(a) Upon the adoption by the board of any authority of any resolution providing for the issuance of bonds or notes, such authority may, in the discretion of its board, cause a notice respecting the issuance of such bonds or notes to be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in each county in which shall be located any facility financed or in any way assisted by the issuance of such bonds or notes, such publication in each such county to be in a newspaper having general circulation therein. Such notice shall be in substantially the following form (the blanks being properly filled in) at the end of which shall be printed the name and title of either the chairman or secretary of such authority: "_____ a public corporation and instrumentality of the State of Alabama, on the _____ day of_____ , authorized the issuance of $ _____ principal amount of bonds (or notes, as the case may be) of the said public corporation for purposes authorized in the act of the Legislature of Alabama under which the said public corporation was organized. Any action or proceeding questioning or contesting the validity of the said bonds (or notes), or the instruments securing the same, or the proceedings authorizing the same, must be commenced on or before _____ (here insert a date determined in accordance with the provisions of subsection (b) of this section)."
(b) The date stated in such notice as the date on or before which any action or proceeding questioning or contesting the validity of the bonds or notes referred to therein must be commenced shall be a date at least 30 days after the date on which occurs the last publication of such notice necessary for it to have been published at least once in all counties in which it is required to be published. Any action or proceeding in any court to set aside or question the proceedings for the issuance of the bonds or notes referred to in such notice or to contest the validity of any such bonds or notes, or the validity of any instruments securing the same, must be commenced on or before the date determined in accordance with the preceding sentence and stated in such notice as the date on or before which any such action or proceeding must be commenced. After such date, no right of action or defense shall be asserted questioning or contesting the validity of such bonds or notes, or the instruments securing the same, or the proceedings authorizing the same, nor shall the validity of such bonds or notes or such instruments or proceedings be open to question in any court on any ground whatsoever, except in an action or proceeding commenced on or before such date.
Last modified: May 3, 2021