A convention facilities authority that levies any of the excise taxes authorized by division (B) or (C) of section 351.021 of the Revised Code or that receives contributions pursuant to division (A)(3) of section 5739.09 of the Revised Code, by resolution may anticipate the proceeds of the levy and issue convention facilities authority tax anticipation bonds, and notes anticipating the proceeds or the bonds, in the principal amount that, in the opinion of the authority, are necessary for the purpose of paying the cost of one or more facilities or parts of one or more facilities, and as able, with the interest on them, be paid over the term of the issue, or in the case of notes anticipating bonds over the term of the bonds, by the estimated amount of the excise taxes or contributions anticipated thereby. The excise taxes or contributions are determined by the general assembly to satisfy any applicable requirement of Section 11 of Article XII, Ohio Constitution. An authority, at any time, may issue renewal tax anticipation notes, issue tax anticipation bonds to pay such notes, and, whenever it considers refunding expedient, refund any tax anticipation bonds by the issuance of tax anticipation refunding bonds whether the bonds to be refunded have or have not matured, and issue tax anticipation bonds partly to refund bonds then outstanding and partly for any other authorized purpose. The refunding bonds shall be sold and the proceeds needed for such purpose applied in the manner provided in the bond proceedings to the purchase, redemption, or payment of the bonds to be refunded.
Every issue of outstanding tax anticipation bonds shall be payable out of the proceeds of the excise taxes or contributions anticipated and other revenues of the authority that are pledged for such payment. The pledge shall be valid and binding from the time the pledge is made, and the anticipated excise taxes, contributions, and revenues so pledged and thereafter received by the authority immediately shall be subject to the lien of that pledge without any physical delivery of those excise taxes, contributions, and revenues or further act. The lien of any pledge is valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the authority, whether or not such parties have notice of the lien. Neither the resolution nor any trust agreement by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the authority's records.
Whether or not the bonds or notes are of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under Title XIII of the Revised Code, the bonds or notes shall have all the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments, subject only to their provisions for registration, if any.
The tax anticipation bonds shall bear such date or dates, and shall mature at such time or times, in the case of any such notes or any renewals of such notes not exceeding twenty years from the date of issue of such original notes and in the case of any such bonds or any refunding bonds not exceeding forty years from the date of the original issue of notes or bonds for the purpose, and shall be executed in the manner that the resolution authorizing the bonds may provide. The tax anticipation bonds shall bear interest at such rates, or at variable rate or rates changing from time to time, in accordance with provisions provided in the authorizing resolution, be in such denominations and form, either coupon or registered, carry such registration privileges, be payable in such medium of payment and at such place or places, and be subject to such terms of redemption, as the authority may authorize or provide. The tax anticipation bonds may be sold at public or private sale, and at, or at not less than the price or prices as the authority determines. If any officer whose signature or a facsimile of whose signature appears on any bonds or coupons ceases to be such officer before delivery of the bonds, the signature or facsimile shall nevertheless be sufficient for all purposes as if the officer had remained in office until delivery of the bonds, and in case the seal of the authority has been changed after a facsimile has been imprinted on the bonds, the facsimile seal will continue to be sufficient for all purposes.
Any resolution or resolutions authorizing any tax anticipation bonds or any issue of tax anticipation bonds may contain provisions, subject to any agreements with bondholders as may then exist, which provisions shall be a part of the contract with the holders of the bonds, as to the pledging of any or all of the authority's anticipated excise taxes, contributions, and revenues to secure the payment of the bonds or of any issue of the bonds; the use and disposition of revenues of the authority; the crediting of the proceeds of the sale of bonds to and among the funds referred to or provided for in the resolution; limitations on the purpose to which the proceeds of sale of the bonds may be applied and the pledging of portions of such proceeds to secure the payment of the bonds or of any issue of the bonds; as to notes issued in anticipation of the issuance of bonds, the agreement of the authority to do all things necessary for the authorization, issuance, and sale of such bonds in such amounts as may be necessary for the timely retirement of such notes; limitations on the issuance of additional bonds; the terms upon which additional bonds may be issued and secured; the refunding of outstanding bonds; the procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract with bondholders may be amended, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which such consent may be given; securing any bonds by a trust agreement in accordance with section 351.16 of the Revised Code; any other matters, of like or different character, that in any way affect the security or protection of the bonds. The excise taxes anticipated by the bonds, including bonds anticipated by notes, shall not be subject to diminution by initiative or referendum or by law while the bonds or notes remain outstanding in accordance with their terms, unless provision is made by law or by the authority for an adequate substitute therefor reasonably satisfactory to the trustee, if a trust agreement secures the bonds.
Neither the members of the board of directors of the authority nor any person executing the bonds shall be liable personally on the bonds or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof.
Cite as R.C. § 351.141
History. Effective Date: 06-21-2002; 06-30-2005