(a) Defaulted obligations, other than bonds of school districts as provided by Section 43.011, due the available school fund may be refinanced or refunded with the approval of
the State Board of Education in compliance with this section.
(b) In this section, “defaulted obligations” includes delinquent interest whether represented by coupons or not, interest on
delinquent interest, and any other form of obligation due the available school fund.
(c) The obligor must apply to the State Board of Education and show:
(1) that the obligations due the available school fund have been in default in whole
or in part for a continuous period of at least 15 years; and
(2) that the obligor is not in default in the payment of the principal of any bonds
owned by the permanent school fund.
(d) If the State Board of Education finds that the requirements provided by Subsection
(c) have been met, it may approve a refinancing or the issuance of refunding bonds
on the conditions:
(1) that the refunding bonds must mature serially in not exceeding 40 years from the
date of issuance;
(2) that the principal amount of the refunding bonds may be not less than the total
amount of the obligations then in default and due the available school fund; and
(3) that the refunding bonds must bear interest at a rate or rates determined by the
State Board of Education to be for the best interest of the available school fund.
(e) The State Board of Education may accept refunding bonds in lieu of either matured
or unmatured bonds held for the benefit of the permanent school fund if the rate of
interest on the new refunding bonds is at least the same rate as that of the bonds
(f) Refunding bonds issued with the approval or pursuant to a refunding agreement
with the State Board of Education in compliance with either this section or Section 43.011 shall, on the order of the State Board of Education, be exchanged by the comptroller
for the defaulted obligations they have been issued to refund.
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