Current as of: 2009
For the purpose of acquiring lands for the uses of the district and to provide funds for the making and construction of the public works, facilities and improvements outlined in this Part, the board is authorized to issue revenue bonds in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions of Subpart C, Part I, Chapter 10, Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as well as Subpart B, Part I, Chapter 10, Title 33. The board is also authorized to incur debt and issue tax secured bonds for the above purposes in the manner and subject to the terms and conditions of Subpart A, Part III, Chapter 4, Title 39, as well as industrial inducement bonds.
In addition to the above power to issue bonds and without reference to any other provisions of the constitution or statutes of the state, the district is authorized, with the approval of the state bond commission, to issue negotiable bonds for any of the purposes described above and to pledge for the payment of the principal and interest of such negotiable bonds the income and revenues derived or to be derived from the properties and facilities maintained and operated by it, or received by the district from other sources. In addition to the pledge of income and revenues to secure said bonds, the district may further secure their payment by a conventional mortgage upon any or all of the properties constructed or acquired, or to be constructed and acquired by it. Said district is further authorized to receive by gift, grant, donation or otherwise any sum of money, aid or assistance from the United States, the state of Louisiana, or any political subdivision thereof, and unless otherwise provided by the terms of such gift, grant, donation, in its discretion, to pledge all or any part of such moneys for the further securing of the payment of the principal and interest of its bonds. Such bonds shall be authorized by a resolution of the governing authority of the district and shall be of such series, bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times not exceeding forty years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rate or rates not exceeding five per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or fully registered without coupons, carry such registration and exchangeability privilege, be payable in such medium of payment and at such place or places, be subject to such terms of redemption not exceeding one hundred five percent of the principal amount thereof, and be entitled to such priority on the revenues of the district as such resolution or resolutions may provide. The bonds shall be signed by such officers as the district shall determine, and coupon bonds shall have attached thereto interest coupons bearing the facsimile signatures of such officer or officers of the district as it shall designate. Any such bonds may be issued and delivered, notwithstanding that one or more of the officers signing such bonds or the officer or officers whose facsimile signature or signatures may be upon the coupons shall have ceased to be such officer or officers at the time such bonds shall actually have been delivered. Said bonds shall be sold for not less than par and accrued interest, to the highest bidder at a public sale after advertisement by the district at least once a week for not less than thirty days in a newspaper of general circulation within the district and in a financial newspaper or journal published in New Orleans, New York or Chicago, reserving to the district the right to reject any and all bids and to readvertise for bids. If after advertisement as hereinabove provided, no bids are received, or if such bids as are received are considered in the discretion of the board to be unsatisfactory, then in that event the said board may publicly negotiate for the sale of such bonds, without further advertisement.
No proceedings in respect to the issuance of any such bonds shall be necessary except such as are contemplated by this Section, and no further or other legislation shall be required to effectuate the same.
Added by Acts 1976, No. 196, §1.
For a period of thirty days from the date of publication of the resolution authorizing the issuance of bonds hereunder, any persons in interest shall have the right to contest the legality of the resolution and the legality of the bond issue for any cause, after which time no one shall have any cause or right of action to contest the legality of said resolution or of the bonds authorized thereby for any cause whatever. If no suit, action or proceeding is begun contesting the validity of the bond issue within the thirty days herein prescribed, the authority to issue the bonds and to levy the necessary tax for the payment thereof, the legality thereof and of all the provisions of the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds shall be conclusively presumed, and no court shall have authority to inquire into such matters. Prev | Next
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