2011 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 39 — Public finance
RS 39:99.16 — Ancillary contracts and swaps


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§99.16. Ancillary contracts and swaps

A. The corporation may enter into, amend, or terminate, as it determines to be necessary or appropriate, any ancillary contracts (i) to facilitate the issuance, sale, resale, purchase, repurchase, or payments of bonds, including without limitation bond insurance, letters of credit and liquidity facilities, or (ii) to attempt to hedge risk or achieve a desirable effective interest rate or cash flow, subject to approval of the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget. The determination of the board, so approved, that an ancillary contract or the amendment or termination thereof is necessary or appropriate as aforesaid shall be conclusive. Such contracts shall be made upon the terms and conditions established by the board and approved by the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, including without limitation provisions as to security, default, termination, payment, remedy and consent to service of process.

B. The corporation may enter into, amend or terminate, any swap contract that it determines to be necessary or appropriate to place the obligations or investments of the corporation, as represented by the bonds or the investment of their proceeds, in whole or in part, on the interest rate, cash flow or other basis desired by the board, which contract may include without limitation contracts commonly known as interest rate swap agreements, and futures or contracts providing for payments based on levels of, or changes in, interest rates, subject to approval of the State Bond Commission. These contracts or arrangements may be entered into by the corporation, subject to approval of the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, in connection with, or incidental to, entering into, or maintaining any (i) agreement which secures bonds or (ii) investment or contract providing for investment otherwise authorized by law. The determination of the board, so approved, that a swap contract or the amendment or termination thereof is necessary or appropriate as aforesaid shall be conclusive. These contracts and arrangements may contain such payment, security, default, remedy, and other terms and conditions as determined by the board and approved by the State Bond Commission and the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, after giving due consideration to the creditworthiness of the counterparty or other obligated party, including any rating by any nationally recognized rating agency, and any other criteria as may be appropriate.

Acts 2001, No. 1145, §1.

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