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§23-2D-4. Workers' Compensation debt reduction revenue bonds; amount; when may issue.

(a) Revenue bonds of the State of West Virginia are hereby authorized to be issued and sold by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority created and provided in article fifteen, chapter thirty-one of this code, solely for the paying down and elimination of the current unfunded liability of the Workers' Compensation Fund, as provided by the Constitution and the provisions of this article. The principal of, and the interest and redemption premium, if any, on the bonds shall be payable solely from the special fund provided in section six of this article for repayment.

(b) The West Virginia Economic Development Authority either in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or by the execution and delivery by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority of a trust indenture or agreement, shall stipulate the form of the bonds, whether the bonds are to be issued in one or more series, the date or dates of issue, the time or times of maturity, the rate or rates of interest payable on the bonds, which may be at fixed rates or variable rates and which interest may be current interest or may accrue, the denomination or denominations in which the bonds are issued, the conversion or registration privileges applicable to some or all of the bonds, the sources and medium of payment and place or places of payment, the terms of redemption, any privileges of exchangeability or interchangeability applicable to the bonds, and the entitlement of holders of the bonds and the providers of any agreements provided in subsection (e) of this section to priorities of payment or security in the amounts deposited in the West Virginia Workers' Compensation Debt Reduction Revenue Bond Debt Service Fund: Provided, That in no event may the amount of bonds issued pursuant to this article exceed $1,500,000,000: Provided, however, That the terms of the bonds shall not exceed thirty years from their respective issuance dates.

(c) Revenue bonds issued under this article shall state on their face that the bonds do not constitute a debt of the State of West Virginia; that payment of the bonds, interest and charges thereon cannot become an obligation of the State of West Virginia; and that the bondholders' remedies are limited in all respects to the "special revenue fund" established in this article for the liquidation of the bonds.

(d) Net proceeds from sale of these bonds shall be deposited in the Old Fund.

(e) In addition and not in limitation to the other provisions of this section, in connection with any bonds issued or expected to be issued pursuant to this article, the West Virginia Economic Development Authority may enter into: (I) Commitments to purchase or sell bonds and bond purchase or sale agreements; (ii) agreements providing for credit enhancement or liquidity, including revolving credit agreements, agreements establishing lines of credit or letters of credit, insurance contracts, surety bonds and reimbursement agreements; (iii) agreements to manage interest rate exposure and tax risk and the return on investments, including interest rate exchange agreements, interest rate cap, collar, corridor, ceiling and floor agreements, option, rate spread or similar exposure agreements, float agreements and forward agreements; (iv) stock exchange listing agreements; and (v) any other commitments, contracts or agreements approved by the West Virginia Economic Development Authority: Provided, That the provider or providers of any of the agreements set forth above may be granted the same security and lien privileges as the bondholders and upon execution of such agreements will constitute a contract between the West Virginia Economic Development Authority and the provider or providers.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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