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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 19. Highways and Ferries
- Chapter 75. Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority
- Section 221. Trust Indentures and Trust Agreements; Funds and Reserves.
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AS 19.75.221. Trust Indentures and Trust Agreements; Funds and Reserves.
- (a) In the discretion of the authority, an issue of bonds may be secured by a trust indenture or trust agreement between
the authority and a corporate trustee, by a secured loan agreement or other instrument, or by a resolution giving
powers to a corporate trustee, by means of which the authority may
- (1) make agreements with the trustee or the holders of the bonds that the authority determines to be necessary or
desirable, including agreements as to the
- (A) application, investment, deposit, use, and disposition of
- (i) the proceeds of bonds of the authority;
- (ii) money or other property of the authority; or
- (iii) money or other property in which the authority has an interest;
- (B) fixing and collecting of fees, rents, tolls, rates, or other charges;
- (C) assignment by the authority of its rights in any contract with respect to the Knik Arm bridge or in a mortgage or
other security interest created with respect to the Knik Arm bridge to a trustee for the benefit of bondholders;
- (D) terms and conditions under which the authority may issue additional bonds;
- (E) vesting in a trustee of rights, powers, duties, money, or property in trust for the benefit of bondholders, including
the right to enforce payment, performance, and all other rights of the authority or of the bondholders, under a lease,
power of contract, contract of sale, mortgage, security agreement, or trust by injunction or other proceeding or by
taking possession by agent or otherwise, and operating the Knik Arm bridge and collecting rents or other consideration
and applying the same in accordance with the trust agreement;
- (2) pledge, mortgage, or assign money, leases, agreements, property, or other rights or assets of the authority either
presently in hand or to be received in the future, or both; and
- (3) provide for any other matters that affect the security or protection of the bonds.
- (b) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter, the trust agreement must contain an agreement by the authority
that the authority will at all times maintain fees, rents, tolls, rates, or other charges sufficient to
- (1) pay the costs of operation and maintenance of the Knik Arm bridge and its appurtenant facilities and the principal of
and interest on bonds issued under the trust agreement as the bonds severally become due and payable;
- (2) provide for debt service coverage as considered necessary by the authority for the marketing of its bonds; and
- (3) provide for renewals, replacements, and improvements of the Knik Arm bridge, and to maintain reserves required by the
terms of the trust agreement.
- (c) For the purpose of securing one or more issues of its bonds, the authority may establish one or more special funds,
called "capital reserve funds," and shall pay into those capital reserve funds the proceeds of the sale of its bonds
and any other money that is available to the authority for the purposes of those funds. The funds shall be established
only if the authority determines that the establishment would enhance the marketability of the bonds. All money held in
a capital reserve fund, except as provided in this section, shall be used as required solely for (1) the payment of the
principal of and interest on bonds or of the sinking fund payments with respect to those bonds, (2) the purchase or
redemption of bonds, or (3) the payment of a redemption premium required to be paid when those bonds are redeemed
before maturity. However, money in a fund may not be withdrawn from the fund at any time in an amount that would reduce
the amount of the fund to less than the capital reserve requirement set out in (d) of this section, except for the
purpose of making, with respect to those bonds, payment, when due, of principal, interest, redemption premiums, and the
sinking fund payments for the payment of which other money of the authority is not available. Income or interest earned
by or increment to a capital reserve fund due to the investment of the fund or any other amounts in the fund may be
transferred by the authority to other funds or accounts of the authority to the extent that the transfer does not
reduce the amount of the capital reserve fund below the capital reserve fund requirement.
- (d) If the authority decides to issue bonds secured by a capital reserve fund, the bonds may not be issued if the amount
in the capital reserve fund is less than the amount of the capital reserve fund requirement, if any, established by
resolution of the authority, unless the authority, at the time of issuance of the obligations, deposits in the capital
reserve fund from the proceeds of the obligations to be issued or from other sources an amount that, together with the
amount then in the fund, will not be less than the capital reserve fund requirement.
- (e) In computing the amount of a capital reserve fund for the purpose of this section, securities in which all or a
portion of the fund is invested shall be valued by some reasonable method established by the authority by resolution.
Valuation on a particular date shall include the amount of any interest earned or accrued to that date.
- (f) If the authority decides to issue bonds secured by a capital reserve fund, the bonds may not be issued until 30 days
after the authority has mailed notification to the state bond committee and the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee
by certified mail of its intention to establish a capital reserve fund to secure the bond issue. The notification must
include the amount of the capital reserve fund to be established, the amount of bonds proposed to be issued, and the
total cost for which the bonds are to be issued. The notification shall be accompanied by an estimate by the authority
of the need to withdraw money from the capital reserve fund during the term of the bond issue, the amount that may be
necessary to withdraw, and the time at which withdrawals are estimated to be needed. By January 30 of each year, the
authority shall prepare, and provide to the state bond committee and the Legislative Budget and Audit Committee, a
revised estimate, considering the same factors, and a statement of all withdrawals that have occurred from the date of
issuance of the bonds to the end of the preceding calendar year.
- (g) Nothing in this section creates a debt or liability of the state.
- (h) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the authority may establish other funds and reserves as the
board of directors may determine reasonable and prudent for the issuance of bonds or for the conduct of the business and affairs of the
authority. The interest earned on or profit derived from these funds and reserves shall be the property of the authority.
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