1-16J-8. Investments by authority. The authority may invest in the following:
(1) Bonds, notes, certificates of indebtedness, treasury bills, or other securities constituting direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and interest on which are fully guaranteed or insured by, the United States of America;
(2) Obligations issued by, or obligations, the principal of and interest on which, are fully guaranteed or insured by, any agency or instrumentality of the United States of America;
(3) Certificates of deposit or time deposits constituting direct obligations of any bank which is a qualified public depository or any savings and loan association which is a savings and loan depository under the Public Deposit Insurance Act pursuant to chapter 4-6A, unless sufficient volume of such certificates is not available at competitive interest rates. In that event, the authority may purchase non-collateralized direct obligations of any bank or savings institution or holding company if such institution or holding company is rated in one of the highest two quality categories by a nationally recognized rating agency;
(4) Obligations of any solvent insurance company or other corporation or business entity existing under the laws of the United States or any state thereof, if the obligation of the insurance company or other corporation or business entity is rated in one of the two highest classifications established by a standard rating service of insurance companies or a nationally recognized rating agency;
(5) Short term discount obligations of the Federal National Mortgage Association;
(6) Obligations issued by any state of the United States or any political subdivision, public instrumentality, or public authority of any state of the United States, which obligations are not callable before the date the principal of the obligation will be required to be paid and which obligations are fully secured as to both sufficiency and timely payment by, and payable solely from, securities described in subdivision (1) and which obligations are rated in the highest investment classification by at least two standard rating services of such obligations;
(7) An account with the State Investment Council.
Any securities may be purchased at the offering or market price of the security at the time of the purchase. Any security so purchased shall mature or be redeemable on a date or dates prior to the time when, in the judgment of the authority, the funds so invested will be required for expenditure. The express judgment of the authority as to the time when any funds will be required for expenditure or be redeemable is final and conclusive. Investment in any obligation enumerated in this section may be made either directly or in the form of securities of, or other interests in, an investment company registered under the Federal Investment Act of 1940, whose shares are registered under the Federal Securities Act of 1933, and whose investments are limited to these obligations.
Source: SL 2009, ch 8, § 8.
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