2013 ORS § 391.140¹
Revenue bonds for specified light rail project
  • amount
  • purpose
  • issuance by State Treasurer
  • pledge of revenues

(1) In accordance with ORS chapter 286A, the State Treasurer, at the request of the Director of Transportation, shall issue revenue bonds from time to time in an aggregate amount not to exceed:

(a) The principal sum of $115 million;

(b) The costs incurred in connection with the issuance of the bonds and other administrative expenses of the State Treasurer in connection with the issuance of the bonds; and

(c) The amount of any reserves determined to be necessary or advantageous in connection with the revenue bonds.

(2) The Director of Transportation shall submit to the State Treasurer from time to time written requests to issue the revenue bonds in amounts sufficient to provide in a timely fashion the moneys required to fund the obligations of the Department of Transportation under any written agreements or commitments entered into under ORS 391.120 (Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund) (2) for the purpose of financing the state share of the costs of the Westside corridor light rail project identified in ORS 391.120 (Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund) (2)(a).

(3) Moneys received from the issuance of revenue bonds, including any investment earnings thereon, may be expended only for the purpose of financing the costs of development, acquisition and construction of the Westside corridor light rail project identified in ORS 391.120 (Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund) (2)(a), and to pay the costs of issuing the bonds and other administrative expenses of the State Treasurer in carrying out the provisions of ORS 391.120 (Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund) and this section, including the funding of any reserves determined to be necessary or advantageous in connection with the revenue bonds.

(4) Notwithstanding ORS 286A.100 (Definitions for ORS 286A.100 and 286A.102), 286A.102 (Lien of a pledge) and 286A.120 (Credit enhancement devices) or any other provision of law, revenue bonds issued under this section, regardless of whether issued in one or more issues, shall be secured equally and ratably by the pledge of moneys described in this subsection and ORS 391.130 (Allocation of lottery moneys to Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund). The bonds shall be secured by a pledge of, and a lien on, and shall be secured and payable only from, moneys on deposit from time to time in the Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund established by ORS 391.120 (Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund). The revenue bonds shall not be a general obligation of this state, and shall not be secured by or payable from any funds or assets of this state other than the moneys on deposit from time to time in the Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund.

(5) The moneys in the Regional Light Rail Extension Bond Account shall be used and applied by the Director of Transportation to pay when due the principal of and interest on any revenue bonds issued under this section.

(6) The interest on all revenue bonds issued under this section and on any refunding bonds issued pursuant to ORS chapter 286A is exempt from personal income taxation imposed by this state under ORS chapter 316.

(7) The proceeds derived from the issuance and sale of the revenue bonds, including any proceeds required to fund any reserves determined to be necessary or advantageous in connection with the revenue bonds, shall be deposited in a special, segregated subaccount of the Regional Light Rail Extension Construction Fund. The moneys on deposit from time to time in the subaccount, including any investment earnings thereon, shall be disbursed as needed for the purposes described in subsection (3) of this section upon the written request of the Director of Transportation. [1991 c.575 §4; 2007 c.783 §179]