152.09 Issuing obligations.

(A) As used in sections 152.06 and 152.09 to 152.33 of the Revised Code:

(1) "Obligations" means bonds, notes, or other evidences of obligation, including interest coupons pertaining thereto, issued pursuant to sections 152.09 to 152.33 of the Revised Code.

(2) "State agencies" means the state of Ohio and branches, officers, boards, commissions, authorities, departments, divisions, courts, general assembly, or other units or agencies of the state. "State agency" also includes counties, municipal corporations, and governmental entities of this state that enter into leases with the Ohio building authority pursuant to section 152.31 of the Revised Code or that are designated by law as state agencies for the purpose of performing a state function that is to be housed by a capital facility for which the Ohio building authority is authorized to issue revenue obligations pursuant to sections 152.09 to 152.33 of the Revised Code.

(3) "Bond service charges" means principal, including mandatory sinking fund requirements for retirement of obligations, and interest, and redemption premium, if any, required to be paid by the Ohio building authority on obligations.

(4) "Capital facilities" means buildings, structures, and other improvements, and equipment, real estate, and interests in real estate therefor, within the state, and any one, part of, or combination of the foregoing, for housing of branches and agencies of state government, including capital facilities for the purpose of housing personnel, equipment, or functions, or any combination thereof that the state agencies are responsible for housing, for which the Ohio building authority is authorized to issue obligations pursuant to Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, and includes storage and parking facilities related to such capital facilities. For purposes of sections 152.10 to 152.15 of the Revised Code, "capital facilities" includes community or technical college capital facilities.

(5) "Cost of capital facilities" means the costs of assessing, planning, acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, rehabilitating, remodeling, renovating, enlarging, improving, altering, maintaining, equipping, furnishing, repairing, painting, decorating, managing, or operating capital facilities, and the financing thereof, including the cost of clearance and preparation of the site and of any land to be used in connection with capital facilities, the cost of participating in capital facilities pursuant to section 152.33 of the Revised Code, the cost of any indemnity and surety bonds and premiums on insurance, all related direct administrative expenses and allocable portions of direct costs of the authority and lessee state agencies, cost of engineering and architectural services, designs, plans, specifications, surveys, and estimates of cost, legal fees, fees and expenses of trustees, depositories, and paying agents for the obligations, cost of issuance of the obligations and financing charges and fees and expenses of financial advisers and consultants in connection therewith, interest on obligations from the date thereof to the time when interest is to be covered from sources other than proceeds of obligations, amounts that represent the portion of investment earnings to be rebated or to be paid to the federal government in order to maintain the exclusion from gross income for federal income tax purposes of interest on those obligations pursuant to section 148(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, amounts necessary to establish reserves as required by the resolutions or the obligations, trust agreements, or indentures, costs of audits, the reimbursement of all moneys advanced or applied by or borrowed from any governmental entity, whether to or by the authority or others, from whatever source provided, for the payment of any item or items of cost of the capital facilities, any share of the cost undertaken by the authority pursuant to arrangements made with governmental entities under division (J) of section 152.21 of the Revised Code, and all other expenses necessary or incident to assessing, planning, or determining the feasibility or practicability with respect to capital facilities, and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the assessment, planning, acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, remodeling, renovation, enlargement, improvement, alteration, maintenance, equipment, furnishing, repair, painting, decoration, management, or operation of capital facilities, the financing thereof and the placing of the same in use and operation, including any one, part of, or combination of such classes of costs and expenses.

(6) "Governmental entity" means any state agency, municipal corporation, county, township, school district, and any other political subdivision or special district in this state established pursuant to law, and, except where otherwise indicated, also means the United States or any of the states or any department, division, or agency thereof, and any agency, commission, or authority established pursuant to an interstate compact or agreement.

(7) "Governing body" means:

(a) In the case of a county, the board of county commissioners or other legislative authority; in the case of a municipal corporation, the legislative authority; in the case of a township, the board of township trustees; in the case of a school district, the board of education;

(b) In the case of any other governmental entity, the officer, board, commission, authority, or other body having the general management of the entity or having jurisdiction or authority in the particular circumstances.

(8) "Available receipts" means fees, charges, revenues, grants, subsidies, income from the investment of moneys, proceeds from the sale of goods or services, and all other revenues or receipts received by or on behalf of any state agency for which capital facilities are financed with obligations issued under Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, any state agency participating in capital facilities pursuant to section 152.33 of the Revised Code, or any state agency by which the capital facilities are constructed or financed; revenues or receipts derived by the authority from the operation, leasing, or other disposition of capital facilities, and the proceeds of obligations issued under Chapter 152. of the Revised Code; and also any moneys appropriated by a governmental entity, gifts, grants, donations, and pledges, and receipts therefrom, available for the payment of bond service charges on such obligations.

(9) "Available community or technical college receipts" means all money received by a community or technical college or community or technical college district, including income, revenues, and receipts from the operation, ownership, or control of facilities, grants, gifts, donations, and pledges and receipts therefrom, receipts from fees and charges, the allocated state share of instruction as defined in section 3333.59 of the Revised Code, and the proceeds of the sale of obligations, including proceeds of obligations issued to refund obligations previously issued, but excluding any special fee, and receipts therefrom, charged pursuant to division (D) of section 154.21 of the Revised Code.

(10) "Community or technical college," "college," "community or technical college district," and "district" have the same meanings as in section 3333.59 of the Revised Code.

(11) "Community or technical college capital facilities" means auxiliary facilities, education facilities, and housing and dining facilities, as those terms are defined in section 3345.12 of the Revised Code, to the extent permitted to be financed by the issuance of obligations under division (A)(2) of section 3357.112 of the Revised Code, that are authorized by sections 3354.121, 3357.112, and 3358.10 of the Revised Code to be financed by obligations issued by a community or technical college district, and for which the Ohio building authority is authorized to issue obligations pursuant to Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, and includes any one, part of, or any combination of the foregoing, and further includes site improvements, utilities, machinery, furnishings, and any separate or connected buildings, structures, improvements, sites, open space and green space areas, utilities, or equipment to be used in, or in connection with the operation or maintenance of, or supplementing or otherwise related to the services or facilities to be provided by, such facilities.

(12) "Cost of community or technical college capital facilities" means the costs of acquiring, constructing, reconstructing, rehabilitating, remodeling, renovating, enlarging, improving, equipping, or furnishing community or technical college capital facilities, and the financing thereof, including the cost of clearance and preparation of the site and of any land to be used in connection with community or technical college capital facilities, the cost of any indemnity and surety bonds and premiums on insurance, all related direct administrative expenses and allocable portions of direct costs of the authority, community or technical college or community or technical college district, cost of engineering, architectural services, design, plans, specifications and surveys, estimates of cost, legal fees, fees and expenses of trustees, depositories, bond registrars, and paying agents for the obligations, cost of issuance of the obligations and financing costs and fees and expenses of financial advisers and consultants in connection therewith, interest on the obligations from the date thereof to the time when interest is to be covered by available receipts or other sources other than proceeds of the obligations, amounts that represent the portion of investment earnings to be rebated or to be paid to the federal government in order to maintain the exclusion from gross income for federal income tax purposes of interest on those obligations pursuant to section 148(f) of the Internal Revenue Code, amounts necessary to establish reserves as required by the bond proceedings, costs of audits, the reimbursements of all moneys advanced or applied by or borrowed from the community or technical college, community or technical college district, or others, from whatever source provided, including any temporary advances from state appropriations, for the payment of any item or items of cost of community or technical college facilities, and all other expenses necessary or incident to planning or determining feasibility or practicability with respect to such facilities, and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the acquisition, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, remodeling, renovation, enlargement, improvement, equipment, and furnishing of community or technical college capital facilities, the financing thereof and the placing of them in use and operation, including any one, part of, or combination of such classes of costs and expenses.

(B) Pursuant to the powers granted to the general assembly under Section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, to authorize the issuance of revenue obligations and other obligations, the owners or holders of which are not given the right to have excises or taxes levied by the general assembly for the payment of principal thereof or interest thereon, the Ohio building authority may issue obligations, in accordance with Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, and shall cause the net proceeds thereof, after any deposits of accrued interest for the payment of bond service charges and after any deposit of all or such lesser portion as the authority may direct of the premium received upon the sale of those obligations for the payment of the bond service charges, to be applied to the costs of capital facilities designated by or pursuant to act of the general assembly for housing state agencies as authorized by Chapter 152. of the Revised Code. The authority shall provide by resolution for the issuance of such obligations. The bond service charges and all other payments required to be made by the trust agreement or indenture securing such obligations shall be payable solely from available receipts of the authority pledged thereto as provided in such resolution. The available receipts pledged and thereafter received by the authority are immediately subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any such pledge is valid and binding against all parties having claims of any kind against the authority, irrespective of whether those parties have notice thereof, and creates a perfected security interest for all purposes of Chapter 1309. of the Revised Code and a perfected lien for purposes of any real property interest, all without the necessity for separation or delivery of funds or for the filing or recording of the resolution, trust agreement, indenture, or other agreement by which such pledge is created or any certificate, statement, or other document with respect thereto; and the pledge of such available receipts is effective and the money therefrom and thereof may be applied to the purposes for which pledged. Every pledge, and every covenant and agreement made with respect to the pledge, made in the resolution may therein be extended to the benefit of the owners and holders of obligations authorized by Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, the net proceeds of which are to be applied to the costs of capital facilities, and to any trustee therefor, for the further securing of the payment of the bond service charges, and all or any rights under any agreement or lease made under this section may be assigned for such purpose. Obligations may be issued at one time or from time to time, and each issue shall be dated, shall mature at such time or times as determined by the authority not exceeding forty years from the date of issue, and may be redeemable before maturity at the option of the authority at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions as are fixed by the authority prior to the issuance of the obligations. The authority shall determine the form of the obligations, fix their denominations, establish their interest rate or rates, which may be a variable rate or rates, or the maximum interest rate, and establish within or without this state a place or places of payment of bond service charges.

(C) The obligations shall be signed by the authority chairperson, vice-chairperson, and secretary-treasurer, and the authority seal shall be affixed. The signatures may be facsimile signatures and the seal affixed may be a facsimile seal, as provided by resolution of the authority. Any coupons attached may bear the facsimile signature of the chairperson. In case any officer who has signed any obligations, or caused the officer's facsimile signature to be affixed thereto, ceases to be such officer before such obligations have been delivered, such obligations may, nevertheless, be issued and delivered as though the person who had signed the obligations or caused the person's facsimile signature to be affixed thereto had not ceased to be such officer.

Any obligations may be executed on behalf of the authority by an officer who, on the date of execution, is the proper officer although on the date of such obligations such person was not the proper officer.

(D) All obligations issued by the authority shall have all the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments and may be issued in coupon or in registered form, or both, as the authority determines. Provision may be made for the registration of any obligations with coupons attached thereto as to principal alone or as to both principal and interest, their exchange for obligations so registered, and for the conversion or reconversion into obligations with coupons attached thereto of any obligations registered as to both principal and interest, and for reasonable charges for such registration, exchange, conversion, and reconversion. The authority may sell its obligations in any manner and for such prices as it determines, except that the authority shall sell obligations sold at public or private sale in accordance with section 152.091 of the Revised Code.

(E) The obligations of the authority, principal, interest, and any proceeds from their sale or transfer, are exempt from all taxation within this state.

(F) The authority is authorized to issue revenue obligations and other obligations under Section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, for the purpose of paying the cost of capital facilities for housing of branches and agencies of state government, including capital facilities for the purpose of housing personnel, equipment, or functions, or any combination thereof that the state agencies are responsible for housing, as are authorized by Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, and that are authorized by the general assembly by the appropriation of lease payments or other moneys for such capital facilities or by any other act of the general assembly, but not including the appropriation of moneys for feasibility studies for such capital facilities. This division does not authorize the authority to issue obligations pursuant to Section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, to pay the cost of capital facilities for mental hygiene and retardation, parks and recreation, or state-supported or state-assisted institutions of higher education.

(G) The authority is authorized to issue revenue obligations under Section 2i of Article VIII, Ohio Constitution, on behalf of a community or technical college district and shall cause the net proceeds thereof, after any deposits of accrued interest for the payment of bond service charges and after any deposit of all or such lesser portion as the authority may direct of the premium received upon the sale of those obligations for the payment of the bond service charges, to be applied to the cost of community or technical college capital facilities, provided that the issuance of such obligations is subject to the execution of a written agreement in accordance with division (C) of section 3333.59 of the Revised Code for the withholding and depositing of funds otherwise due the district, or the college it operates, in respect of its allocated state share of instruction.

The authority shall provide by resolution for the issuance of such obligations. The bond service charges and all other payments required to be made by the trust agreement or indenture securing the obligations shall be payable solely from available community or technical college receipts pledged thereto as provided in the resolution. The available community or technical college receipts pledged and thereafter received by the authority are immediately subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act, and the lien of any such pledge is valid and binding against all parties having claims of any kind against the authority, irrespective of whether those parties have notice thereof, and creates a perfected security interest for all purposes of Chapter 1309. of the Revised Code and a perfected lien for purposes of any real property interest, all without the necessity for separation or delivery of funds or for the filing or recording of the resolution, trust agreement, indenture, or other agreement by which such pledge is created or any certificate, statement, or other document with respect thereto; and the pledge of such available community or technical college receipts is effective and the money therefrom and thereof may be applied to the purposes for which pledged. Every pledge, and every covenant and agreement made with respect to the pledge, made in the resolution may therein be extended to the benefit of the owners and holders of obligations authorized by this division, and to any trustee therefor, for the further securing of the payment of the bond service charges, and all or any rights under any agreement or lease made under this section may be assigned for such purpose. Obligations may be issued at one time or from time to time, and each issue shall be dated, shall mature at such time or times as determined by the authority not exceeding forty years from the date of issue, and may be redeemable before maturity at the option of the authority at such price or prices and under such terms and conditions as are fixed by the authority prior to the issuance of the obligations. The authority shall determine the form of the obligations, fix their denominations, establish their interest rate or rates, which may be a variable rate or rates, or the maximum interest rate, and establish within or without this state a place or places of payment of bond service charges.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 25, HB 59, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2013.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 06-29-2004; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007