2016 Mississippi Code
Title 17 - Local Government; Provisions Common to Counties and Municipalities
Chapter 11 - Gulf Regional District Law
§ 17-11-41. Details of general obligation bonds

MS Code § 17-11-41 (2016) What's This?

General obligation bonds issued by any associated member county or city under this chapter shall bear date or dates, be in such denomination or denominations, bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding the rate authorized to be paid on general obligation bonds of the state, be payable at such place or places within or without the State of Mississippi, mature at such time or times and upon such terms, with or without premium, bear such registration privileges and be substantially in such form, all as shall be determined by resolution of the governing body or bodies issuing such bonds.

The general obligation bonds authorized by this chapter shall not bear a greater overall maximum interest rate to maturity than the rate authorized to be paid on general obligation bonds of the county or city issuing same. No bond shall bear more than one rate of interest. Each bond shall bear interest from its date to its stated maturity date at the interest rate specified in the bid. All bonds of the same maturity shall bear the same rate of interest from date to maturity. All interest accruing on such bonds so issued shall be payable semiannually or annually, except that the first interest coupon attached to any such bond may be for any period not exceeding one year.

No interest payment shall be evidenced by more than one coupon and neither cancelled nor supplemental coupons shall be permitted. The lowest interest rate specified for any bonds issued shall not be less than seventy percent (70%) of the highest interest rate specified for the same bond issue. Such bonds shall be sold in such manner and upon such terms as the governing body or bodies shall determine. Such bonds shall not bear a greater overall maximum interest rate to maturity than eight percent (8%) per annum, and the interest rate of any one maturity shall not exceed eight percent (8%) per annum. Each interest rate specified in any bid must be in multiples of one-eighth of one percent ( 1/8 of 1%) or in multiples of one-tenth of one percent (1/10 of 1%), and a zero rate of interest cannot be named.

Such bonds shall mature in annual installments beginning not more than five years from the date thereof and extending not more than thirty-five years from the date thereof.

Such bonds shall mature in annual installments beginning not more than five years from the date thereof and extending not more than twenty-five years from the date thereof. Such bonds shall be general obligations of such county or such city and for the payment of such bonds and the interest thereon the full faith, credit and resources of such county or such city shall be irrevocably pledged. It shall be the mandatory duty of the governing body of such county or such city to annually levy on all taxable property within such county or such city an ad valorem tax sufficient to pay for such bonds as they mature, and the interest thereon as the same becomes due. The proceeds of such tax levy shall be used for no other purpose. In its discretion, the governing body of such county or city may also pledge for the payment of such bonds and the interest thereon the revenues from any approved regional project.

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