Current through 2021 Session Laws Chapter 25
Section 12-195 - Same; use of proceeds for payment of bonds prohibited; exceptions(a) Except as otherwise provided in K.S.A. 12-195b, 12-1774, 12-17,103 and 74-8924, and amendments thereto, or subsection (b), no city or county shall commit any of the funds or proceeds derived from a retailers' sales tax as a guarantee for the payment of bonds issued by such city or county or the Kansas development finance authority.(b) Any city or county which is the recipient of funds derived from a local option sales tax pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., and amendments thereto, is hereby authorized to issue revenue bonds to provide for the payment of all or any portion of the cost of public facilities or improvements of such city or county for which such city or county is authorized pursuant to the constitution or laws of this state to issue general obligation bonds and to pledge revenues received from countywide or city retailers' sales taxes for the payment thereof. No such bonds shall be issued for the payment of all or any portion of the cost of any facilities or improvements to be used for commercial or retail purposes, except that such prohibition shall not apply to revenue bonds issued for the payment of the cost of constructing or improving a convention or exposition hall or center or public auditorium. In the event the governing body of a city or county proposes to issue such bonds, and the question of pledging the revenues received from the countywide or city retailers' sales tax has not previously been submitted to and approved by the voters of the city or county, such proposition shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city or county newspaper, as the case requires. If, within 30 days after the last publication of the proposition, a petition is filed with the county election officer signed by not less than 4% of the electors of the city or county, as the case requires, who voted for the office of secretary of state at the last preceding general election for such office requesting an election thereon, no such bonds shall be issued unless the proposition is submitted to and approved by a majority of the voters of the city or county, as the case requires, voting at an election held thereon. Any such election shall be called and held in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 10-120, and amendments thereto, or in accordance with the provisions of the mail ballot election act. (1) Such bonds shall be authorized by ordinance of the governing body of such city or resolution of the governing body of such county. The bonds may be issued as registered bonds or coupon bonds, payable to bearer, and, if coupon bonds, may be registrable as to principal only or as to principal and interest, and may be made exchangeable for bonds of another denomination or in another form. The bonds may be in such form and denominations, may have such date or dates, may be stated to mature at such time or times, may bear interest payable at such times and at such rate or rates, may be payable at such places within or without the state, may be subject to such terms of redemption in advance of maturity at such prices, and may contain such terms and conditions, all as the city or county shall determine. The bonds shall have all the qualities of and shall be deemed to be negotiable instruments under the laws of the state of Kansas. The authorizing ordinance or resolution may contain any other terms, covenants and conditions that the city or county deems reasonable and desirable, including without limitation those pertaining to the maintenance of various funds and reserves, the nature and extent of any security for payment of the bonds, the custody and application of the proceeds of the bonds, the collection, transfer and disposition of sales tax revenues, the investing of bond proceeds or any funds pledged to the repayment of the bonds, and the rights, duties and obligations of the city or county and the owners of the bonds.(2) The authorizing ordinance or resolution may provide for the execution of a trust indenture between the city or county and any financial institution within or without the state of Kansas. The trust indenture may contain any terms, covenants and conditions that are deemed desirable by the city or county.(3) Any authorizing ordinance or resolution and trust indenture relating to the issuance of and security for the bonds shall constitute a contract between the city or county and the owners of the bonds, which contract, and all covenants, agreements and obligations therein, shall be promptly performed in strict compliance with the terms and provisions of such contract, and the covenants, agreements and obligations of the city or county may be enforced by mandamus or other appropriate proceeding at law or in equity. The pledge of revenues made by the city or county shall be valid and binding from the time when such pledge is made and the revenues so pledged and thereafter received by the city or county shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without such physical delivery thereof or further act on the part of the city or county, and the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind against the issuer, irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the authorizing ordinance or resolution nor any other instrument by which a pledge is created need be filed or recorded except in the records of the city or county.(4) The revenue bonds may be sold in such manner, either at public or private sale, and upon such terms as the city or county shall determine to be reasonable, including sale at discount. It shall be plainly stated on the face of each such bond that it has been issued under this act, that the bonds shall be special obligations of the city or county, payable solely and only from the revenues pledged to the payment of the bonds and that in no event, shall the bonds constitute an indebtedness of the state of Kansas or the city or county for which the faith and credit of the state of Kansas or city or county is pledged.(5) Any bonds issued under the provisions of this section and the interest thereon, shall be exempt from all taxes levied by the state of Kansas, or any political or taxing subdivision thereof.(6) Bonds may be issued for the purpose of refunding, either at maturity or in advance of maturity, any bonds issued under this section. Such refunding bonds may either be sold or delivered in exchange for the bonds being refunded. If sold, the proceeds may either be applied to the payment of the bonds being refunded or deposited in trust and there maintained in cash or investments for the retirement of the bonds being refunded, as shall be specified by the city or county and the authorizing ordinance or resolution or trust indenture securing such refunding bonds. The authorizing ordinance or resolution or trust indenture securing the refunding bonds may provide that the refunding bonds shall have the same security for their payment as provided for the bonds being refunded. Refunding bonds shall be sold and secured in accordance with the provisions of this act pertaining to the sale and security of the bonds.(7) Bonds issued under the provisions of this act shall be eligible to secure the deposit of public funds under article 14 of chapter 9 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.(8) Bonds issued under the provisions of this act shall be in addition to and not subject to any statutory limitation of bonded indebtedness imposed on such city or county.Amended by L. 2010, ch. 44,§ 3, eff. 7/1/2010.L. 1978, ch. 56, § 9; L. 1983, ch. 227, § 1; L. 1987, ch. 63, § 4; L. 1987, ch. 60, § 7; L. 1988, ch. 73, § 2; L. 1991, ch. 54, § 1; L. 1991, ch. 55, § 2; L. 1993, ch. 213, § 3; L. 1998, ch. 199, § 21; L. 1999, ch. 158, § 1; July 1.