State Debt Approval Meetings and Agendas
Application Process

With the exception of Tax Revenue Anticipation Notes, State Highway Fund Revenue Anticipation Notes, Permanent University Fund issuances and non-general obligation issuances by university systems that have an unenhanced long-term rating of at least AA- or its equivalent, the Texas Bond Review Board (BRB) is responsible for the approval of all state debt issues and lease purchases with an initial principal amount of greater than $250,000 or a term of longer than five years.

Exempt Issuers

Certain state securities may be exempted from having to appear before the Board for formal approval. Click here to view a list of exemptions per Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 181.9.

If the transaction qualifies as exempt, click here to proceed to the Notice of Intent Application for Exempt Issuers. Once a completed Notice of Intent Application has been received, the transaction will be reviewed by the Board during its six-business-day review period.

Non-Exempt Issuers

If the transaction does not qualify as exempt, a formal application must be submitted, preceded by a Notice of Intent to Issue Debt. Click here to complete the Notice of Intent Application for Non-exempt Issuers. Once notified of your intent to issue debt, the Board Staff will place the item on the Agenda for the next scheduled Board Meeting.

 


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Upcoming Meetings
Meeting MonthPlanning SessionBoard Meeting
July 2016 (FY16)07-12-201607-21-2016
September 2016 (FY17)09-13-201609-22-2016
November 2016 (FY17)11-08-201611-17-2016
January 2017 (FY17)01-10-201701-19-2017
March 2017 (FY17)03-14-201603-23-2016
May 2017 (FY17)05-09-201705-18-2017

Debt Programs

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