18A:24-97. Issuance in absence of compliance with provisions as to approval for qualification upon adoption of funding ordinances or resolutions; refunding bonds; standards in investigation by commissioner
a. Qualified bonds may be issued pursuant to the provisions hereof for the purpose of funding ordinances or resolutions which have been adopted in the absence of compliance by the municipality or school district with the provisions as to approval for qualification set forth herein, even if notes have been sold or other obligations incurred pursuant to said ordinance, provided that prior to the issuance of such bonds the municipality or school district shall have complied with such provisions.
b. Outstanding bonds of any school district or municipality issued for school purposes may be refunded by the issuance of qualified refunding bonds whether or not in advance of the maturity or redemption date of the outstanding bonds and in any amount determined to be necessary by the local board of education or governing body of the municipality to effect the refunding. Qualified refunding bonds of a municipality shall be sold and issued in the manner provided in N.J.S. 40A:2-52 to 40A:2-60, both inclusive, and of any Type II school district in the manner provided in sections 3 through 11 of P.L.1969, c. 130 (C. 18A:24-61.3 to 18A:24-61.11), and the provisions of said sections shall be applicable thereto and to such refunding bonds and such refunding bonds shall recite that they are issued pursuant to said provisions and this act.
c. The Commissioner of Education in undertaking the investigation required by subsection b. of section 3 of P.L.1976, c. 39 (C. 18A:24-88) shall take into consideration any applicable educational goals, objectives and standards established by the State or local board of education, the ability of the school district and the municipality to maintain a thorough and efficient system of education after issuing qualified bonds and such other factors as the commissioner may deem necessary.
L.1978, c. 76, s. 1, eff. July 13, 1978.
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