A district may issue bonds to refund all or any part of its outstanding bonds, notes, or other obligations including matured but unpaid interest coupons.
Refunding bonds shall mature serially or otherwise not more than 40 years from their date and shall bear interest at any rate or rates permitted by the Constitution and laws of the state.
Refunding bonds may be payable from the same source as the bonds, notes, or other obligations being refunded or from other additional sources.
The refunding bonds shall be approved by the attorney general as in the case of other bonds and shall be registered by the comptroller on the surrender and cancellation of the bonds being refunded.
The orders or resolutions authorizing the issuance of the refunding bonds may provide that they shall be sold and the proceeds deposited in the place or places where the bonds being refunded are payable, in which case the refunding bonds may be issued before the cancellation of the bonds being refunded provided an amount sufficient to pay the interest on and principal of the bonds being refunded to their maturity dates, or to their option dates if the bonds have been duly called for payment prior to maturity according to their terms, has been deposited in the place or places where the bonds being refunded are payable. The comptroller shall register them without the surrender and cancellation of bonds being refunded.
A refunding may be accomplished in one or in several installment deliveries. Refunding bonds and their interest coupons shall be investment securities under the provisions of Article 8 of the Business & Commerce Code.
In lieu of the method set forth in Section 54.514 (Refunding Bonds)(a)-(f) of this code, a district may refund bonds, notes, or other obligations as provided by the general laws of the state.Added by Acts 1971, 62nd Leg., p. 798, ch. 84, Sec. 1.