Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Bonds

Issuance Of Bonds -- Credit Of The State Not Pledged

80-12-301. Issuance of bonds -- credit of the state not pledged. (1) The authority may issue bonds of the state of Montana in a principal amount it determines necessary to provide sufficient funds for achieving any of the purposes of the Montana agricultural loan authority program, including the payment of interest on bonds, establishment of reserves to secure the bonds, and all other expenditures of the authority incident to the program.

(2) Each issue of its bonds is an obligation of the authority, payable out of any revenues, assets, or money generated by the Montana agricultural loan authority program. The authority shall manage its loans so that the bonds are repaid by the revenue generated by the program. The full faith and credit and taxing powers of the state are not pledged for the payment of bonds issued by the authority under the provisions of this chapter.

(3) The bonds must be authorized by resolution of the authority, bear a date, and mature at times the authority determines. A bond may not mature more than 60 years from the date of its issue. The bonds may be issued as serial bonds payable in annual installments or as term bonds or as a combination thereof. The bonds of the authority may be sold at public or private sale, at prices determined by the authority.

(4) The resolution shall specify:

(a) the rate of interest of the bonds;

(b) the denomination of the bonds;

(c) whether the bonds shall be in coupon or registered form and registration privileges, if any;

(d) the manner and place of execution;

(e) the manner, place, and medium of payment; and

(f) the terms of redemption.

(5) The total amount of bonds outstanding at any one time may not exceed $40 million.

History: En. Sec. 10, Ch. 580, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 542, L. 1985.