129.72 Public improvements bond retirement fund.

There is hereby created in the state treasury the public improvements bond retirement fund. The faith and credit of the state and the excises and taxes thereof, excluding ad valorem taxes on real or personal property, income taxes, and fees, excises or license taxes relating to the registration, operation, or use of vehicles on the public highways, or fuels used for propelling such vehicles, are hereby pledged to the payment of the principal of and interest on the obligations issued pursuant to section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and former section 129.70 of the Revised Code, and so long as such obligations are outstanding, there shall be levied and collected, in amounts sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such obligations, excises and taxes, excluding those above excepted. The principal of and interest on such obligations are payable from such excises and taxes, except those above excepted, during such time as such obligations are outstanding, and so long as moneys in the public improvements bond retirement fund are insufficient to pay all interest, principal, and charges of such obligations becoming due in each year, a sufficient amount of such excises and taxes is hereby appropriated in each year for the purpose of paying the interest, principal, and charges for the issuance and retirement of such obligations becoming due in that year without necessity for further act of appropriation for such purpose, and the levy and collection of such excises and taxes and their application to the payment of the interest, principal, and charges for the issuance and retirement of such obligations, as provided by this section, shall continue and is hereby covenanted with the holders of such obligations to be continued so long as such obligations are outstanding and the moneys to the credit of the public improvements bond retirement fund are insufficient to pay all interest, principal, and charges of all such obligations.

The moneys credited to the public improvements bond retirement fund shall be expended for the purpose of paying principal, interest, and charges for the issuance and retirement of obligations issued pursuant to section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and former section 129.70 of the Revised Code. All moneys credited to such fund are hereby pledged and appropriated, without necessity for further act of appropriation, to meet payments of principal, interest, and charges for the issuance and retirement of obligations issued pursuant to section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, and former section 129.70 of the Revised Code under the order of the commissioners of the sinking fund.

The commissioners of the sinking fund may invest moneys to the credit of the public improvements bond retirement fund in the classifications of obligations eligible for investment or deposit provided for in section 135.14 of the Revised Code.

Cite as R.C. § 129.72

History. Effective Date: 09-14-2000