SEC. 69-2-30. Borrowing funds for Emerging Crops Fund in lieu of issuing bonds.
(1) In lieu of the issuance of bonds pursuant to the authority granted in Section 69-2-19, Mississippi Code of 1972, the State Bond Commission is authorized and empowered, if more economically feasible, to borrow funds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed the amount specified in Section 69-2-19, Mississippi Code of 1972. The bond commission, to evidence such loan, may issue and sell the negotiable coupon notes of the State of Mississippi, which notes may be issued in series, from time to time, as the proceeds thereof are needed. The notes shall be in such form and shall have such details as may be provided by the commission, except that the notes of each series shall be issued with final maturity not more than five (5) years from the date of such series. For the prompt payment of such notes at maturity, both principal and interest, the same pledges may be made as are authorized for the repayment of bonds in Section 69-2-21, Mississippi Code of 1972.
(2) The notes herein authorized shall be sold from time to time by the bond commission as the need for the proceeds thereof may arise, and the bond commission shall advertise and accept bids therefor and issue and sell such notes at a price which will result in the lowest interest rate on the best terms obtainable for the state.
(3) The bond commission in providing for the issuance of the notes herein authorized shall have discretion in fixing the terms and details thereof and may provide for the issuance of such notes in such form, executed in such manner, and payable at such place or places, and containing such terms, covenants and provisions as the bond commission may provide.
SOURCES: Laws, 1988, ch. 580, Sec. 20, eff from and after passage (approved May 21, 1988).