(a) The authority is authorized from time to time to issue bonds to provide funds to achieve its purposes.
(b) Bonds may be authorized to finance any of the following:
(1) A single public capital improvement, working capital, purchase of VLF receivables, purchase of Proposition 1A receivables, or insurance program for a single local agency.
(2) A series of public capital improvements, working capital, purchases of VLF receivables, purchase of Proposition 1A receivables, or insurance program for a single local agency.
(3) A single public capital improvement, working capital, purchases of Proposition 1A receivables, or purchases of VLF receivables or insurance program for two or more local agencies.
(4) A series of public capital improvements, working capital, purchases of VLF receivables or purchases of Proposition 1A receivables or insurance programs for two or more local agencies.
(c) Bonds issued for the purpose of financing working capital shall be used to make loans to local agencies for any of the purposes for which a local agency may borrow money pursuant to Section 53852. The loans shall be repaid in accordance with the terms of Section 53854.
(d) Except as otherwise expressly provided by the authority, every issue of its bonds shall be general obligations of the authority payable from any revenues or moneys of the authority available therefor and not otherwise pledged. These revenues or moneys may include the proceeds of additional bonds, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular revenues or moneys. Notwithstanding that the bonds may be payable from a special fund, these bonds shall be deemed to be negotiable instruments for all purposes, subject only to the bond registration provisions.
(e) (1) The bonds may be issued as serial bonds or as term bonds, or the authority may issue bonds of both types. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the authority and shall, as provided by the resolution or indenture pursuant to which the bonds are issued, meet all of the following conditions:
(A) Bear the date of issuance.
(B) Bear the time of maturity, not exceeding 50 years from their date of issuance.
(C) Bear the rate of interest, either fixed or variable, and, if variable, not in excess of the maximum rate of interest specified therein.
(D) Be payable as to principal and interest at the time or times provided.
(E) Be in the denominations and in the form provided.
(F) Carry the registration privileges provided.
(G) Be executed in the manner provided.
(H) Be payable in lawful money of the United States at the place or places provided within or without the state.
(I) Be subject to the terms of redemption provided.
(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the bonds backed by Proposition 1A receivables shall have a maturity date no later than August 1, 2013.
(3) For bonds backed by Proposition 1A receivables, both of the following shall apply:
(A) The option to call shall be exercised upon receipt by the authority of a timely written notification from the Director of Finance, but no earlier than 30 days after delivery by the director of a written notice of the intent to do so to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee.
(B) The bonds may bear interest payable on periodic interest payment dates or may accrue interest to their maturity date or any combination thereof, subject to the approval of the Department of Finance and the State Treasurer pursuant to subdivision (x) of Section 6588.
(f) The bonds shall be sold by the authority at the time and in the manner set out in the authority's resolution. The sale may be a public or private sale, and for price or prices, and on terms and conditions as the authority determines proper, after giving due consideration to the recommendations of any local agency to be assisted from the proceeds of the bonds. Pending preparation of the definitive bonds, the authority may issue interim receipts, certificates, or temporary bonds which shall be exchanged for definitive bonds. For bonds backed by Proposition 1A receivables, the authority shall use its best efforts to obtain the lowest overall cost of the bonds, and shall certify that it so used its best efforts. The authority shall, in consultation with the Treasurer and Department of Finance, structure the sale of the bonds backed by Proposition 1A receivables and shall include those terms and conditions approved by the Treasurer and the Department of Finance.
(g) In the case of bonds issued by an authority, on or after January 1, 1995, for the purpose of purchasing bonds of a local agency, all of the bonds of the local agency shall be purchased by the authority from the proceeds of the authority bonds within 90 days of the date of issuance of the authority bonds.
Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to preclude an authority from issuing parity bonds at any time.
(Amended by Stats. 2009, Ch. 634, Sec. 4.)