If, prior to issuing any bonds, the legislative body determines that the interest payable on the bonds to be issued by the state or local government will be subject to federal income taxation under the law in existence on the date of issuance or pending on the date of issuance with an effective date preceding the date of issuance, then notwithstanding any other provision of law, the ordinance, resolution, indenture, agreement, or other instrument providing for the issuance of the bonds may provide for any of the following:
(a) The bonds shall be in the denominations, in the form, either bearer or registered, and payable at the place or places, either within or without the United States, at the time or
times, in lawful money of the United States of America, with the maturity or maturities, with the terms of redemption, and at the interest rate or rates, either fixed or variable, including methods of determining the rate or rates if variable, as the legislative body shall determine.
(b) The bonds shall be sold at public or private sale, in such manner and place or places, either within or without the United States, and at the price or prices, above or below par, as the legislative body shall determine.
(c) In connection with, or incidental to, the sale and issuance of the bonds, the state or local government may offer, sell, and issue warrants for additional bonds, as well as issue additional bonds pursuant to these warrants on terms consistent with this chapter, and may enter into any contracts which the legislative body determines to be necessary or appropriate to place the
obligation of the state or local government, as represented by the bonds and the contract or contracts, in whole or in part on the interest rate, cashflow, or other basis desired by the legislative body, including, without limitation, contracts commonly known as interest rate swap agreements, forward payment conversion agreements, futures, or contracts providing for payments based on levels of or changes in interest rates, or contracts to exchange cashflows or a series of payments, or contracts, including, without limitation, options, puts or calls to hedge payment, rate, spread, or similar exposure. These contracts or arrangements may also be entered into by state or local governments in connection with, or incidental to, entering into any agreement which secures bonds, including bonds issued by private entities. These contracts and arrangements shall be made upon the terms and conditions established by the legislative body, after giving due consideration for the creditworthiness of the counterparties,
where applicable, including any rating by a nationally recognized rating agency or any other criteria as may be appropriate. In addition, these contracts and arrangements may be made only if the bonds are rated in one of the three highest rating categories by two nationally recognized rating agencies, and if there has been receipt, from any rating agency rating the bonds, of written evidence that the contract or agreement will not adversely affect the rating.
(d) In connection with, or incidental to, the sale and issuance of the bonds, or entering into any of the contracts or arrangements referred to in subdivision (c), the state or local government may enter into credit enhancement or liquidity agreements, with payment, interest rate, security, default, remedy, and other terms and conditions as the legislative body shall determine.
(e) Proceeds of the bonds and any moneys set
aside or pledged to secure payment of the bonds, or any of the contracts entered into pursuant to subdivision (c), may be invested in securities or obligations described in the ordinance, resolution, indenture, agreement, or other instrument providing for the issuance of the bonds and may be pledged to and used to service any of the contracts or agreements entered into pursuant to this section.