(a. Every institution shall have power and is hereby authorized and empowered from time to time to execute its bonds in such aggregate principal amount as may be determined upon by its board and approved by the Governor. All such bonds shall be approved by the Treasury Board pursuant to § 2.2-2416, and the Treasury Board is hereby designated the paying agent of such institutions under this chapter. The Treasury Board’s duties shall include the approval of the terms and structure of such bonds. Such aggregate principal amount may include without limitation any costs associated with the development and management of the project or legal or accounting expenses incurred by the institution in connection with the project for the erection of which such bonds are issued, and the cost of issuance of the bonds, including printing, engraving, advertising, legal and other similar expenses.
(b. Such bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the board, approved by the Governor, and may be issued in one or more series, shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, bear interest at such rate not exceeding the rate specified in § 23-30.03 payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment, at such place or places, be subject to such terms of redemption, with or without premium, as such resolution or resolutions may provide. Such bonds may be sold at public or private sale for such price or prices as the board with the approval of the Governor shall determine, provided that the interest cost to maturity of the money received for any issue of such bonds shall not exceed the rate specified in § 23-30.03; however, prior to the issuance of bonds to finance any “project,” the approval of the General Assembly must be obtained; and provided further, that biennially on or before the first day of September in the odd-numbered years, each educational institution shall submit to the Governor any project or projects and the estimated cost of each separate project such educational institution desires to have financed under the provisions of this chapter, and the Governor shall consider such projects and make his recommendation to the General Assembly in the budget submitted in accordance with the provisions of § 2.2-1508. Each educational institution is authorized to finance only those projects approved by the General Assembly in the appropriations act for the biennium covered by such appropriations act, which projects need not be limited to the projects recommended by the Governor.
(c. Such bonds may be issued to finance all or a portion of the cost of any project plus amounts to fund issuance costs, reserve funds, capitalized interest for a period not to exceed one year following completion of the project and for the corporate purpose or purposes of the institution specified by § 23-17 hereof or to carry out the powers conferred on the institution by § 23-18 hereof.
(1. Fixing, revising, charging and collecting fees, rents and charges for or in connection with the use, occupation or services of the project and pledging the same and any increases in revenues to be derived from any existing facilities at such institution resulting from any increase in the fees, rents or charges for or in connection with the use, occupation or services of any such existing facilities to the payment of the principal of and the interest on such bonds;
(2. Fixing, revising, charging and collecting fees, rents and charges for or in connection with the use, occupation or services of any existing facilities at such institution and pledging the same to the payment of the principal of and the interest on such bonds;
(3. Fixing, revising, charging and collecting student building fees and other student fees from students enrolled at such institution and pledging the same in whole or in part to the payment of the principal of and the interest on such bonds;
(4. Pledging to the payment of the principal of and the interest on such bonds any moneys available for the use of such institution, including, but not limited to, and subject to Treasury Board guidelines and approval pursuant to § 2.2-2416, moneys appropriated to such institution from the general fund of the Commonwealth or from nongeneral funds, without regard to the source of such moneys, and which are not required by law or by previous binding contract to be devoted to some other purpose;
(5. Paying the cost of operating and maintaining any project and any such existing facilities from any one or more of the revenue sources mentioned in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection creating reserves for such purposes and providing for the use and application thereof;
(10. Setting forth the procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract with the holders of such bonds may be amended or abrogated and the manner in which such consent of such holders to any such amendment or abrogation may be given; and
(11. Setting forth such other condition or conditions as may be required by the United States of America or any federal agency as a condition precedent to or a requirement in connection with the obtaining of a direct grant or grants of money for or in aid of the erection of any project, or to defray or to partially defray the cost of labor and material employed in the erection of any project, or to obtain a loan or loans of money for or in aid of the erection of any project from the United States of America or any federal agency, provided that such other condition or conditions are approved by the Governor.
(e. The power and obligation of an institution to pay any bonds issued under this chapter shall be limited. Such bonds shall be payable only from any one or more of the revenue sources mentioned in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (d) of this section and pledged therefor pursuant to a resolution adopted under said subsection (d). Such bonds shall in no event constitute an indebtedness of the institution, except to the extent of the collection of such revenues and such institution shall not be liable to pay such bonds or the interest thereon from any other funds; and no contract entered into by the institution pursuant to subsection (b) of this section shall be construed to require the costs or expenses of operation and maintenance of the project for the erection of which the bonds are issued and any such other existing facilities to be paid out of any funds other than the revenues derived from the sources mentioned in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (d) of this section and pledged therefor. Any provision of the general laws to the contrary notwithstanding, any bonds issued pursuant to the authority of this chapter shall be fully negotiable within the meaning and for all the purposes of Title 8.3A.
(f. Neither the Governor nor the members of the board nor any person executing such bonds shall be liable personally on the bonds or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof.
(g. The institution shall have power out of any funds available therefor to purchase any bonds issued by it at a price not more than the principal amount thereof and the accrued interest. All bonds so purchased shall be cancelled unless purchased as an endowment fund investment. This paragraph shall not apply to the redemption of bonds.
(h. In any case in which an institution shall have obtained a loan for or in aid of the erection of any project from the United States of America or any federal agency, which loan requires the establishment of a debt service reserve, the institution, with the consent of the Governor, may deposit securities in a separate collateral account in an amount equal to the required debt service reserve, which securities shall be pledged to meet the debt service requirements only if the revenues derived from any one or more of the sources mentioned in subdivisions (1), (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (d) of this section and pledged for the payment of such loan become insufficient for such purpose. The face value of United States government securities and the market value of all other securities shall be deemed to be the value of any securities so deposited. Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting repayment of any portion of such loan from income derived from the securities so deposited. No securities shall be deposited in any such collateral account unless the same shall have been purchased with funds, the use of which is in nowise limited or restricted or shall have been donated to such institution for the purpose of establishing such debt service reserve.
1933, p. 85; 1936-7, p. 28; 1946, p. 184; 1950, p. 366; 1954, c. 397; 1958, cc. 17, 486; 1959, Ex. Sess., c. 61; 1962, c. 373; 1964, c. 635; 1970, c. 609; 1990, cc. 54, 856; 1996, cc. 636, 656, 672, 689.