EMPLOYMENT SECURITY FINANCING ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 267 of 2011
12.284 Additional powers.Sec. 14.
In addition to any other powers conferred upon the authority by law, when exercising its powers under this act the authority shall have all of the following powers:
(a) To solicit and accept gifts, grants, and loans from any person.
(b) To invest any money of the authority at the authority's discretion, in any obligations determined proper by the authority, and name and use depositories for its money.
(c) To procure insurance against any loss in connection with the property, assets, or activities of the authority.
(d) To sue and be sued, to have a seal, and to make, execute, and deliver contracts, conveyances, and other instruments necessary to the exercise of the authority's powers.
(e) To make and amend bylaws.
(f) To employ and contract with individuals necessary for the operation of the authority.
(g) To make and execute contracts including without limitation, trust agreements, trust indentures, bond purchase agreements, tax regulatory agreements, continuing disclosure agreements, ancillary facilities, and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the exercise of its powers and functions, and to commence any action to protect or enforce any right conferred upon it by any law, contract, or other agreement.
(h) To engage the services of financial advisors and experts, legal counsel, placement agents, underwriters, appraisers, and other advisors, consultants, and fiduciaries, as is necessary to effectuate the purposes of this act.
(i) To pay its operating expenses and financing costs.
(j) To pledge revenues or other assets as security for the payment of the principal of and interest on any bonds and for its obligations under any ancillary facility.
(k) To procure insurance, letters of credit, or other credit enhancement with respect to any bonds for the payment of tenders of bonds, or for the payment upon maturity of short-term bonds.
(l) To enter into any ancillary facility with any person under the terms and conditions at the authority's discretion and to provide insurance, letters of credit, or other credit enhancement with respect to any ancillary facility.
(m) To modify, amend, replace an existing, or enter into a new, ancillary facility.
(n) To tender for, redeem, or defease bonds.
(o) To do any and all things necessary or convenient to carry out its purposes and exercise the powers expressly given and granted in this act.
History: 2011, Act 267, Imd. Eff. Dec. 19, 2011
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 267 of 2011 provides:"Enacting section 1. The legislature finds and declares all of the following: (a) It is an essential governmental function to maintain funds in an amount sufficient to pay unemployment benefits when due. (b) At the time of the enactment of this act, unemployment benefits payments are made from Michigan's account in the unemployment trust fund of the United States treasury and are funded by employer contributions. (c) At the time of the enactment of this act, borrowing from the federal government through loans from the federal unemployment trust fund is the only option available to obtain sufficient funds to pay benefits when the balance in Michigan's account in the unemployment trust fund of the United States treasury is insufficient to make necessary payments. (d) Alternative methods of replenishing this state's account in the unemployment trust fund of the United States treasury may reduce the costs of providing unemployment benefits and employers' cost of doing business in the state. (e) It is in this state's best interests to authorize the issuance of bonds when appropriate for the purpose of continuing the unemployment insurance program at the lowest possible cost to this state and employers in this state and to avoid reductions in the employer unemployment tax credit. (f) Execution by the authority of its powers granted under this act fulfill in all respects an essential governmental function and public purpose for the benefit of and in furtherance of the public health and welfare of the people of this state."Enacting section 2 of Act 267 of 2011 provides:"Enacting section 2. The legislature determines that the creation of the authority by Executive Reorganization Order No. 2010-2, MCL 12.194, and the carrying out of its authorized purposes under this act are in all respects public and governmental purposes for the benefit of the people of this state and for the improvement of their health, safety, welfare, comfort, and security, and that these purposes are public purposes and that the authority will be performing an essential governmental function in the exercise of the powers conferred upon it by this act."
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