2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:99.14 — Issuance of bonds of the corporation

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§99.14. Issuance of bonds of the corporation

A. In order to provide current assets and funds for the Millennium Trust pursuant to this Subpart for the benefit of the state, the board is hereby authorized and empowered to provide by resolution, at one time or from time to time, for the issuance of bonds of the corporation in such amount or amounts as the board shall determine, subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. Such bonds shall be payable solely from funds of the corporation, including, without limitation, all or any combination of the following sources: (i) tobacco assets, (ii) the proceeds of the sales of any such bonds, (iii) earnings on funds of the corporation or the indenture trustee, (iv) income, and (v) such other funds as may become available, as shall be provided by the resolution of the board authorizing any such bonds. Bonds issued under the provisions of this Subpart shall not be deemed to nor constitute a debt or obligation of the state of Louisiana or a pledge of the full faith or credit of the state, and all bonds shall contain on the face thereof a statement to the effect that neither the full faith and credit nor the taxing power nor any other asset or revenues of the state or any political subdivision thereof is or shall be obligated or pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest on such bonds.

B. The bonds of each issue shall be dated, shall bear interest, which may be includable or excludable in the gross income of the holder for federal income tax purposes, at such fixed or variable rates, payable at or prior to maturity, and shall mature at such time or times, as may be determined by the board and may be redeemable before maturity, at the option of the corporation, at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions as may be fixed by the board, subject to approval of the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The board shall determine the form of the bonds, including any interest coupons to be attached thereon, and the manner of execution of the bonds and shall fix the denomination or denominations of the bonds and the place or places of payment of principal and interest thereof, which may be at any bank or trust company within or without the state. The bonds may be issued in coupon or in registered form or both, as the board may determine, and provisions may be made for the registration of any coupon bonds as to principal alone and as to both principal and interest and for the reconversion of any bonds registered as to both principal and interest into coupon bonds. The board may sell such bonds in such manner, either at public or at private sale, and for such price as it may determine to be in the best interests of the corporation, subject to approval of the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The proceeds of such bonds shall be disbursed for the purposes for which such bonds were issued under such restrictions, if any, as the laws of the state of Louisiana and the resolution authorizing the issuance of such bond or the trust indenture provided for in R.S. 39:99.15 may provide. The corporation may also provide for temporary bonds and for the replacement of any bond that shall become mutilated or shall be destroyed or lost. Such bonds may be issued without any other proceedings or the happening of any other conditions or things than the proceedings, conditions and things that are specified and required by this Subpart.

C. Bonds of the corporation shall not be invalid because of any irregularity or defect in the proceedings or in the issuance and sale thereof and shall be incontestable in the hands of a bona fide purchaser or holder. The corporation, after authorizing the issuance of bonds by resolution, shall publish once in a newspaper of general circulation in the parish in which the corporation is domiciled, a notice of intention to issue the bonds. The notice shall include a description of the bonds and the security therefor. Within thirty days after the publication, any person in interest may contest the legality of the resolution, any provisions of the bonds to be issued pursuant to it, the provisions securing the bonds, and the validity of all other provisions and proceedings relating to the authorization and issuance of the bonds. If no action or proceeding is instituted within the thirty days, no person may contest the validity of the bonds, the provisions of the resolution pursuant to which the bonds were issued, the security of the bonds, or the validity of any other provisions or proceedings relating to their authorization and issuance, and the bonds shall be presumed conclusively to be legal. Thereafter no court shall have authority to inquire into such matters.

D. Neither the members of the board, its staff, nor any other person or persons executing the bonds shall be subject to any personal liability or responsibility by reason of the issuance thereof, and shall have the indemnification rights provided in R.S. 13:5108.1 with respect to such issuance.

Acts 2001, No. 1145, §1.

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