Nebraska Revised Statute 2-4213

Chapter 2

2-4213.

Powers; enumerated.

The corporation is hereby granted all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out and effectuate its public and corporate purposes, including, but not limited to, the following:

(1) To have perpetual succession as a body politic and corporate and an independent instrumentality exercising essential public functions;

(2) To adopt, amend, and repeal bylaws, rules, and regulations, consistent with the Conservation Corporation Act, to regulate its affairs and carry into effect the powers and purposes of the corporation and conduct its business;

(3) To sue and be sued in its own name;

(4) To have an official seal and alter it at will;

(5) To maintain an office at such place or places within the state as it may designate;

(6) To make and execute contracts and all other instruments necessary or convenient for the performance of its duties and the exercise of its powers and functions under the Conservation Corporation Act;

(7) To contract with any additional contractor, engineer, attorney, inspector, and financial expert, and such advisors, consultants, and agents, other than the corporation staff, as may be necessary in its judgment, and to fix their compensation;

(8) To procure insurance against any loss in connection with its property and other assets, including mortgages, conservation loans, and natural resource development loans, in such amounts and from such insurers as it may deem advisable;

(9) To borrow money;

(10) To issue bonds as provided by the Conservation Corporation Act;

(11) To procure insurance or guarantees from any insurer for payment of any bonds issued by the corporation, including the power to pay premiums on any such insurance;

(12) To receive and accept from any source aid or contributions of money, property, labor, or other things of value to be held, used, and applied to carry out the purposes of the Conservation Corporation Act subject to the conditions upon which the grants or contributions are made, including, but not limited to, gifts or grants from any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States of America, or the State of Nebraska or subdivisions thereof, for any purposes consistent with the Conservation Corporation Act;

(13) To enter into agreements with any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States of America or the State of Nebraska or subdivisions thereof, including political subdivisions, and with lending institutions for the purpose of planning, regulating, and providing for the financing and refinancing of any conservation practice for a landowner or for any natural resource development practice of a political subdivision undertaken with the assistance of the corporation under the Conservation Corporation Act;

(14) To enter into contracts or agreements with lending institutions for the servicing and processing of mortgages, conservation loans, and natural resource development loans pursuant to the Conservation Corporation Act;

(15) To provide technical assistance to local public bodies and to profit and nonprofit entities in the development of conservation practices for landowners and natural resource development practices for political subdivisions, based on current soil and conservation guidelines, and distribute data and information concerning the conservation and natural resource needs of landowners and political subdivisions within the State of Nebraska;

(16) To the extent permitted under its contract with the holders of bonds of the corporation, to consent to any modification with respect to the rate of interest, time, and payment of any installment of principal or interest, or any other term of any contract, mortgage, conservation loan, natural resource development loan, loan commitment, contract, or agreement of any kind to which the corporation is a party; and

(17) To the extent permitted under its contract with the holders of bonds of the corporation, to enter into contracts with any lending institution containing provisions enabling it to reduce the carrying charges to landowners unable to pay the regular schedule of charges when, by reason of other income or payment by any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States of America or of the State of Nebraska, the reduction can be made without jeopardizing the economic stability of the farmland or range area being financed.

Source

  • Laws 1981, LB 385, § 13;
  • Laws 1983, LB 20, § 5;
  • Laws 1985, LB 387, § 8.