2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:1410.45 — Form and terms of notes


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§1410.45. Form and terms of notes

A.(1) Notes shall be issued in a form consistent with the provisions of this Part describing the fund and the revenue from which such notes are payable; however, in no event shall the notes be payable from any revenues other than those credited to the state general fund for the fiscal year in which the notes are issued. The notes shall mature not later than the last day of the fiscal year in which the same were issued; however, in the event that the notes are payable from revenues which will accrue and be credited to the state general fund for the fiscal year in which the notes are issued, but which will actually be received in the next succeeding fiscal year, the notes shall mature not later than August fourteenth of the next succeeding fiscal year, and in such event the debt service on such notes shall be deemed a bona fide liability of the state general fund existing as of the last day of the fiscal year in which the notes were issued, within the meaning of R.S. 39:82. The treasurer shall warrant the state general fund for the repayment of the notes when due, but only from revenues accrued to the state general fund for the fiscal year in which the notes were issued.

(2) The notes shall bear interest, if any, at a rate or rates determined by the commission to be to the best advantage of the state. The rate or rates of interest borne by the notes may be fixed, adjustable or variable, or any combination thereof. If any rate or rates are adjustable or variable, the standard, index, method, or formula pursuant to which the same are to be determined from time to time shall be set forth in the commission's resolution authorizing the issuance of the notes or otherwise approved by the commission. This standard, index, method, or formula may include a delegation of authority to an agent acting for and on behalf of the state to determine a rate or rates within parameters, including a maximum interest rate, prescribed by the commission in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the notes.

B. In connection with the issuance of any notes, the commission may direct the state treasurer to create such restricted accounts within any fund as may be necessary or convenient for the segregation of note proceeds and investment income therefrom, revenue and investment income therefrom, or other sums, and the commission may pledge any such accounts to and create liens thereon in favor of the registered owners or holders of the notes; provided that the aggregate amount of all such restricted accounts, other than those created for note proceeds and investment income therefrom, shall not exceed the principal and interest due at maturity on such notes. The notes shall recite therein such provisions as have been made for the security of the notes. In connection with such issuance, the commission may also make such covenants on behalf of the state as may be deemed appropriate by the commission to market and secure the notes.

C. Any pledge made by the commission shall be valid and binding from the time the pledge is made. The revenues and monies so pledged and thereafter received shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery or further act, and the lien of such pledge shall be valid and binding against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, by contract or otherwise against such pledging parties, irrespective of whether such claiming parties have notice of such lien. The resolution or other instrument by which a pledge is created need not be recorded.

Acts 1991, No. 827, §1.

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