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287.919. Company not to receive state appropriation, exception - revenue bonds, authorization, terms, execution, procedures. -

1. The Missouri employers mutual insurance company shall not receive any state appropriation, directly or indirectly, except as provided in section 287.690.

2. In order to provide funds for the creation, continued development and operation of the company, the board is authorized to issue revenue bonds from time to time, in a principal amount outstanding not to exceed forty million dollars at any given time, payable solely from premiums received from insurance policies and other revenues generated by the company.

3. The board may issue bonds to refund other bonds issued pursuant to this section.

4. The bonds shall have a maturity of no more than ten years from the date of issuance. The board shall determine all other terms, covenants and conditions of the bonds, except that no bonds may be redeemed prior to maturity unless the company has established adequate reserves for the risks it has insured.

5. The bonds shall be executed with the manual or facsimile signature of the administrator or the chairman of the board and attested by another member of the board. The bonds may bear the seal, if any, of the company.

6. The proceeds of the bonds and the earnings on those proceeds shall be used by the board for the development and operation of the Missouri employers mutual insurance company, to pay expenses incurred in the preparation, issuance and sale of the bonds and to pay any obligations relating to the bonds and the proceeds of the bonds under the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

7. The bonds may be sold at a public sale or a private sale. If the bonds are sold at a public sale, the notice of sale and other procedures for the sale shall be determined by the administrator or the company.

8. This section is full authority for the issuance and sale of the bonds and the bonds shall not be invalid for any irregularity or defect in the proceedings for their issuance and sale and shall be incontestable in the hands of bona fide purchasers or holders of the bonds for value.

9. An amount of money from the sources specified in subsection 2 of this section sufficient to pay the principal of and any interest on the bonds as they become due each year shall be set aside and is hereby pledged for the payment of the principal and interest on the bonds.

10. The bonds shall be legal investments for any person or board charged with the investment of public funds and may be accepted as security for any deposit of public money, and the bonds and interest thereon are exempt from taxation by the state and any political subdivision or agency of the state.

11. The bonds shall be payable by the company, which shall keep a complete record relating to the payment of the bonds.

12. Not more than fifty percent of the bonds sold shall be sold to public entities.

(L. 1993 S.B. 251 § 10)

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