2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 219. Investments.
219.07 Redevelopment authority bonds legal investments and security.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 219.07 (2017)

219.07 Redevelopment authority bonds legal investments and security.


(a) In this subsection “authorized investor" means:

1. All banks, trust companies, bankers, savings banks and institutions, building and loan associations, savings and loan associations, credit unions, investment companies, and other persons carrying on a banking business.

2. All personal representatives, guardians, trustees, and other fiduciaries.

3. The state and all public officers, municipal corporations, political subdivisions, and public bodies, except those under ch. 604.

(b) Any authorized investor may legally invest any sinking funds, moneys, or other funds belonging to them or within their control in any bonds or other obligations issued by a redevelopment authority created by s. 66.1333, or issued by any redevelopment authority or urban renewal agency in the United States, when the bonds or other obligations are secured by an agreement between the issuer and the federal government in which the issuer agrees to borrow from the federal government and the federal government agrees to lend to the issuer, prior to the maturity of the bonds or other obligations, moneys in an amount that, together with any other moneys irrevocably committed to the payment of principal and interest on such bonds or other obligations, will suffice to pay the principal of the bonds or other obligations with interest to maturity on the bonds, which moneys under the terms of the agreement are required to be used for the purpose of paying the principal of and the interest on the bonds or other obligations at their maturity.

(2) The bonds and other obligations described in sub. (1) (b) shall be authorized security for all public deposits.

(3) It is the purpose of this section to authorize any persons, political subdivisions and officers, public or private, to use any funds owned or controlled by them for the purchase of any bonds described in sub. (1) (b) or other obligations. Nothing contained in this section with regard to legal investments shall be construed as relieving any person of any duty of exercising reasonable care in selecting securities. This section shall apply notwithstanding any restrictions on investments contained in other provisions of the statutes.

History: 1971 c. 260; 1973 c. 336; 1999 a. 83; 1999 a. 150 s. 672; 2001 a. 102.

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