Public security provisions
(1)Public securities, including refunding public securities issued under this article and local district college revenue securities issued under the provisions of article 71 of title 23, C.R.S., shall bear interest at a rate such that the net effective interest rate of the issue of refunding public securities or local district college revenue securities does not exceed the maximum net effective interest rate authorized. Such interest shall be payable semiannually or annually and evidenced by one or two sets of coupons, if any, executed with the facsimile or manually executed signature of any official of the issuer; except that the first coupon appertaining to any public security may evidence interest not in excess of one year, and such securities may be in one or more series, may bear such date, may mature at such times not exceeding forty years from their respective dates, may be designated or redesignated, may be in such denomination, may be payable in such medium of payment and at such place within or without the state, including but not limited to the office of any county treasurer in which the issuer is located wholly or in part, may carry such registration privileges, may be subject to such terms of prior redemption in advance of maturity in such order or by lot or otherwise at such time with or without a premium, may be executed in such manner, may bear such privileges for reissuance in the same or other denominations, may be so reissued, without modification of maturities and interest rates, and may be in such form, either coupon or registered, as may be provided by ordinance of the governing body of the issuer. The governing body may provide for the subordination of the security of any public securities issued under this article and the payment of principal and interest thereon, to the extent deemed feasible and desirable by the governing body, to other public securities issued to finance facilities appertaining thereto or that may be outstanding when the public securities thus subordinated are issued and delivered.
(2)The public securities shall never be sold at less than ninety-five percent of the principal amount thereof and accrued interest thereon to the date of delivery, nor at a price which will result in a net effective interest rate to the issuer of more than the maximum net effective interest rate authorized by the governing body.
(3)Public securities may be issued with privileges for conversion or registration, or both, for payment as to principal or interest, or both; and, where interest accruing on the public securities is not represented by interest coupons, the public securities may provide for the endorsing of payments of interest thereon; and the public securities generally shall be issued in such manner, in such form, either coupon or registered, with such recitals, terms, covenants, and conditions, and with such other details as may be provided by the governing body, except as otherwise provided in this article.
(4)Subject to the payment provisions specifically provided in this article, the said public securities, any interest coupons thereto attached, and any temporary public securities shall be fully negotiable within the meaning and for all the purposes of investment securities (uniform commercial code), article 8 of title 4, C.R.S., except as the governing body may otherwise provide; and each holder of each such public security, by accepting such security, shall be conclusively deemed to have agreed that such public security, except as otherwise provided, is and shall be fully negotiable within the meaning and for all the purposes of investment securities (uniform commercial code), article 8 of title 4, C.R.S.
(5)Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the governing body in any proceedings authorizing public securities under this article:
(a)May provide for the initial issuance of one or more public securities, called “public security” in this subsection (5), aggregating the amount of the entire issue, or any designated portion thereof;
(b)May make such provision for installment payments of the principal amount of any such public security as it may consider desirable;
(c)May provide for the making of any such public security, payable to bearer or otherwise, registrable as to principal or as to both principal and interest and, where interest accruing thereon is not represented by interest coupons, for the endorsing of payments of interest on such public securities; and
(d)May further make provision in any such proceedings for the manner and circumstances in and under which any such public security may in the future, at the request of the holder thereof, be converted into public securities of smaller denominations, which public securities of smaller denominations may in turn be either coupon public securities or public securities registrable as to principal or as to both principal and interest.
(6)If lost or completely destroyed, any public security authorized in this article may be reissued in the form and tenor of the lost or destroyed public security upon the owner furnishing, to the satisfaction of the governing body: Proof of ownership; proof of loss or destruction; a surety bond in twice the face amount of the public security, including any unmatured coupons appertaining thereto; and payment of the cost of preparing and issuing the new public security.
(7)Any officer authorized to execute any public security, after filing with the secretary of state his manual signature certified by him under oath, may execute or cause to be executed, with a facsimile signature in lieu of his manual signature, any public security authorized in this article; except that such a filing is not a condition of execution with a facsimile signature of any interest coupon, and except that at least one signature required or permitted to be placed on each such public security, excluding any interest coupon, shall be manually subscribed. The facsimile signature of an officer shall have the same legal effect as his manual signature.
(8)The clerk or secretary of the issuer may cause the seal of the issuer to be printed, engraved, stamped, or otherwise placed in facsimile on any public security. The facsimile seal shall have the same legal effect as the impression of the seal.
(9)The ordinance authorizing any public securities or other instrument appertaining thereto may contain any agreement or provision customarily contained in instruments securing revenue bonds or like public securities, including without limiting the generality of the foregoing, covenants designated in section 11-54-113.
Section 11-54-111 — Public security provisions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-11.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).