CA Health & Safety Code Section 44542


(1)The authority is authorized from time to time to issue its negotiable bonds, notes, debentures, or other securities (hereinafter collectively called “bonds”) for any corporate purpose. These bonds may be authorized, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, to finance a single project for a single participating party, a series of projects for a single participating party, a single project for several participating parties, or several projects for several participating parties.


In anticipation of the sale of the bonds as authorized by Section 44540, or as may be authorized pursuant to Section 44541, the authority may issue negotiable bond anticipation notes and may renew the same from time to time. These bond anticipation notes may be paid from the proceeds of sale of the bonds of the authority in anticipation of which they were issued. Notes and agreements relating thereto and bond anticipation notes, hereinafter collectively called notes, and the resolution or resolutions authorizing the same may contain any provisions, conditions, or limitations that a bond, agreement relating thereto, and bond resolution of the authority may contain, except that the note or renewal thereof shall mature at a time not exceeding three years from the date of issue of the original note.


Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by the authority, every issue of its bonds, notes, or other obligation shall be general obligations of the authority payable from any revenues or moneys of the authority available therefor and not otherwise pledged, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds, notes, or other obligations pledging any particular revenues or moneys and subject to any agreements with any participating party. Notwithstanding that bonds, notes, or other obligations may be payable from a special fund, they shall be and be deemed to be for all purposes negotiable instruments, subject only to the provisions of the bonds, notes, or other obligations for registration.


The bonds may be issued as serial bonds or as term bonds, or the authority in its discretion, may issue bonds of both types. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the authority and shall bear the date or dates, mature at the time or times, not exceeding 50 years from their respective dates, bear interest at the fixed rate or rates, or at the variable rates, including multiple methods of setting rates from time to time while the bonds are outstanding, be payable at the time or times, be in the denominations, be executed in the manner, be payable in lawful money of the United States of America at the place or places, and be subject to the terms of redemption or tender, as resolution or resolutions may provide. The bonds or notes shall be sold by the Treasurer as agent for sale. The bond or notes may be sold at a public or private sale, and for the price or prices and on terms and conditions, as the authority shall determine after giving due consideration to the recommendations of any participating party to be assisted from the proceeds of the bonds or notes. Pending preparation of the definitive bonds, the Treasurer may issue interim receipts, certificates, or temporary bonds which shall be exchanged for definitive bonds. The Treasurer may sell any bonds, notes, or other evidence of indebtedness at a price below the par value thereof.


Any resolution or resolutions authorizing any bonds or any issue of bonds may contain provisions, which shall be a part of the contract with the holders of the bonds or any provider of credit enhancement to be authorized, as to all of the following:


Pledging the full faith and credit of the authority or pledging all or any part of the revenues of any project or any revenue-producing contract or contracts made by the authority with any individual, partnership, corporation, or association or other body, public or private, or other moneys of the authority, to secure the payment of the bonds or of any particular issue of bonds, subject to agreements with bondholders or any providers of credit enhancement as may then exist.


The rentals, fees, purchase payments, loan payments, and other charges to be charged, and the amounts to be raised in each year thereby, and the use and disposition of the revenues.


The setting aside of reserves or sinking funds, and the regulation and disposition thereof.


Limitations on the right of the authority or its agent to restrict and regulate the use of the project or projects to be financed out of the proceeds of the bonds or any particular issue of bonds.


Limitations on the purpose to which the proceeds of sale of any issue of bonds then or thereafter to be issued may be applied and pledging these proceeds to secure the payment of the bonds or any issue of the bonds.


Limitations on the issuance of additional bonds, the terms upon which additional bonds may be issued and secured and the refunding of outstanding bonds.


The procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract with bondholders may be amended or abrogated, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which consent may be given.


Limitations on expenditures for operating, administrative, or other expenses of the authority.


Defining the acts or omissions to act that constitute a default in the duties of the authority to holders of its obligations and providing the rights and remedies of these holders in the event of a default.


The mortgaging of any project and the site thereof for the purpose of securing the bondholders.


The mortgaging of land, improvements, or other assets owned by a participating party for the purpose of securing the bondholders.


Provisions for the security of any provider of credit enhancement supporting payment on the bonds, but only in a manner subordinate to the rights of bondholders.


Neither the members of the authority nor any person executing the bonds or notes shall be liable personally on the bonds or notes or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof.


The authority shall have power out of any funds available therefor to purchase its bonds or notes without the cancellation thereof. The authority may hold, pledge, cancel, or resell bonds, subject to, and in accordance with, agreements with bondholders.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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