(1)The trust fund board may, from time to time, issue bonds to finance any expenditure to address urgent and permanent land acquisition priorities, including the acquisition of perpetual conservation easements, that may be made from the trust fund. The bonds shall be issued pursuant to a resolution of the trust fund board and shall be payable solely out of all or any portion of the moneys deposited or to be deposited into the trust fund as specified by the trust fund board.
(2)As provided in the resolution of the trust fund board under which the bonds are authorized to be issued or as provided in a trust indenture between the trust fund board and any commercial bank or trust company having trust powers, the bonds may:
(a)Be executed and delivered by the trust fund board at such times as may be provided in the resolution or indenture;
(b)Be in such form and denominations and include such terms and maturities as may be provided in the resolution or indenture;
(c)Be subject to optional or mandatory redemption prior to maturity with or without a premium;
(d)Be in fully registered form or bearer form registrable as to principal or interest or both or be in the form of coupon bonds that have attached interest coupons bearing a manual or facsimile signature of an officer of the trust fund board;
(e)Bear such conversion privileges as may be provided in the resolution or indenture;
(f)Be payable in such installments and at such times not exceeding twenty years from the date thereof;
(g)Be payable at such place or places whether within or without the state;
(h)Bear interest at such rate or rates per annum, which may be fixed or vary according to index, procedure, or formula, or as determined by the trust fund board or its agents, without regard to any interest rate limitation appearing in any other law of the state;
(i)Be subject to purchase at the option of the holder or the trust fund board and evidenced in such manner;
(j)Be executed by the officers of the trust fund board, including the use of one or more facsimile signatures so long as at least one manual signature appears on the bonds, which signatures may be either of an officer of the trust fund board or of an agent authenticating the same; and
(k)Contain such other provisions not inconsistent with this article.
(3)The bonds may be sold at public or private sale at such price, in such manner, and at such times as determined by the trust fund board, and the trust fund board may pay all fees, expenses, and commissions that it deems necessary or advantageous in connection with the sale of the bonds. The power to fix the date of sale of the bonds, to receive bids or proposals, to award and sell bonds, to fix interest rates, and to take all other action necessary to sell and deliver the bonds may be delegated to an officer or agent of the trust fund board. Any outstanding bonds may be refunded by the trust fund board pursuant to article 56 of title 11, C.R.S. All bonds and any interest coupons applicable thereto are declared to be negotiable instruments. The trust fund board may apply any or all of the provisions of articles 55 and 57 of title 11, C.R.S., in connection with the issuance of the bonds.
(4)The resolution or trust indenture authorizing the issuance of the bonds may pledge all or any portion of the moneys deposited or to be deposited into the trust fund, may contain such provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of holders of any of the bonds as the trust fund board deems appropriate, may set forth the rights and remedies of the holders of any of the bonds, and may contain provisions that the trust fund board deems appropriate for the security of the holders of the bonds, including, but not limited to, provisions for letters of credit, insurance, standby credit agreements, or other forms of credit ensuring timely payment of the bonds, including the redemption price or the purchase price.
(5)Any pledge of moneys, revenues, or property for the payment of the bonds made by the trust fund board or by any other person shall be valid and binding from the time the pledge is made. The pledge shall be valid and binding as of the time it is made and the moneys, revenues, or property so pledged shall immediately be subject to the lien of the pledge without any physical delivery, filing, or further act. The lien of the pledge and the obligations of the trust fund board and any other person to perform the contractual provisions made in the instrument authorizing the issuance of the bonds shall be valid and binding against all persons having claims of any kind in tort, contract, or otherwise against the trust fund board and any other person, irrespective of whether such claiming party has notice of such lien and irrespective of whether such instrument is recorded or filed, and shall, except as otherwise provided in the instrument authorizing the issuance of the bonds or making the pledge, have priority over any and all obligations and liabilities of the trust fund board. The creation, perfection, enforcement, and priority of the pledge of money, revenues, or property for the payment of the bonds shall be governed by this article and the instrument authorizing the issuance of the bonds.
(6)None of the directors or employees of the trust fund board or any person executing the bonds shall be liable personally on the bonds or subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof.
(7)The trust fund board may purchase its bonds out of any available funds and may hold, pledge, cancel, or resell the bonds subject to and in accordance with agreements with the holders thereof.
Section 33-60-108 — Bonds,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-33.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).