Sec. 1.2. As used in this chapter, "issuer" means any issuer of obligations that is referred to in IC 5-1-1-1(b).
As added by P.L.37-1988, SEC.2.
Sec. 1.3. The following definitions apply throughout this chapter:
(1) "Local issuing body" has the meaning set forth in IC 5-1-5-1.
(2) "Special benefit taxes" has the meaning set forth in IC 5-1-5-1.
(3) "Swap agreement" has the meaning set forth in IC 8-9.5-9-4, except that the term includes a swap agreement entered into by an issuing body (as defined in section 17.2(b) of this chapter) only if any part of the payments owed by the issuing body under the agreement, including any termination or settlement payments, is payable out of:
(A) tax revenues; or
(B) a special assessment.
(4) "Tax increment revenues" has the meaning set forth in IC 5-1-5-1.
As added by P.L.146-2008, SEC.28. Amended by P.L.218-2011, SEC.1.
Sec. 1.5. As used in this chapter, "obligations" has the meaning set forth in IC 5-1-3-1(b).
As added by P.L.37-1988, SEC.3.
Provisions for payment of bonds, notes, or warrants before maturity date
Sec. 2. Any bonds, notes, or warrants, whether payable from property taxes, revenues, or any other source, issued by an entity enumerated in section 1(a) of this chapter may provide that the bonds, notes, or warrants may be payable before maturity from available funds and with such premiums as are set forth in the bonds, notes, or warrants. In addition, the bonds, notes, or warrants may provide that they may be registered as to principal or interest, or both, at the option of the holder, and upon such terms and conditions as are set forth in the bonds, notes, or warrants.
As added by Acts 1980, P.L.8, SEC.25.
Maintenance of federal tax exclusion from gross income for interest on bonds
Sec. 3. Notwithstanding any other law, any issuer may take any reasonable and necessary action to establish or maintain the exclusion from gross income for interest on obligations of the issuer under federal law. These actions may include, without limitation:
(1) filing information reports with the federal government;
(2) rebating money derived from bond proceeds or money treated as bond proceeds under federal law, or earnings thereon, to the federal government;
(3) restricting the yield on money or earnings described in subdivision (2) to the yield on bonds of the issuer;
(4) investing money or earnings described in subdivision (2) in obligations of issuers that bear interest that is excludable from gross income under federal law;
(5) issuing obligations in an amount sufficient to serve the public purpose of the financing without considering earnings thereon;
(6) qualifying obligations under any volume cap or electing any carryforward of unused volume cap;
(7) designating, through its legislative body or any board responsible for issuing obligations as long as the obligations are executed by the executive of the issuer, obligations to qualify for any exemption from the loss of any deduction for interest incurred by any financial institution to carry tax exempt obligations or for any exemption from federal arbitrage rebate requirements; and
(8) complying with limitations imposed by federal law on the issuance of tax exempt bonds under IC 36-7-14, IC 36-7-14.5, IC 36-7-15.1, or IC 36-7-15.3, including, without limitation:
(A) designation of redevelopment project areas by a
legislative body (as defined in IC 36-1-2-9) having
jurisdiction over the area;
(B) considering any factors required by federal law in determining whether an area meets the criteria for designation as a redevelopment project area; and
(C) limiting the use of property in a redevelopment project area.
As added by P.L.27-1986, SEC.1. Amended by P.L.37-1988, SEC.4; P.L.2-1989, SEC.4; P.L.185-2005, SEC.1.
Pledge made by issuer binding; lien
Sec. 4. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a pledge of revenues or other money, or property made by any issuer is binding from the time the pledge is made. Revenues or other money, or property pledged and thereafter received by the issuer are immediately subject to the lien of the pledge without any further act, and the lien of a pledge is binding against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the issuer, regardless of whether the parties have notice of any lien. No resolution, ordinance, indenture, or any other instrument by which a pledge is created needs to be filed or recorded except in the records of the issuer.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, an issuer may pledge any revenues or other money or pledge or mortgage property to pay debt service on or secure any obligations or any lease rental or contractual payments, if:
(1) the issuer has the necessary statutory authority to issue obligations, pay lease rentals, or make contractual payments for any project or purpose for which the pledge or mortgage is made;
(2) the revenues, money, or property is legally available, under federal, state, and local laws, to pay or secure debt service, lease rentals, or contractual payments; and
(3) the pledge or mortgage does not purport to create an obligation in violation of any statutory or constitutional limitation to which the issuer is subject.
As added by P.L.27-1986, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.37-1988, SEC.5.
Bond anticipation notes; issuance
Sec. 5. Notwithstanding any other law, any city, town, county, school corporation, or regional district organized under IC 13-26 or IC 13-3-2 (before its repeal) that has complied with all statutory requirements for the issuance of its bonds, other than IC 5-1-11 or any public sale statute, may, in lieu of issuing bonds at that time and without the need for complying with any other law applicable to the issuance of bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness, issue its notes in anticipation of the issuance of bonds to a financial institution. However, if the amount of the notes is at least one million dollars ($1,000,000), the notes may be issued to any purchaser. The
bond anticipation notes may be issued on terms set forth in a
resolution or ordinance authorizing their issuance and in any amount
equal to or less than the amount of bonds authorized to be issued.
The city, town, county, school corporation, or district may renew or
extend the bond anticipation notes from time to time on terms agreed
to with the financial institution or other purchaser. The amount of the
accrued interest on the date of renewal or extension of the bond
anticipation notes may be paid or added to the principal amount of
the bond anticipation notes being renewed or extended as long as the
aggregate principal amount of bond anticipation notes outstanding at
any time does not exceed the maximum principal amount permitted
by this section. The bond anticipation notes, including any renewals
or extensions, must mature in the amounts and at the times (not
exceeding five (5) years from the date of the original issuance of the
bond anticipation notes) agreed to by the city, town, county, school
corporation, or district and the financial institution or other
purchaser. The bond anticipation notes must be finally paid, and
interest on the bond anticipation notes may be finally paid, with the
proceeds of the bonds issued by the city, town, county, school
corporation, or district. In connection with the issuance of bonds,
part or all of the proceeds of which will be used to retire the bond
anticipation notes, it is not necessary for the city, town, county,
school corporation, or district to repeat the procedures for the
issuance of bonds, as the procedures followed before the issuance of
the bond anticipation notes are for all purposes sufficient to authorize
the issuance of the bonds.
As added by P.L.44-1987, SEC.4. Amended by P.L.2-1989, SEC.5; P.L.35-1990, SEC.2; P.L.1-1996, SEC.34.
Use of proceeds for costs of issuance of obligation, funding debt services reserves, or payment of interest; reimbursements
Sec. 6. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, an issuer may use proceeds of its obligations to pay the reasonable cost of issuance of the obligations or to fund reasonably required debt service reserves to secure the payment of the obligations.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, an issuer may use proceeds of the issuer's obligations to pay interest on the obligations for:
(1) a period not to exceed two (2) years from the date of issuance of the obligations; or
(2) any longer period that is permitted by any other statute.
(c) Notwithstanding any other law, an issuer may reimburse itself for preliminary costs incurred in financing any project or purpose from proceeds of the obligations when issued.
As added by P.L.37-1988, SEC.6. Amended by P.L.35-1990, SEC.3; P.L.24-1995, SEC.22.
Application of section; stadium; lease rental tax
Sec. 7. (a) This section applies to:
Money withheld by auditor as not creating debt for constitutional purposes
Sec. 8. If a statute provides that amounts due under a loan to a political subdivision (as defined in IC 36-1-2) or a local public improvement bond bank shall or may be withheld by the auditor of state from other money payable to the political subdivision or bond bank upon failure to make repayment of the loan, the requirement or permission to withhold amounts due under the loan does not create a debt of the political subdivision for purposes of the Constitution of the State of Indiana.
As added by P.L.2-1989, SEC.6.
Rights of owners of obligations not to be impaired
Sec. 9. (a) The general assembly covenants that it will not adopt, amend, or repeal a statute in a way that impairs the rights and remedies of the owners of obligations, until the obligations, interest on the obligations, interest on an unpaid installment of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with an action or proceedings by or on behalf of the owners are fully paid and discharged.
(b) An agency (as defined in IC 4-22-2-3) may not adopt, amend, or repeal a rule under IC 4-22-2 in a way that impairs the rights and remedies of the owners of obligations, until the obligations, interest on the obligations, interest on an unpaid installment of interest, and all costs and expenses in connection with an action or proceedings by or on behalf of the owners are fully paid and discharged.
As added by P.L.2-1989, SEC.7.
Payment of fees and charges authorized
Sec. 11. If an issuer is authorized by statute to issue obligations and to make payments of principal and interest to owners of those obligations from any source, the issuer is authorized to pay fees and charges associated with the issuance of the obligations from that source, including the payment of fees and charges associated with obtaining and enforcing credit enhancement for the obligations.
As added by P.L.2-1989, SEC.9.
Sec. 12. Notwithstanding any other law, if an agency, an authority, a board, a department, or a commission of a unit (as defined in IC 36-1-2) is authorized to issue obligations in the name of the unit for any purpose for which any other agency, authority, board, department, or commission of the unit may issue its
obligations, the agency, the authority, the board, the department, or
the commission may issue obligations to refund obligations issued in
the name of the unit by the other agency, authority, board,
department, or commission of the unit.
As added by P.L.2-1989, SEC.10.
Purchase and issuance of obligations on terms reasonable to issuer
Sec. 12.5. Notwithstanding any other law, an issuer may purchase any obligations on terms the issuer finds reasonable and may issue its obligations to effectuate that purpose on terms that the issuer finds reasonable.
As added by P.L.224-2003, SEC.265.
Contesting validity of obligations
Sec. 13. The following provisions apply when an issuer negotiates a sale of obligations and a statute does not specify a time within which to contest the validity of the obligations or the sale of the obligations:
(1) No action to contest the validity of the obligations may be brought after the fifteenth day following the adoption of the resolution authorizing the sale of the obligations.
(2) No action to contest the validity of the sale of the obligations may be brought after the fifth day following the sale.
As added by P.L.2-1989, SEC.11.
Loans, expenditures, and issuance of bonds for economic development
Sec. 14. (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a municipality may sell the municipality's interest in any notes payable to the municipality at a negotiated sale.
(b) A county or municipality may establish a revolving fund from grants, the revenue received by the county or municipality under IC 6-3.5-7, the proceeds of the sale of notes, or the proceeds of bonds issued under this section and IC 36-9-32. The county or municipality may loan the money in the revolving fund to any borrower if the county or municipal fiscal body finds that the loan will be used by the borrower for one (1) or more of the following economic development purposes:
(1) Promoting significant opportunities for the gainful employment of the county's or municipality's residents.
(2) Attracting a major new business enterprise to the county or municipality.
(3) Retaining or expanding a significant business enterprise in the county or municipality.
(c) Activities that may be undertaken by the borrower in carrying out an economic development purpose include expenditures for any
of the following:
(1) Acquisition of land.
(2) Acquisition of property interests.
(3) Site improvements.
(4) Infrastructure improvements.
(7) Rehabilitation, renovation, or enlargement of buildings or structures.
(d) Local governmental entities may borrow under subsection (b) if the local governmental entity's jurisdiction includes the geographic area within the boundaries of the county or municipality that established the revolving fund. Notwithstanding any other law, the following provisions apply to the borrowing:
(1) The county or municipality that established the revolving fund and the local governmental entity borrower may each authorize the loan from the revolving fund and the issuance of notes evidencing the loan by resolution. In each case, the resolution shall be adopted by the body with control over fiscal matters.
(2) A resolution adopted under subdivision (1) must approve:
(A) the term of the loan;
(B) the interest rate;
(C) the form of the note or notes;
(D) the medium of payment;
(E) the place and manner of payment;
(F) the manner of execution of the note or notes;
(G) the terms of redemption;
(H) the funds or sources of funds from which the note or notes are payable, which may be any funds and sources of funds available to the borrower; and
(I) any other provisions not inconsistent with this section.
(3) The notes and the authorization, issuance, sale, and delivery of the notes are not subject to any general statute concerning obligations issued by the local governmental entity borrower. This section contains full and complete authority for the making of the loan, the authorization, issuance, sale, and delivery of the notes, and the repayment of the loan by the borrower, and no law, procedure, proceedings, publications, notices, consents, approvals, orders, or acts by any officer, department, agency, or instrument of the state or of any political subdivision is required to make the loan, issue the notes, or repay the loan except as prescribed in this section.
(4) The notes issued by a local governmental entity borrower are exempt from taxation for all purposes and are exempt from any security registration requirements provided for in Indiana statutes.
relieve a county or municipality from complying with other
procedural requirements for the issuance of bonds, notes, or other
As added by P.L.234-2007, SEC.37. Amended by P.L.146-2008, SEC.30.
Payment of principal and interest on obligations in nearly equal payment amounts and at regular designated intervals; exceptions
Sec. 16. (a) This section applies to obligations that are:
(1) issued after June 30, 2008, by a local issuing body; and
(2) payable from ad valorem property taxes, special benefit taxes on property, or tax increment revenues derived from property taxes;
including obligations that are issued under a statute that permits the bonds to be issued without complying with any other law or otherwise expressly exempts the bonds from the requirements of this section.
(b) An agreement for the issuance of obligations must provide for the payment of principal and interest on the obligations in nearly equal payment amounts and at regular designated intervals over the maximum term of the obligations except to the extent that:
(1) interest for a particular repayment period has been paid from the proceeds of the obligations under section 6 of this chapter; or
(2) the local issuing body authorizes a different payment schedule to:
(A) maintain substantially equal payments, in the aggregate, in any period in which the local issuing body pays the interest and principal on outstanding obligations;
(B) provide for the payment of principal on the obligations in amounts and at intervals that will produce an aggregate amount of principal payments greater than or equal to the aggregate amount that would otherwise be paid as of the same date;
(C) provide for level principal payments over the term of the obligations, in order to reduce total interest costs;
(D) with respect to obligations wholly or partially payable from tax increment revenues derived from property taxes, provide for the payment of principal and interest in varying amounts over the term of the obligations as necessary due to the variation in the amount of tax increment revenues available for those payments; or
(E) provide for a repayment schedule that will result in the same or a lower amount of interest being paid on obligations that would be issued using nearly equal payment amounts.
As added by P.L.146-2008, SEC.31. Amended by P.L.182-2009(ss), SEC.64.