Alaska Statutes.
Title 37. Public Finance
Chapter 15. Bonding
Section 570. Bond Terms.
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AS 37.15.570. Bond Terms.

(a) The bonds may be issued and sold at public or negotiated sale in the manner, in the amounts or series, and at the time or times that the committee determines. The bonds, or each series of them, shall be sold at the price and upon the terms, conditions, and covenants set by the committee after considering market conditions. Interest rates may be fixed or variable.

(b) The bonds mature at the time or times fixed by the committee. The bonds may be subject to redemption before their fixed maturities, as determined by the committee, with or without a premium or premiums. The bonds may be in denominations determined by the committee; may be issued in fully or partially registered form; must be payable as to principal and interest at the place or places determined by the committee; must be signed on behalf of the state in the manner provided by the committee; must be issued under and subject to the terms, conditions, covenants, and protective features safeguarding payment of the bonds and relating to the funding of projects as found necessary by the committee, including covenants requiring the setting aside and maintenance of certain reserves to secure the payment of principal and interest, all under regulations and conditions of the committee.

(c) The committee may pledge to the payment of the principal of and interest on bonds issued by the committee part or all of the legally available money or other assets on hand in the Alaska clean water fund (AS 46.03.032 ) or the Alaska drinking water fund (AS 46.03.036 ); part or all of the revenue of the Alaska clean water fund or the Alaska drinking water fund, including federal capitalization grants, the proceeds of loan repayments, and interest on money in the funds; the proceeds of the sale of bonds; and money on hand in the bond redemption funds. Revenue of the Alaska clean water fund or the Alaska drinking water fund, if so pledged, must be paid into the Alaska clean water fund or the Alaska drinking water fund, as appropriate. The committee may provide for the issuance of additional bonds, secured by a pledge of such money and revenue, ranking junior to, senior to, or on a parity with, outstanding bonds, upon conditions prescribed in the bond resolution. A pledge of loan repayments securing bonds may be made applicable to specific loans from the Alaska clean water fund or the Alaska drinking water fund, or, on a pooled basis, to all loan repayments received.

(d) If the committee finds it reasonably necessary, the committee may select a trustee or trustees for the holders of the bonds, or any series of them, for the safeguarding and disbursement of any of the money in the bond redemption funds created by AS 37.15.565 , or for duties with respect to the enforcement, authentication, delivery, payment, and registration of the bonds as the committee may determine. The committee shall fix the rights, duties, powers, and obligations of the trustee or trustees.

(e) In its determination of all matters and questions relating to the issuance and sale of the bonds and the fixing of their maturities, terms, conditions, and covenants as provided in (a) - (d) of this section, the decisions of the committee shall be those that are reasonably necessary for the best interests of the state and its inhabitants and that will accomplish the most advantageous sale of the bonds, with due regard, however, for the continued funding under AS 46.03.032 and AS 46.03.036 of the categories of projects identified in AS 46.03.032 (d) and 46.03.036(b). Decisions of the committee, as expressed in a bond resolution, are final and are conclusively considered to comply with the requirements of AS 37.15.560 - 37.15.605, AS 46.03.032 , and 46.03.036.

(f) A bond resolution may provide that the bonds issued must contain a recital that they are issued under AS 37.15.560 - 37.15.605 and under AS 46.03.032 or 46.03.036, as appropriate, and a bond containing this recital is conclusively considered to be valid and to have been issued in conformity with AS 37.15.560 - 37.15.605 and with AS 46.03.032 or 46.03.036, as appropriate.

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