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     1-16H-3.   Definitions. Terms used in this chapter mean:
             (1)      "Authority," the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority created by this chapter;
             (2)      "Board," the board of directors of the authority;
             (3)      "Project," any undertaking that includes surface and underground real and personal property, including mineral rights, water rights, facilities, buildings and other structures, improvements, machinery, parking facilities, and all other equipment or resources generally suitable for use in, developing, constructing, acquiring, improving, maintaining, or operating a facility or laboratory for scientific research or technological development. A project includes all site improvements and new construction for sidewalks, sewers, water facilities, solid waste and wastewater treatment and disposal sites, pollution control facilities, resource or waste reduction, recovery, treatment, and disposal facilities, parks, open spaces, wildlife sanctuaries, streets, highways, runways, hangars, and any other facilities or operations required for the development, construction, acquisition, improvement, maintenance, or operation of a facility or laboratory for scientific research or technological development;
             (4)      "Costs incurred in connection with the development, construction, acquisition, improvement, maintenance, operation, or decommissioning of a project," includes the following: the cost of purchase of liability, indemnification, and other insurance or other risk- reduction or risk-transfer mechanisms necessary in order to acquire the facilities or property necessary for a project, or to maintain and operate a project; the cost of purchase and construction of all real and personal property and related improvements, together with the equipment and other property, water rights, mineral rights, and easements acquired that are deemed necessary for the construction of the project; financing charges; interest costs with respect to revenue bonds, notes, and other evidences of indebtedness of the authority prior to and during initial construction and for a period of thirty-six months thereafter; engineering and legal expenses; the costs of plans, specifications, surveys, and estimates of costs and other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of any project; and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the financing, insuring, development, construction, acquisition, improvement, maintenance, operation, or decommissioning of a specific project;
             (5)      "Financial aid," funds or in-kind contributions or donations from any source, including grants, and also the expenditure of authority funds or funds provided by the authority through the issuance of its revenue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness for the development, construction, acquisition, improvement, maintenance, operation, or decommissioning of a project;
             (6)      "Governmental agency," any federal, state, or local governmental body, and any agency or instrumentality thereof, corporate or otherwise;
             (7)      "Lease agreement," an agreement under which a project is leased to any person, governmental agency, foundation, or entity that will use or cause the project to be used as a project upon such terms as may be deemed desirable by the authority, including providing for lease rental payments at least sufficient to pay when due the lessee's pro rata share of all principal of and interest and premium, if any, on any revenue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority issued with respect to the project, providing for the maintenance, insurance, operation, and decommissioning of the project on terms satisfactory to the authority, and providing for disposition of the project upon termination of the lease term, including purchase options or abandonment of the premises;
             (8)      "Financing agreement," any agreement by which the authority agrees to loan or grant its funds, including the proceeds of its revenue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued with respect to a project to any person or governmental agency that will use or operate the project upon terms providing for loan repayment installments at least sufficient to pay when due the borrower's pro rata share of all principal and interest and premium, if any, on any revenue bonds, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness of the authority issued with respect to the project, providing for construction, maintenance, insurance, operation, and decommissioning of the project on terms satisfactory to the authority, and providing for other matters as may be deemed advisable by the authority;
             (9)      "Person," includes, without limitation, an individual, corporation, limited liability company, unincorporated association, foundation, partnership, limited liability partnership, and any other legal entity, including a trustee, receiver, assignee, or personal representative of the entity;
             (10)      "Revenue bond" or "bond," any bond issued by the authority, the principal and interest of which are payable solely from revenues or income derived from any project or activity of the authority.

Source: SL 2004, ch 15, ยง 3.


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