Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 321.071
Issuance; Purpose


For the purpose of providing funds for the acquisition of permanent improvements to the island parks, or for the acquisition or construction of facilities to be used in or connected with or incident to the parks, the county may issue revenue bonds from time to time.


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 permanent improvements and facilities that may be acquired through the issuance of bonds are bath houses; bathing beaches; swimming pools; athletic fields; golf courses; stadiums; coliseums; auditoriums; pavilions; buildings and grounds for assembly, entertainment, health, and recreation; restaurants and refreshment places; yacht basins; and landing strips and airports.


The bonds must be authorized by order of the commissioners court passed on its own motion. The order of the commissioners court may make covenants on behalf of the county as the court considers necessary and advisable, and the court shall perform or cause to be performed any covenants so made.


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 bonds must mature serially or otherwise in not more than 40 years and may be sold at a price and under terms determined by the county 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 order authorizing the issuance of the bonds shall prescribe the details as to the bonds. It may contain provisions for the calling of the bonds for redemption before their respective maturity dates at particular prices and times. Except for rights of redemption expressly reserved in the order and the bonds, the bonds are not subject to redemption before their scheduled maturity dates.


The bonds may be made payable at times and places inside or outside this state as prescribed in the order.


The bonds may be made registrable as to principal or both principal and interest.


The bonds may be issued in one or more series.


An election is not required for issuance of the bonds.
Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 149, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 8.319, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Source: Section 321.071 — Issuance; Purpose, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­321.­htm#321.­071 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

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