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Public Utilities Code - PUC

DIVISION 10. TRANSIT DISTRICTS [24501 - 107025]

  ( Division 10 repealed and added by Stats. 1955, Ch. 1036. )

PART 2. SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT [28500 - 29757]

  ( Part 2 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

CHAPTER 8. Bonds and Other Evidences of Indebtedness [29150 - 29293]

  ( Chapter 8 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

ARTICLE 2. Form and Terms of General Obligation Bonds [29169 - 29184]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056. )

29169.
  

Whenever three-fifths of the votes cast at any special bond election or on any proposition submitted thereat are in favor of incurring the indebtedness set forth in such proposition, the board may by resolution at any time it deems proper, or from time to time, provide for the authorization and issuance of the bonds not exceeding the amount authorized at such election.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1622.)

29170.
  

Bonds may be issued in form payable to bearer, with coupons attached for payment of interest and, if so issued, may be made subject to registration. Bonds issued in bearer form shall constitute negotiable instruments for all purposes under the laws of the State of California. The district may appoint a registration agent which may be a bank or trust company and authorize such registration agent to maintain books of registry and to register, authenticate and exchange bonds on such terms and conditions and pursuant to such rules and regulations as the district may provide. The district may provide for the interchange of coupon bonds for registered bonds and registered bonds for coupon bonds, and may provide that the bonds shall be registered as to principal only, or as to both principal and interest, or otherwise, as the district may determine.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29171.
  

Coupon bonds may be issued in denominations of one thousand dollars ($1,000), or multiples thereof, as the district may determine. Coupon bonds of different denominations shall be exchangeable for coupon bonds of other denominations or for registered bonds on terms and conditions as the district may determine, including provisions for the authentication of any bonds issued upon the exchange by the registration agent or other agents appointed by the district for that purpose.

(Amended by Stats. 1981, Ch. 714, Sec. 392.)

29172.
  

Registered bonds may be issued without limitation as to principal amount, as may be determined by the district, except that registered bonds shall be in denominations of one thousand dollars ($1,000) or multiples thereof. Registered bonds of any denomination shall be exchangeable with bonds, either in registered or coupon form, of other denominations on such terms and conditions as the district shall determine, including provisions for authentication of bonds issued upon such exchange by the registration agent or other agents appointed by the district for that purpose, and upon the payment of such reasonable charges as may be prescribed by the district.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1967.)

29173.
  

Bonds shall bear interest at a rate of not to exceed 8 percent per annum, payable semiannually, except that interest for the first year or any fraction thereof may be paid in one installment.

(Amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 130.)

29174.
  

The district may provide for redemption of bonds prior to maturity, on such notice and at such time or times and with such redemption provisions, including premiums, as the district may determine, provided that no redemption premium shall be in excess of 6 percent of the principal amount of the bonds to be redeemed. No bond is subject to call or redemption prior to its fixed maturity date, unless the right to exercise such call and the redemption price are expressly stated on the face of the bond. When bonds have been validly called for redemption and payment of the principal thereof, and the interest thereon accrued to the date of redemption, together with the redemption premium, if any, shall have been made or provided for, interest thereon shall cease.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29175.
  

The district may provide for the payment of the principal and interest of bonds at any place within the State of California, or at any other place within the United States, which the district may designate. The place of payment shall be specified in the bonds and payment shall be made in any coin or currency of the United States of America which at the time of payment is legal tender for public and private debts.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29176.
  

Bonds shall bear dates prescribed by the district.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29177.
  

Bonds may be serial or sinking fund bonds, or in part serially and in part sinking fund bonds, with such maturities and in such amounts annually, semiannually or otherwise, as the district may determine at the time of authorizing the issuance thereof.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29178.
  

No bond by its terms shall mature in more than fifty (50) years from its own date, and in the event any authorized issue is divided into two or more series or divisions, the maximum maturity herein authorized shall be calculated from the date on the face of each bond, separately, irrespective of the fact that different dates may be prescribed for the bonds of each separate series or division of any authorized issue.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29179.
  

The district may divide any authorized issue into one or more series or division and fix different dates and different maturity dates for the bonds of each series or division.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29180.
  

The district may prescribe the form of such bonds, and of the interest coupons attached thereto. Bonds shall be signed by the president of the board (or such other member of the board as the board shall by resolution designate) and countersigned by the secretary of the district and the seal of the district shall be affixed thereto. The interest coupons on said bonds shall be numbered consecutively and signed by the treasurer of said district. The signature on all coupons and one signature on the bonds may be engraved, lithographed, or printed facsimile signature. The seal of the district may be affixed to any bond by mechanical reproduction of a facsimile thereof. In case any officer whose signature or countersignature appearing on the bonds or coupons shall cease to be such officer before the delivery of such bonds to the purchaser, such signature or countersignature shall nevertheless be valid and sufficient for all purposes, the same as if such officer had remained in office until the delivery of the bonds. If the district appoints a registration agent, fiscal agent, or other agent to authenticate bonds, any bond of the district, whether in coupon or registered form, may be signed by the facsimile signatures of the officers of the district with a facsimile seal of the district affixed mechanically or otherwise reproduced thereon, provided that such bonds shall be authenticated by the fiscal agent, registration agent, or other agent appointed by the district for that purpose. Any agent appointed by the district to authenticate registered bonds or exchange bonds of different denominations, or coupon bonds for registered bonds, or vice versa, shall be a bank or trust company authorized to transact, and transacting, business in the State of California or the State of New York.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1967.)

29181.
  

Pending the actual issuance or delivery of bonds, the district may issue temporary or interim bonds, certificates, or receipts, of any denomination whatsoever, with or without coupon, and in such form as may be prescribed by the board, to be exchanged for definitive bonds when ready for delivery.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29182.
  

The district may provide that interest on bonds may be paid out of the proceeds of the sale of the bonds during the actual construction of any project, for the acquisition, construction, or completion of which bonds have been issued, and for a period of not to exceed three years thereafter, as determined by the district.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29183.
  

The district shall provide for the payment of the principal of and interest on the bonds by the levy and collection of taxes upon all property in the district subject to taxation by the district without limitation of rate or amount as provided in Sections 29121 and 29122 of this part, except that such taxes need not be levied to the extent that the district deposits in the treasury set apart for that purpose moneys derived from surplus revenues or any appropriations which may be made to it for that purpose or from any other funds howsoever derived.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

29184.
  

Any general obligation bonds which shall be issued under the provisions of this part shall be legal investment for all trust funds; for the funds of insurance companies, banks—both commercial and savings—and trust companies; and for state school funds; and whenever any money or funds may, by any law now or hereafter enacted, be invested in bonds of cities, cities and counties, counties, school districts, or irrigation districts within the State of California, such money or funds may be invested in the general obligation bonds issued under this part, and whenever bonds of cities, cities and counties, counties, school districts, or irrigation districts within this State may, by any law now or hereafter enacted, be used as security for the performance of any act or the deposit of any public moneys, the said bonds issued under this part may be so used. The provisions of this part shall be in addition to all other laws relating to legal investments and shall be controlling as the latest expression of the Legislature with respect thereto.

(Added by Stats. 1957, Ch. 1056.)

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