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§ 904. Powers

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 18. Corporations

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 18. Corporations (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 20. Oklahoma Business Development Corporation Act
18 Okl.St.Ann. § 904
§ 904. Powers
To accomplish its purposes, the corporation shall, subject to the restrictions and limitations herein contained, have the following powers:
(1) To elect, appoint, and employ officers, agents and employees and to make contracts and incur liabilities for any of the purposes of the corporation.
(2) To borrow money from its members, any agency or governmental entity of the federal government or the State of Oklahoma or any agency or department thereof or any other corporation or person, for any of the purposes of the corporation; to issue therefor its bonds, debentures, notes or other evidence of indebtedness, whether secured or unsecured, and to secure the same by mortgage, pledge, deed of trust or other lien on its property, franchises, rights, and privileges of every kind and nature, or any part thereof or interest therein, without securing stockholder or member approval.
(3) To make loans to any person, firm, corporation, association or trust, and to establish and regulate the terms and conditions with respect to any such loans, provided however, that the corporation shall not approve any application for a loan unless and until the person applying for said loan shall show that he has applied for the loan through ordinary banking channels and that the loan has been refused by at least one bank or other financial institution.
(4) To mortgage, hold, pledge or otherwise dispose of the stock, shares, bonds, debentures, notes or other securities and evidences of interest in, or indebtedness of, any person, firm, corporation, joint-stock company, association or trust, and allow the owner or holder thereof to exercise all the rights, powers and privileges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon. In the event of default, the Business Development Corporation must divest itself of the acquired assets within a reasonable period of time.
(5) To cooperate with and avail itself of the facilities of the United States Department of Commerce, the Oklahoma Parks and Industries Board and any other similar state or federal governmental agency; and to cooperate with and assist, and otherwise encourage organizations in the various communities of the state in the promotion, assistance and development of the business prosperity and economic welfare of such communities or of this state or of any part thereof.
(6) To do all acts and things necessary or convenient to carry out the powers expressly granted in this act.


Laws 1970, c. 187, § 4, emerg. eff. April 13, 1970.
18 Okl. St. Ann. § 904, OK ST T. 18 § 904
Current with legislation of the First Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2023) and the First Extraordinary Session of the 59th Legislature (2023). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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