New Jersey Revised Statutes § 55:19-27 - Additional Powers Of Authority

55:19-27.Additional powers of authority

8. a. In order to carry out the purposes and provisions of P.L.1996, c.62 (C.55:19-20 et al.), the authority, in addition to any powers granted to it elsewhere in P.L.1996, c.62 (C.55:19-20 et al.), shall have the authority to form, purchase or assume control of one or more subsidiaries, in the manner and for the purposes set forth in this section.

b. The authority may form a subsidiary by filing with the Secretary of State a certificate of incorporation, which may be amended from time to time and which shall set forth the name of the subsidiary, its duration, the location of its principal office, the joint owners thereof, and the purposes of the subsidiary.

c. The directors of the subsidiary shall be members or employees of the authority, who shall constitute at least a majority, and such other persons representing any joint owner or owners as may be provided for in the agreement in connection with the incorporation of the subsidiary.

d. The subsidiary shall have all the powers vested in the authority which the authority may delegate to it by terms of the agreement of incorporation, except that it shall not have the power to contract indebtedness independently of the authority. The subsidiary and any of its properties, functions and activities shall have all the privileges, immunities, tax exemptions and other exemptions as the authority's property, functions and activities. The subsidiary shall also be subject to the restrictions and limitations to which the authority is subject. The subsidiary shall be subject to suit as if it were the authority itself.

e. Whenever the State or any municipality, commission, public authority, agency, officer, department, board, or division is authorized and empowered for any purposes of P.L.1996, c.62 (C.55:19-20 et al.) to cooperate and enter into agreements with the authority or to grant any consent to the authority or to grant, convey, lease or otherwise transfer any property to the authority or to execute any document, the State or such municipality, commission, public authority, agency, officer, department, board, or division shall have the same authorization and power for any of such purposes to cooperate and enter into agreements with the subsidiary, to grant consents to the subsidiary, to grant, convey, lease or otherwise transfer property to the subsidiary and to execute documents for the subsidiary.

f. Among the powers that shall be granted to a subsidiary corporation established by the authority, or which may be exercised by the authority itself, are:

(1) the power to participate as a co-owner or co-venturer in any activity financed by a loan from the authority; and

(2) the power to issue its stock and employ the proceeds of such sales for capital investment in, or other expenses in connection with, the projects of the subsidiary, upon authorization by the authority.


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