A. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 23-29, which shall be inapplicable to the exercise by a covered institution of the authority granted in this article, a covered institution may issue bonds, notes, or other obligations from time to time for any purpose that is consistent with its institutional mission, including, without limitation, to finance or refinance any project, to appropriately manage operational cash flows, to provide for short term financing, to refund bonds, notes or other obligations issued therefore by or on behalf of such institution, or otherwise, including bonds, notes, or other obligations or obligations not then subject to redemption, and may guarantee, assume or otherwise agree to pay, in whole or in part, indebtedness issued by such institution or any affiliated entity for managing operational cash flows or resulting in the acquisition or construction of facilities for the benefit of such institution, or the refinancing thereof; provided, however, that nothing in this subchapter shall preclude a covered institution from participation in any financing program or bond issue established and implemented by the Commonwealth, or any agency thereof, including, without limitation, any financing program or bond issue under Article X, Section 9(b) or 9(c) of the Constitution of Virginia, or any financing program or bond issue under Article X Section 9(d) of the Constitution of Virginia undertaken by the Treasury Board, the Virginia College Building Authority or the Virginia Public Building Authority, if such institution is otherwise eligible for and approved for such participation and is otherwise able to fulfill any requirements that may be imposed upon it in relation to such participation.
B. Notwithstanding Article 8 (§ 2.2-2415 et seq.) of Chapter 24 of Title 2.2, Chapter 3 (§ 23-14 et seq.) of Title 23, and § 23-65, covered institutions may issue bonds, notes, or other obligations consistent with debt capacity and management policies and guidelines established by its Board of Visitors without obtaining the consent of any legislative body, elected official, commission, board, bureau, or agency of the Commonwealth or of any political subdivision, and without any proceedings or conditions other than those specifically required by this subchapter. Bonds, notes, or other obligations may be issued for the benefit of covered institutions without the approval required by the provisions of Article 8 (§ 2.2-2415 et seq.) of Chapter 24 of Title 2.2. No bonds, notes, or other obligations issued under the authority of this article shall be subject to any review or approval procedure, rules, regulations, or procedures adopted pursuant to Chapter 3 (§ 23-14 et seq.) of Title 23.
C. A covered institution may issue such types of bonds, notes, or other obligations as it may determine are appropriate consistent with debt capacity and management policies and guidelines established by its Board of Visitors, including, without limitation, bonds, notes or other obligations payable as to principal and interest from any one or more of the following sources: (i) its revenues generally; (ii) income and revenues derived from the operation, sale, or lease of a particular project or projects, whether or not they are financed or refinanced from the proceeds of such bonds, notes, or other obligations; (iii) funds realized from the enforcement of security interests or other liens or obligations securing such bonds, notes, or other obligations; (iv) proceeds from the sale of bonds, notes, or other obligations; (v) payments under letters of credit, policies of municipal bond insurance, guarantees, or other credit enhancements; (vi) any reserve or sinking funds created to secure such payment; (vii) accounts receivable of such institution; or (viii) other available funds of such institution.
D. Any bonds, notes, or other obligations may be additionally supported by any grant, contribution, or appropriation from a participating political subdivision, the covered institution, the Commonwealth or any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, any federal agency or any unit, private corporation, partnership, association, or individual.
F. It shall be lawful for any bank or trust company within or without the Commonwealth to serve as depository of the proceeds of bonds, notes, or other obligations or of other revenues of a covered institution and to furnish indemnifying bonds, notes, or other obligations or to pledge such securities as may be required by such institution, provided that any such deposits shall be collateralized in accordance with the Security for Public Deposits Act (§ 2.2-4400 et seq.) in the case of a bank or savings institution or in accordance with Article 3 (§ 6.2-1047 et seq.) of Chapter 10 of Title 6.2 in the case of a trust company.
2005, cc. 933, 945.