17:3042.44      Contract required;  cancellation


A. Before the board makes a loan for an applicant, the applicant shall enter into a contract with the board, agreeing to the terms and conditions upon which the loan shall be made, which said contract shall include such terms and provisions as will carry out the full purpose and intent of this Chapter.  The form for the contract shall be prepared and approved by the board and shall be signed by such officer or employee of the board as the board shall designate, and shall be signed by the applicant.


B. (1) The obligation of the applicant to repay a loan pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter shall remain in effect until the applicant has repaid the loan and the interest thereon as provided in this Chapter or the board has forgiven the loan, all in accordance with the terms of the contract with the applicant for the loan.


(2) Upon breach of any terms of the contract by the applicant, or for any cause deemed sufficient by the board, the remaining amount of the loan paid to the applicant which the board has not forgiven in return for service shall become due and payable by the applicant in accordance with the terms of the contract between the board and the applicant and the board shall take all necessary steps to secure collection.


C. The board is hereby vested with full and complete authority and power to sue in its own name any applicant for any balance due on a loan made by the board.


Added by Acts 1997, No. 425, ยง 1, eff. June 22, 1997.