2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
TITLE 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:24-70 - Bond resolution; provisions

18A:24-70. Bond resolution; provisions

Bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be authorized by a bond resolution adopted by the issuing board, which resolution may be adopted prior to application contingent upon authorization and certification. Such bond resolution may contain provisions dealing with all aspects and terms of the bonds to be issued, and in all cases shall contain provisions that:

a. The aggregate amount to be borrowed on bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be that sum which members of the public may subscribe for and purchase from time to time, but in no case shall the same exceed 1.5 times the amount of the borrowings which the issuing board has been authorized to expend for school purposes under its borrowing authority pursuant to law.

b. A blanket bond only shall be issued, payable to the financial institution designated to serve as fiscal agent, for the benefit of all bondholders, which bond shall state no specific amount in dollars but which shall be a binding obligation to pay the amount of the principal and accrued interest on all bonds issued and outstanding at any time. The ledgers and accounts of the fiscal agent and of the issuing board shall be determinative of the amounts.

c. Each bond purchaser shall be furnished by the fiscal agent with a written record upon which there shall be entered the name or names and form of registration, the effective purchase date of each bond and the principal amount thereof, the effective redemption date and amount paid for principal and accrued interest, and a printed schedule showing, for each principal denomination, the amount of accrued interest payable if redeemed at stated times after date of issue.

d. The bonds may be registered only in specified forms, which forms shall be conclusive of ownership for all purposes and as to all persons, and that no bearer bonds may be issued.

e. Bonds purchased before the fifteenth day of any month shall be deemed to have been issued on the first day of that month, and that all other bonds shall be deemed to have been issued on the first day of the following month.

f. No bond issued under this act may be transferred or assigned except to the extent resulting from the form of registration and except as may result from operation of law in case of death, insolvency or bankruptcy.

g. Every bondholder shall at all times be entitled to redeem any bond or bonds and to be repaid the principal amount thereof and any accrued interest shown on the schedule for the holding period, but provision may be made for a reasonable waiting period, not to exceed 2 weeks, for the refinancing of the amounts to be redeemed. If any waiting period should be required, accrued interest shall be ascertained from the schedule according to the date of actual payment.

Interest shall be payable only on redemption or maturity.

h. A schedule setting forth the denominations in which the bonds may be purchased, and showing the dollar amount of interest thereon for stated holding periods. The accrued interest schedule shall provide for lesser amounts of accrued interest for lesser holding periods than if held to maturity, may provide for no accrual if retained less than one year and shall designate the amount of the accruals of interest for periods, which may be of varying duration, of not less than one year.

L.1971, c. 36, s. 5, eff. March 4, 1971.

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