1966-1968 American Bar Association. Section of Local Government Law. Committee Reports 1 (1966-1968)

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SERVICE LETTER
Committee Reports Supplement
November  *  Section of Local Government Law  * American Bar Association  1966

GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS
Introduction:
In accordance with the wishes of the Council of the
Section of Local Government Law, this year's report of
the Committee on General Obligation Bonds supple-
ments the 1965 report by summarizing general legisla-
tion and case law developments affecting general obli-
gation borids of states, counties and political sub-
divisions from June 1965 to the present time. Many
state legislatures are still in session and complete re-
ports are not yet available. Reports from each state
have been presented in alphabetical order.
There are no reports for the states of Arkansas,
Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana,
Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Dakota, Ohio,
South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Virginia, or
West Virginia.
The Committee Members express their appreciation
to all who assisted in the preparation of this report.
Respectfully submitted,
James W. Beebe,
Chairman
ALABAMA
by M. Camper O'Neal
Birmingham, Alabama
Legislation and Cases

No significant developments, either
judicial, took place in Alabama.

statutory or

ALASKA
by Richard Thorgrimson
Seattle, Washington
Legislation
1965-While first and second class boroughs in the
State of Alaska had heretofore been given the right by
the Borough Act to issue general obligation bonds, such
act did not contain any of the usual provisions for
purposes, maturities, sales, covenants, etc.
Chapter 8 Laws of Alaska 1965 incorporated into

the Borough Act by reference all of the statutory pro-
visions relating to the issuance of general obligation
bonds by first class cities.
Chapter 83 Laws of Alaska 1965 is a complete act
authorizing the refunding, including advance refunding,
of all outstanding general obligation bonds (also reve-
nue bonds) of Alaska cities.
1966- Chapter 23 Laws of Alaska 1966 provided that
bonds and other obligations of the Alaska State Housing
Authority are exempt from taxes.
Chapter 68 Laws of Alaska 1966 authorized the
issuance of $15,000,000 of general obligation bonds of
the state to provide fundsto meet the effects throughout
the state of the March 27, 1964'earthquake without a
vote of the people pursuant to Article IX, Section 8 of
the Constitution, which provides that the state may con-
tract debt without a vote for the purpose of meeting a
natural disaster.
Chapter 86 Laws of Alaska 1966 provided for a
referendum to the people of the state on the question
of whether or not it should issue its general obligation
bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $900,000
for the purpose of making capital improvements to parks,
camp grounds and other outdoor recreational facilities
within the state.
Chapter 121 Laws of Alaska 1966 provided for a
referendum to the people of the state on the question
of whether or not it should issue its general obligation
bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed $2,285,000
for the purpose of making capital improvements to
existing state-owned elementary and secondary public
schools throughout the state.
Chapter 134 Laws of Alaska 1966 provided for a
referendum to the people of the state on the question
of whether or not it should issue its general obligation
bonds in the principal amount of not to exceed
$15,500,000 for the purpose of making capital improve-
ments to state ferries and ferry facilities. This act also
provides that these bonds may be paid out of such other
sources as the legislature may determine - - presuma-
bly from revenues of the ferry system.
Cases
No significant cases.

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