Oregon Statutes - Chapter 543 - Hydroelectric Projects - Section 543.540 - Consideration for bonds, stocks and other securities; restrictions; corporate shares; sale price of securities; discount from face value.

No bonds, notes or other obligations or securities or corporate stock shall be issued in connection with the financing, construction or acquisition of any project or part of a project, under a license issued pursuant to ORS 543.010 to 543.610, except for cash or property. If issued for property, the price or value at which the property is to be acquired by the licensee and made a part of any such project must be submitted to and approved by the Water Resources Commission before it is purchased or acquired. All corporate shares issued in connection with any such project shall have a nominal or par value. All bonds, notes or other obligations or securities, and all shares of corporate stock issued or sold by any licensee in connection with the acquisition, construction or financing of any project, or part of a project, shall be issued or sold or used in the purchase or acquisition of property at the full face or nominal value thereof, unless the commission consents to and approves the sale for cash, or the use of cash in the purchase or acquisition of property at a discount from the face or nominal value of the property. Any discount so approved and consented to shall be considered a part of the cost of financing. [Amended by 1985 c.673 §160]

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