18A:24-36 Public sale of bonds.
18A:24-36. a. All bonds authorized and issued by type II school districts in accordance with chapter 24 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes, except bonds of authorized issues of $1,000,000 or less, shall be sold at public sale upon the submission of sealed bids or through the submission of electronic proposals provided that a summary of the notice of public sale of these bonds as described in subsection b. of N.J.S.18A:24-37 shall be advertised at least once at least seven days prior thereto in a nationally recognized local government bond marketing publication or electronic information service carrying municipal bond notices and devoted primarily to financial news or the subject of state and municipal bonds and a notice of public sale containing the provisions described in subsection a. of N.J.S.18A:24-37 shall be advertised at least once at least seven days prior thereto in a newspaper published in the county and having a substantial circulation in the school district. Bonds of authorized issues of $1,000,000 or less may be sold at private sale without previous public offering.
b.If the board of education of the district determines to conduct the public sale through the submission of electronic bids or proposals, the electronic bids or proposals shall be submitted in the form of open or closed auctions conducted through a nationally recognized electronic securities bidding service and in accordance with such rules as may be promulgated by the State Board of Education. The State board may adopt rules in accordance with the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L.1968, c.410 (C.52:14B-1 et seq.), and in consultation with the Local Finance Board in the Department of Community Affairs, regulating the terms and conditions of the submission of electronic bids or proposals.
c.The board of education of the district, by resolution, may allow or otherwise delegate to the school business administrator the authority to postpone a public sale without readvertisement, provided that the notice pursuant to subsection a. of this section contained precise information concerning the postponement and rescheduling procedure. The postponement and rescheduling procedure shall provide that a public sale may be postponed upon not less than 24 hours' notice, and that if the public sale is postponed, it may be recommenced upon not less than 48 hours' notice without further notice of sale. A public sale may not be postponed for more than 60 days without readvertisement.
d.The board of education of the district, by resolution, may allow the adjustment of, or otherwise delegate to the school business administrator the authority to adjust, the maturity schedule of the bonds, up to 24 hours prior to the time advertised for the receipt of bids and within 24 hours after the award of bids; provided that no maturity schedule adjustment shall exceed 10% of the principal for any maturity with the aggregate adjustment to maturity not to exceed 10% of the principal for the overall issue. When an adjustment has been made to a maturity schedule previously approved by the Local Finance Board in the Department of Community Affairs, a copy of the final maturity schedule which meets or complies with the limitations in this subsection shall be filed with the Local Finance Board within 30 days of the sale and shall be conclusively deemed to have been approved by the Local Finance Board.
L.1967, c.271; amended 1992, c.178, s.1; 2003, c.264, s.2.
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