18A:72A-8 Issuance of negotiable bonds for corporate purpose.
N.J.S.18A:72A-8. (a) The authority is authorized from time to time to issue its negotiable bonds for any corporate purpose. In anticipation of the sale of such bonds the authority may issue negotiable bond anticipation notes and may renew the same from time to time, but the maximum maturity of any such note, including renewals thereof, shall not exceed five years from the date of issue of the original note. Such notes shall be paid from any revenues or other moneys of the authority available therefor and not otherwise pledged, or from the proceeds of sale of the bonds of the authority in anticipation of which they were issued. The notes shall be issued in the same manner as the bonds. Such notes and the resolution or resolutions authorizing the same may contain any provisions, conditions or limitations which a bond resolution of the authority may contain.
(b)Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by the authority, every issue of its bonds or notes shall be general obligations of the authority payable from any revenues or moneys of the authority, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds or notes pledging any particular revenues or moneys. Notwithstanding that bonds and notes may be payable from a special fund, they shall be fully negotiable within the meaning of Title 12A, the Uniform Commercial Code, of the New Jersey Statutes, subject only to the provisions of the bonds and notes for registration.
(c)The bonds may be issued as serial bonds or as term bonds, or the authority, in its discretion, may issue bonds of both types. The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the members of the authority and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, not exceeding 50 years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rate or rates, be payable at such time or times, be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be payable in lawful money of the United States of America at such place or places, and be subject to such terms of redemption, as such resolution or resolutions may provide. The bonds or notes may be sold at public or private sale for such price or prices as the authority shall determine. Pending preparation of the definitive bonds, the authority may issue interim receipts or certificates which shall be exchanged for such definitive bonds.
(d)Any resolution or resolutions authorizing any bonds or any issue of bonds may contain provisions, which shall be a part of the contract with the holders of the bonds to be authorized, as to:
(i)pledging all or any part of the revenues of a project or any revenue producing contract or contracts made by the authority with any individual, partnership, corporation or association or other body, public or private, to secure the payment of the bonds or of any particular issue of bonds, subject to such agreements with bondholders as may then exist;
(ii)the rentals, fees and other charges to be charged, and the amounts to be raised in each year thereby, and the use and disposition of the revenues;
(iii) the setting aside of reserves or sinking funds, and the regulation and disposition thereof;
(iv)limitations on the right of the authority or its agent to restrict and regulate the use of a project;
(v)limitations on the purpose to which the proceeds of sale of any issue of bonds then or thereafter to be issued may be applied and pledging such proceeds to secure the payment of the bonds or any issue of the bonds;
(vi)limitations on the issuance of additional bonds, the terms upon which additional bonds may be issued and secured and the refunding of outstanding bonds;
(vii) the procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract with bondholders may be amended or abrogated, the amount of bonds the holders of which must consent thereto, and the manner in which such consent may be given;
(viii) limitations on the amount of moneys derived from a project to be expended for operating, administrative or other expenses of the authority; and
(ix)defining the acts or omissions to act which shall constitute a default in the duties of the authority to holders of its obligations and providing the rights and remedies of such holders in the event of a default.
(e)Neither the members of the authority nor any person executing the bonds or notes shall be liable personally on the bonds or notes or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof.
(f)The authority shall have power out of any funds available therefor to purchase its bonds or notes. The authority may hold, pledge, cancel or resell such bonds, subject to and in accordance with agreements with bondholders.
(g)In connection with any bonds or refunding bonds issued pursuant to this section, the authority may also enter into any revolving credit agreement; agreement establishing a line of credit or letter of credit; reimbursement agreement; interest rate exchange agreement; currency exchange agreement; interest rate floor or cap, option, put or call to hedge payment, currency, rate, spread or similar exposure, or similar agreement; float agreement; forward agreement; insurance contract; surety bond; commitment to purchase or sell bonds; purchase or sale agreement; or commitment or other contract or agreement and other security agreement approved by the authority.
L.1967, c.271; amended 1999, c.217, s.12.
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