2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-3980.12. Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority - Loans and issuance of obligations - Authorized projects.

A. For the purpose of paying the costs for acquisition, reimbursement and construction of real and personal property and making repairs, refurbishments and improvements to real and personal property, and providing funding for the herein enumerated capital projects at institutions of higher education which are part of The Oklahoma State System of Higher Education and for the purpose authorized in subsection B of this section, the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is hereby authorized to borrow monies on the credit of the income and revenues to be derived from the leasing of such real and personal property and improvements and, in anticipation of the collection of such income and revenues, to issue negotiable obligations in a total amount sufficient, after deduction of costs of issuance, reserves and cost of any credit enhancement, to generate Four Hundred Seventy-five Million Dollars ($475,000,000.00) in net proceeds to be expended on the projects enumerated herein whether issued in one or more series. Insofar as not in conflict with the provisions of this section, the provisions of Section 151 et seq. of Title 73 of the Oklahoma Statutes shall apply to the obligations issued under this section by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority. It is the intent of the Legislature to appropriate to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education for allocation to the various institutions enumerated herein from the Oklahoma Education Lottery Trust Fund and from such other sources as may be necessary sufficient monies to make rental payments for the purposes of retiring the obligations created pursuant to this section. Bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be used for financing for the following projects in the indicated amounts:

1. Projects at the University of Oklahoma of approximately One Hundred Eight Million One Hundred Eighty Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty-six Dollars ($108,180,956.00) to include:

a.construction of a chemistry and biochemistry teaching and research-laboratory complex,

b.installation of fire detection and suppression systems in library areas,

c.classroom renovation and improvements,

d.construction of library and learning center facilities and parking structure at the OU-Tulsa campus,

e.construction of a College of Allied Health Phase II Building and parking structure,

f.infrastructure improvements for the University Research Campus,

g.construction of new engineering and technology facilities,

h.construction of a student learning center for University College,

i.renovation and expansion of Gould Hall,

j.renovation of Hester Hall,

k.renovation of Rhyne Hall,

l.renovation of Science Hall,

m.completion of construction of weather center,

n.renovation of Ellison Hall,

o.construction of a cancer center,

p.construction of a speech and hearing facility, and

q.renovation of Schusterman Center at OU-Tulsa;

2. Projects at the Oklahoma State University of approximately Seventy-six Million One Hundred Sixty-eight Thousand Two Hundred Sixty-two Dollars ($76,168,262.00) to include:

a.construction of a new science and technology research center and renovation of existing research laboratory and office space,

b.restoration and renovation of South Murray Hall, and

c.construction of a new classroom building;

3. Projects at Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology-Okmulgee of approximately Six Million Four Hundred Sixty-two Thousand Three Hundred Seventy Dollars ($6,462,370.00) to include:

a.creation of a rural health science and technology center,

b.renovation and expansion of culinary facility, and

c.resurfacing of campus streets and parking lots;

4. Projects at the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine of approximately One Million One Hundred Seven Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-five Dollars ($1,107,835.00) to include:

a.renovation of McElroy Hall, and

b.renovation of Boren Veterinary Teaching Hospital;

5. Projects at OSU-Oklahoma City of approximately Seven Million Three Hundred Eighty-five Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-six Dollars ($7,385,566.00) to include:

a.construction of an addition to the agriculture resource center,

b.construction of a physical plant building,

c.acquisition of real property within existing campus area, and

d.construction of a public safety training facility;

6. Projects at the OSU-Center for Health Science of approximately Four Million Sixty-two Thousand Sixty-one Dollars ($4,062,061.00) to include renovation of existing facilities;

7. Projects at OSU-Tulsa of approximately Twelve Million Nine Hundred Ninety-four Thousand Eight Hundred Sixty-two Dollars ($12,994,862.00) to include construction of an advanced technology research center;

8. Projects at the University of Central Oklahoma of approximately Nineteen Million Six Hundred Ninety-five Thousand Three Hundred Twenty-nine Dollars ($19,695,329.00) to include:

a.renovation of Old North Building,

b.construction of a new classroom building, and

c.construction of a forensic science building;

9. Projects at East Central University of approximately Ten Million Eight Hundred Ten Thousand One Hundred Eighty-two Dollars ($10,810,182.00) to include:

a.construction of a fine arts center, and

b.construction of a criminal justice skills training center;

10. Projects at Northeastern State University of approximately Twenty-two Million Nine Hundred Seventy-two Thousand Seven Hundred Sixty Dollars ($22,972,760.00) to include:

a.renovation of the Science Building,

b.renovation and repair of classroom buildings,

c.renovation of the Industrial Arts Building, and

d.completion of construction on classrooms, other buildings and parking lots at the Broken Arrow campus;

11. Projects at Northwestern Oklahoma State University of approximately Six Million Eight Hundred Thirteen Thousand Four Hundred Thirty-two Dollars ($6,813,432.00) to include:

a.construction of Education Building,

b.renovation of Science Building and upgrading of science equipment, and

c.renovation of the Health and Physical Education Building;

12. Projects at Rogers State University of approximately Thirteen Million Nine Hundred Twenty-two Thousand Seven Hundred Two Dollars ($13,922,702.00) to include:

a.construction and renovation of classrooms and other buildings at the Bartlesville campus,

b.construction and furnishing of a classroom building and parking lot,

c.general infrastructure upgrades and improvements,

d.expansion and renovation of Thunderbird and Post Hall, including furnishings and parking lot improvements,

e.construction of a building and parking lot at the Pryor Campus, and

f.renovation and repairs to other buildings on campus;

13. Projects at Southeastern Oklahoma State University of approximately Ten Million Sixty-two Thousand Seven Hundred Fifty-eight Dollars ($10,062,758.00) to include:

a.renovation of the Aviation Science Building,

b.installation of an ADA elevator within the athletic facility,

c.construction and renovation of classrooms,

d.renovation and construction of Academic Support Services Building,

e.improvements to the Administration Building,

f.renovation of the Theatre Building,

g.renovation of the Science Building, and

h.renovation of the Morrison Building;

14. Projects at Southwestern Oklahoma State University of approximately Twelve Million Three Thousand Sixty-five Dollars ($12,003,065.00) to include:

a.renovation of the Chemistry, Pharmacy and Physics Building,

b.renovation of existing theatre and construction of new theatre,

c.upgrade of instructional equipment and elevators,

d.energy efficiency improvements for various buildings,

e.renovation and improvements to buildings on the Sayre campus,

f.construction of outdoor classroom area, relocation of university observatory and other improvements,

g.renovation of the Art Building, and

h.renovation and addition to the Industrial Technology and Engineering Building;

15. Projects at Cameron University of approximately Twelve Million Fifty-nine Thousand Two Hundred Forty-seven Dollars ($12,059,247.00) to include:

a.either construction or renovation and expansion of Business Building,

b.improvements to the Shepler Center and the Fitness Center,

c.improvements on campus-wide scale needed to achieve ADA compliance,

d.improvements to parking areas and access roads,

e.improvements to campus buildings, and

f.improvements to gymnasium;

16. Projects at Langston University of approximately Eighteen Million Three Hundred Seventy Thousand One Hundred Eighty-seven Dollars ($18,370,187.00) to include:

a.construction of a Student Success Center,

b.renovation and construction of the Allied Health Complex,

c.construction of a Performing Arts Center, and

d.construction of an Oklahoma African-American Museum;

17. Projects at Oklahoma Panhandle State University of approximately Seven Million Two Hundred Eighty Thousand Dollars ($7,280,000.00) to include:

a.construction of a science and agriculture building, and

b.construction of the Noble Activity and Cultural Center;

18. Projects at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma of approximately Six Million Sixty-eight Thousand Eight Hundred Thirty-two Dollars ($6,068,832.00) to include:

a.renovation of Canning Hall,

b.improvements to parking areas and roofing of various buildings,

c.renovation of performing arts and academic lecture venues,

d.renovation of art annex, and

e.acquisition of classroom, laboratory and library equipment;

19. Projects at Carl Albert State College of approximately Eight Million Six Hundred Forty-seven Thousand Six Hundred One Dollars ($8,647,601.00) to include:

a.construction of a new classroom building and parking lot,

b.construction of CASC Sallisaw Classroom and Library,

c.renovation and expansion of Joe E. White Library, and

d.renovation and expansion of the Mick Thompson Convocational Center;

20. Projects at Connors State College of approximately Seven Million Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($7,025,000.00) to include:

a.renovation of the Classroom Building, Library and Education Buildings,

b.renovation of the Fine Arts Building,

c.renovation of a building to become one-stop enrollment center,

d.renovation and addition to Haskell Building on Muskogee campus, and

e.renovation and expansion of existing buildings for the expansion of Allied Health and Technical programs;

21. Projects at Eastern Oklahoma State College of approximately Seven Million Nine Hundred Ten Thousand One Hundred One Dollars ($7,910,101.00) to include:

a.construction of a student life and learning center,

b.repair and improvements to various campus facilities, and

c.campus-wide software replacement;

22. Projects at Murray State College of approximately Seven Million Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($7,025,000.00) to include:

a.renovation and improvements to various campus facilities,

b.construction of a building for customer service and laboratory facilities,

c.construction of a maintenance building,

d.landscaping and parking and street improvements,

e.acquisition of technology equipment, and

f.acquisition of equipment to address instructional needs and campus security and safety issues;

23. Projects at Northern Oklahoma College of approximately Fourteen Million Two Hundred Ninety-three Thousand Two Hundred Thirty-five Dollars ($14,293,235.00) to include:

a.renovation and repair of buildings, parking areas and infrastructure on Enid campus,

b.renovation of and furnishing and equipment for Wilkin Hall,

c.construction of Allied Health and Educational Communication Center,

d.renovation and expansion of the Vineyard Library Administration Building, and

e.construction in conjunction with OSU of a new classroom building in Stillwater;

24. Projects at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College of approximately Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000.00) to include:

a.renovation, expansion and equipment for Health Science Building,

b.renovation of Commons Hall, and

c.renovation and restoration of Science Building;

25. Projects at Oklahoma City Community College of approximately Fifteen Million Three Hundred Thirty-five Thousand One Hundred One Dollars ($15,335,101.00) to include:

a.construction of the Arts Education Center, and

b.expansion of the Health Professions Education Center;

26. Projects at Redlands Community College of approximately Six Million Seven Hundred Seventy Thousand Dollars ($6,770,000.00) to include:

a.construction of the Darlington Agricultural Center,

b.construction of a health, math and science facility,

c.renovation and automation of library,

d.acquisition of real property for Darlington Production facility,

e.construction of facility to house International and Entrepreneurship Business Institute, and

f.infrastructure improvements and upgrades;

27. Projects at Rose State College of approximately Eleven Million Seven Hundred Seventy-five Thousand Dollars ($11,775,000.00) to include construction of a Health Sciences Center;

28. Projects at Seminole State College of approximately Six Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($6,750,000.00) to include:

a.construction of a wellness and athletic training facility,

b.renovation and equipment acquisition necessary to accommodate persons with disabilities,

c.acquisition and improvement of computer network equipment,

d.renovation and expansion of facilities to develop a student success center,

e.construction of maintenance building and affiliated roads and parking,

f.acquisition of building for office space and storage, and

g.construction and expansion of roads and parking facilities;

29. Projects at Tulsa Community College of approximately Sixteen Million Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($16,025,000.00) to include:

a.construction of a distance learning center, and

b.construction of a math and science building;

30. Projects at Western Oklahoma State College of approximately Six Million Dollars ($6,000,000.00) to include:

a.construction of a cooperative higher education and training center,

b.construction and repair of parking lots, roads and walkways, and

c.acquisition of software and information technology equipment;

31. Projects at the University Center of Southern Oklahoma of approximately Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00) to include:

construction of classrooms in a new facility;

32. Projects at the McCurtain County Higher Education Center of approximately Six Hundred Thousand Dollars ($600,000.00) to include renovation and expansion of chemistry laboratory and classroom and acquisition of equipment;

33. Projects at the Quartz Mountain Arts and Conference Center of approximately Three Million One Hundred Seventy-three Thousand Five Hundred Fifty-six Dollars ($3,173,556.00) to include:

a.renovation and remediation of lodge, walkways, parking lots and sidewalks,

b.construction of a student dormitory and family reunion center,

c.repair and renovation of Performing Arts Hall and Arts Pavilions,

d.completion of construction of a comprehensive pedestrian trail system,

e.improvements and upgrades of infrastructure, and

f.improvement and acquisition of land; and

34. Projects for the Oklahoma Climatological Survey of approximately Six Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($650,000.00) to include acquisition and installation of equipment for the Oklahoma Mesonet to monitor atmospheric conditions in and around Oklahoma City.

B. To the extent funds are available from the proceeds of the borrowing authorized by subsection A of this section, the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority shall provide for the payment of professional fees and associated costs related to the projects authorized in subsection A of this section.

C. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may issue obligations in one or more series and in conjunction with other issues of the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may issue short-term obligations in anticipation of the sale of the bonds authorized by this section and enter into such liquidity and other agreements as may be necessary to provide for the efficient financing of the projects. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is authorized to hire bond counsel, financial consultants, and such other professionals as it may deem necessary to provide for the efficient sale of the obligations and may utilize a portion of the proceeds of any borrowing to create such reserves as may be deemed necessary and to pay costs associated with the issuance and administration of such obligations.

D. The obligations authorized under this section may be sold at either competitive or negotiated sale, as determined by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority, and in such form and at such prices and bearing interest at a fixed or variable rate as may be authorized by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may enter into agreements with such credit enhancers and liquidity providers as may be determined necessary to efficiently market the obligations. The obligations may mature and have such provisions for redemption as shall be determined by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority.

E. Any interest earnings on funds or accounts created for the purposes of this section may be utilized as partial payment of the annual debt service or for the purposes directed by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority. The interest earnings in the construction funds created pursuant to this section shall be used by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority for the projects enumerated herein.

F. The obligations issued under this section, the transfer thereof and the interest earned on such obligations, including any profit derived from the sale thereof, shall not be subject to taxation of any kind by the State of Oklahoma, or by any county, municipality or political subdivision therein.

G. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may direct the investment of all monies in any funds or accounts created in connection with the offering of the obligations authorized under this section. Such investments shall be made in a manner consistent with the investment guidelines of the State Treasurer. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may place additional restrictions on the investment of such monies if necessary to enhance the marketability of the obligations.

H. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is authorized to issue bonds, notes, or other obligations for the purpose of refinancing or restructuring obligations issued pursuant to this section. To the extent funds are available from the proceeds of the borrowing authorized by this subsection, the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority shall provide for the payment of professional fees and associated costs approved by the Oklahoma State Bond Advisor. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is authorized to hire bond counsel, financial consultants, and such other professionals as may be deemed necessary to provide for the efficient sale of the obligations and may utilize a portion of the proceeds of any borrowing to create such reserves as may be deemed necessary and to pay costs associated with the issuance and administration of such obligations. An issuance of bonds under this subsection may be undertaken to achieve an overall debt service savings, modify restrictive bond document covenants, or reduce payment requirements during periods of fiscal stress. To achieve these objectives, the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is authorized to extend the final maturity of outstanding obligations if necessary, but in no event shall the final maturity of an individual bond issue be extended more than ten (10) years without the approval of the Council of Bond Oversight. The obligations authorized under this subsection may be sold at either competitive or negotiated sale, as determined by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority, and in such form and at such prices as may be authorized by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may issue obligations in one or more series and may set such other terms and conditions as may be necessary in its judgment to achieve an efficient refinancing. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority may enter into agreements with such credit enhancers and liquidity providers as may be determined necessary to efficiently market the obligations, including the purchase of surety policies or other financial instruments to be utilized in lieu of reserve funds. The obligations may mature and have such provisions for redemption as shall be determined by the Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority. The Oklahoma Capitol Improvement Authority is hereby specifically authorized to purchase surety policies or other financial instruments to replace existing debt service reserves. Any payment for such policies or other instruments may be made from the cash reserves being replaced or any other legally available source.

I. Bonds issued pursuant to this section shall not be subject to the provisions of Section 3980.4 of this title.

Added by Laws 2005, c. 2, § 12, emerg. eff. March 31, 2005. Amended by Laws 2005, c. 218, § 12, emerg. eff. May 24, 2005; Laws 2005, c. 402, § 7, eff. July 1, 2005; Laws 2008, c. 54, § 6, eff. July 1, 2008; Laws 2012, c. 252, § 3, eff. July 1, 2012.

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