55:14K-20. Bonds of agency
a. The agency shall have the power and is hereby authorized from time to time to issue its bonds in such principal amounts as in the opinion of the agency shall be necessary to provide sufficient funds for achieving any of its corporate purposes, including the making or purchase of eligible loans, the making of loans to institutional lenders, the payment, funding or refunding of the principal of, or interest or redemption premiums on, any bonds issued by it, whether the bonds or interest to be funded or refunded have or have not become due, the establishment or increase of reserves to secure or to pay such bonds or interest thereon or to provide, insure or otherwise protect against defaults on or prepayment of eligible loans, and all other costs or expenses of the agency incident to and necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes and powers; but the agency's power to issue its bonds in order (1) to make life safety improvement loans, (2) to fund reserves for these bonds (excluding therefrom for purposes of this calculation such bonds that have been refunded), and (3) to refund bonds originally issued to make life safety improvement loans and to fund reserves for these bonds is limited to the extent that the amount of debt service payable in any one year on all these bonds then outstanding may not exceed $4,000,000.00.
b. Except as may be otherwise expressly provided herein or by the agency, every issue of bonds shall be general obligations payable out of any moneys or revenues of the agency, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular moneys or revenues. The agency may issue such types of bonds as it may determine, including but not limited to bonds on which the principal and interest are payable (1) exclusively from the income and revenues of certain designated projects whether or not they are financed in whole or in part with the proceeds of such bonds; (2) exclusively from the revenues of the agency derived from certain loans made to institutional lenders or derived from certain eligible loans made or purchased by the agency whether or not such loans were made or such eligible loans were purchased in whole or in part from the proceeds of such bonds; or (3) from its revenues generally. Bonds may be additionally secured by a pledge of any grant or contribution from any department, agency or instrumentality of the United States or of the State or from any person, firm or corporation or a pledge of any moneys, income or revenues of the agency from any source whatsoever.
c. Any provision of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, any bonds issued pursuant to this act shall be fully negotiable within the meaning and for all purposes of Title 12A of the New Jersey Statutes, and each holder or owner of such a bond, or of any coupon appurtenant thereto, by accepting the bond or coupon shall be conclusively deemed to have agreed that the bond or coupon is and shall be fully negotiable within the meaning and for all purposes of Title 12A of the New Jersey Statutes.
d. Bonds of the agency shall be authorized by or in accordance with a resolution of the agency and may be issued in one or more series and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times not exceeding 50 years from the date thereof, bear interest at such rate or rates or bear interest at such variable or formula rate or rates not to exceed such maximum rate or rates, be in such denomination or denominations, be in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such conversion or registration privileges, have such rank or priority, be executed in such manner, be payable from such sources, in such medium of payment, at such place or places within or without the State, and be subject to such terms of redemption (with or without premium) as such resolution or resolutions may provide.
e. Bonds of the agency may be sold at public or private sale at the price or prices as the agency determines.
f. Bonds may be issued under the provisions of this act without obtaining the consent of any department, division, commission, board, bureau or agency of the State, and without any other proceeding or the happening of any other conditions or other things than those proceedings, conditions or things which are specifically required by this act.
g. Bonds of the agency issued under the provisions of this act shall not be in any way a debt or liability of the State or of any political subdivision thereof other than the agency and shall not create or constitute any indebtedness, liability or obligation of the State or of any such political subdivision or be or constitute a pledge of the faith and credit of the State or of any such political subdivision but all such bonds, unless funded or refunded by bonds, shall be payable solely from revenues or funds pledged or available for their payment as authorized in this act. Each bond shall contain on its face a statement to the effect that the agency is obligated to pay the principal thereof or the interest thereon only from revenues or funds of the agency and that neither the State nor any political subdivision thereof is obligated to pay such principal or interest and that neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the State or any political subdivision thereof is pledged to the payment of the principal of or the interest on such bonds.
h. All expenses incurred in carrying out the provisions of this act shall be payable solely from revenues or funds provided or to be provided under the provisions of this act and nothing in this act shall be construed to authorize the agency to incur any indebtedness or liability on behalf of or payable by the State or any political subdivision thereof.
L.1983, c. 530, s. 20, eff. Jan. 17, 1984.
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