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Section 7 Hospital and nursing home projects reserve funds and appropriations

Medical Care Facilities Finance Agency 392/73 (MCF)

Hospital and nursing home projects reserve funds and appropriations. 1. (a) For the purposes of the issuance by the agency of hospital and nursing home project bonds, the term "hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement" shall mean, as of any particular date of computation, an amount of money equal to the greatest of the respective amounts, for the then current or any succeeding calendar year, of annual debt service payments of the agency, such annual debt service payments for any calendar year being an amount of money equal to the aggregate of (i) all interest payable during such calendar year on all hospital and nursing home project bonds of the agency then outstanding on said date of computation, plus (ii) the principal amount of all hospital and nursing home project bonds of the agency then outstanding on said date of computation which mature during such calendar year, plus (iii) the amount of all sinking fund payments payable during such calendar year with respect to all hospital and nursing home project bonds of the agency outstanding on said date of computation; and the term "sinking fund payment" shall mean the amount of money specified in the resolution authorizing term bonds as payable into a sinking fund for the amortization of such term bonds. The agency shall create and establish a special fund to be known as the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund and may pay into such reserve fund (1) any monies appropriated and made available by the state for the purposes of such fund, (2) any proceeds of sale of hospital and nursing home project notes or hospital and nursing home project bonds, to the extent provided in the resolution of the agency authorizing the issuance thereof, and (3) any other monies which may be made available to the agency for the purposes of such fund from any other source or sources. The monies held in or credited to the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund established under this subdivision, except as hereinafter provided, shall be used solely for the payment of the principal of hospital and nursing home project bonds of the agency secured by such reserve fund, as the same mature, sinking fund payments, the purchase of such hospital and nursing home project bonds of the agency, the payment of interest on such hospital and nursing home projects bonds of the agency, or the payment of any redemption premium required to be paid when such bonds are redeemed prior to maturity; provided, however, that monies in such fund shall not be withdrawn therefrom at any time in such amount as would reduce the amount of such fund to less than the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement, except for the purpose of paying principal and interest on the hospital and nursing home project bonds of the agency secured by such reserve fund maturing and becoming due and any sinking fund payments and for the payment of which other monies of the agency are not available. Any income or interest earned by, or increment to, the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund due to the investment thereof may be transferred to any other fund or account of the agency to the extent it does not reduce the amount of the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund below the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement.

  (b) The agency shall not issue hospital and nursing home project bonds and hospital and nursing home project notes in an aggregate principal amount exceeding sixteen billion six hundred million dollars, excluding hospital and nursing home project bonds and hospital and nursing home project notes issued to refund outstanding hospital and nursing home projects bonds and hospital and nursing home project notes; provided, however, that upon any such refunding or repayment the total aggregate principal amount of outstanding bonds, notes or other obligations may be greater than sixteen billion six hundred million dollars only if the present value of the aggregate debt service of the refunding or repayment bonds, notes or other obligations to be issued shall not exceed the present value of the aggregate debt service of the bonds, notes or other obligations so to be refunded or repaid. For purposes hereof, the present values of the aggregate debt service of the refunding or repayment bonds, notes or other obligations and of the aggregate debt service of the bonds, notes or other obligations so refunded or repaid, shall be calculated by utilizing the effective interest rate of the refunding or repayment bonds, notes or other obligations, which shall be that rate arrived at by doubling the semi-annual interest rate (compounded semi-annually) necessary to discount the debt service payments on the refunding or repayment bonds, notes or other obligations from the payment dates thereof to the date of issue of the refunding or repayment bonds, notes or other obligations and to the price bid including estimated accrued interest or proceeds received by the agency including estimated accrued interest from the sale thereof. The agency shall not issue hospital and nursing home project bonds at any time secured by the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund if upon issuance, the amount in the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund will be less than the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement, unless the agency, at the time of issuance of such bonds, shall deposit in such reserve fund from the proceeds of the bonds so to be issued, or otherwise, an amount which together with the amount then in such reserve fund, will be not less than the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement.

  (c) To assure the continued operation and solvency of the agency for the carrying out of the public purposes of this act, provision is made in paragraph (a) of this subdivision for the accumulation in the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund of an amount equal to the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement. In order further to assure the maintenance of the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund, there shall be annually apportioned and paid to the agency for deposit in the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund such sum, if any, as shall be certified by the chairman of the agency to the governor and director of the budget as necessary to restore such reserve fund to an amount equal to the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund requirement. The chairman of the agency shall annually, on or before December first, make and deliver to the governor and director of the budget his certificate stating the sums, if any, required to restore the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund to the amount aforesaid and the sums so certified, if any, shall be apportioned and paid to the agency during the then current state fiscal year. The principal amount of bonds secured by the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund to which state funds are apportionable pursuant to this paragraph shall be limited to the total amount of bonds and notes outstanding on the effective date of this act, plus the total amount of bonds and notes contracted after the effective date of this act to finance projects in progress on the effective date of this act as determined by the New York state public authorities control board created pursuant to section fifty of the public authorities law whose affirmative determination shall be conclusive as to all matters of law and fact solely for the purposes of the limitations contained in this paragraph, but in no event shall the total amount of bonds so secured by such a capital reserve fund or funds exceed two hundred forty million dollars, excluding bonds issued to refund such outstanding bonds until the date of redemption of such outstanding bonds. As outstanding bonds so secured are paid, the amount so secured shall be reduced accordingly but the redemption of such outstanding bonds from the proceeds of refunding bonds shall not reduce the amount so secured.

  (d) In computing the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund for the purposes of this section, securities in which all or a portion of such reserve fund shall be invested shall be valued at par if purchased at par, or if purchased at other than par, at amortized value.

  2. The agency shall create and establish one or more special funds (herein referred to as hospital and nursing home general reserve funds) and shall, to the extent provided in the applicable bond resolution of the agency authorizing the issuance of hospital and nursing home project bonds, pay into any such fund the fees and charges collected by the agency pursuant to subdivision twelve of section five of this act and any monies which the agency shall transfer from the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of subdivision one of this section. Such monies and any other monies paid into a hospital and nursing home general reserve fund may, in the discretion of the agency, but subject to agreements with bondholders and noteholders, be used by the agency (a) for the repayment of advances from the state in accordance with the provisions of repayment agreements between the agency and the director of the budget, (b) to reimburse the department of health the reasonable costs of the services performed by the commissioner of health and the department of health pursuant to subdivision two of section seventeen of this act, (c) to pay all costs, expenses and charges of financing, including fees and expenses of trustees and paying agents, (d) for transfers to the hospital and nursing home capital reserve fund, (e) for the payment of principal and interest on hospital and nursing home project bonds and hospital and nursing home project notes issued by the agency when the same shall become due whether at maturity or on call for redemption and for the payment of any redemption premium required to be paid where such hospital and nursing home project bonds and hospital and nursing home project notes are redeemed prior to their stated maturities and any sinking fund payments, and to purchase hospital and nursing home project bonds or hospital and nursing home project notes issued by the agency, or (f) for such other corporate purposes of the agency as the agency in its discretion shall determine and provide.