State Borrowing

ORS 286A.145
Federal taxation of bond interest

  • interest rate subsidies
  • rules


The State Treasurer or a related agency may enter into covenants for the benefit of owners of bonds that are intended to allow the bonds to bear interest that is excluded from gross income under the federal Internal Revenue Code or that is otherwise exempt from taxation by the United States. The State Treasurer or a related agency may adopt rules or procedures that are intended to facilitate compliance with those covenants, and may take any action that is required to comply with those covenants. Covenants authorized by this subsection include, but are not limited to, covenants to:


Pay any rebates of earnings or penalties to the United States;


Invest proceeds alone or in combination with other moneys in investments that have different maturities, yields or credit qualities than the state would acquire under the investment standards specified in ORS 293.721 (General objective of investments) and 293.726 (Standard of judgment and care in investments) and other similar laws, but only if those investments facilitate compliance with covenants described in this subsection; or


Restrict the expenditure of bond proceeds or restrict the operation of, or otherwise limit the use of, facilities that are financed with bonds.


When the State of Oregon receives interest rate subsidies from the United States in connection with bonds, the State Treasurer or the related agency, to the extent permitted by federal law, may:


Apply the subsidies to pay bonds of the related agency and credit the subsidies to an account that is used to pay bonds of the related agency;


Pledge the subsidies to secure bonds of the related agency; or


Use the subsidies to pay costs that would otherwise be paid with proceeds of bonds of the related agency and credit the subsidies to accounts that are used to pay the costs. [2007 c.783 §23; 2010 c.3 §6]


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May 26, 2023