Code of Alabama - Title 37: Public Utilities and Public Transportation - Section 37-7-12 - Bonds or obligations - Consent of department of finance

Section 37-7-12 - Bonds or obligations - Consent of department of finance.

No bonds or obligations of any corporation formed under this chapter shall be issued or sold until consent to the issuance and sale thereof shall have been given by the Department of Finance. Such consent shall be granted only after a public hearing and after a petition requesting such consent has been duly filed by such corporation with the director of said department more than five days before such public hearing. Such petition shall specify the plan or program of the corporation and the uses to which it is proposed to put the proceeds of such issue and such other matters as are necessary fully to advise such Department of Finance of the nature of the corporate purpose in furtherance of which such issue is proposed, and said petition shall include such other information as may be required by the rules of such Department of Finance. The department shall grant such consent only after it finds that such issue or sale serves some public need and is in the public interest. It shall be unlawful for the corporation to use the proceeds of any such issue or sale contrary to the plan and purposes presented to such Department of Finance in obtaining its consent thereto. The corporation applying for such consent is authorized to pay such fees as shall be lawfully assessed against it by the Department of Finance.

(Acts 1935, No. 45, p. 100; Code 1940, T. 18, §21.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021