3334.04 College savings bonds.

(A) Any bonds authorized for issuance by any issuing authority may, with the approval of the Ohio tuition trust authority and at the option of the issuing authority, be designated as college savings bonds in accordance with this chapter. Bonds so designated shall be known as college savings bonds. The issuer shall sell as college savings bonds as many bonds from such an issue as is practical.

(B) Issuing authorities designating bonds as a college savings bonds issue, with the approval of the authority, may delegate to the treasurer of state the powers and duties related to the issuance and retirement of the bonds as provided by law. The financing costs, including the expenses incurred by the treasurer of the state in performing the powers and duties, are payable as provided in the bond proceedings from the bond proceeds, special funds, or other moneys available.

(C) In connection with the authority granted by division (B) of this section, the issuer, with the approval of the authority, may contract for services of financial consultants, accounting experts, marketing, remarketing, underwriter and administrative agents, and other consultants and independent contractors as the issuer determines necessary to carry out such powers and duties.

(D) Notwithstanding any limitation to the contrary, college savings bonds may be sold at public or private sale in a manner which assures, to the extent practicable, the broadest retail distribution of the bonds to investors residing in the state.

(E) Holders of college savings bonds have all of the rights and remedies accorded to such holders under the provisions of the law pursuant to which such bonds are issued, whether or not issuance of such bonds has been delegated to the treasurer of state pursuant to division (B) of this section. In addition, the bond proceedings or other documents pertaining to the bonds may contain such covenants of the issuer and other matters deemed advisable by the issuer in consultation with the authority, including the terms and conditions for creating and maintaining sinking funds, reserve funds, and any other special funds as may be created in the bond proceedings separate and apart from all other funds and accounts of the state or of the issuing authority.

(F) In advertising or promoting the sale of college savings bonds, the issuer and the authority jointly may encourage purchasers to apply the value at maturity of college savings bonds toward the cost of tuition at an institution of higher education; however, neither the authority, the treasurer of state, nor the issuing authority or the issuer shall provide any guarantee, nor shall any guarantee be inferred, to the effect that the value at maturity of the bonds held by a person shall be an amount sufficient to pay for the cost of tuition at any institution of higher education attended by that person for such purposes as he determines.

Effective Date: 04-13-1990