Section X-38

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Section X-38: Indebtedness for capital improvements at state institutions.

  The Legislature of the State of Oklahoma is hereby authorized
to enact necessary legislation whereby the State may become
indebted in an amount not to exceed Ninety-nine Million, Eight
Hundred Eight Thousand Dollars ($99,808,000.00) for the purpose
of planning and constructing new buildings or additions to
existing state buildings and other capital improvements for
remodeling, modernizing and repairing any and all existing
buildings and capital improvements and purchase of land,
equipment and furnishings necessary for such new construction or
remodeling for the following departments and agencies of state
government in the amounts and for the purposes set forth as
   1.  Oklahoma State Regents for Higher
    Education for expenditure at all
    constituent institutions ........... $34,250,000.00
   2.  Oklahoma State Regents for Higher
         Education for expenditure at the
    Medical Center of the University of
    Oklahoma ........................... $26,870,000.00
   3.  Oklahoma State Regents for Higher
    Education for the planning and
    construction of a new junior college
    at Tulsa ........................... $ 4,000,000.00
   4.  Oklahoma State Regents for Higher
    Education for the planning and
    construction of a new junior college at
    Midwest City, provided that the
    study of Regents for Higher Education
    establishes the feasibility thereof,
    not to exceed $1,500,000.00,
    otherwise for new or existing
    community junior colleges which
    meet the criteria and conditions
    established by the Regents for
    Higher Education, a total of ....... $ 2,000,000.00
    5. State Department of Mental Health
    for expenditure at Central State
    Griffin Memorial Hospital, Eastern
    State Hospital, Western State
    Hospital and Taft State Hospital
    and for constructing and equipping
    community mental health centers,
    provided that not more than fifteen
    per cent (15%) of the amount may be
    spent on community mental health
    centers ............................ $ 8,000,000.00
   6.  State Department of Health for
    expenditure for the administrative
    offices and laboratories ........... $ 4,516,000.00
   7.  State Department of Health for
    construction, remodeling and
    equipping Oklahoma General Hospital
    at Clinton, Oklahoma ............... $   500,000.00
   8.  State Department of Highways for
    the acquisition of land and
    completion of streets and highways
    in the State Capitol Complex ....... $ 1,875,000.00
   9.  Oklahoma Historical Society
    for equipment and remodeling
    at the Wiley Post Building and
    for acquistion and improvement
    of historic sites .................. $   125,000.00
  10.  To the State Department of
    Vocational Education for
    construction and equipping
    of area vocational and technical
    schools and technical institutes
    and equipment, $5,750,000.00
    and for Oklahoma State
    University School of
    Technical Training (Oklahoma
    State Tech) at Okmulgee,
    $1,500,000.00 ...................... $ 7,250,000.00
  11.  State Department of Public
    Welfare for expenditure at the
    Pauls Valley State School, Enid
    State School, Hissom Memorial
    Center, School for the Blind,
    School for the Deaf, Whitaker
    State Children's Home, Taft State
    Children's Home, Helena State
    School for Boys, Boley State
    School for Boys, Taft State School
    for Girls and Tecumseh Girls'
    Town ............................... $ 4,375,000.00
  12.  State Department of Public
    Welfare for construction of a
    Juvenile Diagnostic Evaluation
    and Receiving Center ............... $ 1,000,000.00
  13.  State Department of Public Safety
    for construction of a plans and
    training building and for district
    headquarters ....................... $   497,000.00
  14.  State Military Department for
    the construction of headquarters,
    warehouse and armory buildings ..... $ 1,500,000.00
  15.  State Bureau of Investigation
    for the construction of a building
    near or integrated into the new
    headquarters facilities of the
    Department of Public Safety ........ $   200,000.00
  16.  State Department of Corrections
    for construction and equipping
    of a reception and diagnostic
    center and other capital
    improvements at McAlester,
    Oklahoma, $1,000,000.00 and for
    constructing, renovating and
    equipping academic and vocational
    school facilities and other
    capital projects at Granite
    Reformatory, $750,000.00 ........... $ 1,750,000.00
  17.  State Department of Health for
    construction, remodeling and
    equipping Eastern Oklahoma
    Tuberculosis Sanatorium at
    Talihina, Oklahoma, $250,000.00,
    and to the Western Oklahoma
    Tuberculosis Sanatorium at
    Clinton, Oklahoma, $250,000.00,
    and for constructing community
    social service centers at Ada,
    Shawnee, Lawton, and other
    communities approved by the
    State Department of Health,
    $500,000.00, (to be used with the
    $1,500,000.00 heretofore authorized
    in Section 37 of Article X of this
    Constitution) ...................... $ 1,000,000.00
  18.  Cerebral Palsy Institute ........... $   100,000.00
and such legislation shall provide for the payment and discharge
of the principal of such debt, together with interest on such
indebtedness, from one or more of the following sources of state
income as follows:
  1.  Any remainder of revenue available from the revenues
lawfully levied and collected by the State of Oklahoma on the
sale of cigarettes not already committed to other obligations of
the State of Oklahoma;
  2.  Allocations by the Legislature of the State of Oklahoma
from any monies in the General Revenue Fund of the State not
other wise obligated, committed or appropriated; and
  3.  The proceeds of any tax which the Legislature may impose
and collect for the purpose of paying the principal and interest
on the indebtedness herein authorized to be created, and
authority is hereby granted to the Legislature to so impose and
collect such tax, if necessary.
  Such legislation hereby authorized to be enacted by the
Legislature of the State of Oklahoma may provide for the issuance
of bonds evidencing the indebtedness herein authorized and
provide that such bonds may be issued in one or more series, may
bear such date or dates, may mature at such time or times, may be
in such denomination or denominations, may be in such form,
coupon or registered, may carry such registration or conversion
provisions, may be executed in such manner, may be payable in
such medium of payment at such place or places, may be subject to
such terms of redemption, with or without premium, and may bear
such rate or rates of interest as the Legislature may deem
expedient and may contain any and all provisions which the
Legislature may deem necessary or expedient to make such bonds
marketable as general obligations of the State of Oklahoma with
the full faith and credit of the State pledged thereto.  As used
herein words in the singular shall be construed to include the
plural, and words in the plural shall be construed to include the
singular; the designation of place or location shall be
considered directive and not exclusive.  Within the limits of
indebtedness herein authorized the Legislature in its discretion
may authorize the issuance of such bonds and the incurring of the
authorized indebtedness in fractional amounts of the total
indebtedness hereby authorized to be incurred from time to time
and at one or more Sessions of the Legislature.  

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