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WVC 17 - 16 A- 22 §17-16A-22. Parkway revenue refunding bonds--West Virginia Turnpike.
The parkways authority is hereby authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance of parkway revenue refunding bonds of the state in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed sixty million dollars for the purpose of refunding any bonds which shall have been issued under this article, or any predecessor thereof, in connection with the construction of the West Virginia Turnpike, including the payment of any redemption premium thereon and any interest accrued or to accrue to the date of redemption of such bonds, and, to the extent permissible under federal law and if deemed advisable by the parkways authority, for repaying to the state all or any part of the state funds used to upgrade the West Virginia Turnpike to federal interstate standards: Provided, That any proceeds derived from the issuance of such bonds which are used on any parkway project other than the West Virginia Turnpike must be used solely on parkway projects: (i) Which are either connected to or intersect with the West Virginia Turnpike and are within seventy-five air miles of said turnpike as it exists on the first day of June, one thousand nine hundred eighty-nine, or any subsequent expressway, trunkline, turnpike, feeder road, state local service road or park and forest road constructed pursuant to this article; and (ii) which involve the upgrading or addition of interchanges, the construction of expressways or feeder roads, or the upgrading or construction of information centers, visitors' centers, rest stops or any combination thereof: Provided, however, That none of the proceeds of the issuance of parkway revenue refunding bonds issued under this section shall be used to pay all or any part of the cost of any economic development project. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this section, the issuance of parkway revenue refunding bonds pursuant to this section, the maturities and other details thereof, the rights of the holders thereof, and the rights, duties and obligations of the parkways authority in respect of the same, shall be governed by the provisions of this article insofar as the same may be applicable.

After the effective date of the amendments to this article enacted by the Legislature during the regular session in two thousand six, no issuance of a refunding bond may extend the maturity date of such bond being refunded and may not exceed the outstanding principal of such bond being refunded. Any refunding bond issued after the effective date of the amendments to this article enacted by the Legislature during the regular session in two thousand six shall be structured to provide for approximately level annual debt service savings each fiscal year through the final maturity or structured to approximate the level of debt service that would have been paid prior to the refunding, with a preponderance of the savings being deferred toward eliminating or reducing the most distant maturities. For purposes of this section, the outstanding principal is to be determined as of the date on which the revenue bond is refinanced.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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