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Section 3316.14 | Prior approval of commission required for debt obligation.


(A) No debt obligation, including any debt incurred pursuant to section 3313.483 of the Revised Code, may be issued or incurred by the school district, whether purchased by the school district or by others, except with the prior approval of the school district financial planning and supervision commission.

(B) The commission shall disapprove the issuance of debt obligations upon a determination that, in its judgment, such action would impede the purposes of a financial recovery plan under this chapter or be inconsistent with this chapter or the plan.

(C) The commission shall not approve the issuance of debt obligations unless:

(1) The resolution authorizing their issuance, the resolution providing for their award, and every document forming part of the contract with the purchasers of such debt obligations from the school district is approved by the commission.

(2) The resolution authorizing the debt obligations contains a covenant to the effect that the school district will comply with all provisions of this chapter, with the orders, directions, and requests of the commission and the auditor of state under this chapter, and with the financial recovery plan. The commission may prescribe the form of the covenant.

(3) The school district, at the time of such approval, is in compliance with this chapter.

(D) The commission shall not approve the issuance of a debt obligation if the issuance would cause the school district to exceed debt limits.

(E) For purposes of the validity of debt obligations approved by the commission and delivered to and paid for by a purchaser other than the school district, but for no other purposes of this chapter, such approval shall be conclusive as to compliance with this section, unless the approval is withdrawn by the commission prior to the delivery and payment.

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