Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 320.071
Issuance; Purpose


For the purpose of providing funds to acquire, improve, equip, and repair any park administered by the board, or for the acquisition by construction or otherwise of any facilities to be used in or connected with or incident to such a park, the county may from time to time issue revenue bonds.


The bonds are fully negotiable instruments under Chapter 3 (Insolvency, Fraudulent Transfers, and Fraud), Business & Commerce Code, and other laws of this state.


Included among the properties, improvements, and facilities that may be acquired through the issuance of bonds are stadiums, coliseums, auditoriums, athletic fields, pavilions, and buildings and grounds for assembly, including parking facilities or other improvements incident to those facilities.


The bonds must be authorized by an order adopted by the commissioners court.


The bonds must be issued in the name of the county, signed by the county judge, attested by the county clerk, and impressed with the seal of the commissioners court. The signature of the county judge or the signature of the county clerk may be a facsimile signature, and the seal of the commissioners court may be a facsimile seal, as provided in the bond order. The interest coupons attached to the bonds may also be executed by facsimile signatures of officers. A facsimile signature or facsimile seal may be lithographed, engraved, or printed.


Revenue bonds must mature serially or otherwise in not more than 40 years from their date or dates and may be sold by the commissioners court at a price and under terms determined by the court to be the most advantageous reasonably obtainable. The net effective interest rate may not exceed the maximum rate provided by Chapter 1204 (Interest Rate), Government Code.


The bond order shall prescribe the details as to the bonds. It may contain provisions for the calling of the bonds for redemption before the respective maturity dates at particular prices and times. Except for rights of redemption expressly reserved in the bond order and in the bonds, the bonds are not subject to redemption before their scheduled maturity date or dates without the consent of the holder or holders.


The bonds may be made payable at times and places in or outside this state, as prescribed in the bond order. The bonds may be nonregistrable or may be made registrable as to principal, or both principal and interest, as provided in the bond order.


The bonds may be issued in one or more installments and in one or more series.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 8.317, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Source: Section 320.071 — Issuance; Purpose, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­320.­htm#320.­071 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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