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     1-16E-7.   Powers of authority. The authority may:
             (1)      Have perpetual succession as a body politic and corporate exercising essential public functions;
             (2)      Adopt, amend and repeal bylaws, rules and regulations not inconsistent with this chapter, regulate its affairs, carry into effect the powers and purposes of the authority and conduct its business;
             (3)      Sue and be sued in its own name;
             (4)      Have an official seal and alter it at will;
             (5)      Maintain an office at such place or places within the state as it may designate;
             (6)      Make and execute contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers and functions under this chapter;
             (7)      Employ fiscal consultants, engineers, attorneys, and such other consultants and employees as may be required and contract with the South Dakota Department of Agriculture to provide staff and support services;
             (8)      Procure insurance against any loss in connection with the property and other assets, including loans and loan notes in such amounts and from such insurers as it may deem advisable;
             (9)      Borrow money and issue bonds as provided by this chapter;
             (10)      Procure insurance, letters of credit, guarantees, or other credit enhancement arrangements from any public or private entities, including any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, for payment of all or any portion of any bonds issued by the authority, including the power to pay premiums, fees, or other charges on any such insurance, letters of credit, guarantees, or credit arrangements;
             (11)      Receive and accept from any source aid or contributions of moneys, property, labor, or other things of value to be held, used and applied to carry out the purposes of this chapter subject to the conditions upon which the grants or contributions are made, including, but not limited to, gifts or grants from any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States for any purpose consistent with the provisions of this chapter;
             (12)      Enter into agreements with any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States or this state and with lenders or others and enter into loan agreements, sales contracts and leases or other financing arrangements with a beginning farmer or other contracting parties in connection with the beginning farmer bond program or for the purpose of planning, regulating, and providing for the financing or refinancing of any agricultural and business enterprises or financing or refinancing the working capital needs of businesses;
             (13)      Enter into contracts or agreements with lenders for the servicing and processing of loans or with any person or entity providing credit enhancement for the bonds of the authority;
             (14)      Provide technical assistance to local public bodies and to profit and nonprofit entities in the development or operation of agricultural and business enterprises and distribute data and information concerning the encouragement and improvement of agricultural and business enterprises;
             (15)      To the extent permitted under its contract with the holders of bonds of the authority, consent to any modification with respect to the rate of interest, time, and payment of any installment of principal or interest, or any other term of any contract, loan, loan note, loan note commitment, contract, lease, or agreement of any kind to which the authority is a party;
             (16)      To the extent permitted under its contract with the holders of bonds of the authority, enter into contracts with any lender containing provisions enabling it to reduce the rental or carrying charges to persons unable to pay the regular schedule or charges when, by reason of other income or payment by any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States or of this state, the reduction can be made without jeopardizing the economic stability of the agricultural or business enterprise being financed;
             (17)      Invest proceeds of any bonds not needed for immediate disbursement in any investment permitted under § 1-16E-16;
             (18)      Collect fees and charges, as the authority determines to be reasonable, in connection with its loans, advances, insurance, commitments, servicing, and other activities;
             (19)      Cooperate with and exchange services, personnel and information with any federal, state, or local governmental agency;
             (20)      Sell, at public or private sale, with or without public bidding, any loan or other obligation held by the authority;
             (21)      Foreclose any mortgages, deeds of trust, notes, debentures, bonds, and other security interests held by it, either by action or by exercise of a power of sale, and to sell the equity of redemption in said security interests in accordance with the terms of said instruments and applicable state law, and to take all other actions necessary to enforce any obligation held by it;
             (22)      Purchase the equity of redemption in any such mortgage, deed of trust, debenture, bond, or other security interest;
             (23)      Mortgage, pledge, assign, or grant security interests in any or all of its notes or other instruments, contract rights or other property, including, but without limitation to, any receipts from insurance on or guarantees of any of its notes or other instruments, as security for the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on any bonds issued by the authority, or as security for any credit enhancement or other agreements made in connection therewith, whether then owned or thereafter acquired, and to pledge the revenues from which said bonds are payable and any other available revenues or assets as security for the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on said bonds and any agreements made in connection therewith;
             (24)      Enter into agreements for management on behalf of the authority of any of its properties upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreeable;
             (25)      Sell, exchange, donate, and convey any or all of its properties whenever the authority shall find such action to be in furtherance of the purposes for which the corporation was organized;
             (26)      Do any act and execute any instrument which in the authority's judgment is necessary or convenient to the exercise of the powers granted by this chapter or reasonably implied from it;
             (27)      Assign the loans or security documents or other instruments to bondholders as security without recourse; and
             (28)      Acquire, hold, and dispose of real and personal property for its purposes.

Source: SL 1986, ch 16, § 8; SL 1986, ch 17, § 3; SL 1994, ch 13; SL 1995, ch 4, § 10.


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