2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:1424.1 — Variable, adjustable, noninterest bearing, or zero interest rate securities


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§1424.1. Variable, adjustable, noninterest bearing, or zero interest rate securities

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, public entities are hereby authorized to issue, in addition to fixed interest rate securities, variable interest rate securities or adjustable interest rate securities based upon: (1) a ratio or percentage of prime lending rates of commercial banks, federal fund rates, bank discount rates, yields on United States Treasury obligations, rates paid by banks on certificates of deposit, cost-of-living or price indexes or any combination thereof, or (2) any other type formula or contractual arrangement for the periodic determination of interest rates, all as may be established in the instrument providing for the issuance of such securities and approved by the State Bond Commission.

B. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, public entities are hereby authorized to issue noninterest bearing securities or securities bearing interest at a rate of zero percent and to sell the same at such price or prices as may be determined by the governing authority of the issuer of such securities.

C. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law to the contrary, when variable or adjustable interest rate securities are issued or are proposed to be issued in accordance with this Chapter, for the purpose of calculating or determining the total amount of principal and interest falling due on the securities in any year or the maximum interest rate for those securities which are required to be authorized at an election, public entities may estimate a maximum interest rate and this estimate shall be deemed conclusive.

Added by Acts 1980, No. 413, §2, eff. July 18, 1980. Amended by Acts 1982, No. 513, §1, eff. July 22, 1982; Acts 1985, No. 727, §3, eff. July 16, 1985.

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