152.21 Powers as to capital facilities.

With respect to capital facilities described in sections 152.19 and 152.31 of the Revised Code, the Ohio building authority may:

(A) Acquire, by appropriation subject to Chapter 163. of the Revised Code, or by gift, grant, lease, or purchase; hold; lease; mortgage in the case of capital facilities the real property or interest therein of which was not acquired by the authority pursuant to sections 152.05 and 152.06 of the Revised Code, including options and rights of first refusal to acquire; convey; and dispose of real estate and interests in real estate and personal property suitable for its purposes;

(B) Assess, plan, acquire, purchase, construct, reconstruct, rehabilitate, remodel, renovate, enlarge, improve, alter, maintain, equip, furnish, repair, paint, decorate, and operate capital facilities as provided in sections 152.18, 152.19, and 152.31 of the Revised Code;

(C) Issue obligations to secure funds to accomplish its purposes as more fully set forth in sections 152.09 to 152.33 of the Revised Code;

(D) Enter into contracts and execute all instruments necessary in the conduct of its business;

(E) Fix, alter, and charge rentals for the use and occupancy of its capital facilities and enter into leases for such use and occupancy as provided in section 152.24 of the Revised Code;

(F) Employ financial consultants, appraisers, consulting engineers, architects, superintendents, managers, construction and accounting experts, attorneys at law, and other employees and agents as are necessary, in its judgment, and fix their compensation;

(G) Manage and have general custodial care and supervision of its capital facilities or enter into contracts with the department of administrative services or the using state agency or governmental entity for such purposes;

(H) Pledge, hypothecate, or otherwise encumber all or such portion as it determines of the available receipts to the payment of bond service charges on obligations or series of obligations issued pursuant to Chapter 152. of the Revised Code and for the establishment and maintenance of any reserves, as provided in the bond resolution, and make other provisions therein with respect to such available receipts as authorized by Chapter 152. of the Revised Code, which shall be controlling notwithstanding any other provisions of law pertaining thereto, and enter into trust agreements or indentures for the benefit of holders of its obligations;

(I) Borrow money or accept advances, loans, gifts, grants, devises, or bequests from, and enter into contracts or agreements with, any federal agency or other governmental or private source, and hold and apply advances, loans, gifts, grants, devises, or bequests according to the terms thereof. Such advances, loans, gifts, grants, or devises of real estate may be in fee simple or of any lesser estate and may be subject to any reasonable reservations. Any advances or loans received from any federal or other governmental or private source may be repaid in accordance with the terms of such advance or loan.

(J) Enter into lawful arrangements with the appropriate governmental entity for the planning and installation of streets and sidewalks, public utility facilities, and other necessary appurtenances to its capital facilities, and grant necessary easements for such purposes;

(K) Purchase property insurance, including all risk or extended coverage, and boiler, rents, and public liability insurance for or relating to its property;

(L) Establish rules for the use and operation of its buildings and facilities;

(M) Do all other acts necessary to the fulfillment of its purposes.

Any instrument by which real property is acquired pursuant to this section shall identify the agency of the state that has the use and benefit of the real property as specified in section 5301.012 of the Revised Code.

Effective Date: 10-26-1999; 2006 HB699 03-29-2007 .