2013 ORS § 441.555¹
Issuance of revenue obligations
  • nature of obligation
  • refunding

(1) To accomplish its purposes, an authority shall have the power to issue revenue obligations payable from the revenues derived by it from repayment of loans or from its ownership or sale of any one or more hospital facilities. The issuance of revenue obligations is governed by the provisions of subsections (2) to (8) of this section, and is not subject to the prior approval of the electors of the municipality.

(2) The authority shall issue revenue obligations only by bond resolution duly adopted by its board of directors. The bond resolution shall specify the public purposes for which the proceeds of the revenue obligations shall be expended, declare the estimated cost of carrying out such purposes, contain such covenants, and provide for the issuance and sale of revenue obligations in such form and amount as the directors determine. In declaring such cost, the directors may include the funds necessary for working capital during construction, reserves, interest during construction, the payment of organizational, planning, financing and legal expenses, the repayment of advances and the start-up costs. The bond resolution may provide that hospital facilities subsequently acquired or constructed by the authority shall be deemed betterments or additions to, or extensions of, the specified hospital facility, whether or not physically connected.

(3) The bond resolution shall provide for the establishment of one or more special funds, and such funds may be under the control of the board or one or more trustees. The bond resolution shall obligate the authority to deposit and expend the proceeds of the revenue obligations only into and from such fund or funds, and to set aside and pay into such fund or funds any fixed proportion or fixed amount of the revenues derived by it from any or all of its hospital facilities or other corporate activities, as the board finds in the best interest of the authority and the payment of its obligations. The authority may issue and sell revenue obligations payable as to interest and principal only out of such fund or funds.

(4) Any revenue obligations issued against any fund or funds provided for in subsection (3) of this section shall be a valid claim of the holder thereof only as against such special fund or funds, the proportion or amount of the revenues pledged to such fund or funds and such assets as the authority may have pledged. Each such revenue obligation shall state on its face that it is payable from a special fund or funds, naming the fund or funds and the resolution creating it or them.

(5) Any pledge of revenues or other moneys or obligations or assets made by an authority shall be valid and binding from the time that the pledge is made against any parties having subsequent claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against an authority, irrespective of whether such parties have actual notice thereof. The pledge shall be noted in the authoritys minute book which shall be constructive notice thereof to all parties and neither the resolution nor other instrument by which a pledge is created need be otherwise recorded, nor shall the filing of any financing statement under the Uniform Commercial Code be required to perfect such pledge. Revenues or other moneys or obligations or assets so pledged and later received by an authority shall immediately be subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery or further act.

(6) The revenue obligations issued under the provisions of subsections (1) to (5) of this section shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered or both, carry such registration privileges, be made transferable, exchangeable and interchangeable, be payable in such medium, at such place or places, contain such covenants, and be subject to such terms of redemption as the board of directors shall declare in the bond resolution.

(7) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the revenue obligations issued by an authority may be sold by the board of directors upon such terms and conditions and at such rate or rates of interest and for such price or prices as it may deem most advantageous to the authority, with or without public bidding. The authority may make contracts for future sale from time to time of revenue obligations by which the contract purchasers shall be committed to the prices, terms and conditions stated in such contract, and the board of directors may pay such consideration as it deems proper for such commitments.

(8) The board of directors may provide by resolution for the issuance of funding and refunding revenue obligations in order to refund, convert, purchase or restructure any one or more series, or portion of a series, of outstanding revenue obligations at such time or times as it may determine. Such refunding revenue obligations may be sold or exchanged at par or otherwise as the board of directors determines is in the best interest of the authority.

(9) All revenue obligations issued pursuant to this section shall be legal securities that may be used by any insured institution or trust company, as those terms are defined in ORS 706.008 (Additional definitions for Bank Act), for deposit with the State Treasurer or a county treasurer or city treasurer, as security for deposits in lieu of a surety bond under any law relating to deposits of public moneys and shall constitute legal investments for public bodies, trustees and other fiduciaries, banks, savings and loan associations, and insurance companies. All such revenue obligations and all coupons appertaining thereto shall be negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all purposes of the law of this state. [1973 c.153 §7; 1983 c.413 §2; 1997 c.631 §471; 2011 c.256 §4]