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41C.09 REMEDIES OF BONDHOLDERS.

Subdivision 1.Default.

If the authority defaults in the payment of principal or interest on an issue of bonds at maturity or upon call for redemption and the default continues for a period of 30 days or if the authority fails or refuses to comply with the provisions of this chapter, or defaults in an agreement made with the holders of an issue of bonds, the holders of 25 percent in aggregate principal amount of bonds of the issue then outstanding, by instrument filed in the office of the clerk of the county in which the principal office of the authority is located and proved or acknowledged in the same manner as a deed to be recorded, may appoint a trustee to represent the holders of the bonds for the purposes provided in this section.

Subd. 2.Actions.

The authority or any trustee appointed under the indenture under which the bonds are issued may, but upon written request of the holders of 25 percent in aggregate principal amount of the issue of bonds then outstanding shall:

(1) enforce all rights of the bondholders including the right to require the authority to carry out its agreements with the holders and to perform its duties under this chapter;

(2) bring suit upon the bonds;

(3) by action require the authority to account as if it were the trustee of an express trust for the holders;

(4) by action enjoin any acts or things which are unlawful or in violation of the rights of the holders; and

(5) declare all the bonds due and payable and, if all defaults are made good, with the consent of the holders of 25 percent of the aggregate principal amount of the issue of bonds then outstanding, annul the declaration and its consequences.

Subd. 3.Trustee's powers.

The trustees may exercise functions specifically set forth or incident to the general representation of bondholders in the enforcement and protection of their rights.

Subd. 4.Notice.

Before declaring the principal of bonds due and payable, the trustee shall first give 30 days' notice in writing to the governor, to the authority, and to the attorney general of the state.

Subd. 5.Jurisdiction.

The district court has jurisdiction of any action by the trustee on behalf of bondholders. The venue of the action is in the county in which the principal office of the authority is located.

The bondholders may, to the extent provided in the resolution to which the bonds were issued or in its agreement with the authority, enforce any of the remedies in subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (5), or the remedies provided in the proceedings or agreements for and on their own behalf.

History:

1991 c 332 s 14