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§702.  Mortgages executed by public utility corporations and cable television companies; description of property; recordation; effect

A.(1)  Mortgages securing bonds or other obligations executed pursuant to R.S. 12:701 by public utility corporations such as railroad, street railway, motor coach, trolley coach, bus, canal, sewerage, waterworks, electric, gas, gas pipeline, water power, telegraph, or telephone utilities, and also mortgages executed by cable television companies whether or not pursuant to R.S. 12:701, shall be effective as to after-acquired or future property to the extent set forth therein and the property subject thereto may be described in general terms.

(2)  If any such mortgage, and any indentures or other instruments supplemental thereto and/or amendatory thereof, heretofore or hereafter recorded, secures the payment of bonds then and/or thereafter issuable in series, the recordation of such mortgage and of any such indentures or other instruments supplemental thereto and/or amendatory thereof, in the mortgage records shall, whether or not any bonds of a particular series or of any series remain outstanding or unpaid, be effective and preserve the evidence and effect of such mortgage, and of all such supplements and/or amendments thereto:

(a)  Until ten years after the date of the (original) mortgage if all bonds of all series were issued with maturity dates less than nine years after the date of the (original) mortgage;

(b)  Until six years after the maturity date of the last maturing or matured bond or bonds of any series if any bond of any series was issued with a maturity date nine years or more after the date of the (original) mortgage.

B.  Such mortgage, if made of all of the transmission and distribution lines of any electric light or power, waterworks or gas light or fuel corporation, or a cable television company, shall bear upon the entire system of transmission and distribution lines and all extensions thereof or additions thereto made during the term of said mortgage, though the same be not completed or contemplated at the time the mortgage is made, and such mortgage may also be made to bind the appurtenances of said transmission or distribution lines, their equipment, accessories, substations, regulator stations, transformers, and any and all other parts thereof.

C.  Anything in this Section or elsewhere in these Revised Statutes to the contrary notwithstanding, no person, firm or corporation operating a motor coach or bus line or lines under a permit from the Louisiana Public Service Commission may mortgage or pledge any such permits without the consent of the commission.  The provisions of this Section shall be applicable to mortgages heretofore executed by such corporations.

Added by Acts 1952, No. 131, §1.  Amended by Acts 1954, No. 52, §2, Renumbered from R.S. 1950, §12:602 by Acts 1968, No. 105, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1969; Acts 1977, No. 138, §1; Acts 1988, No. 171, §1; Acts 2001, No. 128, §11, eff. July 1, 2001.

{{NOTE:  *SEE ACTS 1988, NO. 171, §§2 AND 3.}}

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