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§ 868. Board authorized to fix and collect rates and charges--State's power to fix charges ...

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 82. Waters and Water RightsEffective: July 1, 2019

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 82. Waters and Water Rights
Chapter 8. Grand River Dam Authority
Effective: July 1, 2019
82 Okl.St.Ann. § 868
§ 868. Board authorized to fix and collect rates and charges--State's power to fix charges not to impair contracts
The board shall establish and collect rates and other charges for the sale or use of water, water connections, power, electric energy or other services sold, furnished, or supplied by the district which fees and charges shall be reasonable and nondiscriminatory and sufficient to produce revenue adequate:
(a) To pay all expenses necessary to the operation and maintenance of the properties and facilities of the district;
(b) To pay the interest on and principal of all debt issued under Section 861 et seq. of this title when and as the same shall become due and payable;
(c) To pay all sinking fund and/or reserve fund payments agreed to be made in respect of any such debt, and payable out of such revenues, when and as the same shall become due and payable;
(d) To fulfill the terms of any agreements made with the holders of such bonds and/or with any person in their behalf; and
(e) To pay any other amounts that the district is required to pay by law or contract.
Out of the revenues which may be received in excess of those required for the purposes specified in subparagraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above, the board shall establish a reasonable depreciation and emergency fund, and retire (by purchase and cancellation or redemption) bonds issued under Section 861 et seq. of this title, or apply the same to any corporate purpose. It is the intention of the Grand River Dam Authority Act that the rates and charges of the district shall not be in excess of what may be necessary to fulfill the obligations imposed upon it by the Grand River Dam Authority Act.
Nothing herein shall be construed as depriving the State of Oklahoma of its power to regulate and control fees and/or charges to be collected for the use of water, water connections, power, electric energy, or other services, provided, that the State of Oklahoma does hereby pledge to and agree with the purchasers and successive holders of the bonds issued hereunder that the state will not limit or alter the power hereby vested in the district to establish and collect such fees and charges as will produce revenues sufficient to pay the items specified in subparagraphs (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of this section, or in any way to impair the rights or remedies of the holders of the bonds, or of any person in their behalf, until the bonds, together with the interest thereon, with interest on unpaid installments of interest and all costs and expenses in connection with any action or proceedings by or on behalf of the bondholders and all other obligations of the district in connection with such bonds are fully met and discharged.

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Laws 1935, p. 354, § 8; Laws 2019, c. 507, § 9, eff. July 1, 2019.
82 Okl. St. Ann. § 868, OK ST T. 82 § 868
Current with emergency effective legislation through Chapter 3 of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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