Texas Local Government Code

Sec. § 271.047
Authorization of Certificates by Ordinance or Order; Other Provisions in Certificates


Certificates may be authorized by an ordinance adopted by the governing body of a municipality, or by an order adopted by the governing body of a county after compliance with the quorum requirements prescribed by Section 81.006 (Quorum; Vote Required for Tax Levy).


The governing body may:


make the certificates payable at times and places determined by the governing body;


issue the certificates in forms and one or more denominations, either in coupon form or registered as to principal and interest, or both;


make the certificates contain options for redemption before scheduled maturity; and


make the certificates contain any other provisions the governing body desires.


A certificate may not mature over a period greater than 40 years from the date of the certificate and may not bear interest at a rate greater than that allowed by Chapter 1204 (Interest Rate), Government Code.


Except as provided by this subsection, the governing body of an issuer may not authorize a certificate to pay a contractual obligation to be incurred if a bond proposition to authorize the issuance of bonds for the same purpose was submitted to the voters during the preceding three years and failed to be approved. A governing body may authorize a certificate that the governing body is otherwise prohibited from authorizing under this subsection:


in a case described by Sections 271.056 (Exemptions From Advertisement Requirement)(1)-(3); and


to comply with a state or federal law, rule, or regulation if the political subdivision has been officially notified of noncompliance with the law, rule, or regulation.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 8.294, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 923 (H.B. 1378), Sec. 2, eff. January 1, 2016.

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