Duties and powers with respect to projects
(1)In addition to any other powers granted by law, the state, acting through the State Treasurer or a designee of the State Treasurer, may:
(a)Enter into agreements to finance the costs of an eligible project by lending the proceeds of bonds authorized by this chapter to a participating institution under terms and with security approved by the state.
(b)Lease and sublease eligible projects to a participating institution subject to subsection (2) of this section.
(c)Pledge or assign all or part of the revenues of one or more eligible projects owned or to be acquired by the state to the holders of bonds issued under this chapter or to a trustee for the holders, and segregate the revenues or provide for payment of the revenues to the trustee.
(d)Mortgage or otherwise encumber eligible projects in favor of the holders of bonds issued under this chapter or a trustee for the holders without obligating the state except with respect to the project.
(e)Make contracts, execute instruments and do what is necessary or desirable to exercise the powers granted by this chapter, to perform the covenants or duties of this state or to secure the payment of bonds issued under this chapter. Contracts that may be made by the state include contracts entered into prior to construction, acquisition, installation or operation of an eligible project that authorize, subject to terms and conditions the state finds necessary or desirable, a lessee or other person to provide for construction, acquisition, installation, sale or operation of buildings, improvements, land, equipment or other resources to be included in the project.
(f)Enter into and perform contracts and agreements with participating institutions for the planning, construction, installation, acquisition, sale, operation, leasing or financing of facilities, land or other resources of an eligible project, including a contract or agreement that establishes a body for the supervision and general management of the facilities.
(g)Accept loans or grants for the planning, construction, installation, acquisition, sale, operation, leasing or other provision of an eligible project from an authorized agency of the federal government, and enter into agreements with the agency respecting the loans or grants.
(2)A lease or sublease entered into under subsection (1)(b) of this section must provide that:
(a)Rents charged for the use of the project are established and revised as necessary to produce sufficient revenue to allow for payment of the principal of and interest on bonds issued under this chapter when due; and
(b)The lessee or sublessee is required to pay:
(A)The expenses of the operation and maintenance of the project including, but not limited to, adequate insurance on the project and insurance against liability for injury to persons or property arising from the operation of the project; and
(B)The taxes and special assessments levied upon the leased or subleased premises and payable during the term of the lease or sublease.
(3)During the term of a lease or sublease entered into under subsection (1)(b) of this section, ad valorem taxes must be imposed on the real and personal property of the eligible project in the same manner as the taxes would be imposed if the lessee or sublessee were the owner of the eligible project. [1989 c.820 §6; 2005 c.22 §212; 2007 c.785 §4; 2010 c.3 §2]
Section 289.110 — Duties and powers with respect to projects,