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(a) Before distribution to the school lands mineral royalties account under W.S. 9-4-305(b), sufficient revenues for the purposes of this section shall be deducted therefrom and credited to a bond repayment account pursuant to the terms of the resolution, indenture or other appropriate proceeding authorizing the issuance of revenue bonds under this section. The revenues deducted shall be used as provided by this section. The balance of the revenues shall be credited to the school lands mineral royalties account as provided under W.S. 9-4-305(b). After available revenues under W.S. 9-4-305(b) have been used, revenues under W.S. 21-13-301 shall also be credited, as necessary, to the bond repayment account and shall be used as provided by this section.
(b) The school facilities commission may borrow money in a principal amount not to exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) by the issuance from time to time of one (1) or more series of revenue bonds. The commission may encumber revenues under subsection (a) of this section for bonds in total amounts not to exceed one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) issued for school capital construction projects and assistance as determined by the commission and approved by the legislature under W.S. 21-15-119. Any bonds issued under this section, together with any interest accruing thereon and any prior redemption premiums due in connection therewith, are payable and collectible solely out of revenues authorized under this section. The bondholders may not look to any general or other fund for payment of the bonds except the revenues pledged therefore. The bonds shall not constitute an indebtedness or a debt within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision or limitation. The bonds shall not be considered or held to be general obligations of the state but shall constitute its special obligations and the commission shall not pledge the state's full faith and credit for payment of the bonds.
(c) Bonds issued under this section shall be in a form, issued in a manner, at, above or below par at a discount not exceeding ten percent (10%) of the principal amount of the bonds, at public or private sale, and issued with recitals, terms, covenants, conditions and other provisions not contrary to other applicable statutes, as may be provided by the commission in a resolution authorizing their issuance and in an indenture or other appropriate proceedings.
(d) Any bonds issued under this section shall:
(i) Be of denominations of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) or multiples thereof;
(ii) Be fully negotiable within the meaning of and for all purposes of the Uniform Commercial Code, W.S. 34.1-1-101 through 34.1-10-104;
(iii) Mature at a time or serially at times in regular numerical order at annual or other designated intervals in amounts designated and fixed by the commission, but not exceeding thirty (30) years from their date;
(iv) Bear interest payable annually, semiannually or at other designated intervals, but the first interest payment date may be for interest accruing for any period not exceeding one (1) year;
(v) Be made payable in lawful money of the United States at the office of the state treasurer or any commercial bank or commercial banks;
(vi) Repealed by Laws 2002, Sp. & Bud. Sess., ch. 99, § 3.
(vii) Be additionally secured by a reserve fund created from revenues deposited within the school lands mineral royalties account under W.S. 9-4-305(b) or from the proceeds of the bonds, or both, in an amount determined by the commission but not to exceed an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the revenue bonds outstanding.
(e) Before any contract is entered into by the commission to retain the services of a financial advisor or to sell the bonds to an underwriter, whether by competitive or negotiated bid, a full disclosure of the terms of the contract including fees to be paid shall be submitted to the management council through the legislative service office.
(f) The commission may issue refunding revenue bonds:
(i) To refund and discharge and extend or shorten the maturities of all or any part of any outstanding bonds issued under this section including any interest thereon in arrears or about to become due;
(ii) For the purpose of reducing interest costs on bonds issued under this section or effecting other economics; or
(iii) For the purpose of modifying or eliminating any contractual limitations or provisions contained in any indenture or other proceedings authorizing outstanding bonds issued under this section.
(g) Any refunding permitted by this subsection shall be accomplished in the manner prescribed by W.S. 16-5-101 through 16-5-119, except any refunding revenue bonds authorized by the commission under this subsection shall not constitute an indebtedness or a debt within the meaning of any constitutional or statutory provision or limitation or be considered general obligations of the state. The commission shall not pledge the state's full faith and credit to the payment of the refunding revenue bonds. The refunding revenue bonds shall constitute special obligations of the state and may be payable only from the sources authorized in this section for the payment of the bonds refunded. The principal amount of any bonds which have been refunded need not be taken into account in computing compliance with the maximum amounts of bonds authorized to be issued under this section.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Wyoming Statutes Title 21. Education § 21-15-108. Revenue bonds for grants and loans; refunding revenue bonds - last updated December 01, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/wy/title-21-education/wy-st-sect-21-15-108/
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