Texas Natural Resources Code

Sec. § 161.074
Bond Enhancement Agreements


The board may at any time and from time to time enter into one or more bond enhancement agreements that the board determines to be necessary or appropriate to place the obligation of the board, as represented by the bonds, in whole or in part, on the interest rate, currency, cash flow, or other basis desired by the board. Bond enhancement agreements may include, on terms and conditions approved by the board, interest rate swap agreements, currency swap agreements, forward payment conversion agreements, agreements providing for payments based on levels of or changes in interest rates or currency exchange rates, agreements to exchange cash flows or a series of payments, or agreements, including options, puts, or calls, to hedge payment, currency, rate, spread, or other exposure. A bond enhancement agreement is an agreement for professional services and shall contain the terms and conditions and be for the period that the board approves. The fees and expenses of the board in connection with the issuance of bonds and the purchase and sale of land may be paid from money in the fund, provided that payments due from the board under a bond enhancement agreement, other than fees and expenses, that relate to the payment of debt service on bonds constitute payments of principal of and interest on the bonds.


The resolution of the board authorizing a bond enhancement agreement may authorize one or more designated officers or employees of the board to act on behalf of the board in entering into and delivering the bond enhancement agreement and in determining or setting the counterparty and terms of the bond enhancement agreement specified in the resolution, except that the resolution must set the maximum amount and term for the bond enhancement agreement.


Unless the board elects otherwise in its approval of a bond enhancement agreement, the bond enhancement agreement is not a credit agreement for purposes of Chapter 1371 (Obligations for Certain Public Improvements), Government Code, regardless of whether the bonds relating to the bond enhancement agreement were issued in part under that law.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 242, Sec. 1.03, eff. Aug. 30, 1993. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 134, Sec. 1, eff. May 20, 1999; Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1420, Sec. 8.354, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

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