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(a) The board may at any time and from time to time enter into one or more bond enhancement agreements that the board deems to be necessary or appropriate to place the obligation of the board, as represented by the bonds, in whole or in part, on the interest rate, currency, cash flow, or other basis desired by the board. Bond enhancement agreements may include, on terms and conditions approved by the board, interest rate swap agreements, currency swap agreements, forward payment conversion agreements, agreements providing for payments based on levels of or changes in interest rates or currency exchange rates, agreements to exchange cash flows or a series of payments, or agreements including options, puts, or calls, to hedge payment, currency, rate, spread, or other exposure. A bond enhancement agreement is an agreement for professional services and shall contain the terms and conditions and be for the period that the board approves. The cost to the board of the bond enhancement agreement may be paid from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds to which the bond enhancement agreement relates or from any other source, including the revenues of the board that are available for the purpose of paying the bonds or that may otherwise be available to make those payments.
(b) The resolution of the board authorizing a bond enhancement agreement may authorize one or more designated officers or employees of the board to act on behalf of the board in entering into and delivering the bond enhancement agreement and in determining or setting the counterparty and terms of the bond enhancement agreement specified in the resolution, except that the resolution must set the maximum amount and term for the bond enhancement agreement.
(c) Unless the board elects otherwise in its approval of a bond enhancement agreement, the bond enhancement agreement is not a credit agreement for purposes of Chapter 1371, Government Code, regardless of whether the bonds relating to the bond enhancement agreement were issued in part under that law.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Natural Resources Code - NAT RES § 164.010. Bond Enhancement Agreements - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/natural-resources-code/nat-res-sect-164-010/
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