail facilities operated by the Arkansas Department of Correction; or

(3) Regional jail facilities operated jointly by cities, counties, or regional jail commissions.

(d) The Arkansas Development Finance Authority shall be authorized to fund or to provide for the funding of facilities described in subdivisions (c)(1)-(3) of this section by loans, leases, other contracts, or the issuance of bonds all in accordance with the provisions of the Arkansas Development Finance Authority Act, § 15-5-101 et seq., and to pledge the cash funds collected by it from the sale of annual license plate validation decals and deposited in the Prison Construction Trust Fund, after payment of the amounts as specified in subsection (b) of this section to the repayment of any loans, leases, contracts, or bonds.

(e) The Arkansas Development Finance Authority shall not fund or provide for the funding of any facility described in subsection (c) of this section to be operated or utilized by the Department of Correction unless the project, the plans therefor, and the construction thereof have been reviewed and approved by the Arkansas Building Authority. The Arkansas Development Finance Authority shall not fund or provide for the funding of any other regional jail facility not utilized by the Department of Correction unless the project is in compliance with the minimum standards for jail facilities adopted by the state.

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