Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Industrial Development Projects

Limited Obligation Bonds -- Form And Contents -- Sale -- Negotiability -- Filing

90-5-103. Limited obligation bonds -- form and contents -- sale -- negotiability -- filing. (1) All bonds issued by a municipality or county under the authority of this part must be limited obligations of the municipality or county. Bonds and interest coupons issued under the authority of this part may not constitute or give rise to a pecuniary liability of the municipality or county or a charge against its general credit or taxing powers. This limitation must be plainly stated upon the face of each of the bonds.

(2) The bonds referred to in subsection (1) may be executed and delivered at any time and from time to time, be in form and denominations, be of tenor, be in registered or bearer form either as to principal or interest, or both, be payable in installments and at a time or times not exceeding 40 years from the bonds date, be payable at a place or places, bear interest at a rate or rates, be evidenced in a manner, be redeemable prior to maturity, with or without premium, and contain provisions not inconsistent with this part as considered in the best interest of the municipality or county and provided for in the proceedings of the governing body under whose authority the bonds must be authorized to be issued.

(3) Any bonds issued under the authority of this part may be sold at public or private sale in a manner, at a time or times, and at a price above or below par as may be agreed upon by the lessee of the project or the borrower of the funds. The municipality or county may pay all expenses, premiums, and commissions that the governing body may consider necessary or advantageous in connection with the authorization, sale, and issuance of the bonds from the proceeds of the sale of the bonds or from the revenue of the projects.

(4) All bonds issued under the authority of this part and all interest coupons applicable to the bonds must be construed to be negotiable instruments despite the fact that they are payable solely from a specified source.

(5) All bonds issued under the authority of this part must be filed with the securities commissioner within 10 days of the date of their issue. The filing must include the name of the issuing authority, the name and address of the person or entity on whose behalf the bonds are issued, the amount of the bond issue, the date of the bond issue, and any other information that the securities commissioner may request. Failure to comply with this section does not affect the validity of the bond issue.

(6) If applicable, the governing body of the municipality or county shall specify whether the bonds are tax credit bonds as provided in 17-5-117, recovery zone economic development bonds or recovery zone facility bonds as provided in 7-7-140, or qualified energy conservation bonds as provided in 7-7-141.

History: (1) thru (4)En. Sec. 3, Ch. 51, L. 1965; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 304, L. 1974; R.C.M. 1947, 11-4103(1) thru (4); amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 656, L. 1979; (5)En. Sec. 1, Ch. 167, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 50, Ch. 423, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 48, Ch. 489, L. 2009.