ORS 456.655¹
When bonds not to be issued
  • debt service reserve
  • bond declaration

(1) Bonds may be secured additionally by a pledge of amounts in the capital reserve account if provided in the housing finance bond declaration authorizing their issuance. The State Treasurer shall not issue bonds secured by a pledge of amounts in the capital reserve account unless the amount then on deposit in the capital reserve account, together with the amount of the proceeds of the bonds to be deposited in the account, is equal to or greater than the required debt service reserve. Subject to existing agreements with bondholders, the required debt service for any issue reserve shall be, as determined in the housing finance bond declaration, either (i) the maximum or (ii) the average of the amounts payable as annual debt service on all outstanding bonds secured by a pledge of amounts in the capital reserve account in any one fiscal year during the remaining term of such bonds. The annual debt service is an amount equal to the aggregate of:

(a) All interest payable during the fiscal year on all bonds secured by a pledge of amounts in the capital reserve account outstanding on the date of computation; and

(b) The principal amount of such bonds maturing during the same fiscal year; and

(c) All amounts as specified in any housing finance bond declaration or in any contract with bondholders as payable during such fiscal year as a sinking fund payment with respect to any bond issues as the Housing and Community Services Department has determined a debt service shall be required which mature after such fiscal year.

(2) The required debt service reserve shall be calculated on the assumption that bonds will after the date of computation cease to be outstanding by reason of payment of the bonds when due at their respective maturity, and upon application, in accordance with the resolution or any contract with bondholders, of all sinking fund payments payable at or after such date of computation. However, the department may, at the time of issuance of additional bonds, deposit in the capital reserve account, from the proceeds of the additional bonds to be issued, or other sources, an amount, which, together with the amount then in such fund will be not less than the maximum required debt service reserve.

(3) No bonds shall be issued by the State Treasurer unless they are part of an issue described in a written instrument signed by the Director of the Housing and Community Services Department and filed in the office of the State Treasurer. Each instrument shall set forth or otherwise determine or provide for the date of the bonds, the amount, the maturity or maturities, the rate or rates of interest, the form of bonds, the place of payment, registration provisions, terms of redemption, and time, place and manner of sale of the issue. Each instrument, when the State Treasurer shall have certified approval thereon, shall be known as a "housing finance bond declaration." Each housing finance bond declaration shall be deemed to be and shall constitute conclusive proof of the authorization to issue the bonds therein described and may contain such further pledges and provisions concerning bonds. The State Treasurer and the director of the department shall have and exercise all powers necessary or incidental to carry out the purposes of this subsection. [1973 c.828 §13; 1975 c.154 §3; 1983 c.519 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 456—Housing, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors456.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information