Bonds or notes
(1)The authority has the power and is hereby authorized from time to time to issue its bonds or notes in such principal amounts as in the opinion of the board are necessary to provide sufficient funds for any of its corporate purposes, including the payment, funding, or refunding of the principal of, or interest or redemption premiums on, any bonds or notes issued by it, whether the bonds or notes or interest to be funded or refunded have or have not become due, and including the establishment or increase of such reserves to secure or to pay such bonds or notes or interest thereon and all other costs or expenses of the authority incident to and necessary to carry out its corporate purposes and powers. The authority shall subsidize some or all of the cost of issuance of bonds and notes pursuant to this article for projects, including small water resources projects, to build water management facilities that are raw water diversion or storage projects that are jointly sponsored by two or more governmental agencies that do not share the same governing body.
(2)Except as may be otherwise expressly provided in this article or by the authority, every issue of bonds or notes shall be special obligations payable out of any revenues or funds of the authority, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds or notes pledging any particular revenues or funds. The authority may issue such types of bonds or notes as it may determine, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, bonds or notes as to which the principal and interest are payable:
(a)Exclusively from the revenues and receipts of the part of the project financed with the proceeds of such bonds or notes;
(b)Exclusively from the revenues and receipts of certain designated parts of the project, whether or not the same are financed in whole or in part from the proceeds of such bonds or notes; or
(c)From its revenues and receipts generally.
(3)Any such bonds or notes may be additionally secured by a pledge of any grant, subsidy, or contribution from the United States or any agency or instrumentality thereof, or the state or any governmental agency thereof, or any person, firm, or corporation or by a pledge of any income or revenues, funds, or moneys of the authority from any source whatsoever.
(4)Whether or not the bonds and notes are of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under the terms of the “Uniform Commercial Code”, title 4, C.R.S., the bonds and notes are hereby made negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all the purposes of said title 4, subject only to the provisions of the bonds and notes for registration.
(5)Bonds or notes of the authority shall be authorized by a resolution or resolutions of the board, and may be issued in one or more series, and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, bear interest at such rate or rates of interest per annum, be in such denomination or denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such conversion or registration privileges, have such rank or priority, be executed in such manner, be payable from such sources in such medium of payment at such place or places within or without the state, and be subject to such terms of redemption (with or without premium) as such resolution or resolutions may provide.
(6)Bonds or notes of the authority may be sold at public or private sale at such price or prices and in such manner as the board shall determine.
(7)Bonds or notes may be issued under the provisions of this article without obtaining the consent of any department, division, commission, board, bureau, or agency of the state and without any other proceeding or the happening of any other conditions or other things than those proceedings, conditions, or things which are specifically required by this article.
(8)Bonds and notes of the authority issued under the provisions of this article shall not be in any way a debt or liability of the state or of any political subdivision thereof other than the authority and shall not create or constitute any indebtedness, liability, or obligation of the state or of any such political subdivision or be or constitute a pledge of the faith and credit of the state or of any such political subdivision, but all such bonds and notes, unless funded or refunded by bonds or notes of the authority, shall be payable solely from revenues or funds pledged or available for their payment as authorized in this article. Each bond and note shall contain on its face a statement to the effect that the authority is obligated to pay the principal thereof or the interest thereon only from revenues or funds of the authority and that neither the state nor any political subdivision thereof is obligated to pay such principal or interest and that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the state or any political subdivision thereof is pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest on such bonds or notes.
(9)All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this article shall be payable solely from revenues or funds provided or to be provided under the provisions of this article, and nothing in this article shall be construed to authorize the authority to incur any indebtedness or liability on behalf of or payable by the state or any political subdivision thereof.
Section 37-95-109 — Bonds or notes - issuance - terms,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-37.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).