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R990. Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development.

Rule R990-9. Policy Concerning Enforceability and Taxability of Bonds Purchased.

As in effect on January 1, 2020

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R990-9-1. Enforceability.

In providing any financial assistance in the form of a loan, the (Board/Committee) representing the State of Utah (the "State") may purchase Bonds or other legal obligations (the "Bonds") of various political subdivisions (interchangeably, as appropriate, the "Issuer" or "Sponsor") of the State only if the Bonds are accompanied by a legal opinion of recognized municipal bond counsel to the effect that the Bonds are legal and binding under applicable Utah law.

R990-9-2. Tax-Exempt Bonds.

In providing any financial assistance in the form of a loan, the (Board/Committee) may purchase either taxable or tax-exempt Bonds; provided that it shall be the general policy of the (Board/Committee) to purchase Bonds of the Issuer only if the Bonds are tax-exempt and are accompanied by a legal opinion of recognized municipal bond counsel to the effect that interest on the Bonds is exempt from federal income taxation. This does not apply for Bonds carrying a zero percent interest taxation. This tax opinion must be provided by the Issuer in the following circumstances:

a. When Bonds are issued and sold to the State to finance a project which will also be financed in part at any time by the proceeds of other Bonds, the interest on which is exempt from federal income taxation.

b. When (i) Bonds are issued which are no subject to the arbitrage rebate provision or Section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or any successor provisions of similar intent) (the "Code"), including, without limitation, Bonds covered by the "small governmental units" exemption contained in Section 148 (f) (4) (c) of the Code, and (ii) when Bonds are issued which are not subject to arbitrage rebate because the gross proceeds from the loan will be completely expended within six months after the issuance of the Bonds.

Notwithstanding the above, the (Board/Committee) may purchase taxable Bonds if it determines, after evaluating all relevant circumstances including the Issuer's ability to pay, that the purchase of the taxable Bonds is in the best interests of the State and the Issuer.

R990-9-3. Parity Bonds.

In addition to the policy stated above, it is the general policy of the (Board/Committee) that Bonds purchased by the (Board/Committee) shall be full parity Bonds with other outstanding Bonds of the Issuer. Exceptions to this parity requirement may be authorized by the (Board/Committee) if the (Board/Committee) makes a determination that

(i) the revenues or other resources pledged as security for the repayment of the Bonds are adequate (in excess of 100% coverage) to secure all future payments on the Bonds and all debt having a lien superior to that of the Bonds and

(ii) the Issuer has covenanted not to issue additional Bonds having a lien superior to the Bonds owned by the (Board/Committee) without the prior written consent of the (Board/Committee), and

(iii) requiring the Issuer to issue parity bonds would cause undue stress on the financial feasibility of the project.



Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment

July 9, 2012

Notice of Continuation

July 6, 2017

Authorizing, Implemented, or Interpreted Law


Additional Information


For questions regarding the content or application of rules under Title R990, please contact the promulgating agency (Workforce Services, Housing and Community Development). A list of agencies with links to their homepages is available at http://www.utah.gov/government/agencylist.html or from http://www.rules.utah.gov/contact/agencycontacts.htm.