2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-4018. Lease of buildings.
In any instance in which the board shall consider it preferable to acquire the building or additions to existing buildings or equipment in the manner authorized in this section rather than through the issuance of bonds by the board, it may do so by complying with this section. In each such case the board is authorized to lease to any nonprofit corporation organized for the benefit of the college or university affected, or to a public trust such portion or portions of the campus of the institution as may be necessary as sites therefor. The lease shall contain such provisions with respect to the type, construction and operation of any such building or addition as the board may consider desirable, and the board may enter into agreements as to the use which will be made of any such building, addition or equipment, the operation, maintenance and supervision thereof, the imposition of fees and charges by the board for the use of the building or addition, and the collection and disposition to be made of the proceeds of such fees and charges. The board may agree to make such fees and charges adequate to provide a sum sufficient to pay the cost of the maintenance and operation thereof and the amortization of the cost of the building or any addition to existing buildings or equipment therefor, over a specified period of years, and when such cost shall have been paid any obligations issued by any entity to finance such cost shall have been fully paid as to principal and interest, the lease shall terminate and title to the building or any addition to existing buildings or equipment shall vest in the board. The agreements herein authorized to be entered into by the board may, in the discretion of the board, include a lease of the buildings, additions or equipment and the payment of rentals therefor. The board may furnish without charge, heat, light, water, power and similar facilities for any building erected under the provisions of this section and all buildings and additions to existing buildings so erected and equipment therefor shall be exempt from taxation.
Added by Laws 1969, c. 396, § 1012. Amended by Laws 1984, c. 259, § 3, operative July 1, 1984; Laws 2000, c. 309, § 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2000. Renumbered from § 4012 of this title by Laws 2000, c. 309, § 5, eff. Sept. 1, 2000.