64 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes § 1511 - Authority

§ 1511. Authority.

(a) Establishment.--There is established an independent authority to be known as the Commonwealth Financing Authority. The authority shall be an instrumentality of the Commonwealth and a body corporate and politic, with corporate succession.

(b) Governance.--The authority shall be governed by the board. The powers of the authority shall be exercised by the board.

(c) Expenses.--Expenses of the authority shall be paid from assets or income of the authority. Except as provided in this chapter or by other law, the Commonwealth shall not be responsible for funding the expenses of the authority.

(d) Fiscal year.--The fiscal year of the authority shall be the same as the fiscal year of the Commonwealth.

(e) Audit.--

(1) The accounts and books of the authority shall be examined and audited annually by an independent certified public accounting firm.

(2) The authority shall, by December 31 of each year, file a copy of the audit required by paragraph (1) with the Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives.

(f) Reports.--(Reserved).

(g) Publication.--The authority shall annually publish a concise financial statement in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

(h) Cooperation.--Executive agencies shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the authority without financial reimbursement.

(i) Existence and dissolution.--

(1) The authority shall exist until terminated by law.

(2) The authority may be dissolved by law if all outstanding liabilities of the authority, including bonds and other contractual obligations, have been fully paid, retired, satisfied or discharged or provision has been made for payment of all outstanding liabilities of the authority, including bonds and other contractual obligations. Upon the dissolution of the authority, all funds, assets and other property of the authority shall vest in the Commonwealth.

(j) Procurement.--The authority shall be considered as an independent agency for the purposes of 62 Pa.C.S. Pt. I (relating to Commonwealth procurement code).

(k) Limitation on action.--If any provision of this section or section 1512 (relating to board) is held invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the authority shall not borrow further moneys nor issue further bonds, and the authority shall not further disburse to any person proceeds of any issue of bonds previously authorized. All provisions of outstanding bonds of the authority and all rights and remedies of obligees of the authority under this chapter shall be and shall remain valid and enforceable.

(l) Relationship with department.--

(1) The department shall provide administrative services and staff, including staff legal counsel, to the authority and the board. The authority shall reimburse the department for the cost of providing the administrative services and staff.

(2) The authority may enter into agreements with the department setting forth the rights and obligations they have to each other in carrying out their respective responsibilities under and to further the intent of this chapter.

(m) Applicability.--The following acts shall apply to the authority and the board:

(1) The act of June 21, 1957 (P.L.390, No.212), referred to as the Right-to-Know Law.

(2) The act of July 19, 1957 (P.L.1017, No.451), known as the State Adverse Interest Act.

(3) The provisions of 65 Pa.C.S. Chs. 7 (relating to open meetings) and 11 (relating to ethics standards and financial disclosure).

Nonseverability. Section 6(2) of Act 22 of 2004 provided that if section 1511 or 1512 or the application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the remaining provisions or applications of Act 22 are void.

References in Text. The act of June 21, 1957 (P.L.390, No.212), referred to as the Right-to-Know Law, referred to in subsec. (m)(1), was repealed by the act of Feb. 14, 2008 (P.L.6, No.3), known as the Right-to-Know Law.

Cross References. Section 1511 is referred to in section 1504 of this title; section 3902 of Title 12 (Commerce and Trade).

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