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TEFRA Approval

The approval of the Bond Issue by the appropriate governmental unit after a TEFRA Hearing.

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TEFRA

The acronym for the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982, which applies additional tax requirements and considerations to tax-advantaged bonds.

TEFRA Notice

A notice of a TEFRA hearing, which, under the Treasury Regulations, must be published one time, at least seven days prior to the TEFRA hearing, in a newspaper of general circulation in the geographical jurisdiction of the Issuer of the tax-exempt bonds and in any “host jurisdiction” (or on the appropriate governmental entity’s website).

TEFRA Hearing

A public hearing held by an Issuer, following publication of a TEFRA notice, to give the public an opportunity to comment on a proposed private activity bond (PAB) issue.

Private Activity Bond (PAB)

The term used in the Code to describe any bond issued as part of a bond issue that meets both of the private business tests or meets the private loan financing test.

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Agreement Among Underwriters

Agreement used in the purchase of a bond issue by a syndicate to set out the rights, obligations and purchase commitments of each underwriter; to authorize one or more underwriters to act as manager(s); and to give the manager(s) authority to act on behalf of the others in connection with the bond issue.