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     46A-1-31.   Bond issuance to finance or refinance statewide water plan projects--Bond issuance to purchase or finance loans by United States Department of Agriculture or to fund revolving fund programs under Clean Water Act or Safe Drinking Water Act. In addition to the aggregate indebtedness authorized by the Legislature and Board of Water and Natural Resources pursuant to §§ 46A-1-29 and 46A-1-30, the district may issue bonds in an amount not to exceed in aggregate eight million dollars at any time for the purpose of financing or refinancing projects as defined in subdivision 46A-2-4(5) that are components of the statewide water plan subject to the provisions of §§ 46A-1-49 to 46A-1-52, inclusive. In addition to the aggregate indebtedness authorized by the Legislature and Board of Water and Natural Resources pursuant to §§ 46A-1-29 and 46A-1-30, the district may issue bonds in any amount at any time for the purpose of purchasing or otherwise financing or providing for the purchase or payment of loans made by the United States Department of Agriculture to any person or public entity, whether or not the person or public entity or the project financed with the loan are located in South Dakota or formed under or recognized by South Dakota law, as community facilities loans or water and waste disposal loans. The purchasing, financing, or payment activities are hereby determined to be components of the state water plan and are authorized without regard to § 46A-2-20. The district may enter into financing agreements with the persons or public entities to secure and provide for the payment of the bonds, without regard to § 46A-2-20 or §§ 46A-1-63.1 to 46A-1-69, inclusive. The district may make payments or deposits for the purchase or payment of the loans from funds obtained from the persons or public entities, whether or not bonds have been issued. The purchase or payment of loans for persons or public entities or projects located outside of the State of South Dakota is hereby authorized and declared to be a public purpose if, at the discretion and in the determination of the district, the purchase or payment is expected to result in economies of scale, fees, interest savings, financing, or other benefits to the district, South Dakota persons, or public entities or the State of South Dakota. The district, in the proceedings for the issuance of the bonds, shall establish the manner in which the trustee shall manage and disperse any savings for the benefit of the persons and public entities whose community facilities loans and water and waste disposal loans have been purchased or prepaid by the district. In addition to the aggregate indebtedness authorized by the Legislature and the Board of Water and Natural Resources pursuant to §§ 46A-1-29 and 46A-1-30, the district may also issue bonds in any amount at any time for the purpose of funding all or part of the revolving funds required for either the state water pollution control revolving fund program or the state drinking water revolving fund program or both under either the federal Clean Water Act, as amended to January 1, 2011, or federal Safe Drinking Water Act, as amended to January 1, 2011, or both. The bonds issued for these revolving fund programs shall be used to purchase or otherwise finance or provide for the purchase or payment of bonds or other obligations, including the refinancing of obligations previously issued or for projects previously completed. The purchasing, financing, or payment activities are hereby determined to be components of the state water facilities plan and are authorized without regard to § 46A-2-20. The district may enter into financing agreements with the persons or public entities to secure and provide for the payment of the bonds, without regard to § 46A-2-20 or §§ 46A-1-63.1 to 46A-1-69, inclusive. The district may pledge or assign to or hold in trust for the benefit of the holder or holders of the bonds those moneys appropriated by the Legislature for the purpose of funding state contributions to the state water pollution control revolving fund program and the state drinking water revolving fund program. The moneys may be held and invested pursuant to a trust agreement for the payment of the principal of, premium, if any, and interest on, the bonds.

Source: SL 1977, ch 377, § 3; SDCL Supp, § 46-17A-31.1; SL 1984, ch 288, § 16; SL 1988, ch 363, § 2; SL 1989, ch 385, § 21; SL 1991, ch 17 (Ex. Ord. 91-4), § 17; SL 1994, ch 347, § 2; SL 2011, ch 165, § 295; SL 2012, ch 216, § 1.


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