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74-8904. Same; general powers of authority. Except as otherwise limited by this act, the authority shall have the following powers to:

(a) Sue and be sued;

(b) have a seal and alter such seal;

(c) make and alter bylaws for its organization and internal management;

(d) adopt such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act;

(e) acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property for its corporate purposes;

(f) appoint officers, agents and employees, prescribe their duties and qualifications and fix their compensation;

(g) borrow money and to issue notes, bonds and other obligations pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8905, and amendments thereto, whether or not the interest on which is subject to federal income taxation, and to provide for the rights of the lenders or holders thereof;

(h) purchase notes or participations in notes evidencing loans which are secured by mortgages or security interests and to enter into contracts in that regard;

(i) make secured or unsecured loans for any of the purposes for which bonds of the authority may be issued under this act or to low and moderate income multifamily rental housing projects participating in programs established in section 42 of the federal internal revenue code, and provide financing for housing projects and programs in participation with programs established by the United States department of housing and urban development or the division of housing in the Kansas development finance authority; except as otherwise provided in this subsection, nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the authority to make loans directly to individuals to finance housing developments;

(j) sell mortgages and security interests at public or private sale, to negotiate modifications or alterations in mortgage and security interests, to foreclose on any mortgage or security interest in default or commence any action to protect or enforce any right conferred upon it by any law, mortgage, security agreement, contract or other agreement, and to bid for and purchase property which was the subject of such mortgage or security interest at any foreclosure or at any other sale, to acquire or take possession of any such property, and to exercise any and all rights as provided by law for the benefit or protection of the authority or mortgage holders;

(k) collect fees and charges in connection with its loans, bond guarantees, commitments and servicing, including, but not limited to, reimbursement of costs of financing as the authority shall determine to be reasonable and as shall be approved by the authority;

(l) make and execute contracts for the servicing of mortgages acquired by the authority pursuant to this act, and to pay the reasonable value of services rendered to the authority pursuant to those contracts;

(m) enter into agreements with and accept gifts, grants, loans and other aid from the federal government, the state, any state agency, any political subdivision of the state, or any person or corporation, foundation or legal entity, and to agree to and comply with any conditions attached to federal and state financial assistance not inconsistent with the provisions of this act;

(n) invest moneys of the authority not required for immediate use, including proceeds from the sale of any bonds, in such manner as the board shall determine, subject to any agreement with bondholders stated in the authorizing resolution providing for the issuance of bonds;

(o) procure insurance against any loss in connection with its programs, property and other assets;

(p) provide technical assistance and advice to the state or political subdivisions of the state and to enter into contracts with the state or political subdivisions of the state to provide such services. The state or political subdivisions of the state are hereby authorized to enter into contracts with the authority for such services and to pay for such services as may be provided them;

(q) establish accounts in one or more depositories;

(r) lease, acquire, construct, sell and otherwise deal in and contract concerning any facilities;

(s) have and exercise all of the powers granted to the public housing authorities by the state, except that the authority shall not have the power of eminent domain;

(t) do any and all things necessary or convenient to carry out purposes of the authority and exercise the powers given and granted in this act;

(u) assist minority businesses in obtaining loans or other means of financial assistance. The terms and conditions of such loans or financial assistance, including the charges for interest and other services, will be consistent with the provisions of this act. In order to comply with this requirement, efforts must be made to solicit for review and analysis proposed minority business ventures. Basic loan underwriting standards will not be waived to inconsistently favor minority persons or businesses from the intent of the authority's lending practices;

(v) form one or more subsidiary corporations under K.S.A. 17-6001 et seq., and amendments thereto, in accordance with the procedures therein contained. Each subsidiary corporation shall be subject to the same restrictions and limitations as to the powers and purposes to which the authority is subject. The authority may delegate any of its powers, obligations and duties to any subsidiary corporation by inclusion of such powers, obligations and duties in the articles of incorporation of the subsidiary corporation. Subsidiary corporations so formed shall constitute legal entities separate and distinct from each other, the authority and the state except that for purposes of K.S.A. 58-4217 to 58-4226, inclusive, and amendments thereto, the Kansas housing resources corporation shall constitute an instrumentality of the state. The authority shall not be liable for the debts or obligations or for any actions or inactions of its subsidiary corporations unless the authority expressly agrees otherwise in writing. The authority may make loans or grants to a subsidiary corporation from time to time to enable the subsidiary corporation to carry out its purposes. The members of the authority shall constitute all of the directors of each subsidiary corporation.

The state, any municipality or any state commission, public authority, agency, officer, department, board or division authorized and empowered to enter into agreements with, to grant, convey, lease or otherwise transfer any property to, or to otherwise transact business with the authority, shall have the same authorization and power to engage in these activities with each subsidiary corporation of the authority.

One or more such subsidiary corporation may be formed for purposes of establishing state tax credit equity funds to assist in the development of low-income and middle-income housing and obtain financing through participation in the program established in section 42 of the federal internal revenue code.

Actions of the authority or any subsidiary corporation relating to housing pursuant to this subsection (v) shall be carried out in accordance with any terms, conditions and limitations relating to policy issues regarding housing, as established by the director of housing in the Kansas development finance authority.

One or more such subsidiary corporations may be formed for purposes of acquiring or conveying on behalf of the state and pursuant to this act a project of statewide as well as local importance, issuing bonds on behalf of the state pursuant to this act to finance a project of statewide as well as local importance or otherwise financing on behalf of the state pursuant to this act a project of statewide as well as local importance. The Kansas statewide projects development corporation is hereby created in accordance with this section; and

(w) assist, coordinate, administer and participate with out-of-state: Governmental authorities, bodies, issuers and other public and private entities; in connection with the issuance of bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness for the purpose of financing any facilities whether such facility is located within or outside of Kansas. In connection with such financings which include out-of-state issuers, the authority is designated as the only entity in Kansas which may conduct the public hearing of the applicable governmental unit required by section 147 (f) of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, as amended, and the governor of Kansas is designated as the only entity in Kansas who may be the applicable governmental unit pursuant to section 147 (f) of the federal internal revenue code of 1986, as amended. Following such hearing the authority shall determine whether such financing should proceed with respect to facilities located within Kansas by an out-of-state issuer. If the authority determines that the financing should not proceed, the financing shall not proceed relative to the Kansas facilities.

History: L. 1987, ch. 57, § 4; L. 1994, ch. 223, § 1; L. 1999, ch. 158, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 154, § 79; L. 2004, ch. 181, § 2; L. 2005, ch. 109, § 15; April 21.

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