Tex. Local Gov't Code Section 361.053
Revenue Bonds


An entity may issue revenue bonds, without approval of the bonds at an election, for the purposes herein provided pursuant to a resolution which prescribes the terms and conditions for the payment of the principal of and interest thereon, and such revenue bonds may be secured by the revenues of an entity as described in Section 361.052 (Financing Eligible Projects), but in no event shall an entity be authorized to levy ad valorem taxes to pay all or part of such principal or interest.


Revenue bonds issued under this section are not a debt or pledge of the faith and credit or the taxing power of the state or the entity but are payable solely from revenues arising under this section that are pledged to the repayment of the revenue bonds. To the extent that pledged revenues include amounts appropriated by the legislature, the revenue bonds shall state on their face that such revenues shall be available to pay debt service only if appropriated by the legislature for that purpose. Each revenue bond must also contain on its face a statement to the effect that:


neither the state nor an agency, political corporation, or political subdivision of the state is obligated to pay the principal of or interest on the bonds except as provided by this subsection; and


neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the state or any agency, political corporation, or political subdivision of the state is pledged to the payment of the principal of or interest on the bonds.


The revenue bonds may be issued from time to time in one or more series or issues, in bearer, registered, or any other form, which may include registered uncertified obligations not represented by written instruments and commonly known as book-entry obligations, the registration of ownership and transfer of which shall be provided for by the entity under a system of books and records maintained inside or outside the state by the entity or by an agent appointed by the entity in an order or a resolution providing for issuance of its bonds. Bonds may mature serially or otherwise not more than 50 years from their date, provided that bonds payable from money appropriated for that purpose by the legislature shall not mature or be subject to redemption before September 1, 1989, and the date of the first interest payment to be made from appropriated money shall not be scheduled to occur before September 1, 1989. Bonds may bear no interest or may bear interest at any rate or rates, fixed, variable, floating, or otherwise, determined by the entity or determined pursuant to any contractual arrangements approved by the entity and the state, subject to the provisions of Section 361.054 (Limitations on Obligations and Lease Obligations)(a). Interest on the bonds may be payable at any time and the rate of interest on the bonds may be adjusted at such time as may be determined by the entity or as may be determined pursuant to any contractual agreement approved by the entity and the state. The bonds may be issued in the form and denominations and executed in the manner and under the terms, conditions, and details determined by the governing body of the entity in the resolution authorizing their issuance. If any officer whose manual or facsimile signature appears on the bonds ceases to be an officer, the signature is still valid and sufficient for all purposes as if the officer had remained in office.


The bonds may be secured additionally by a trust indenture or a deed of trust granting a security interest in an eligible project, under which the trustee may be a financial institution, domiciled inside or outside the state, which has trust power.
Added by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., 2nd C.S., ch. 70, Sec. 1, eff. Aug. 4, 1987. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 306, Sec. 3, eff. May 29, 1999.

Source: Section 361.053 — Revenue Bonds, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/LG/htm/LG.­361.­htm#361.­053 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 361.053’s source at texas​.gov