Such revenue bonds may be authorized and issued from time to time by the board of regents to finance in whole or in part the purposes provided in this section in an aggregate principal amount not exceeding the amount which the board shall determine can be paid as to both principal and interest and reasonable margins for a reserve therefor from the moneys in such special fund.
The issuance of such bonds shall be authorized by a resolution adopted by the board, and such revenue bonds shall bear such date or dates; mature at such times not exceeding forty years from their respective dates; bear interest at such rate or rates, not exceeding twelve per centum per annum; be in such form either coupon or registered, with such exchangeability and interchangeability privileges; be payable in such medium of payment and at such place or places, within or without the state; be subject to such terms of prior redemption at such prices not exceeding one hundred six per centum of the principal amount thereof; and shall have such other terms and provisions as the board shall determine. Such revenue bonds shall be signed by the governor and by the president of the board of regents, under the great seal of the state, attested by the secretary of state, and the coupons, if any, attached thereto shall bear the facsimile signature of the president of the board. Such revenue bonds shall be sold in such manner as the board may determine to be for the best interests of the state, such sale to be made at a price not lower than a price which will show a net return of not more than thirteen per centum per annum to the purchaser upon the amount paid therefor computed to the stated maturity dates of such revenue bonds without regard to any right of prior redemption.
The board may enter into trust agreements with banks or trust companies, within or without the state, and in such trust agreements or the resolutions authorizing the issuance of such bonds may enter into valid and legally binding covenants with the holders of such revenue bonds as to the custody, safeguarding and disposition of the proceeds of such revenue bonds, the moneys in such special fund, sinking funds, reserve funds, or any other moneys or funds; as to the rank and priority, if any, of different issues of revenue bonds under the provisions of this section; and as to any other matters or provisions which are deemed necessary and advisable by the board in the best interests of the state and to enhance the marketability of such revenue bonds.
Such revenue bonds shall be and constitute negotiable instruments under the law merchant and the negotiable instruments law of the state; shall, together with the interest thereon, be exempt from all taxation by the state of West Virginia, or by any county, school district, municipality or political subdivision thereof; and such revenue bonds shall not be deemed to be obligations or debts of the state, and the credit or taxing powerof the state shall not be pledged therefor, but such revenue bonds shall be payable only from the revenue pledged therefor as provided in this section.
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