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Texas Government Code - GOV'T § 1433.041. Department Approval of Lease;  Appeal

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(a) An issuer may not begin proceedings to authorize bonds under Section 1433.044 or 1433.061 until the department has given tentative approval to the suggested contents of the lease agreement, and if a lessee is allowed to sublease, the department has tentatively approved the financial responsibility of the ultimate lessee.  The department shall investigate a proposed acquisition of existing facilities for compliance with Section 1433.022(d) before tentatively approving an industrial project or medical project.

(b) The department may not give final approval to any agreement unless the department affirmatively finds that the lessee and ultimate lessee have the business experience, financial resources, and responsibility to provide reasonable assurance that all bonds and interest on the bonds to be paid from or because of that agreement will be paid as they become due.

(c) The attorney general may not approve bonds to be issued under this chapter until the department has given final approval to the lease agreement and may not approve the bonds if the provisions for security and payment of lease payments do not conform with this chapter.

(d) An issuer may appeal any adverse ruling or decision of the department under this section to a district court in Travis County.  The substantial evidence rule applies to an appeal under this subsection.

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