Chapter 286A — State Borrowing

 

 

ORS sections in this chapter were amended or repealed by the Legislative Assembly during its 2016 regular session. See the table of ORS sections amended or repealed during the 2016 regular session: 2016 A&R Tables

 

New sections of law were enacted by the Legislative Assembly during its 2016 regular session and pertain to or are likely to be compiled in this ORS chapter. See sections in the following 2016 Oregon Laws chapters: 2016 Session Laws 0066

 

 

2015 EDITION

 

STATE BORROWING

 

PUBLIC BORROWING

 

DEFINITIONS

 

286A.001  Definitions for ORS chapter 286A

 

DUTIES OF STATE TREASURER

 

286A.005  Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds

 

286A.010  Information required by State Treasurer

 

286A.014  Fees and expenses of State Treasurer; rules

 

286A.015  Payment of expenses of State Treasurer

 

286A.016  Disposition of charges

 

AUTHORITY FOR BORROWING

 

286A.025  Issuance and sale of bonds

 

286A.035  Bond budget authorization

 

286A.045  Borrowing for current expenses

 

286A.050  Short Term Borrowing Account; sources; uses

 

286A.055  Report by State Treasurer on amount of bonds issued, amounts repaid, costs and interest earned

 

286A.056  Cancellation or postponement of scheduled issuance of bonds

 

286A.095  Compliance with constitutional or statutory debt limit

 

ADMINISTRATION OF BONDS

 

286A.100  Definitions for ORS 286A.100 and 286A.102

 

286A.102  Lien of a pledge; Uniform Commercial Code

 

286A.110  Agreements for exchange of interest rates

 

286A.118  Termination payment of conduit borrower

 

286A.120  Credit enhancement devices

 

286A.123  Agency purchase of own bonds

 

286A.130  Bond counsel services; financial advisory services; Public Contracting Code

 

286A.132  Debt-related advisory services

 

286A.140  State taxation of bond interest

 

286A.145  Federal taxation of bond interest; interest rate subsidies; rules

 

286A.160  Exception to expenditure limits for repaying obligations; administrative limits; reports

 

286A.185  Cancellation, purchase or redemption of bonds; lost or destroyed evidence of bonds; rules

 

286A.190  Disclosure of bond ownership

 

286A.195  Financial audit of bond programs

 

286A.250  State Debt Policy Advisory Commission; membership; compensation; quorum; meetings; personnel

 

286A.255  Functions and duties of commission

 

LOTTERY BONDS

 

286A.560  Definitions for ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 and 327.700 to 327.711

 

286A.563  Purposes; nature of lottery bonds

 

286A.566  Requirements for legislation authorizing lottery bonds

 

286A.570  Lottery Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.573  Lottery Bond Administrative Fund; purposes

 

286A.576  Allocation of lottery moneys for lottery bonds; priorities

 

286A.578  Litigation challenging legality of Oregon State Lottery

 

286A.580  Issuance of lottery bonds; refunding bonds; bond covenants; reserves for bonds; appropriation to maintain reserves; credit enhancements

 

286A.585  Lottery bonds for community sports facilities; use of proceeds of bonds

 

PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS

 

286A.605  Definitions for ORS 286A.605 to 286A.625

 

286A.615  Private Activity Bond Committee; purpose of private activity bonding; rules

 

286A.620  Private activity bond volume cap

 

286A.625  State Treasurer to maintain records

 

286A.630  Reallocation of private activity bond cap; rules

 

BACCALAUREATE BONDS

 

286A.700  Authority to issue baccalaureate bonds

 

WATER POWER BONDS

 

286A.710  Definitions for ORS 286A.710 to 286A.720

 

286A.712  Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds

 

286A.714  Article XI-D Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.716  Article XI-D Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.718  Renewable Energy Fund; purposes; rules

 

286A.720  Budget request; Article XI-D bond-related costs

 

PENSION LIABILITY BONDS

 

286A.730  Definitions for ORS 286A.730 to 286A.750

 

286A.735  Authority of State Treasurer to issue pension liability bonds; nature and purpose of bonds; refunding bonds

 

286A.740  Article XI-O Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.745  Article XI-O Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.750  Terms and conditions of pension liability bonds

 

SEISMIC REHABILITATION BONDS

 

(Public Education Buildings)

 

286A.760  Definitions for ORS 286A.760 to 286A.772

 

286A.762  Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds

 

286A.764  Article XI-M Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.766  Article XI-M Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.768  Education Seismic Fund; purposes; rules

 

286A.772  Payment of bond-related costs

 

(Emergency Services Buildings)

 

286A.780  Definitions for ORS 286A.780 to 286A.792

 

286A.782  Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds

 

286A.784  Article XI-N Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.786  Article XI-N Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.788  Emergency Services Seismic Fund; purposes; rules; fees

 

286A.792  Payment of bond-related costs

 

SCHOOL CAPITAL MATCHING BONDS

 

286A.796  Definitions for ORS 286A.796 to 286A.806

 

286A.798  Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds

 

286A.800  School capital matching bond program; rules

 

286A.801  Matching fund grants to school districts; requirements; awards; rules

 

286A.802  Article XI-P Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.804  Article XI-P Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.806  School Capital Matching Fund; purposes

 

286A.808  Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account; purposes

 

286A.810  LEED certification of school projects financed with Article XI-P bonds

 

ARTICLE XI-Q BONDS

 

286A.816  Definitions for ORS 286A.816 to 286A.826

 

286A.818  Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds

 

286A.820  Article XI-Q Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.822  Article XI-Q Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.824  Article XI-Q bond program; rules

 

286A.826  Budgeting for Article XI-Q project costs

 

HIGHER EDUCATION BONDS

 

286A.830  Definitions for ORS 286A.830 to 286A.863

 

286A.833  Authority of State Treasurer to issue Article XI-F(1) bonds

 

286A.836  Loan agreements for Article XI-F(1) bonds

 

286A.839  Article XI-F(1) Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.842  Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.845  Budgeting for Article XI-F(1) bonds

 

286A.848  Authority of State Treasurer to issue Article XI-G bonds

 

286A.851  Grant contracts for Article XI-G bonds

 

286A.854  Article XI-G Bond Fund; purposes

 

286A.857  Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund; purposes

 

286A.860  Budgeting for Article XI-G bonds

 

286A.863  Rules; billing of public universities; agreements with Oregon Health and Science University

 

DEFINITIONS

 

      286A.001 Definitions for ORS chapter 286A. As used in this chapter:

      (1) “Agreement for exchange of interest rates” means a contract, or an option or forward commitment to enter into a contract, for the exchange of interest rates that provides for:

      (a) Payments based on levels of or changes in interest rates; or

      (b) Provisions to hedge payment, rate, spread or similar exposure including, but not limited to, an interest rate floor or cap or an option, put or call.

      (2) “Bond”:

      (a) Means a contractual undertaking or instrument of the State of Oregon to repay borrowed moneys.

      (b) Does not mean a financing agreement, as defined in ORS 283.085, if the principal amount of the agreement is $100,000 or less, or a credit enhancement device.

      (3) “Counterparty” means an entity with whom the State of Oregon enters into an agreement for exchange of interest rates.

      (4) “Credit enhancement device”:

      (a) Means a letter of credit, line of credit, standby bond purchase agreement, bond insurance policy, reserve surety bond or other device or facility used to enhance the creditworthiness, liquidity or marketability of bonds or agreements for the exchange of interest rates; and

      (b) Does not mean a bond.

      (5) “Credit enhancement device fee” means a payment required to be made to the provider of a credit enhancement device securing a bond or securing an agreement for the exchange of interest rates.

      (6) “General obligation bond” means a bond that constitutes indebtedness of the state under section 7, Article XI of the Oregon Constitution, and that is exempt from the $50,000 limitation on indebtedness set forth in that section.

      (7) “Operative document” means a bond declaration, trust agreement, indenture, security agreement or other document in which the State of Oregon pledges property as security for an obligation, as defined in ORS 286A.100.

      (8) “Refunding bond” means a bond of the State of Oregon that is issued to refund another bond, regardless of whether the refunding is on a current, advance, forward delivery, synthetic or other basis.

      (9) “Related agency” means the state agency that requests the State Treasurer to issue bonds pursuant to ORS 286A.025 or for which the State Treasurer has issued bonds.

      (10) “Related bond” means a bond for which the State of Oregon enters into an agreement for exchange of interest rates.

      (11) “Revenue” means all fees, tolls, excise taxes, assessments, property taxes and other taxes, rates, charges, rentals and other income or receipts derived by a state agency or to which a state agency is entitled.

      (12) “Revenue bond” means a bond of the State of Oregon that is not a general obligation bond.

      (13) “State agency”:

      (a) Includes a statewide elected officer, board, commission, department, division, authority or other entity, without regard to the designation given to the entity, that is within state government, as defined in ORS 174.111; and

      (b) Does not include:

      (A) A statewide elected judge;

      (B) The State Treasurer;

      (C) A local government, as defined in ORS 174.116;

      (D) The Oregon Health and Science University;

      (E) A special government body, as defined in ORS 174.117, except to the extent a special government body must be considered a state agency in order to achieve the purposes of Article XI-K of the Oregon Constitution; or

      (F) A semi-independent state agency listed in ORS 182.454, 377.835 or 674.305, or any other state agency denominated by statute as a semi-independent state agency.

      (14) “Termination payment” means the amount payable under an agreement for exchange of interest rates by one party to another party as a result of the termination, in whole or part, of the agreement prior to the expiration of the stated term. [2007 c.783 §2; 2009 c.537 §7]

 

DUTIES OF STATE TREASURER

 

      286A.005 Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds. (1) The State Treasurer shall issue and sign bonds of the State of Oregon. The State Treasurer may sign a bond by manual or facsimile signature.

      (2) Unless otherwise authorized by law other than this section, the State Treasurer may issue bonds only if a related agency has requested that the bonds be issued.

      (3) In determining whether to issue bonds, the State Treasurer shall consider:

      (a) The bond market for the type of bonds proposed for issuance;

      (b) The terms and conditions of the proposed issue; and

      (c) Other relevant factors that the State Treasurer considers necessary to protect the financial integrity of the State of Oregon.

      (4) The State Treasurer may sell bonds for more than one related agency or for more than one purpose in a single sale or in combination with the sale of other bonds.

      (5) The State Treasurer is an applicable elected representative for the purpose of approving the issuance of bonds when approval is required under section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code.

      (6) The State Treasurer may adopt rules providing for the procedural or administrative requirements for the issuance of obligations, as defined in ORS 286A.100. [2007 c.783 §3]

 

      286A.010 Information required by State Treasurer. A related agency shall, at the direction of the State Treasurer, provide the State Treasurer with:

      (1) The information that the State Treasurer considers necessary to determine whether to issue the requested bonds, including assumptions underlying cash flow projections associated with the repayment of the bonds; and

      (2) After the requested bonds are issued, the information that the State Treasurer considers necessary to:

      (a) Administer the bonds; and

      (b) Comply with federal and state securities law and bond covenants. [2007 c.783 §4]

 

      286A.014 Fees and expenses of State Treasurer; rules. (1) The State Treasurer may charge a related agency for reasonable fees and expenses in connection with the services, duties and activities of the State Treasurer related to the borrowing activities of the State of Oregon, including but not limited to the issuance and administration of obligations, as defined in ORS 286A.100.

      (2) The State Treasurer may charge a public body, as defined in ORS 287A.001, reasonable fees and expenses in connection with:

      (a) The services, duties and activities of the State Treasurer related to obligations, as defined in ORS 287A.310, of the public body; or

      (b) Providing assistance to the Oregon Municipal Debt Advisory Commission or to the public body.

      (3) The State Treasurer shall deposit all moneys received under this section in the Miscellaneous Receipts Account established under ORS 286A.016.

      (4) The State Treasurer shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section including, but not limited to, rules identifying the services, duties and activities for which charges are to apply.

      (5) A related agency or public body shall pay to the State Treasurer reasonable fees and expenses charged under this section or under rules adopted pursuant to this section. [2007 c.783 §5]

 

      286A.015 Payment of expenses of State Treasurer. Moneys received under ORS 286A.014 are continuously appropriated to the State Treasurer for the payment of expenses of the State Treasurer in connection with bonds of the State of Oregon or a public body as defined in ORS 287A.001. [2007 c.783 §6]

 

      Note: 286A.015 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 286A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      286A.016 Disposition of charges. All moneys received under ORS 286A.014 and 287A.634 shall be deposited in the Miscellaneous Receipts Account established in the General Fund for the State Treasurer. The State Treasurer may use moneys in the account for payment of expenses of the State Treasurer in connection with bonds of the State of Oregon or a public body as defined in ORS 287A.001. [Formerly 286.025]

 

AUTHORITY FOR BORROWING

 

      286A.025 Issuance and sale of bonds. (1) The State Treasurer may, at the request of a related agency:

      (a) Issue bonds when a law of the State of Oregon authorizes bonds to be issued; and

      (b) Issue refunding bonds without additional authorization.

      (2) In consultation with the related agency, the State Treasurer may:

      (a) Sell bonds at a competitive sale or a negotiated sale or in any other manner determined by the State Treasurer;

      (b) Issue bonds the interest of which is exempt from federal income taxation or is not exempt from federal income taxation;

      (c) Establish the principal amounts, redemption provisions, optional or mandatory tender provisions, interest rates or methods for determining variable or adjustable interest rates, denominations and other terms and conditions of the bonds;

      (d) Establish maturity dates for bonds to provide for short-term, interim or long-term borrowing;

      (e) Determine the form and content of a bond offering or disclosure document;

      (f) Structure, market and issue bonds in the manner that the State Treasurer determines is in the best interest of the people of the State of Oregon; and

      (g) Invest moneys held in connection with or derived from obligations, as defined in ORS 286A.100, without regard to the fund or account to which the moneys are credited under other provisions of law, alone or with other invested moneys. In addition, the State Treasurer may:

      (A) Establish funds and accounts separate and distinct from the General Fund in order to invest the moneys as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857 and to arrange for redemption or purchase of bonds; and

      (B) Segregate or pool moneys in order to promote financial and administrative efficiency and prudence in the management of moneys derived from obligations, as defined in ORS 286A.100, moneys available for bond repayment and other moneys, and in the administration of bond programs.

      (3) Subject to the approval of the State Treasurer, moneys described in subsection (2)(g) of this section may be held by a trustee under a trust agreement, indenture, bond declaration or similar instrument and may be invested by the trustee at the direction of the related agency for which the moneys are held by the trustee. If consistent with the trust agreement, indenture, bond declaration or similar instrument, a related agency may authorize a trustee to invest on behalf of the agency in the investment funds or with other moneys invested by the State Treasurer under ORS 293.701 to 293.857 and may authorize a transfer of the moneys from the State Treasurer to the trustee.

      (4) In addition to authority conferred by law other than this section, the State Treasurer or, with the approval of the State Treasurer, a related agency may:

      (a) Execute and deliver indentures, trust agreements, auction agent agreements, broker-dealer agreements, tender agent agreements, bond declarations or similar instruments and other contracts related to the sale, issuance or security of the bonds;

      (b) Deposit funds with trustees for the benefit of bond owners and the providers of credit enhancement devices; and

      (c) Enter into covenants for the benefit of bond owners or the providers of credit enhancement devices.

      (5) The covenants authorized by subsection (4)(c) of this section:

      (a) May include, but are not limited to, covenants regarding the issuance of additional bonds, the priority of payment of bonds and, if authorized by law other than this section, the imposition and collection of rates, fees or other charges; and

      (b) Are intended to:

      (A) Improve the security of bond owners or providers of credit enhancement devices; or

      (B) Maintain the tax-exempt status of interest payable on bonds.

      (6) In addition to authority conferred by law other than this section, in consultation with the related agency, the State Treasurer may establish a debt service reserve for the purpose of paying when due the amounts owing on the bonds for which the debt service reserve is established. The debt service reserve may be funded out of the proceeds derived from the issuance and sale of the bonds for which the debt service reserve is being established or from other lawfully available funds.

      (7) In consultation with the related agency, the State Treasurer shall select the underwriters for the sale of the bonds requested by the related agency. An agreement with the underwriters may be executed by the State Treasurer alone or with the related agency. An agreement with underwriters is not subject to the Public Contracting Code. [2007 c.783 §7]

 

      286A.035 Bond budget authorization. (1) Each related agency shall report the plans of the related agency for the issuance of bonds during the next biennium. The related agency shall submit the related agency’s report to the Governor by a date determined by the Governor and shall include in the report a description of bonds that the related agency intends to retire or defease during the next biennium.

      (2) On or before a date determined by the Governor, the State Treasurer shall advise the Governor on the prudent maximum amount of bonds to be issued for each bond program. The State Treasurer shall consider available economic and financial data in preparing advice to be given to the Governor.

      (3) As part of the Governor’s budget report described in ORS 291.216, the Governor shall:

      (a) Consider the prudent maximum amounts advised by the State Treasurer pursuant to subsection (2) of this section to determine the Governor’s total recommended amount; and

      (b) Recommend to the Legislative Assembly the total amount of bonds the State Treasurer may issue for each bond program for a biennium.

      (4) The Legislative Assembly shall determine the amount of bonds the State Treasurer may issue for each state agency for a biennium. If the Legislative Assembly fails to make the determination described in this subsection by the first day of the biennium, the unused portion of the authorization the Legislative Assembly made for the preceding biennium is deemed to carry forward for the current biennium at the amount authorized for the preceding biennium until the earlier of:

      (a) The date on which legislation authorizing the amount of bonds for the current biennium is enacted; or

      (b) The date on which the Legislative Assembly adjourns sine die.

      (5) The amount of bonds that may be issued under bond programs may be modified by the Governor. However, the Governor may not modify the amount of bonds that may be issued under bond programs in a way that would cause the maximum amount established by the Legislative Assembly for a category of bond programs to be exceeded if the Legislative Assembly:

      (a) Has categorized the bonds that may be issued under bond programs as general obligation, direct revenue and pass-through revenue bonds; and

      (b) Assigned a maximum amount to each category.

      (6) This section applies to bonds:

      (a) Unless the bonds are expressly exempted from the requirements of this section.

      (b) Except refunding bonds. [2007 c.783 §9; 2013 c.766 §1; 2015 c.767 §8; 2015 c.828 §28]

 

      286A.045 Borrowing for current expenses. (1) The State Treasurer may issue bonds to finance all or a portion of the current expenses of this state. The amount of bonds issued under this section at any time may not exceed the State Treasurer’s estimate of the cash flow deficit in revenues available to pay the expenses that are financed with the bonds, plus amounts for reasonable reserves and costs.

      (2) To estimate the amount of cash flow deficit, the State Treasurer shall take into account the most recent cash flow forecast made by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and any other information the State Treasurer determines is reliable and relevant.

      (3) When the State Treasurer issues bonds under this section:

      (a) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall account for and administer the proceeds of the bonds and the repayment of the bonds. The State Treasurer, in consultation with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, shall determine the appropriate investment strategy for the proceeds of the bonds. The State Treasurer shall notify the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the Legislative Fiscal Officer and the Legislative Revenue Officer before issuing bonds under this section.

      (b) The State Treasurer may pledge:

      (A) All or a portion of the revenues of the State of Oregon to pay bonds issued under this section.

      (B) The full faith and credit of the State of Oregon to pay bonds issued under this section if the bonds are payable from the Short Term Borrowing Account established under ORS 286A.050 and the bonds mature not later than the end of the biennium in which the bonds are issued.

      (c) A state agency may use the proceeds of bonds issued under this section:

      (A) For a purpose for which the revenues that are pledged to pay the bonds may be used;

      (B) To pay principal, interest and premium, if any, on the bonds or a rebate or penalty due to the United States in connection with the bonds;

      (C) To pay the cost of credit enhancement devices with respect to the bonds;

      (D) To pay the costs of the State Treasurer and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services of issuing, administering or maintaining the bonds including, but not limited to, the cost of a consultant or adviser retained by the State Treasurer or the Oregon Department of Administrative Services; or

      (E) To make payments with respect to agreements for the exchange of interest rates.

      (4) This section constitutes complete authority for the State Treasurer to issue bonds described in this section.

      (5) ORS 286A.035 does not apply to bonds authorized by this section.

      (6) The requirements and limitations that apply to certificates of indebtedness issued under ORS 293.165 do not apply to bonds issued by the State Treasurer under this section.

      (7) This section and ORS 286A.050 constitute complete authorization by the Legislative Assembly for the use and expenditure of the proceeds of the bonds and the revenues pledged to pay those bonds for the purposes described in subsection (3)(c) of this section. Additional appropriation or authorization is not necessary. The authorization contained in this section and ORS 286A.050 to spend moneys for the purposes described in subsection (3)(c) of this section does not constitute an appropriation for purposes of ORS 291.357.

      (8) The proceeds of bonds issued by the State Treasurer under this section do not constitute revenues received by the General Fund for purposes of section 14, Article IX of the Oregon Constitution, and ORS 291.349.

      (9) The State Treasurer may perform the duties and exercise the powers of a related agency under this section. [2007 c.783 §11]

 

      286A.050 Short Term Borrowing Account; sources; uses. (1) The Short Term Borrowing Account is created in the General Fund.

      (2) The State Treasurer shall credit the proceeds of bonds issued by the State Treasurer under ORS 286A.045 to the Short Term Borrowing Account. The State Treasurer shall, in addition, transfer to the Short Term Borrowing Account any amounts that are pledged to pay bonds issued by the State Treasurer under ORS 286A.045 and that are required to pay those bonds.

      (3) Amounts in the Short Term Borrowing Account are continuously appropriated to the respective state agencies for which the revenues that are pledged to pay the bonds were appropriated, for the purposes described in ORS 286A.045 (3)(c). Amounts appropriated under this subsection may not be taken into account in preparing budget estimates, plans or reports required to be prepared under ORS 291.201 to 291.222. [Formerly 293.175]

 

      286A.055 Report by State Treasurer on amount of bonds issued, amounts repaid, costs and interest earned. Within 90 days following the end of a biennium, the State Treasurer shall report in writing to the Legislative Fiscal Officer and the Legislative Revenue Officer on the amount of bonds issued by the State Treasurer under ORS 286A.045, the amount spent in repayment of those bonds, the issuance costs and interest costs of those bonds and the interest revenues earned by the proceeds of those bonds. [Formerly 293.177]

 

      286A.056 Cancellation or postponement of scheduled issuance of bonds. (1) If the State Treasurer or Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines that the treasurer or director will cancel or postpone an issuance of general obligation bonds or lottery bonds that was authorized by law and previously scheduled, the treasurer or director shall provide written notice to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Legislative Fiscal Officer.

      (2) The treasurer or director shall provide the notice not later than 30 days after the date the issuance of the bonds was scheduled. [2012 c.107 §3]

 

      286A.095 Compliance with constitutional or statutory debt limit. (1) When calculating compliance with a constitutional or statutory debt limit:

      (a) If a bond is issued to a provider of a credit enhancement device for a bond that is subject to a debt limit, the bond issued to the provider must be taken into account only to the extent that the amount of the bond issued to the provider exceeds the amount of the bond that is secured by the credit enhancement device.

      (b) The amount of interest to be paid on bonds, whether paid currently or deferred, is not taken into account.

      (c) For a zero coupon bond or other original issue discount bond on which periodic interest payments are not made, only the accreted value of the bond on the date the bond is issued is taken into account.

      (d) The state may deduct from the amount of outstanding bonds:

      (A) The amount of moneys and investments held by the state or a trustee of the state to pay bonds that have not been defeased; and

      (B) The principal amount of bonds that have been defeased.

      (2) For purposes of this section, a bond is defeased if:

      (a) The state has set aside in an irrevocable escrow government obligations, as defined in ORS 287A.375, the receipts from which have been calculated by a certified public accountant or other experienced professional to be sufficient, without reinvestment, to pay the principal, interest and premium, if any, due on the bond at maturity or on prior redemption; or

      (b) The state has complied with the provisions in the documents authorizing the bond that provide for the payment or defeasance of the bond. [2007 c.783 §15]

 

ADMINISTRATION OF BONDS

 

      286A.100 Definitions for ORS 286A.100 and 286A.102. As used in this section and ORS 286A.102:

      (1) “Obligation” means:

      (a) A bond;

      (b) An agreement for exchange of interest rates with the State of Oregon; or

      (c) A credit enhancement device given as additional security for a bond.

      (2) “Pledge” means:

      (a) To create a security interest in or a lien on property to secure payment or performance of an obligation, by mortgaging, assigning or encumbering property or by creating a security interest in property by any other manner.

      (b) A security interest in or lien on property created under paragraph (a) of this subsection.

      (3) “Pledgee” means:

      (a) A trustee for the holder of an obligation; or

      (b) The holder of an obligation if a trustee was not appointed in the operative document or if the operative document authorizes the holder of an obligation to foreclose the lien of a pledge and enforce the remedies consequent to the pledge in lieu of the trustee.

      (4) “Property” means:

      (a) Real or personal property, tangible or intangible, whether owned when the pledge is made or acquired subsequently to the time the pledge is made; and

      (b) Revenues, contract rights, receivables or securities. [2007 c.783 §17; 2009 c.537 §8]

 

      286A.102 Lien of a pledge; Uniform Commercial Code. (1) The Uniform Commercial Code does not apply to the creation, perfection, priority or enforcement of a lien of a pledge made by a state agency or the State Treasurer.

      (2) When authorized by law to secure obligations with property of the State of Oregon, a state agency, or the State Treasurer acting under the State Treasurer’s own authority or on behalf of a state agency with the approval of the state agency, may pledge all or a portion of the property as security for payment of the obligations and for performance of a covenant or agreement entered into in relation to the issuance of the obligations.

      (3) The lien created by a pledge described in subsection (2) of this section is valid and binding from the time the pledge is made. Pledged property is subject immediately to the lien of the pledge without physical delivery, filing or any other act.

      (4) Except as otherwise expressly provided in an operative document, the lien of the pledge is superior to and has priority over all other claims and liens of any kind.

      (5) When property subject to a pledge is acquired by the State of Oregon after the pledge is made:

      (a) The property is subject to the lien upon acquisition by the State of Oregon without physical delivery, filing or any other act; and

      (b) The lien relates back to the time the pledge was originally made.

      (6)(a) The State Treasurer, or the related agency, may reserve the right to pledge property as security for a subsequently issued obligation.

      (b) If the State Treasurer or related agency reserves the right described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, subject to the terms of the operative document that created the previous pledge, the lien of the subsequent pledge may be on a parity or pari passu basis with the lien of the previous pledge, on a prior and superior basis with the lien of the previous pledge or on a subordinate basis with the lien of the previous pledge, as specified in the operative document creating the subsequent pledge. The lien of the subsequent pledge:

      (A) Has the priority specified in the operative document creating the subsequent pledge; and

      (B) Is superior to and has priority over other claims and liens of any kind except the lien of a pledge with which the lien of the subsequent pledge is on a parity or subordinate basis, as specified in the operative document.

      (7) Except as provided in subsection (8) of this section, a pledgee may commence an action in a court of competent jurisdiction to foreclose the lien of the pledge and exercise rights and remedies available to the pledgee under the operative document.

      (8) When pledged property is in a fund for debt service reserves or payments, a pledgee may foreclose the lien of the pledge by applying the property to the payment of obligations subject to the terms, conditions and limitations in the operative document.

      (9) An initiative or referendum measure approved by the electors of the State of Oregon that purports to change statutory provisions affecting rates, fees, tolls, rentals or other charges may not be given any force or effect if to do so would impair existing covenants made with holders of existing obligations regarding the imposition, levy or collection of the rates, fees, tolls, rentals or other charges pledged to secure outstanding obligations.

      (10) If authorized by law other than this section to set rates, fees or other charges that are pledged to pay obligations, a state agency may enter into rate covenants. Rate covenants authorized by this subsection may obligate a state agency to periodically set the rates and charges:

      (a) That generate pledged revenues at specific levels including, but not limited to, a specific monetary charge for each unit of commodity or service provided or a schedule of rates and charges that includes fixed and variable components;

      (b) At levels sufficient to maintain underlying credit ratings assigned to obligations by one or more nationally recognized credit rating services without regard to any improvement in credit ratings due to the provision of additional security for the obligations by a credit enhancement device;

      (c) That generate pledged revenues each year in amounts at least equal to operations and maintenance expenses of the state agency that produces the pledged revenues, plus debt service on obligations, plus an additional amount that is reasonably required to obtain favorable terms for the obligations; or

      (d) In accordance with a formula established in the operative document governing obligations. The formula may provide for rates to be determined by reference to factors including, but not limited to:

      (A) Historical operating expenses;

      (B) Projected future operating expenses;

      (C) The funding of depreciation;

      (D) The costs of capital improvements;

      (E) The costs of complying with contractual requirements and covenants;

      (F) The costs of complying with regulatory requirements;

      (G) Reports of independent consultants regarding the required level of pledged revenues;

      (H) Debt service on the obligations; and

      (I) The funds needed to establish or maintain reserves required by law or contract and the funds needed to maintain an unencumbered carryforward fund balance or working capital to meet unanticipated expenses or fluctuations in revenues that may arise.

      (11) A rate covenant authorized by this section is a contract that binds the State of Oregon and is enforceable against the State of Oregon in accordance with the terms of the rate covenant.

      (12) The State Treasurer, or a related agency with the approval of the State Treasurer, may pledge the full faith and credit of the State of Oregon as security for the payment of general obligation bonds. A pledge of the full faith and credit authorized by this subsection does not, by itself, create a lien on the revenues or property of the state. [2007 c.783 §18]

 

      286A.110 Agreements for exchange of interest rates. (1) A related agency with the approval of the State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer on behalf of a related agency, may enter into agreements for exchange of interest rates with counterparties. Agreements for exchange of interest rates may be made to manage payment, interest rate, spread or similar exposure undertaken in connection with a related bond upon a determination by the related agency, or by the State Treasurer on behalf of the related agency, that the agreement benefits the State of Oregon.

      (2) Subject to covenants applicable to a related bond and the limitations of this section, payments required under an agreement for the exchange of interest rates by the related agency, or the State Treasurer on behalf of the related agency, may:

      (a) Be treated as interest payments on the related bond;

      (b) Be made from revenues or other moneys that are pledged or otherwise committed to pay the related bond; and

      (c) Rank in an order of priority of payment relative to the payment of the related bond as the related agency, or the State Treasurer on behalf of the related agency, determines.

      (3) In connection with entering into an agreement under this section, a related agency, or the State Treasurer on behalf of the related agency, may enter into a credit enhancement device for an agreement for exchange of interest rates.

      (4) An agreement for exchange of interest rates is subject only to the limitations of this section and is not subject to a limitation applicable to the related bond.

      (5) With the approval of the State Treasurer, a related agency may use moneys derived from the issuance and sale of bonds to pay termination payments due under an agreement entered into under this section.

      (6) A related agency, with the approval of the State Treasurer, may:

      (a) Create reserves to pay amounts due under an agreement for exchange of interest rates; and

      (b) Fund the reserves with moneys derived from the issuance and sale of bonds or from revenues or other moneys described in subsection (2)(b) of this section. [2007 c.783 §10]

 

      286A.118 Termination payment of conduit borrower. With the approval of the State Treasurer, a related agency may lend moneys derived from an issuance and sale of bonds to a conduit borrower of proceeds from outstanding, previously issued conduit revenue bonds for the purpose of paying a termination payment due under an agreement for exchange of interest rates entered into by the conduit borrower in relation to the outstanding, previously issued conduit revenue bonds. [2009 c.538 §4]

 

      286A.120 Credit enhancement devices. (1) In addition to authority conferred by law other than this section, a related agency, with the approval of the State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer may:

      (a) Enter into a credit enhancement device agreement in order to provide liquidity or security for bonds or for an agreement for exchange of interest rates. The credit enhancement device may be secured only by moneys that the State of Oregon may legally commit to secure payment of the bonds that are secured by the credit enhancement device or related to the agreement for exchange of interest rates.

      (b) Obtain a credit enhancement device providing additional security for:

      (A) The payment of all or a portion of amounts owing under bonds;

      (B) The purpose of funding, in lieu of cash, all or a portion of a debt service reserve established with respect to bonds; or

      (C) The payment of amounts owing under an agreement for exchange of interest rates.

      (2) The related agency, with the approval of the State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer may pledge as security for the obligations of the State of Oregon arising under or with respect to a credit enhancement device all or a portion of revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds related to the credit enhancement device.

      (3) The State Treasurer may issue a bond to the provider of a credit enhancement device to secure the obligations of the State of Oregon to pay amounts due to the provider. [2007 c.783 §8]

 

      286A.123 Agency purchase of own bonds. (1) A related agency, with the approval of the State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer, on behalf of a related agency:

      (a) May bid for, purchase, hold, cause to be held in trust and remarket bonds issued by the State Treasurer on behalf of the related agency.

      (b) May not, except as provided in ORS 293.793 (2), bid for, purchase, hold, cause to be held in trust and remarket bonds issued by the State Treasurer on behalf of another state agency.

      (2) Except as otherwise provided in the operative documents, the purchase or acquisition of bonds under subsection (1) of this section does not cancel or extinguish the bonds unless the related agency elects in writing to cancel or extinguish the bonds.

      (3) In addition to other uses authorized by law, a related agency, or the State Treasurer on behalf of a related agency, may purchase bonds under subsection (1) of this section using moneys that are:

      (a) Deposited in a fund or account in the State Treasury for the use of the related agency or held by a trustee of the related agency; and

      (b) Appropriated or otherwise legally available to the related agency for repayment of the bonds or for payment of the costs of the related agency to administer the program under which the bonds were sold, including bond proceeds and reserves established for the bonds.

      (4) Within two business days after using the authority to purchase bonds under this section, the State Treasurer shall notify the legislative revenue committees, when the Legislative Assembly is in regular or special session, or the Legislative Revenue Officer and the Legislative Fiscal Officer, during the interim, of:

      (a) The amount and status of the bonds purchased by or on behalf of a related agency under this section; and

      (b) The current or anticipated interest rates applicable to the bonds.

      (5) Not later than February 1 of each year, the State Treasurer shall submit a report to the legislative revenue committees, when the Legislative Assembly is in regular or special session, or to the Legislative Revenue Officer and the Legislative Fiscal Officer, during the interim, describing:

      (a) The amount and status of bonds purchased during the previous year by or on behalf of related agencies under this section; and

      (b) The savings realized or costs incurred by related agencies from the purchase of bonds under this section. [2009 c.537 §2]

 

      286A.130 Bond counsel services; financial advisory services; Public Contracting Code. (1) The State Treasurer or a related agency may enter into one or more agreements for bond counsel services for a period of not less than one year during any biennium in which there are bonds outstanding that were issued for the state agency or during any biennium in which the state agency expects the State Treasurer to issue bonds for an agency program. A state agency may not enter into an agreement for bond counsel services unless the State Treasurer and the Attorney General have reviewed and approved the terms and conditions of the agreement. Before approving an agreement, the State Treasurer shall consider the reputation, experience and credentials of the bond counsel, including the individuals expected to actually fulfill the contract work.

      (2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the appointment of bond counsel may not be construed as authorizing bond counsel to advise or represent the state on matters that are committed by statute to the Attorney General.

      (3) The services provided under a bond counsel agreement may include:

      (a) Advising a state agency or the State Treasurer concerning the legality of specific proposed taxable or tax-exempt bonds and the compliance of obligations with applicable law, including but not limited to federal securities and tax laws;

      (b) Issuing opinions to a state agency, the State Treasurer or other parties concerning the enforceability of, authority for and tax status of bonds, agreements for exchange of interest rates, credit enhancement devices or similar associated documents and on the lawful use of the proceeds of the bonds, as may be required by the demands of the marketplace for the bonds;

      (c) Advising a state agency or the State Treasurer on legal procedures and practices in the bond marketplace, including advice on the structuring and sale of bonds;

      (d) Preparing or assisting in the preparation of documents related to a specific issue of bonds, including but not limited to an authorizing resolution or declaration, a trust indenture, a prospectus, a preliminary official statement, an official statement, a bond sale notice, a bond form, a bid form, a bond purchase agreement, an agreement for exchange of interest rates, a credit enhancement device or a similar document necessary or desirable to sell bonds;

      (e) Advising a state agency or the State Treasurer concerning the maintenance of the tax status of specific bonds, compliance with any requirements for representations or disclosures relating to the bonds, compliance with any documents executed as part of the issuance of the bonds and federal laws related to bond programs that may be available to a state agency;

      (f) Advising a state agency or the State Treasurer concerning accounting, investment or administrative procedures recommended or required for compliance with federal or state securities or tax or rebate requirements relating to bonds that were issued for the agency or that the agency expects to issue; and

      (g) Advising and assisting a state agency or the State Treasurer in responding to an inquiry received from or an audit by a federal or state regulatory body concerning:

      (A) The tax status of interest paid on the bonds;

      (B) The marketing of the bonds;

      (C) Requirements of federal law related to the use of bond proceeds or the program for which the bonds were issued; or

      (D) Other matters within the jurisdiction of the federal or state regulatory body relating to bonds that were issued by the state agency.

      (4) In addition to entering into an agreement described in subsection (3) of this section, the State Treasurer or a related agency may appoint bond counsel by letter, certificate or otherwise, to provide the services described in subsection (3) of this section for an individual conduit revenue bond sale.

      (5) The State Treasurer or, with the approval of the State Treasurer, a related agency may enter into an agreement with and retain the services of one or more providers of financial advisory services. When considering whether to enter into or approve an agreement with a provider of financial advisory services, before approving the agreement, the State Treasurer shall consider the reputation, experience and credentials of the adviser, including the individuals expected to actually fulfill the contract work.

      (6) Except for the expenses of bond counsel services provided under subsection (4) of this section for conduit revenue bond sales, the related agency shall pay the expenses of any agreements entered into under this section and may use bond proceeds to pay those expenses.

      (7) The Public Contracting Code does not apply to agreements entered into under this section. [2007 c.783 §20]

 

      286A.132 Debt-related advisory services. (1) In addition to authority conferred by law other than this section, the State Treasurer or, with the approval of the State Treasurer, a related agency may enter into an agreement with and retain the services of one or more:

      (a) Providers of investment advisory services or advisory services related to agreements for exchange of interest rates;

      (b) Providers of banking services;

      (c) Escrow agents;

      (d) Providers of fiscal or paying agent services;

      (e) Collateral custodians;

      (f) Providers of investment contracts;

      (g) Remarketing agents; or

      (h) Other bond-related or credit enhancement device-related agents or service professionals, or other persons with relevant expertise, to assist the State Treasurer or the related agency in the performance of the duties of the State Treasurer or the related agency under this chapter.

      (2) The related agency shall pay the expenses incurred in providing the services described in this section unless the related agency requires a recipient of bond sale proceeds to pay the expenses.

      (3) The Public Contracting Code does not apply to an agreement entered into under this section.

      (4) When the Oregon Constitution or a law of this state authorizes bond proceeds to be spent for a particular purpose, the authorization also includes authorization to spend bond proceeds for bond counsel, attorney, consultant, fiscal or paying agent, trustee or other professional fees and other expenses incurred by the related agency or the State Treasurer to authorize, issue, administer and repay the bonds, including fees payable to the State Treasurer. [2007 c.783 §21]

 

      286A.140 State taxation of bond interest. Except as provided in ORS 289.250, interest on all bonds of the State of Oregon is exempt from personal income tax under ORS chapter 316. [2007 c.783 §22; 2015 c.548 §4]

 

      286A.145 Federal taxation of bond interest; interest rate subsidies; rules. (1) The State Treasurer or a related agency may enter into covenants for the benefit of owners of bonds that are intended to allow the bonds to bear interest that is excluded from gross income under the federal Internal Revenue Code or that is otherwise exempt from taxation by the United States. The State Treasurer or a related agency may adopt rules or procedures that are intended to facilitate compliance with those covenants, and may take any action that is required to comply with those covenants. Covenants authorized by this subsection include, but are not limited to, covenants to:

      (a) Pay any rebates of earnings or penalties to the United States;

      (b) Invest proceeds alone or in combination with other moneys in investments that have different maturities, yields or credit qualities than the state would acquire under the investment standards specified in ORS 293.721 and 293.726 and other similar laws, but only if those investments facilitate compliance with covenants described in this subsection; or

      (c) Restrict the expenditure of bond proceeds or restrict the operation of, or otherwise limit the use of, facilities that are financed with bonds.

      (2) When the State of Oregon receives interest rate subsidies from the United States in connection with bonds, the State Treasurer or the related agency, to the extent permitted by federal law, may:

      (a) Apply the subsidies to pay bonds of the related agency and credit the subsidies to an account that is used to pay bonds of the related agency;

      (b) Pledge the subsidies to secure bonds of the related agency; or

      (c) Use the subsidies to pay costs that would otherwise be paid with proceeds of bonds of the related agency and credit the subsidies to accounts that are used to pay the costs. [2007 c.783 §23; 2010 c.3 §6]

 

      286A.160 Exception to expenditure limits for repaying obligations; administrative limits; reports. (1) Notwithstanding any law limiting expenditures of a state agency, for the purpose of repaying obligations of the state to obtain savings in total or periodic debt service payments, a law limiting expenditures does not apply to payments approved by the State Treasurer for administrative expenses, debt service or financing costs that are necessary or appropriate for the retirement or refunding of bonds unless the law limiting expenditures creates a specific exception to this section.

      (2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may establish administrative limitations on the payment and recording of expenditures made pursuant to subsection (1) of this section.

      (3) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall report incurred expenses and debt service savings resulting from actions taken under subsection (1) of this section that affect administrative expenses, debt service or financing costs paid with moneys out of the General Fund or lottery funds, within 90 days of taking action, to the Joint Committee on Ways and Means if the Legislative Assembly is in session or to the Emergency Board or to the Joint Interim Committee on Ways and Means during the interim between legislative sessions. [Formerly 286.063; 2012 c.107 §20]

 

      286A.185 Cancellation, purchase or redemption of bonds; lost or destroyed evidence of bonds; rules. (1) The State Treasurer may adopt rules, or establish by contract or policy, procedures and requirements for the cancellation, purchase or redemption of bonds, the remittance of funds to pay bonds, or the replacement of lost or destroyed evidence of bonds or interest coupons.

      (2) If the State Treasurer decides:

      (a) To replace lost or destroyed evidence of bonds or coupons, or to make payment in lieu of replacement, the State Treasurer may require indemnity, deposit or other form of assurance or proof of ownership to ensure against conflicting, duplicative or fraudulent claims. The State Treasurer may charge a fee to the person seeking replacement or payment in lieu of replacement under this section, in an amount sufficient to reimburse the State Treasurer for costs incurred in providing replacement or payment under this subsection.

      (b) Not to replace or make payment with respect to a lost or destroyed bond or coupon, the person seeking replacement or payment under this section may appeal the determination as a review of an order other than a contested case under ORS 183.484. [2007 c.783 §24]

 

      286A.190 Disclosure of bond ownership. The records of bond ownership are not public records for purposes of ORS 192.410 to 192.505 or other law governing the disclosure of information. [2007 c.783 §25]

 

      286A.195 Financial audit of bond programs. (1) The Secretary of State shall conduct a financial audit of the bond programs of each state agency at least annually. The Secretary of State shall publish the audit as soon as possible following the end of the audit period.

      (2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may, on an annual basis, exempt a bond program from the requirements of subsection (1) of this section. [2007 c.783 §26]

 

      286A.250 State Debt Policy Advisory Commission; membership; compensation; quorum; meetings; personnel. (1) There is established a State Debt Policy Advisory Commission, consisting of five members.

      (2) The State Treasurer and the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall serve as ex officio members of the commission. One member of the commission must be a member of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate. One member of the commission must be a member of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the House. One member of the commission must be a public member, knowledgeable on matters of public finance, appointed by the Governor from among those persons recommended by the State Treasurer.

      (3) The term of an appointed member is two years, but an appointed member serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority. Before the expiration of the term of an appointed member, the appointing authority shall appoint a successor. If there is a vacancy for any reason in the office of an appointed member, the appointing authority shall make an appointment to become immediately effective for the unexpired term.

      (4) A member of the commission is entitled to compensation and expenses as provided in ORS 292.495.

      (5) The State Treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the commission, with the duties and powers necessary for the performance of that office that the commission determines appropriate.

      (6) A majority of the members of the commission constitutes a quorum for the transaction of business.

      (7) The commission shall meet at least once every year at a place and time determined by the commission. The commission also shall meet at other times and places specified by the call of the chairperson or of a majority of the members of the commission.

      (8) The office of the State Treasurer shall provide the commission with office space and clerical and other administrative support. [Formerly 286.550; 2015 c.40 §1]

 

      Note: 286A.250 and 286A.255 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 286A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      286A.255 Functions and duties of commission. The State Debt Policy Advisory Commission shall advise the Governor and the Legislative Assembly regarding policies and actions that enhance and preserve the state’s credit rating and maintain the future availability of low-cost capital financing. In carrying out this function, the commission shall at least annually prepare a report showing the consolidated bond profile of this state. The report must include:

      (1) The total amount of outstanding bonds for the most recently concluded fiscal year.

      (2) A forecast for at least the next six years of the state’s borrowing capacity targets by repayment source that is based on the policies and actions established under this section and that is consistent with the most recently published revenue forecast by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services.

      (3) A calculation of the state’s net remaining borrowing capacity by repayment source. [Formerly 286.555; 2015 c.40 §2]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.250.

 

LOTTERY BONDS

 

      286A.560 Definitions for ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 and 327.700 to 327.711. As used in ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 and 327.700 to 327.711, unless the context requires otherwise:

      (1) “Appropriated funds” for a particular fiscal year means any moneys, other than unobligated net lottery proceeds, that are specifically appropriated or otherwise specifically made available by the Legislative Assembly or the Emergency Board for a fiscal year to replenish reserves established as additional security for lottery bonds pursuant to the authority granted in ORS 286A.580 (6).

      (2) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining lottery bonds and the lottery bond program, including but not limited to paying or redeeming lottery bonds, paying amounts due in connection with credit enhancements or any instruments authorized by ORS 286A.580 (6) and paying the administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, including costs of consultants or advisors retained by the State Treasurer or the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the lottery bonds or the lottery bond program;

      (b) The costs of funding any lottery bond reserves;

      (c) Capitalized interest for lottery bonds;

      (d) Rebates or penalties due to the United States in connection with lottery bonds; and

      (e) Any other costs or expenses that the State Treasurer or the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing lottery bonds or maintaining the lottery bond program.

      (3) “Lottery bonds” means:

      (a) The state park lottery bonds authorized by ORS 390.060 to 390.067, the infrastructure lottery bonds authorized by ORS 285B.530 to 285B.548 and the education lottery bonds authorized by ORS 327.700 to 327.711;

      (b) Any other bonds payable from the revenues of the Oregon State Lottery unless the legislation authorizing those bonds expressly provides that those bonds may not be issued under ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585; and

      (c) Any refunding lottery bonds.

      (4) “Lottery Bond Administrative Fund” means the fund created by ORS 286A.573.

      (5) “Lottery Bond Fund” means the fund created by ORS 286A.570.

      (6) “Lottery bond program” means a financing program authorized by:

      (a) ORS 285B.530 to 285B.548, 327.700 to 327.711 or 390.060 to 390.067; or

      (b) Any other Act of the Legislative Assembly authorizing the issuance of bonds that are payable from the revenues of the Oregon State Lottery, unless the legislation authorizing those bonds expressly provides that those bonds may not be issued under ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585.

      (7) “Refunding lottery bonds” means any bonds issued for the purpose of refunding any lottery bonds.

      (8) “Unobligated net lottery proceeds” means all revenues derived from the operation of the Oregon State Lottery except for:

      (a) The revenues used for the payment of prizes and expenses of the Oregon State Lottery as provided in section 4 (4)(d), Article XV of the Oregon Constitution, and ORS 461.500 and 461.510; and

      (b) The revenues required to be allocated to pay the Westside lottery bonds and any bonds issued to refund the Westside lottery bonds, to fund reserves for any of those bonds and to pay related costs of the Department of Transportation.

      (9) “Westside lottery bonds” means the bonds issued by this state under the authority granted in ORS 391.140 that, notwithstanding ORS 267.334, 285B.419, 285B.422, 285B.482, 285B.530 to 285B.548, 286A.560 to 286A.585, 327.700 to 327.711 and 390.060 to 390.067, shall have a claim on lottery funds that is superior to the claim of the lottery bonds authorized by ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585. [Formerly 286.560; 2009 c.821 §17]

 

      286A.563 Purposes; nature of lottery bonds. (1) The Legislative Assembly declares that the purpose of ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 is to combine previously enacted legislation authorizing lottery bonds into a single Act that provides uniform administrative procedures for all lottery bonds issued by the State of Oregon.

      (2) The lottery bonds issued under ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 shall be special obligations of the State of Oregon that are payable solely from unobligated net lottery proceeds, amounts available in the Lottery Bond Fund and in any reserve accounts established for lottery bonds under ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 and any appropriated funds. The faith and credit of the State of Oregon or any of its taxing power shall not be pledged or committed to the payment of lottery bonds or any other commitment of the State of Oregon authorized by ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585. [Formerly 286.563]

 

      286A.566 Requirements for legislation authorizing lottery bonds. (1) Any legislation authorizing issuance of lottery bonds under ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 shall:

      (a) State the purposes for which the proceeds of lottery bonds may be spent;

      (b) Contain findings that those uses are lawful uses of lottery revenues;

      (c) Indicate the amount of lottery bonds that may be issued under the legislation;

      (d) Specify the fund into which the net proceeds of those lottery bonds shall be deposited; and

      (e) Provide for the payment of the bond-related costs for the lottery bonds.

      (2) Unless specifically prohibited by the legislation authorizing lottery bonds:

      (a) Any agency or other entity holding net proceeds of lottery bonds shall, upon the written request of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, transfer to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for deposit in the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund the amounts that the director states in the request are reasonably required to pay for bond-related costs that are allocable to those net proceeds.

      (b) The agencies or other entities receiving proceeds of lottery bonds shall, if so directed by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, take any action specified by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services that is necessary to maintain the excludability of lottery bond interest from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code. [Formerly 286.566]

 

      286A.570 Lottery Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Lottery Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. The amounts of unobligated net lottery proceeds described in ORS 286A.576 (2)(a) and (b) and any appropriated funds and investment earnings of the Lottery Bond Fund shall be credited to the Lottery Bond Fund. The State Treasurer may establish reserves for lottery bonds as provided in ORS 286A.580 (6). The reserves shall be credited to such account in the Lottery Bond Fund as the State Treasurer may designate.

      (2) The amounts credited to the Lottery Bond Fund are continuously appropriated only for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of and the interest and premium, if any, on outstanding lottery bonds, funding lottery bond reserves and paying amounts due in connection with any instrument authorized by ORS 286A.580 (6).

      (3) The moneys in the Lottery Bond Fund shall be used and applied solely to pay, when due, the principal of and the interest and premium, if any, on any lottery bonds, to fund reserves and to pay amounts due under instruments authorized by ORS 286A.580 (6). [Formerly 286.570]

 

      286A.573 Lottery Bond Administrative Fund; purposes. The Lottery Bond Administrative Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. The amounts of unobligated net lottery proceeds specified in ORS 286A.576 (2)(c), the proceeds of any lottery bonds issued to pay bond-related costs and the investment earnings on amounts in the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund shall be credited to the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund. All moneys credited from time to time to the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund, including any investment earnings thereon, are appropriated continuously to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services only for payment of bond-related costs. Amounts in the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund shall be disbursed upon the written request of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. [Formerly 286.573]

 

      286A.576 Allocation of lottery moneys for lottery bonds; priorities. (1) Subject only to the availability of unobligated net lottery proceeds, in each fiscal period established by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services in which lottery bonds are outstanding, there shall be allocated, in accordance with a schedule determined by the department, from the Administrative Services Economic Development Fund created by ORS 461.540 or, if unobligated net lottery proceeds in that fund are insufficient, from any other fund or account of this state that contains unobligated net lottery proceeds, an amount of unobligated net lottery proceeds that is sufficient:

      (a) To pay all lottery bond principal, interest and premium, if any, that is scheduled to be paid in that fiscal period;

      (b) To restore the balance in any reserve account for lottery bonds to the level the state has covenanted to maintain in the account under ORS 286A.580 (6), including any amounts due under an instrument authorized by ORS 286A.580 (6); and

      (c) To pay bond-related costs that will be due in that fiscal period.

      (2) The amounts of unobligated net lottery proceeds allocated pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be transferred to the following funds and accounts in the following order of priority:

      (a) First, there shall be transferred to the Lottery Bond Fund an amount of unobligated net lottery proceeds that, when added to any amounts credited to the Lottery Bond Fund that are available for such purpose, will be sufficient to pay all amounts of lottery bond principal, interest and premium scheduled to be paid in that fiscal period;

      (b) Second, if the balances in any reserve accounts for lottery bonds are less than the amounts the state has covenanted to maintain in those reserve accounts, there shall be transferred to the Lottery Bond Fund for credit to those reserve accounts amounts of unobligated net lottery proceeds sufficient to restore the balances in those reserve accounts to the levels the state has covenanted to maintain; and

      (c) Third, any remaining amount shall be transferred to the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund.

      (3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in accordance with Article XV, section 4 (4), of the Oregon Constitution, the annual allocations of unobligated net lottery proceeds made by this section and the transfers of unobligated net lottery proceeds required to be made by this section shall be satisfied and credited from the first unobligated net lottery proceeds received by this state before any other allocation, appropriation or disbursement of the earnings of the unobligated net lottery proceeds is made in the fiscal period.

      (4) The percentages of revenues of the Oregon State Lottery that are dedicated for particular purposes under Article XV, section 4 (4), of the Oregon Constitution, shall be calculated without deducting from the total lottery revenues the amount of unobligated net lottery proceeds that are required to pay lottery bonds.

      (5) If there are not sufficient revenues of the Oregon State Lottery to pay lottery bonds and to satisfy the percentage dedications set forth in the Oregon Constitution, the State Treasurer shall, before issuing any series of lottery bonds, cause a projection of unobligated net lottery proceeds and lottery bond debt service to be prepared. The State Treasurer shall not issue a series of lottery bonds if the projection indicates that there will not be sufficient proceeds of the Oregon State Lottery to satisfy the percentage dedications of Article XV, section 4 (4), of the Oregon Constitution, and to leave unobligated net lottery proceeds in amounts at least equal to the debt service on all lottery bonds, including the series proposed to be issued. However, if at some time in the future a conflict arises because of a decline in revenues of the Oregon State Lottery, unobligated net lottery proceeds shall be allocated and applied first to pay lottery bonds, and the remaining net revenues of the Oregon State Lottery shall be divided pro rata among the constitutionally dedicated uses.

      (6) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, when the Legislative Assembly enacts laws granting pledges, making dedications or making appropriations of net proceeds of the Oregon State Lottery for purposes other than payment of lottery bonds, all such pledges, dedications and appropriations, whenever granted or made, shall be subordinate to the pledges and dedications of unobligated net lottery proceeds for lottery bonds. [Formerly 286.576; 2015 c.20 §1]

 

      286A.578 Litigation challenging legality of Oregon State Lottery. (1) Lottery bonds may be issued pursuant to ORS 286A.580 without regard to any litigation challenging the legality of the Oregon State Lottery. Lottery bonds issued pursuant to ORS 286A.580 are valid and binding obligations of the State of Oregon that are payable only from amounts pledged under ORS 286A.580 (7) or from appropriated funds, even if the Oregon State Lottery is partially or wholly invalidated. In the event the lottery is invalidated, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall request the Legislative Assembly or, if the Legislative Assembly is not in session, the Emergency Board to provide appropriated funds pursuant to ORS 286A.580 (6).

      (2) By enacting this section, the Legislative Assembly acknowledges its current intention to provide appropriated funds if amounts are certified by the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services under ORS 286A.580, but the Legislative Assembly or the Emergency Board does not have a legal obligation to provide appropriated funds. [Formerly 286.578]

 

      286A.580 Issuance of lottery bonds; refunding bonds; bond covenants; reserves for bonds; appropriation to maintain reserves; credit enhancements. (1) The State Treasurer, at the request of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue lottery bonds from time to time to finance any lottery bond program and to pay costs of issuing lottery bonds and administering the lottery bond program, and the State Treasury may be paid for all bond-related costs the State Treasury incurs.

      (2) Lottery bond proceeds and unobligated net lottery proceeds may be used to pay bond-related costs.

      (3) In addition to lottery bonds for any lottery bond program, the State Treasurer may, at the request of the affected agency or the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, issue one or more series of refunding lottery bonds. The refunding lottery bonds shall be structured so that the amount required to pay those bonds in each year does not exceed the amount of unobligated net lottery proceeds that could have been committed to pay the lottery bonds that are refunded. Refunding lottery bonds shall be issued in such amount as the State Treasurer determines is necessary or appropriate in order to:

      (a) Pay or defease the principal of and the interest and redemption premium, if any, on the bonds to be refunded; and

      (b) Pay any bond-related costs related to the refunding lottery bonds.

      (4) All lottery bonds issued under this section shall be payable from:

      (a) The amount pledged for payment under subsection (7) of this section; and

      (b) Any appropriated funds.

      (5) The lottery bonds shall not be general obligations of this state and shall not be secured by or payable from any funds or assets of this state other than the amounts pledged for payment or security and any appropriated funds. The Legislative Assembly shall not be under any legal compulsion or obligation to provide any appropriated funds and shall not be liable to any party for any failure to provide appropriated funds. All lottery bonds issued under ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 shall contain a statement that this state is not obligated to pay lottery bond principal, interest or premium thereon from any source other than the amounts pledged for payment and any appropriated funds, and that the full faith and credit or the taxing power of the State of Oregon are not pledged to the payment of lottery bond principal, interest or premium.

      (6) The State Treasurer may establish reserves for lottery bonds. The reserves may be in the form of cash, investments, surety bonds, municipal bond insurance, lines of credit, letters of credit or other similar instruments. The State Treasurer, on behalf of the State of Oregon, may covenant to maintain the reserves at particular levels, but solely from the amounts that may be pledged to pay lottery bonds under subsection (7) of this section. If the reserves are drawn down below the level that this state has covenanted to maintain, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall promptly certify to the Legislative Assembly or, if the Legislative Assembly is not then in session, to the Emergency Board, the amount needed to restore the reserves to their required level. The Legislative Assembly or the Emergency Board may provide appropriated funds in the amount certified by the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services. Any appropriated funds so provided shall be used immediately to restore the balance in the reserves established for the lottery bonds. The State of Oregon may enter into covenants with the owners of the lottery bonds that specify the timing and content of the director’s certification. By enacting this subsection, the Legislative Assembly acknowledges its current intention to provide appropriated funds in the amount certified by the director under this subsection. However, the Legislative Assembly or the Emergency Board shall not have any legal obligation to provide any appropriated funds.

      (7) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the State Treasurer may pledge all or any portion of the unobligated net lottery proceeds, amounts in the Lottery Bond Fund and any unexpended lottery bond proceeds to pay lottery bonds and to pay amounts due in connection with any credit enhancement or any instrument authorized by subsection (6) of this section. The lien of such pledge shall be valid and binding immediately upon delivery by the state of the lottery bonds, credit enhancement agreement or instrument secured by the pledge. The amounts so pledged shall be immediately subject to the lien of the pledge upon receipt of the amounts by this state regardless of when or whether they are allocated or transferred to the Lottery Bond Fund or the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund and regardless of whether there was physical delivery, filing or other act. Except to the extent provided in the pledge, the lien of the pledge shall be superior to all other claims, liens and appropriations of any kind. The State Treasurer may provide that lottery bonds may be issued in different series and that each series may be secured by a lien on, and pledge of, the unobligated net lottery proceeds that is superior to, subordinate to, or on a parity with, the lien of the pledge securing other series of lottery bonds. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the powers granted in any other part of ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585.

      (8) Any covenants made under this section for the benefit of owners of lottery bonds shall constitute contracts between the State of Oregon and the owners of lottery bonds. The State Treasurer, or the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services with the consent of the State Treasurer, may, on behalf of the State of Oregon and in addition to the covenants authorized by subsection (6) of this section, make the following covenants for the benefit of the owners of lottery bonds and any providers of credit enhancement or instruments authorized by subsection (6) of this section:

      (a) Except as permitted by a pledge made under subsection (7) of this section, this state shall not create any lien or encumbrance on the unobligated net lottery proceeds that is superior to the liens of the pledges authorized by subsection (7) of this section.

      (b) Subject only to the availability of unobligated net lottery proceeds, the State of Oregon shall budget and appropriate in each fiscal year an amount of unobligated net lottery proceeds that, when added to other funds lawfully budgeted and appropriated and available for the purpose, will be sufficient:

      (A) To pay in full the principal, interest and premium due and to become due on all outstanding lottery bonds in the fiscal year;

      (B) To maintain the required balance in any reserves established for lottery bonds; and

      (C) To pay amounts due to the providers of credit enhancement for lottery bonds or instruments authorized by subsection (6) of this section.

      (c) This state shall apply the unobligated net lottery proceeds and any other amounts so budgeted and appropriated for those purposes.

      (d) This state shall continue to operate the Oregon State Lottery until all lottery bonds are paid or defeased.

      (9) In connection with the issuance of any lottery bonds, the State Treasurer may establish such accounts and subaccounts within the Lottery Bond Fund that the State Treasurer determines are necessary or appropriate. In addition, the State Treasurer or the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services may, on behalf of this state, enter into any agreements that the State Treasurer determines are necessary or appropriate to issue lottery bonds and carry out the provisions of ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 and all legislation authorizing lottery bond programs.

      (10) If the State Treasurer determines that the acquisition is cost-effective, the State Treasurer may acquire a municipal bond insurance policy, letter of credit, line of credit, surety bond or other credit enhancement device for lottery bonds, and may enter into any related agreements.

      (11) The State Treasurer may provide that all or any portion of the Lottery Bond Fund, the Lottery Bond Administrative Fund or any accounts in either fund shall be held by a trustee, may enter into agreements with the trustee regarding the use and application of the amounts held in those funds and accounts and may transfer amounts credited to those funds and accounts to the trustee. [Formerly 286.580]

 

      286A.585 Lottery bonds for community sports facilities; use of proceeds of bonds. (1) Pursuant to ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 and subject to future legislative approval, lottery bonds may be issued to make grants or loans to Oregon cities to fund projects for the reconstruction, renovation or development of community sports facilities in order to make the facilities suitable for use by a major league baseball team if a city is selected as an expansion site by major league baseball or if a major league baseball team agrees to relocate to a city.

      (2) The use of lottery bond proceeds is authorized based on the following findings:

      (a) The financial assistance to cities will assist in the construction, improvement and expansion of infrastructure and community facilities that comprise the physical foundation for commercial activity and provide the basic framework for continued and expanded economic opportunities and quality communities throughout Oregon.

      (b) Such financial assistance to cities will therefore promote economic development within this state, and thus the use of net proceeds derived from the operation of the Oregon State Lottery to pay debt service on lottery bonds issued under this section to provide such financial assistance to cities is an appropriate use of state lottery funds under section 4, Article XV of the Oregon Constitution, and ORS 461.510.

      (3) Lottery bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be issued only at the request of the Director of the Oregon Business Development Department.

      (4) The net proceeds of lottery bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be deposited in the Economic Infrastructure Project Fund established by ORS 285B.551. The Director of the Oregon Business Development Department shall allocate the moneys deposited in the Economic Infrastructure Project Fund for the purpose described in this section in accordance with the priorities developed by the Oregon Business Development Commission in accordance with ORS 285A.020.

      (5) The proceeds of lottery bonds issued pursuant to this section shall be used only for the purposes set forth in this section and for bond-related costs. [Formerly 286.585]

 

      Note: Sections 18 and 26, chapter 812, Oregon Laws 2015, provide:

      Sec. 18. (1) For the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, at the request of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, after the department consults with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area, the State Treasurer is authorized to issue lottery bonds pursuant to ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 in an amount that produces $1 million in net proceeds and interest earnings for the purpose described in subsection (2) of this section, plus an additional amount estimated by the State Treasurer to be necessary to pay bond-related costs.

      (2) Net proceeds of lottery bonds issued under this section in an amount sufficient to provide $1 million in net proceeds and interest earnings must be transferred to the department for deposit in the ODAS Economic Development Distributions Fund established under ORS 461.553 for distribution to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Portland Metropolitan Area for the purpose of funding the construction of a new facility for the Boys and Girls Club in the Rockwood community in Gresham.

      (3) The Legislative Assembly finds that the use of lottery bond proceeds will create jobs, further economic development, finance public education or restore and protect parks, beaches, watersheds and native fish and wildlife, and is authorized based on the finding that expanding programs and services for at-risk youth will facilitate and encourage economic development. [2015 c.812 §18]

      Sec. 26. (1) For the biennium beginning July 1, 2015, at the request of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, after the department consults with the Oregon Business Development Department, the State Treasurer is authorized to issue lottery bonds pursuant to ORS 286A.560 to 286A.585 in an amount that produces $4.5 million in net proceeds and interest earnings for transfer to the Oregon Business Development Department for deposit in the Cultural Resources Economic Fund, established in section 6, chapter 786, Oregon Laws 2013, to provide grants described in subsection (2) of this section, plus an additional amount estimated by the State Treasurer to be necessary to pay bond-related costs.

      (2) The Oregon Business Development Department shall grant:

      (a) $2 million to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to finance capital projects.

      (b) $1.5 million to the Portland Japanese Garden to expand visitor and educational facilities at the garden.

      (c) $600,000 to Oregon Public Broadcasting to finance renovation of its headquarters and production facility.

      (d) $400,000 to the Aurora Colony Historical Society to finance construction of a storage facility for historical artifacts.

      (3) The Legislative Assembly finds that the use of lottery bond proceeds will create jobs, further economic development, finance public education or restore and protect parks, beaches, watersheds and native fish and wildlife, and is authorized based on the following findings:

      (a) The grants described in this section will leverage art and cultural resources to create vibrant public spaces that integrate art and cultural and natural amenities, sustain Oregon’s rich arts and cultural experiences and enhance a strong sense of place and community identity.

      (b) The factors described in paragraph (a) of this subsection have the effect of creating jobs, expanding business and tax revenues and enhancing the economic vitality of Oregon communities. [2015 c.812 §26]

 

PRIVATE ACTIVITY BONDS

 

      286A.605 Definitions for ORS 286A.605 to 286A.625. As used in ORS 286A.605 to 286A.625:

      (1) “Issuer” means an entity that may issue private activity bonds that are qualified bonds on which the interest is exempt from federal taxation.

      (2) “Private activity bonds” has the meaning given in section 141 of the Internal Revenue Code. [Formerly 286.605]

 

      286A.615 Private Activity Bond Committee; purpose of private activity bonding; rules. (1) The Private Activity Bond Committee is established. It shall consist of the State Treasurer or the designee of the State Treasurer, one representative from the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and one public representative appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Governor.

      (2) The State Treasurer, or the State Treasurer’s designee, shall serve as chair of the committee.

      (3) The purpose of private activity bonding in this state is to maximize the economic benefits of private activity bonding to the citizens of this state. The committee shall adopt by rule standards for amounts allocated to the committee for further allocation for economic development, housing, education, redevelopment, public works, energy, waste management, waste and recycling collection, transportation and other activities that the committee determines will benefit the citizens of this state. In developing standards, the committee shall:

      (a) Survey the expected need for private activity bond allocations at least once each year;

      (b) Develop strategies for reserving and allocating the limit that are designed to maximize the availability of tax exempt financing among competing sectors of the Oregon economy; and

      (c) Ensure that the standards include but are not limited to standards that:

      (A) Support projects that increase the number of family wage jobs in this state.

      (B) Promote economic recovery in small cities heavily dependent on a single industry.

      (C) Emphasize development in underdeveloped rural areas of this state.

      (D) Utilize educational resources available at public universities listed in ORS 352.002.

      (E) Support development of the state’s small businesses, especially minority-owned businesses, woman-owned businesses, businesses that service-disabled veterans own and emerging small businesses, as those terms are defined in ORS 200.005.

      (F) Encourage use of Oregon’s human and natural resources in endeavors that harness Oregon’s economic comparative advantages.

      (4) The state private activity bond volume cap allocated to the Private Activity Bond Committee as provided in ORS 286A.620 shall be allocated and reallocated among issuers by the Private Activity Bond Committee as follows:

      (a) Any amounts not reserved to an issuer or a class of issuers under the authorization adopted by the Legislative Assembly under ORS 286A.035 shall be allocated or reallocated by the committee under rules adopted under subsection (3) of this section.

      (b) Any amounts provided for in the authorization adopted by the Legislative Assembly under ORS 286A.035 that are unused shall be carried forward for use as provided by rules adopted under subsection (3) of this section.

      (c) The rules adopted by the committee shall limit the period of time for which an allocation of private activity bonding authority is effective. The rules shall ensure that allocations made during a calendar year are used during that calendar year or that the unused amount of the allocation is reallocated or carried forward.

      (5) Unused allocations are not transferable among issuers but are available for reallocation. [Formerly 286.615; 2011 c.637 §95; 2015 c.565 §18]

 

      286A.620 Private activity bond volume cap. The Legislative Assembly may allocate the amount of private activity bond volume cap among state agencies and the Private Activity Bond Committee for the two calendar years that begin in a biennium. Any volume cap that the state receives that is not allocated by the Legislative Assembly may be allocated by the Private Activity Bond Committee. [2007 c.783 §31]

 

      286A.625 State Treasurer to maintain records. The State Treasurer shall maintain the official state private activity bond volume cap records and provide administrative support to the Private Activity Bond Committee. [Formerly 286.645]

 

      286A.630 Reallocation of private activity bond cap; rules. (1) The Legislative Assembly finds that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) provides that the State of Oregon may receive, allocate and reallocate the authority to issue certain kinds of state and local government bonds that qualify for tax credits, federal subsidies or exclusion of bond interest from gross income under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

      (2) As described in subsections (3) to (6) of this section, state agencies and the Private Activity Bond Committee may allocate and reallocate or take any additional actions that are desirable to maximize the benefits of bonding programs created or expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5).

      (3) The Department of Education, with the approval of the Governor, may allocate, reallocate and otherwise manage this state’s qualified school construction bonding authority.

      (4) The Oregon Business Development Department may allocate, reallocate and otherwise manage this state’s recovery zone economic development bonding authority and this state’s recovery zone facility bonding authority.

      (5) The State Department of Energy may allocate, reallocate and otherwise manage this state’s qualified energy conservation bonding authority.

      (6) The Private Activity Bond Committee may allocate, reallocate and otherwise manage any bonding authority that is created or expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-5) if that responsibility is not assigned to a state agency by this section, or if an agency that is assigned that responsibility requests the Private Activity Bond Committee to allocate that authority on behalf of that agency.

      (7) The Department of Education, the Oregon Business Development Department, the State Department of Energy and the Private Activity Bond Committee may adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section including, but not limited to, rules prescribing:

      (a) Application processes and requirements to receive a subsequent allocation or reallocation;

      (b) Standards upon which an allocation or reallocation may be based; and

      (c) Any conditions that must be met to receive an allocation or reallocation of the bonding authority or to receive the benefits of such bonding authority. [2009 c.885 §12]

 

BACCALAUREATE BONDS

 

      286A.700 Authority to issue baccalaureate bonds. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Oregon Baccalaureate Bonds” means bonds of the State of Oregon issued by the State Treasurer at the request of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission that are designated as baccalaureate bonds.

      (b) “Post-secondary education” means training and instruction provided by fully accredited public universities or private institutions of higher learning, community colleges and post-high-school career schools.

      (2) The Legislative Assembly encourages citizens of the State of Oregon to avail themselves of post-secondary education opportunities.

      (3) The Legislative Assembly finds:

      (a) For the benefit of its citizens, the state supports a system of common schools, public universities and community colleges.

      (b) A post-secondary education advances a citizen’s ability to pursue life, liberty and happiness through a wide range of employment opportunities.

      (c) A well-educated citizenry contributes to the economic well-being of the state and nation.

      (d) A well-trained and skilled citizenry enhances economic development of the state.

      (e) While students have just begun their education upon completion of a formal education, a lifetime pursuit of learning contributes to a well-informed citizenry and to Oregon’s cherished quality of life.

      (f) Citizens educated in Oregon are more likely to pursue careers in Oregon.

      (g) It is in the interest of this state to encourage its citizens to plan and save for a post-secondary education.

      (h) An Oregon Baccalaureate Bond program that provides citizens an opportunity to save for a post-secondary education for their children, themselves or any citizen is in the social and economic interest of the State of Oregon.

      (i) A systematic way to save for post-secondary education can assist all of Oregon’s higher education, community college and career schools to better project enrollments, thereby permitting the prudent allocation of scarce resources.

      (4) At the request of the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, the State Treasurer may:

      (a) Issue bonds as Oregon Baccalaureate Bonds, to encourage investors to save for post-secondary education opportunities.

      (b) Investigate and implement the means and procedures to facilitate the participation by the broadest practical range of investors in the Oregon Baccalaureate Bond program. The means and procedures may include, but are not limited to, adjustments in the denominations in which the bonds are issued and the frequency with which the bonds are issued.

      (5) The purchase of an Oregon Baccalaureate Bond does not guarantee the purchaser, owner or beneficiary of the bond admittance to a public university or private post-secondary institution. [2007 c.783 §33; 2011 c.637 §96; 2013 c.768 §123d; 2015 c.767 §9]

 

WATER POWER BONDS

 

      286A.710 Definitions for ORS 286A.710 to 286A.720. As used in ORS 286A.710 to 286A.720:

      (1) “Article XI-D bonds” means general obligation bonds issued under the authority of Article XI-D of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-D bonds;

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining Article XI-D bonds including, but not limited to, redeeming Article XI-D bonds and paying amounts due in connection with credit enhancements or the administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer, the State Department of Energy and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, including costs of consultants or advisers retained by the State Treasurer, the State Department of Energy or the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-D bonds;

      (c) Capitalized interest on Article XI-D bonds;

      (d) Costs of funding reserves for Article XI-D bonds, including costs of surety bonds and similar instruments;

      (e) Rebates or penalties due the United States Government in connection with Article XI-D bonds; and

      (f) Other costs or expenses that the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-D bonds. [2009 c.893 §2]

 

      286A.712 Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds. (1) Article XI-D bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-D bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to pay Article XI-D bonds, except that the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-D bonds.

      (2) In accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter, the State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-D bonds:

      (a) At the request of the Director of the State Department of Energy for any of the purposes specified in Article XI-D of the Oregon Constitution, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs; and

      (b) Subject to the limit on bond issuance established for the particular biennium in ORS 286A.035.

      (3) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-D bonds for the purpose of financing the refund of Article XI-D bonds.

      (4) The State Treasurer shall transfer the net proceeds of Article XI-D bonds issued for the purpose described in subsection (2)(a) of this section to the State Department of Energy for deposit in the Renewable Energy Fund established under ORS 286A.718. [2009 c.893 §3]

 

      286A.714 Article XI-D Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-D Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the bond fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond fund must be credited to the bond fund. Amounts credited to the bond fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-D bonds. The department shall deposit in the bond fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-D bonds;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond fund; and

      (c) Reserves established for the payment of Article XI-D bonds.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the bond fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-D bonds. [2009 c.893 §4]

 

      286A.716 Article XI-D Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-D Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the bond administration fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond administration fund must be credited to the bond administration fund. Amounts credited to the bond administration fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the bond administration fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-D bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond administration fund; and

      (c) Amounts transferred from the Renewable Energy Fund by the State Department of Energy as provided in ORS 286A.718.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the bond administration fund. [2009 c.893 §5]

 

      286A.718 Renewable Energy Fund; purposes; rules. (1) The Renewable Energy Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the fund must be credited to the fund. Amounts credited to the fund are continuously appropriated to the State Department of Energy for the purpose described in ORS 286A.712 (2)(a) and for the purpose of paying bond-related costs. The department shall deposit in the fund:

      (a) The net proceeds of Article XI-D bonds transferred pursuant to ORS 286A.712 (4);

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the fund; and

      (c) Gifts, grants or contributions received by the department for the purpose described in ORS 286A.712 (2)(a).

      (2) The State Department of Energy may create separate accounts in the Renewable Energy Fund as appropriate for the management of moneys in the fund.

      (3) The State Department of Energy and any other state agency or other entity receiving or holding net proceeds of Article XI-D bonds shall, at the direction of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, take action necessary to maintain the excludability of interest on Article XI-D bonds from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code.

      (4) If at any time the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the State Department of Energy determines that there are moneys in the Renewable Energy Fund in excess of the amounts necessary for the purpose described in ORS 286A.712 (2)(a), the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the State Department of Energy may transfer the excess amounts to the Article XI-D Bond Fund or to the Article XI-D Bond Administration Fund.

      (5) The State Department of Energy may adopt rules to carry out this section, including procedures for distributing and monitoring the use of moneys from the Renewable Energy Fund. [2009 c.893 §6]

 

      286A.720 Budget request; Article XI-D bond-related costs. For each biennium in which Article XI-D bonds will be outstanding, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall include in the Governor’s budget request to the Legislative Assembly an amount that, when added to the amount on deposit in the Article XI-D Bond Fund and the Article XI-D Bond Administration Fund, is sufficient to pay the bond-related costs that are scheduled to come due in the biennium. [2009 c.893 §7]

 

PENSION LIABILITY BONDS

 

      286A.730 Definitions for ORS 286A.730 to 286A.750. As used in ORS 286A.730 to 286A.750, unless the context requires otherwise:

      (1) “Article XI-O bonds” means general obligation bonds or other general obligation indebtedness issued or incurred under the authority of Article XI-O of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) “Bond administration fund” means the Article XI-O Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.745.

      (3) “Bond fund” means the Article XI-O Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.740.

      (4) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-O bonds;

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining Article XI-O bonds including, but not limited to, redeeming Article XI-O bonds, paying amounts due in connection with bond insurance, other credit enhancements or the administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, including costs of consultants or advisors retained by the State Treasurer or the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-O bonds;

      (c) Capitalized interest on Article XI-O bonds;

      (d) Costs of funding reserves for Article XI-O bonds, including costs of surety bonds and similar instruments;

      (e) Rebates or penalties due the United States Government in connection with Article XI-O bonds; and

      (f) Other costs or expenses that the State Treasurer or the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-O bonds.

      (5) “State agency” means a state officer, board, commission, corporation, institution, department or other state organization that has officers or employees participating in the Public Employees Retirement System. [Formerly 286.730]

 

      286A.735 Authority of State Treasurer to issue pension liability bonds; nature and purpose of bonds; refunding bonds. (1) Article XI-O bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-O bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to pay Article XI-O bonds; however, the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-O bonds.

      (2) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-O bonds:

      (a) To finance all or a portion of the state’s pension liabilities for retirement, health care or disability benefits, in an amount that produces net proceeds that do not exceed the State Treasurer’s estimate of those liabilities based on information provided to the State Treasurer by the Public Employees Retirement System, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs. If Article XI-O bonds are issued for a purpose described in this paragraph, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall allocate the bond-related costs of those Article XI-O bonds among affected state agencies based on their payroll costs and shall bill those state agencies for an appropriate share of the bond-related costs on a monthly or other periodic basis. A state agency receiving a bill under this paragraph shall pay the amounts billed from the first moneys legally available to the state agency after paying the costs incurred for obligations under ORS 283.085 to 283.092.

      (b) To refund Article XI-O bonds. The amount of Article XI-O bonds issued under this paragraph may not exceed the estimated costs of paying, redeeming or defeasing the refunded bonds, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs. If Article XI-O bonds are issued under this paragraph, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall bill a state agency that was responsible for payment of the refunded bonds for an appropriate share of the bond-related costs on a monthly or other periodic basis. A state agency receiving a bill under this paragraph shall pay the amounts billed from the first moneys legally available to the state agency after paying the costs incurred for obligations under ORS 283.085 to 283.092.

      (3) The net proceeds of Article XI-O bonds issued to finance all or a portion the state’s pension liabilities for retirement, health care or disability benefits must be transferred to the Public Employees Retirement Board for deposit in the Public Employees Retirement Fund established under ORS 238.660. [Formerly 286.735]

 

      286A.740 Article XI-O Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-O Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned on the bond fund must be credited to the bond fund. Amounts credited to the bond fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-O bonds. The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall credit to the bond fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-O bonds;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond fund;

      (c) Reserves established for the payment of Article XI-O bonds; and

      (d) Amounts received in payment of a bill for bond-related costs in amounts and at times so that sufficient moneys are available in the bond fund to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-O bonds when due.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the bond fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-O bonds. [Formerly 286.740]

 

      286A.745 Article XI-O Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-O Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Interest earned on the bond administration fund must be credited to the bond administration fund. Amounts credited to the bond administration fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the bond administration fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-O bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs that are not credited to the bond fund;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond administration fund; and

      (c) Amounts received in payment of a bill for bond-related costs that are not credited to the bond fund.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the bond administration fund. [Formerly 286.745]

 

      286A.750 Terms and conditions of pension liability bonds. (1) In accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter, the State Treasurer, after consulting with the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-O bonds from time to time for the purposes described in ORS 286A.735 (2).

      (2) Article XI-O bonds may be issued and sold as provided in this chapter.

      (3) Subject to the approval of the State Treasurer, the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services may:

      (a) Enter into agreements with a trustee or escrow agent regarding the use and application of the amounts held in the Article XI-O Bond Fund or the Article XI-O Bond Administration Fund; and

      (b) Transfer amounts credited to the bond fund or the bond administration fund to a trustee or escrow agent. [Formerly 286.750]

 

SEISMIC REHABILITATION BONDS

 

(Public Education Buildings)

 

      286A.760 Definitions for ORS 286A.760 to 286A.772. As used in ORS 286A.760 to 286A.772, unless the context requires otherwise:

      (1) “Article XI-M bonds” means general obligation bonds or other general obligation indebtedness issued or incurred under the authority of Article XI-M of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) “Bond administration fund” means the Article XI-M Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.766.

      (3) “Bond fund” means the Article XI-M Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.764.

      (4) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-M bonds;

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining Article XI-M bonds including, but not limited to, redeeming Article XI-M bonds and paying amounts due in connection with bond insurance, other credit enhancements or the administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, including costs of consultants or advisers retained by the State Treasurer or the department for the purpose of issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-M bonds;

      (c) Capitalized interest on Article XI-M bonds;

      (d) Costs of funding reserves for Article XI-M bonds, including costs of surety bonds and similar instruments;

      (e) Rebates or penalties due the United States Government in connection with Article XI-M bonds; and

      (f) Other costs or expenses that the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-M bonds.

      (5) “Seismic fund” means the Education Seismic Fund established under ORS 286A.768.

      (6) “State share of costs” means the total costs and related expenses of the seismic rehabilitation of public education buildings, minus contributions for seismic rehabilitation from the applicants as required by the Oregon Business Development Department. [Formerly 286.760; 2013 c.782 §4]

 

      286A.762 Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds. (1) Article XI-M bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-M bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to pay Article XI-M bonds, except that the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-M bonds.

      (2) The State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-M bonds as provided in this chapter, subject to the limit on bond issuance established for the particular biennium pursuant to ORS 286A.035 and at the request of the Director of the Oregon Business Development Department, for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the state share of costs to plan and implement seismic rehabilitation of public education buildings in the amount of the state share of costs, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs.

      (3) The State Treasurer shall transfer the net proceeds of Article XI-M bonds issued for the purpose described in subsection (2)(a) of this section to the Oregon Business Development Department for deposit in the Education Seismic Fund established under ORS 286A.768. [Formerly 286.762; 2013 c.782 §5]

 

      286A.764 Article XI-M Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-M Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the bond fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond fund must be credited to the bond fund. Amounts credited to the bond fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-M bonds. The department shall deposit in the bond fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-M bonds;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond fund; and

      (c) Reserves established for the payment of Article XI-M bonds.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the bond fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-M bonds. [Formerly 286.764]

 

      286A.766 Article XI-M Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-M Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the bond administration fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond administration fund must be credited to the bond administration fund. Amounts credited to the bond administration fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the bond administration fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-M bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond administration fund; and

      (c) Amounts transferred from the Education Seismic Fund by the Oregon Business Development Department as provided in ORS 286A.768.

      (2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may create separate accounts in the bond administration fund. [Formerly 286.766; 2013 c.782 §6]

 

      286A.768 Education Seismic Fund; purposes; rules. (1) The Education Seismic Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the seismic fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the seismic fund must be credited to the seismic fund. Amounts credited to the seismic fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Business Development Department for the purpose described in ORS 286A.762 (2) and for the purpose of paying bond-related costs. The department shall deposit in the seismic fund:

      (a) The net proceeds of Article XI-M bonds transferred pursuant to ORS 286A.762 (3);

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the seismic fund;

      (c) Gifts, grants or contributions received by the department for the purpose described in ORS 286A.762 (2); and

      (d) Moneys received as repayment of, as a return on or in exchange for the grant or loan of net proceeds of Article XI-M bonds.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the seismic fund as appropriate for the management of moneys in the seismic fund.

      (3) The department and any other state agency or other entity receiving or holding net proceeds of Article XI-M bonds shall, at the direction of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, take action necessary to maintain the excludability of interest on Article XI-M bonds from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code.

      (4) The department shall transfer to the Article XI-M Bond Administration Fund the unexpended and uncommitted amounts remaining in the seismic fund if:

      (a) Unexpended funds that are not contractually committed to a particular purpose remain in the seismic fund on the last day of the biennium; and

      (b) Article XI-M bonds will be outstanding in the next biennium.

      (5) The department may adopt rules to carry out this section including, but not limited to, establishing:

      (a) Required contributions from applicants;

      (b) Fees;

      (c) Standards, terms and conditions under which moneys in the seismic fund may be granted, loaned or otherwise made available; and

      (d) Procedures for distributing and monitoring the use of moneys from the seismic fund. [Formerly 286.768; 2013 c.782 §7]

 

      286A.772 Payment of bond-related costs. For each biennium in which Article XI-M bonds will be outstanding, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall include in the Governor’s budget request to the Legislative Assembly an amount that, when added to the amount on deposit in the Article XI-M Bond Fund and the Article XI-M Bond Administration Fund, is sufficient to pay the bond-related costs that are scheduled to come due in the biennium. [Formerly 286.772]

 

(Emergency Services Buildings)

 

      286A.780 Definitions for ORS 286A.780 to 286A.792. As used in ORS 286A.780 to 286A.792, unless the context requires otherwise:

      (1) “Article XI-N bonds” means general obligation bonds or other general obligation indebtedness issued or incurred under the authority of Article XI-N of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) “Bond administration fund” means the Article XI-N Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.786.

      (3) “Bond fund” means the Article XI-N Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.784.

      (4) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-N bonds;

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining Article XI-N bonds including, but not limited to, redeeming Article XI-N bonds and paying amounts due in connection with bond insurance, other credit enhancements or the administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer and the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, including costs of consultants or advisers retained by the State Treasurer or the department for the purpose of issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-N bonds;

      (c) Capitalized interest on Article XI-N bonds;

      (d) Costs of funding reserves for Article XI-N bonds, including costs of surety bonds and similar instruments;

      (e) Rebates or penalties due the United States Government in connection with Article XI-N bonds; and

      (f) Other costs or expenses that the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing, administering or maintaining Article XI-N bonds.

      (5) “Seismic fund” means the Emergency Services Seismic Fund established under ORS 286A.788.

      (6) “State share of costs” means the total costs and related expenses of the seismic rehabilitation of emergency services buildings, minus contributions for seismic rehabilitation from the applicants as required by the Oregon Business Development Department. [Formerly 286.780; 2013 c.782 §8]

 

      286A.782 Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds. (1) Article XI-N bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-N bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to pay Article XI-N bonds, except that the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-N bonds.

      (2) The State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-N bonds as provided in this chapter, subject to the limit on bond issuance established for the particular biennium pursuant to ORS 286A.035 and at the request of the Director of the Oregon Business Development Department, for the purpose of financing all or a portion of the state share of costs to plan and implement seismic rehabilitation of emergency services buildings in the amount of the state share of costs, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs.

      (3) The State Treasurer shall transfer the net proceeds of Article XI-N bonds issued for the purpose described in subsection (2) of this section to the Oregon Business Development Department for deposit in the Emergency Services Seismic Fund established under ORS 286A.788. [Formerly 286.782; 2013 c.782 §9]

 

      286A.784 Article XI-N Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-N Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the bond fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond fund must be credited to the bond fund. Amounts credited to the bond fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-N bonds. The department shall deposit in the bond fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-N bonds;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond fund; and

      (c) Reserves established for the payment of Article XI-N bonds.

      (2) The department may create separate accounts in the bond fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-N bonds. [Formerly 286.784]

 

      286A.786 Article XI-N Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-N Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the bond administration fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond administration fund must be credited to the bond administration fund. Amounts credited to the bond administration fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the bond administration fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-N bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond administration fund; and

      (c) Amounts transferred from the Emergency Services Seismic Fund by the Oregon Business Development Department as provided in ORS 286A.788.

      (2) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may create separate accounts in the bond administration fund. [Formerly 286.786; 2013 c.782 §10]

 

      286A.788 Emergency Services Seismic Fund; purposes; rules; fees. (1) The Emergency Services Seismic Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the seismic fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the seismic fund must be credited to the seismic fund. Amounts credited to the seismic fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Business Development Department for the purpose described in ORS 286A.782 (2) and for the purpose of paying bond-related costs. The department shall deposit in the seismic fund:

      (a) The net proceeds of Article XI-N bonds transferred pursuant to ORS 286A.782 (3);

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the seismic fund;

      (c) Gifts, grants or contributions received by the department for the purpose described in ORS 286A.782 (2); and

      (d) Moneys received as repayment of, as a return on or in exchange for the grant or loan of net proceeds of Article XI-N bonds.

      (2) The Oregon Business Development Department may create separate accounts in the seismic fund as appropriate for the management of moneys in the seismic fund.

      (3) The Oregon Business Development Department and any other state agency or other entity receiving or holding net proceeds of Article XI-N bonds shall, at the direction of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, take action necessary to maintain the excludability of interest on Article XI-N bonds from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code.

      (4) The Oregon Business Development Department shall transfer to the Article XI-N Bond Administration Fund the unexpended and uncommitted amounts remaining in the seismic fund if:

      (a) Unexpended funds that are not contractually committed to a particular purpose remain in the seismic fund on the last day of the biennium; and

      (b) Article XI-N bonds will be outstanding in the next biennium.

      (5) The Oregon Business Development Department may adopt rules to carry out this section including, but not limited to, establishing:

      (a) Required contributions from applicants;

      (b) Fees;

      (c) Standards, terms and conditions under which moneys in the seismic fund may be granted, loaned or otherwise made available; and

      (d) Procedures for distributing and monitoring the use of moneys from the seismic fund. [Formerly 286.788; 2013 c.782 §11]

 

      286A.792 Payment of bond-related costs. For each biennium in which Article XI-N bonds will be outstanding, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall include in the Governor’s budget request to the Legislative Assembly an amount that, when added to the amount on deposit in the Article XI-N Bond Fund and the Article XI-N Bond Administration Fund, is sufficient to pay the bond-related costs that are scheduled to come due in the biennium. [Formerly 286.792]

 

SCHOOL CAPITAL MATCHING BONDS

 

      286A.796 Definitions for ORS 286A.796 to 286A.806. As used in ORS 286A.796 to 286A.806:

      (1) “Article XI-P bonds” means general obligation bonds issued under the authority of Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-P bonds.

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining Article XI-P bonds including, but not limited to, the costs and expenses of:

      (A) Redeeming Article XI-P bonds.

      (B) Paying amounts due in connection with credit enhancement devices or agreements for exchange of interest rates.

      (C) Paying the fees, administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the Department of Education, including the costs of consultants or advisors retained by the State Treasurer, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the Department of Education for the Article XI-P bonds.

      (c) The costs of funding reserves for the Article XI-P bonds.

      (d) Capitalized interest for the Article XI-P bonds.

      (e) Rebates or penalties due to the United States in connection with the Article XI-P bonds.

      (f) Any other costs or expenses that the State Treasurer, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the Department of Education determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing and maintaining the Article XI-P bonds.

      (3) “Capital costs” means costs of land and of other assets having a useful life of more than one year, including costs associated with acquisition, construction, improvement, remodeling, furnishing, equipping, maintenance or repair. [2011 c.699 §1]

 

      Note: 286A.796 to 286A.806 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 286A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      286A.798 Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds. (1) In accordance with the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 286A, the State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-P bonds:

      (a) At the request of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for the purposes specified in Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs; and

      (b) Subject to the budget authorization for bond issuance established under ORS 286A.035 for the Department of Education for the biennium.

      (2) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-P bonds for the purpose of refunding Article XI-P bonds.

      (3) The net proceeds of Article XI-P bonds must be deposited in the School Capital Matching Fund established under ORS 286A.806 as described in section 4, Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution.

      (4) If at any time the superintendent determines that the net proceeds of Article XI-P bonds deposited in the School Capital Matching Fund pursuant to subsection (3) of this section exceed the amount necessary for the purposes described in subsection (1)(a) of this section and the budget authorization, the superintendent may transfer the excess amount to the Article XI-P Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.802 or the Article XI-P Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.804.

      (5) Article XI-P bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-P bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to the payment of the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-P bonds, except that the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-P bonds. [2011 c.699 §2]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.796.

 

      286A.800 School capital matching bond program; rules. (1) The State Board of Education shall establish by rule a program to provide school districts with matching fund grants or loans for the capital costs of school districts financed with the net proceeds of Article XI-P bonds issued under ORS 286A.796 to 286A.806. The state board shall establish, by rule, ratios for matching local moneys with grants, and ratios for matching local moneys with loans.

      (2) The Department of Education, subject to rules adopted by the state board:

      (a) May provide matching funds only to a school district that has received voter approval for local general obligation bonds to finance capital costs.

      (b) May not provide financing through grants or loans to finance operating costs of school districts. [2011 c.699 §3]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.796.

 

      286A.801 Matching fund grants to school districts; requirements; awards; rules. (1) The Department of Education shall administer a grant program that is financed with the net proceeds of Article XI-P bonds and that provides matching fund grants to school districts for capital costs of the school districts. Any construction, improvement, remodel, equipment, maintenance or repair of a building of a school district that is financed with a grant received under this section is not required to meet the standards specified in ORS 286A.810.

      (2) A school district that seeks a grant under this section must prepare and submit a facilities assessment and a long-range facilities plan to the department with the application for the grant.

      (3) A school district is eligible to receive a grant under this section if:

      (a) The school district complies with the requirements of this section and rules adopted pursuant to this section; and

      (b) Moneys are available to the school district pursuant to subsection (6) of this section.

      (4) A school district that receives a grant under this section must provide matching funds that meet or exceed the amount of the grant. The matching funds must be from general obligation bonds approved by the voters of the school district to finance capital costs of the school district.

      (5) Grants awarded under this section shall be calculated as follows:

      (a) For a school district that provides matching funds in any amount up to $4 million, a matching ratio for state to local funds of one to one.

      (b) For a school district that provides matching funds in any amount greater than $4 million, a matching ratio for state to local funds that is based on the funding formula developed as provided in subsection (7)(c) of this section. Grants awarded under this paragraph shall be for a minimum of $4 million per grant and a maximum of $8 million per grant.

      (6)(a) The department shall award grants to school districts as follows:

      (A) Sixty percent of funds available for grants shall be based on the priority list established under subsection (7)(b) of this section; and

      (B) Forty percent of funds available for grants shall be provided to school districts based on the order in which the Department of Education receives the completed applications for the grants.

      (b) To the extent that moneys are available, a school district that receives moneys as provided by paragraph (a)(A) of this subsection also may receive moneys as provided by paragraph (a)(B) of this subsection. The total amount the school district receives may not exceed the maximum amount allowed under subsection (5) of this section.

      (7)(a) For the purpose of awarding grants under this section, the department shall develop a priority list and a funding formula that are based on:

      (A) The total assessed value of all tangible property located in the school district;

      (B) The percentage of poverty families within the school district, as calculated under ORS 327.013 (1)(c)(A)(v)(I); and

      (C) The number of students in average daily membership for the school district, as calculated under ORS 327.061.

      (b) The priority list developed under this subsection shall be used to rank the order in which school districts may qualify to receive a grant under subsection (6)(a)(A) of this section.

      (c) The funding formula developed under this subsection shall be used to determine the matching ratio for state to local funds. The funding formula must comply with the limits described in subsection (5) of this section.

      (8) The State Board of Education may adopt any rules necessary for the administration of this section. [2015 c.783 §2]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.796.

 

      Note: Section 3, chapter 783, Oregon Laws 2015, provides: Sec. 3. Notwithstanding the requirement described in section 2 (2) of this 2015 Act [286A.801 (2)], a school district that submits an application for a grant under section 2 of this 2015 Act during the 2015-2017 biennium is not required to provide a facilities assessment and a long-range facilities plan with a grant application. [2015 c.783 §3]

 

      286A.802 Article XI-P Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-P Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the Article XI-P Bond Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond fund must be credited to the bond fund. Amounts credited to the bond fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-P bonds. The department shall deposit in the bond fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-P bonds;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond fund;

      (c) Reserves established for the payment of Article XI-P bonds; and

      (d) Amounts transferred from the School Capital Matching Fund established under ORS 286A.806 as described in section 4, Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create separate accounts in the bond fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-P bonds as provided in ORS 286A.025 (2)(g). [2011 c.699 §4]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.796.

 

      286A.804 Article XI-P Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-P Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the Article XI-P Bond Administration Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond administration fund must be credited to the bond administration fund. Amounts credited to the bond administration fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the bond administration fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-P bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond administration fund; and

      (c) Amounts transferred from the School Capital Matching Fund established under ORS 286A.806 as described in section 4, Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create separate accounts in the bond administration fund as provided in ORS 286A.025 (2)(g). [2011 c.699 §5]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.796.

 

      286A.806 School Capital Matching Fund; purposes. Pursuant to section 4, Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution, the School Capital Matching Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the School Capital Matching Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 286A.025 (2)(g), and interest earned on moneys in the fund must be credited to the fund. The School Capital Matching Fund consists of net proceeds of Article XI-P bonds issued under ORS 286A.796 to 286A.806, moneys from the repayment of loans by school districts and other moneys made available by the Legislative Assembly for purposes described in ORS 286A.798 (1) and the budget authorization for bond issuance established under ORS 286A.035 for the Department of Education. Moneys in the fund are continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the purposes described in ORS 286A.798 (1) and the budget authorization. [2011 c.699 §6; 2013 c.722 §38]

 

      Note: See note under 286A.796.

 

      286A.808 Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account; purposes. (1) Pursuant to Article XI-P, section 4, of the Oregon Constitution, the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund.

      (2) Amounts in the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account may be invested as provided in ORS 286A.025 (2)(g), and interest earned on moneys in the account must be credited to the account.

      (3) Notwithstanding ORS 286A.806, the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account consists of net proceeds of Article XI-P bonds and other moneys made available by the Legislative Assembly for purposes described in ORS 286A.798 (1) and the budget authorization for bond issuance established under ORS 286A.035 for the Department of Education.

      (4) Moneys in the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Account are continuously appropriated to the Department of Education for the purposes described in ORS 286A.801. [2015 c.783 §4]

 

      Note: 286A.808 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 286A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

      286A.810 LEED certification of school projects financed with Article XI-P bonds. (1) As used in this section:

      (a) “Green Globes program” means a building guidance and assessment program to advance overall environmental performance and sustainability of commercial buildings established by the Green Building Initiative.

      (b) “LEED” means the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system for certification of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings established by the United States Green Building Council.

      (c) “LEED Silver” means the second of four tiers of standards for certification in the LEED rating system.

      (d) “Two globes” means the second of four tiers of ratings for certification in the Green Globes program rating system.

      (2) If general obligation bonds are issued under Article XI-P of the Oregon Constitution, and proceeds from the bonds are used for the construction, improvement, remodel, equipment, maintenance or repair of a building of a school district, the building of the school district that is constructed, improved, remodeled, equipped, maintained or repaired must qualify for, at a minimum:

      (a) LEED Silver certification;

      (b) A two globes rating from the Green Globes program; or

      (c) An equivalent numeric rating from a nationally recognized, accepted and appropriate sustainable development rating system as determined by the State Department of Energy. [2011 c.467 §8]

 

      Note: 286A.810 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 286A or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

 

ARTICLE XI-Q BONDS

 

      286A.816 Definitions for ORS 286A.816 to 286A.826. As used in ORS 286A.816 to 286A.826:

      (1) “Article XI-Q bonds” means general obligation bonds issued under the authority of Article XI-Q of the Oregon Constitution.

      (2) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-Q bonds.

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining Article XI-Q bonds including, but not limited to, the costs and expenses of:

      (A) Redeeming Article XI-Q bonds.

      (B) Paying amounts due in connection with credit enhancement devices or agreements for exchange of interest rates.

      (C) Paying the fees, administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the project agency, including the costs of consultants or advisers retained by the State Treasurer, the department or the project agency.

      (c) The costs of funding reserves for the Article XI-Q bonds.

      (d) Capitalized interest for the Article XI-Q bonds.

      (e) Rebates or penalties due to the United States in connection with the Article XI-Q bonds.

      (f) Any other costs or expenses that the State Treasurer, the department or the project agency determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing and maintaining the Article XI-Q bonds.

      (3) “Project agency” means a state agency that administers a project that is financed with Article XI-Q bond proceeds. [2011 c.14 §2]

 

      286A.818 Authority of State Treasurer to issue bonds. (1) In accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter, the State Treasurer, at the request of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-Q bonds:

      (a) For any of the purposes specified in Article XI-Q of the Oregon Constitution, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs; and

      (b) Subject to the budget authorization for Article XI-Q bond issuance established under ORS 286A.035 for the biennium.

      (2) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-Q bonds for the purpose of:

      (a) Refunding Article XI-Q bonds.

      (b) Subject to subsection (3) of this section, refinancing borrowings issued before December 2, 2010, to finance or refinance costs described in section 1 (1), Article XI-Q of the Oregon Constitution.

      (c) Paying bond-related costs.

      (3) When Article XI-Q bonds are issued to refinance borrowings issued before December 2, 2010, the maturity date of the Article XI-Q bonds may not be later than the maturity date of the refinanced borrowings.

      (4) The State Treasurer shall deposit the net proceeds of Article XI-Q bonds issued in one or more project funds established in the State Treasury or with a third party approved by the State Treasurer. Net proceeds must be expended in accordance with procedures established by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purposes described in each project agency’s budget authorization.

      (5) If at any time the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and the project agency determine that the net proceeds of Article XI-Q bonds deposited in a project fund pursuant to subsection (4) of this section exceed the amount necessary for the purpose described in the project agency’s budget authorization, the department may allocate and transfer the excess amount as determined by the department to other project funds, the Article XI-Q Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.820 or the Article XI-Q Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.822.

      (6) Article XI-Q bonds are a general obligation of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-Q bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to the payment of the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-Q bonds, except that the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may not be pledged to pay Article XI-Q bonds. [2011 c.14 §3]

 

      286A.820 Article XI-Q Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-Q Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the Article XI-Q Bond Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond fund must be credited to the bond fund. Amounts credited to the bond fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-Q bonds. The department shall deposit in the bond fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-Q bonds;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond fund;

      (c) Reserves established for the payment of Article XI-Q bonds;

      (d) Amounts transferred from a project fund as provided in ORS 286A.818 (5); and

      (e) Amounts paid by a project agency under ORS 286A.824.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create separate accounts in the bond fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-Q bonds as provided in ORS 286A.025 (2)(g). [2011 c.14 §4]

 

      286A.822 Article XI-Q Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-Q Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Amounts in the Article XI-Q Bond Administration Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the bond administration fund must be credited to the bond administration fund. Amounts credited to the bond administration fund are continuously appropriated to the Oregon Department of Administrative Services for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the bond administration fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-Q bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs;

      (b) Amounts appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the bond administration fund;

      (c) Amounts transferred from a project fund as provided in ORS 286A.818 (5); and

      (d) Amounts paid by a project agency under ORS 286A.824.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create separate accounts in the bond administration fund as provided in ORS 286A.025 (2)(g). [2011 c.14 §5]

 

      286A.824 Article XI-Q bond program; rules. (1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall adopt procedures under which a project agency may request:

      (a) Financing for real or personal property projects that may be financed with Article XI-Q bond proceeds; or

      (b) Refinancing of borrowings issued before December 2, 2010, that financed or refinanced real or personal property projects that would have been eligible for financing under Article XI-Q. The department may periodically bill any project agency for an appropriate share of the bond-related costs of the bonds issued to finance the agency’s projects or refinance the agency’s bonds. The department may bill at such intervals as are established in the department’s procedures and shall deposit amounts paid by project agencies in the Article XI-Q Bond Fund or the Article XI-Q Bond Administration Fund as the department determines is appropriate. A project agency that receives a bill for bond-related costs shall pay the amount billed by the time and in the manner designated in the billing statement from amounts budgeted under ORS 286A.826 or, if necessary, from any other amounts lawfully available for expenditure by the project agency for that purpose.

      (2) The State Treasurer may authorize a project agency or the department to act as a related agency under this chapter if necessary or desirable for the issuance or administration of Article XI-Q bonds, including, without limitation, entering into contracts or covenants as provided in ORS 286A.025. However, a project agency may not request the State Treasurer to issue Article XI-Q bonds.

      (3) If Article XI-Q bonds are issued to refinance bonds issued before December 2, 2010, and the bond-related costs of the refinanced bonds were paid by state agencies under ORS 283.091, under one of the programs described in ORS 291.445 (7) or under a revenue bond program of this state, the state agency whose bonds are refinanced may pay the amounts billed under subsection (1) of this section from the sources of funds previously used by the agency to pay the refinanced bonds or from any other funds lawfully available for payment of the Article XI-Q bonds.

      (4) A project agency that receives or holds proceeds of Article XI-Q bonds shall, at the direction of the department, take action necessary to obtain and maintain:

      (a) The excludability of interest on Article XI-Q bonds from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code; or

      (b) A federal interest subsidy payment or any other tax-advantaged status granted under the Internal Revenue Code for the Article XI-Q bonds. [2011 c.14 §6]

 

      286A.826 Budgeting for Article XI-Q project costs. A project agency shall request that the Governor include in the Governor’s budget request to the Legislative Assembly for each biennium amounts that are sufficient to pay:

      (1) The costs of a project financed or to be financed by the issuance of Article XI-Q bonds during the biennium;

      (2) Amounts billed during the biennium by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services under ORS 286A.824; and

      (3) The bond-related costs associated with the projects financed or to be financed with Article XI-Q bonds. [2011 c.14 §7]

 

HIGHER EDUCATION BONDS

 

      286A.830 Definitions for ORS 286A.830 to 286A.863. As used in ORS 286A.830 to 286A.863:

      (1) “Article XI-F(1) bonds” means bonds issued under the authority of Article XI-F(1) of the Oregon Constitution for the benefit of a public university.

      (2) “Article XI-G bonds” means bonds issued under the authority of Article XI-G of the Oregon Constitution for the benefit of a public university.

      (3) “Bond-related costs” means:

      (a) The costs of paying the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on higher education bonds;

      (b) The costs and expenses of issuing, administering and maintaining higher education bonds including, but not limited to:

      (A) Costs and expenses of redeeming higher education bonds;

      (B) Amounts due in connection with credit enhancement devices or agreements for exchange of interest rates; and

      (C) Fees, administrative costs and expenses of the State Treasurer, the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, including the costs of consultants or advisers retained by the State Treasurer, the department or the commission;

      (c) The costs of funding reserves for the higher education bonds;

      (d) Capitalized interest for the higher education bonds;

      (e) Rebates or penalties due to the United States in connection with the higher education bonds;

      (f) Expenses and liabilities arising from an inquiry, audit or other action relating to the higher education bonds by a federal or state regulatory body, including, but not limited to, legal expenses; and

      (g) Any other costs or expenses that the State Treasurer, the department or the commission determines are necessary or desirable in connection with issuing and maintaining the higher education bonds.

      (4) “Federal tax benefit” means the excludability of interest on higher education bonds from gross income under the Internal Revenue Code, the qualification of higher education bonds for any federal interest subsidy payment or any other tax-advantaged status granted under the Internal Revenue Code.

      (5) “Grant contract” means a contract approved by the department and executed by a public university and the commission that establishes the terms and conditions for issuance of Article XI-G bonds and the disbursement of proceeds to the public university.

      (6) “Higher education bonds” means Article XI-F(1) bonds and Article XI-G bonds.

      (7) “Loan agreement” means a contract approved by the department and executed by a public university and the commission that establishes the terms and conditions for issuance of Article XI-F(1) bonds, lending of bond proceeds and loan repayment.

      (8) “Loan repayment schedule” means the schedule of repayment of loans made with proceeds of Article XI-F(1) bonds that a public university is obligated to make to the State of Oregon pursuant to a loan agreement.

      (9) “Matching amount” means moneys unconditionally available to a public university for the same or similar purposes as the proceeds of Article XI-G bonds issued for the benefit of the public university and meeting the requirements set forth in Article XI-G, section 1 (3), of the Oregon Constitution.

      (10) “Public university” means any institution established as a public university under ORS 352.002.

      (11) “Revenue sufficiency” means the condition of having revenues, not including amounts appropriated by the Legislative Assembly from the General Fund, that are conservatively estimated to be lawfully available and sufficient to pay debt service on particular Article XI-F(1) bonds and operate the projects financed with the proceeds of those Article XI-F(1) bonds. [2015 c.828 §2]

 

      286A.833 Authority of State Treasurer to issue Article XI-F(1) bonds. (1) In accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter, the State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-F(1) bonds if:

      (a) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission requests that bonds be issued for the purposes specified in Article XI-F(1) of the Oregon Constitution, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs;

      (b) The issuance does not exceed the budget authorization for bond issuance established under ORS 286A.035; and

      (c) A loan agreement is executed under ORS 286A.836 prior to sale of the bonds.

      (2) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-F(1) bonds for the purpose of refunding Article XI-F(1) bonds, with the concurrence of a public university that received proceeds of Article XI-F(1) bonds to be refunded.

      (3) The State Treasurer shall deposit the net proceeds of Article XI-F(1) bonds in one or more project funds established in the State Treasury or with a third party under contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and approved by the State Treasurer. Net proceeds of Article XI-F(1) bonds must be expended for the purposes described in the commission’s budget authorization.

      (4) If at any time the department and the commission jointly determine that the net proceeds of Article XI-F(1) bonds deposited in a project fund pursuant to subsection (3) of this section exceed the cost of the project described in the commission’s budget authorization, the department may allocate and transfer the excess amount as determined by the department to other project funds, the Article XI-F(1) Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.839 or the Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.842. Before transferring an excess amount under this subsection, the department shall consult with the public university for whose benefit the Article XI-F(1) bonds were issued, but the department may transfer an excess amount without the approval of the public university. Excess amounts may not be transferred to a project fund for the project of another public university unless the applicable loan agreements and loan repayment schedules are amended to reflect the transfer.

      (5) Article XI-F(1) bonds are direct general obligations of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-F(1) bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to the payment of the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-F(1) bonds, and the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may be pledged to pay Article XI-F(1) bonds. [2015 c.828 §3]

 

      286A.836 Loan agreements for Article XI-F(1) bonds. Prior to the sale of any Article XI-F(1) bonds, a public university and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall enter into a loan agreement that includes:

      (1) A representation by the public university that it has revenue sufficiency for the Article XI-F(1) bonds;

      (2) A loan repayment schedule and a covenant of the public university to make all required loan repayment schedule payments to the commission prior to the date any bond debt service payments are due on the Article XI-F(1) bonds that financed the loan;

      (3) Terms and conditions obligating the public university to maintain any federal tax benefits related to the Article XI-F(1) bonds and to execute and deliver any required tax certificates or agreements in connection with any federal tax benefits related to the Article XI-F(1) bonds; and

      (4) Terms and conditions indemnifying the State of Oregon against regulatory or bondholder liability due to the action or inaction of the public university related to the Article XI-F(1) bonds. [2015 c.828 §4]

 

      286A.839 Article XI-F(1) Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-F(1) Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund, or with a third party under contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and approved by the State Treasurer. Moneys in the Article XI-F(1) Bond Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 286A.025 and 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the fund must be credited to the fund. Moneys credited to the Article XI-F(1) Bond Fund are continuously appropriated to the department for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-F(1) bonds. The department shall deposit in the fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-F(1) bonds;

      (b) Moneys, if any, appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the fund;

      (c) Reserves, if any, established for the payment of Article XI-F(1) bonds;

      (d) Moneys transferred from a project fund under ORS 286A.833 (4);

      (e) Moneys received as payment under a loan agreement or the schedule provided under ORS 352.415;

      (f) Moneys received from ad valorem taxes levied pursuant to ORS 291.445; and

      (g) Moneys provided by the Legislative Assembly in lieu of ad valorem taxes levied pursuant to ORS 291.445.

      (2) The department shall credit any interest earnings in the fund on amounts paid by a public university pursuant to a loan agreement or the schedule provided under ORS 352.415 that exceed the amount needed to repay outstanding Article XI-F(1) bonds issued for the benefit of the public university against the payment obligations of the public university under a loan agreement or the schedule provided under ORS 352.415.

      (3) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create or cause to be created separate accounts in the fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-F(1) bonds. [2015 c.828 §5]

 

      286A.842 Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund, or with a third party under contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and approved by the State Treasurer. Moneys in the Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 286A.025 and 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the fund must be credited to the fund. Moneys credited to the Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund are continuously appropriated to the department for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-F(1) bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs; and

      (b) Moneys appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the fund.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create or cause to be created separate accounts in the Article XI-F(1) Bond Administration Fund. [2015 c.828 §6]

 

      286A.845 Budgeting for Article XI-F(1) bonds. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall request that the Governor include in the Governor’s budget request to the Legislative Assembly for each biennium amounts that are sufficient to pay:

      (1) The costs of loan agreement disbursements during the biennium to public universities for the costs of projects to be financed by the issuance of Article XI-F(1) bonds;

      (2) The debt service due during the biennium for any Article XI-F(1) bonds that have been or will be issued;

      (3) Amounts billed during the biennium by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, or the commission, under ORS 286A.863 (2); and

      (4) Any bond-related costs associated with any Article XI-F(1) bonds. [2015 c.828 §7]

 

      286A.848 Authority of State Treasurer to issue Article XI-G bonds. (1) In accordance with the applicable provisions of this chapter, the State Treasurer, with the concurrence of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, may issue Article XI-G bonds if:

      (a) The Higher Education Coordinating Commission requests that bonds be issued for the purposes specified in Article XI-G of the Oregon Constitution, plus an amount determined by the State Treasurer to pay estimated bond-related costs;

      (b) The issuance does not exceed the budget authorization for bond issuance established under ORS 286A.035; and

      (c) A grant contract is executed under ORS 286A.851 prior to sale of the bonds.

      (2) The State Treasurer may issue Article XI-G bonds for the purpose of refunding Article XI-G bonds without a request from the commission when the State Treasurer determines it is in the best interests of the State of Oregon to refund Article XI-G bonds.

      (3) The State Treasurer shall deposit the net proceeds of Article XI-G bonds in one or more project funds established in the State Treasury or with a third party under contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and approved by the State Treasurer. Net proceeds of Article XI-G bonds must be expended for the purposes described in the commission’s budget authorization.

      (4) If at any time the department and the commission jointly determine that the net proceeds of Article XI-G bonds deposited in a project fund pursuant to subsection (3) of this section exceed the cost of the project described in the commission’s budget authorization, the department may allocate and transfer the excess amount as determined by the department to other project funds, the Article XI-G Bond Fund established under ORS 286A.854 or the Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund established under ORS 286A.857.

      (5) Article XI-G bonds are direct general obligations of the State of Oregon and must contain a direct promise on behalf of the State of Oregon to pay the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on the Article XI-G bonds. The State of Oregon shall pledge its full faith and credit and taxing power to the payment of the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on Article XI-G bonds, and the ad valorem taxing power of the State of Oregon may be pledged to pay Article XI-G bonds. [2015 c.828 §8]

 

      286A.851 Grant contracts for Article XI-G bonds. Prior to the sale of any Article XI-G bonds, a public university and the Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall enter into a grant contract that includes:

      (1) A certification that the requirement for a matching amount is satisfied;

      (2) Terms and conditions obligating the public university to maintain any federal tax benefit related to the Article XI-G bonds and to execute and deliver any required tax certificates or agreements in connection with any federal tax benefit related to the Article XI-G bonds; and

      (3) Terms and conditions indemnifying the State of Oregon against regulatory or bondholder liability due to the action or inaction of the public university related to the Article XI-G bonds. [2015 c.828 §9]

 

      286A.854 Article XI-G Bond Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-G Bond Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund, or with a third party under contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and approved by the State Treasurer. Moneys in the Article XI-G Bond Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 286A.025 and 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the fund must be credited to the fund. Moneys credited to the Article XI-G Bond Fund are continuously appropriated to the department for the purpose of paying, when due, the principal of, the interest on and the premium, if any, on outstanding Article XI-G bonds. The department shall deposit in the fund:

      (a) Capitalized or accrued interest on Article XI-G bonds;

      (b) Moneys appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the fund;

      (c) Reserves, if any, established for the payment of Article XI-G bonds;

      (d) Moneys transferred from a project fund under ORS 286A.848 (4);

      (e) Moneys received from ad valorem taxes levied pursuant to ORS 291.445; and

      (f) Moneys provided by the Legislative Assembly in lieu of ad valorem taxes levied under ORS 291.445.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create or cause to be created separate accounts in the fund for reserves and debt service for each series of Article XI-G bonds. [2015 c.828 §10]

 

      286A.857 Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund; purposes. (1) The Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund is established in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund, or with a third party under contract with the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and approved by the State Treasurer. Moneys in the Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund may be invested as provided in ORS 286A.025 and 293.701 to 293.857, and interest earned on the fund must be credited to the fund. Moneys credited to the Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund are continuously appropriated to the department for payment of bond-related costs. The department shall credit to the fund:

      (a) Proceeds of Article XI-G bonds that were issued to pay bond-related costs; and

      (b) Moneys appropriated or otherwise provided by the Legislative Assembly for deposit in the fund.

      (2) At the request of the department, the State Treasurer may create or cause to be created separate accounts in the Article XI-G Bond Administration Fund. [2015 c.828 §11]

 

      286A.860 Budgeting for Article XI-G bonds. The Higher Education Coordinating Commission shall request that the Governor include in the Governor’s budget request to the Legislative Assembly for each biennium amounts that are sufficient to pay:

      (1) The costs of grant contract disbursements during the biennium for any projects to be financed by the issuance of Article XI-G bonds;

      (2) The debt service due during the biennium for any Article XI-G bonds that have been or will be issued;

      (3) Amounts billed during the biennium by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, or the commission, under ORS 286A.863 (2); and

      (4) Any bond-related costs associated with any Article XI-G bonds. [2015 c.828 §12]

 

      286A.863 Rules; billing of public universities; agreements with Oregon Health and Science University. (1) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services may, in consultation with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission, adopt rules for the purpose of carrying out ORS 286A.830 to 286A.860 including, but not limited to, establishing:

      (a) Fees and costs to be paid by public universities for administration of higher education bonds, including reasonable fees and expenses of the State Treasurer as provided in ORS 286A.014;

      (b) The form, content and timing of information to be submitted by public universities to be used by the commission and the State Treasurer to evaluate revenue sufficiency for Article XI-F(1) bonds and availability and sufficiency of matching amounts for Article XI-G bonds; and

      (c) Standards, terms and conditions for maintaining federal tax benefits related to higher education bonds.

      (2) The department or the commission, or both, may periodically bill a public university, without duplicating costs billed by contract, for the public university’s proportional share of costs incurred by the department, or the commission, in connection with higher education bonds, including, but not limited to:

      (a) Bond-related costs of higher education bonds issued or proposed to be issued to finance or refinance projects of the public university; and

      (b) Costs of legal or financial consultants or advisors, including, without limitation, bond counsel to the State of Oregon, for services that are provided at the request of a public university in connection with higher education bonds that are issued or proposed to be issued.

      (3) The department and the commission may each bill at such intervals as may be established in the department’s or commission’s own procedures and shall deposit the moneys paid by the public university in the applicable bond fund, bond administration fund or other fund relating to higher education bonds, as the department or commission determines is appropriate. A public university that receives a bill for bond-related costs shall pay the amount billed by the time and in the manner designated in the billing statement.

      (4)(a) The department may enter into agreements with Oregon Health and Science University to:

      (A) Receive payments from Oregon Health and Science University of amounts used to pay debt service on bonds issued by the State Treasurer to finance joint projects of Oregon Health and Science University and one or more public universities; or

      (B) Administer tax compliance obligations of Oregon Health and Science University pursuant to agreements between Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon University System.

      (b) Solely for the purposes of receiving payments of amounts used to pay debt service and administering tax compliance obligations related to the bonds, the department may be a successor to, or an assignee of, the Oregon University System under agreements between Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon University System.

      (c) The department may not assume any obligations or liability as the successor to, or assignee of, the Oregon University System under any agreements between Oregon Health and Science University and the Oregon University System, except for obligations or liability relating to the receipt of amounts used to pay debt service and the administration of tax compliance obligations. [2015 c.828 §13]

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