N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1232-G
Bonds of the authority


1.

The authority shall have the power and is hereby authorized from time to time to issue bonds in such principal amounts, not to exceed three hundred fifty million dollars ($350,000,000), as it may determine to be necessary to pay the cost of any project or for any other of its corporate purposes, including the establishment of reserves to secure the bonds, the payment of principal of, premium, if any, and interest on the bonds and the payment of incidental expenses in connection therewith. The aggregate principal amount of such bonds, notes or other obligations shall exclude bonds, notes or other obligations issued to refund or otherwise repay bonds, notes or other obligations theretofore issued for such purpose. The authority shall have power from time to time to refund any bond, including bonds of the county issued to pay the cost of any project, by the issuance of new bonds, whether the bonds to be refunded have or have not matured, and may issue bonds partly to refund bonds then outstanding and partly for any other corporate purpose of the authority. Bonds issued by the authority may be general obligations secured by the faith and credit of the authority or may be special obligations payable solely out of particular revenues or other moneys as may be designated in the proceedings of the authority under which the bonds shall be authorized to be issued, subject to priority only to any agreements with the holders of outstanding bonds pledging any particular property, revenues, earnings or moneys. The authority may also enter into loan agreements, lines of credit and other security agreements and obtain for or on its behalf letters of credit, insurance, guarantees or other credit enhancements to the extent available, in each case for securing its bonds or to provide direct payment of any costs that the authority is authorized to pay.

2.

Bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the authority, be in such denominations, bear such date or dates and mature at such time or times as such resolution may provide, except that bonds and any renewals thereof shall mature within forty years from the date of original issuance of any such bonds or within the applicable period of probable usefulness of the object or purpose financed as set forth in the local finance law assuming such provision was applicable, whichever is less. Bonds shall be subject to such terms of redemption, bear interest at such rate or rates, be payable at such times, be in such form, either coupon or registered, carry such registration privileges, be executed in such manner, be payable in such medium of payment at such place or places, and be subject to such terms and conditions as such resolution may provide. Bonds may be sold at public or private sale for such price or prices as the authority shall determine, provided that no bonds of the authority, other than obligations designated as notes, shall be sold by the authority at private sale unless such sale and the terms thereof have been approved in writing by the comptroller, or by the state director of the budget, where such sale is to be to the comptroller. The authority may pay all expenses, premiums and commissions which it may deem necessary or advantageous in connection with the issuance and sale of bonds.

3.

The authority shall have the power and is hereby authorized to assume any bonds of the county issued and sold to the New York state environmental facilities corporation and in connection therewith to issue its bonds to the New York state environmental facilities corporation in substitution therefor.

4.

Any resolution or resolutions authorizing bonds or any issue of bonds may contain provisions which may be a part of the contract with the holders of the bonds thereby authorized as to:

(a)

pledging all or any part of the revenues of the authority, together with any other moneys or property of the authority to secure the payment of the bonds or any costs of the issuance thereof, including but not limited to any contracts, earnings or proceeds of any grant to the authority received from any private or public source, subject to such agreements with bondholders as may then exist;

(b)

the setting aside of reserves and the creation of sinking funds and the regulation and disposition thereof;

(c)

limitations on the purpose to which the proceeds from the sale of bonds may be applied;

(d)

limitations on the right of the authority to restrict and regulate the use of the project or part thereof in connection with which bonds are issued;

(e)

limitations on the issuance of additional bonds, the terms upon which additional bonds may be issued and secured and the refunding of outstanding or other bonds;

(f)

the procedure, if any, by which the terms of any contract with bondholders may be amended or abrogated, including the proportion of bondholders which must consent thereto, and the manner in which such consent may be given;

(g)

the creation of special funds into which any revenues or moneys may be deposited;

(h)

the terms and provisions of any trust, deed, mortgage or indenture securing the bonds under which the bonds may be issued;

(i)

vesting in a trustee or trustees such properties, rights, powers and duties in trust as the authority may determine, which may include any or all of the rights, powers and duties of the trustee appointed by the bondholders pursuant to § 1232-H (Remedies of bondholders)section twelve hundred thirty-two-h of this title and limiting or abrogating the rights of the bondholders to appoint a trustee under such section or limiting the rights, duties and powers of such trustee;

(j)

defining the acts or omissions to act which may constitute a default in the obligations and duties of the authority to the bondholders and providing for the rights and remedies of the bondholders in the event of such default, including as a matter of right the appointment of a receiver; provided, however, that such rights and remedies shall not be inconsistent with the general laws of the state and other provisions of this title; notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, nothing contained in this title shall be deemed to restrict the right of the state or county of Nassau to amend, modify or otherwise alter laws, ordinances, resolutions or agreements imposing or relating to taxes or fees or appropriations relating thereto. The authority shall not include in any resolution or contract or agreement with the holder of its bonds any provision which provides that a default shall occur as a result of the state or county exercising its right to amend, modify or otherwise alter laws, ordinances, resolutions or agreements imposing or relating to taxes or fees or appropriations relating thereto;

(k)

limitations on the power of the authority to sell or otherwise dispose of any project or any part thereof or other property;

(l)

limitations on the amount of revenues and other moneys to be expended for administrative or other expenses of the authority;

(m)

the payment of the proceeds of bonds, revenues and other moneys to a trustee or other depository, and for the method of disbursement thereof with such safeguards and restrictions as the authority may determine; and

(n)

any other matters of like or different character which may in any way affect the security or protection of the bonds or the rights and remedies of bondholders.

5.

In addition to the powers conferred by this section upon the authority to secure its bonds, the authority shall have power in connection with the issuance of bonds to adopt resolutions and enter into such trust indentures, agreements or other instruments as the authority may deem necessary, convenient or desirable concerning the use or disposition of its revenues or other moneys or property, including the mortgaging of any of its properties and the entrusting, pledging or creation of any other security interest in any such revenues, moneys or properties and the doing of any act (including refraining from doing any act) which the authority would have the right to do in the absence of such agreements. The authority shall have power to enter into amendments of any such agreements within the powers granted to the authority by this title and to perform such agreements. The provisions of any such agreements may be made a part of the contract with the holders of bonds of the authority.

6.

Notwithstanding any provision of the uniform commercial code to the contrary, any pledge of or other security interest in revenues, moneys, accounts, contract rights, general intangibles or other personal property made or created by the authority shall be valid, binding and perfected from the time when such pledge is made or other security interest attaches without any physical delivery of the collateral or further act, and the lien of any such pledge or other security interest shall be valid, binding and perfected against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the authority irrespective of whether or not such parties have notice thereof. No instrument by which such a pledge or security interest is created nor any financing statement need be recorded or filed.

7.

Whether or not the bonds are of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under the terms of the uniform commercial code, the bonds are hereby made negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all the purposes of the uniform commercial code, subject only to the provisions of the bonds for registration.

8.

Neither the members of the authority nor any person executing bonds shall be liable personally thereon or be subject to any personal liability or accountability by reason of the issuance thereof.

9.

The authority, subject to such agreements with bondholders as then may exist, shall have the power, out of any moneys available therefor, to purchase bonds of the authority, which shall thereupon be cancelled.

10.

The authority shall have the power and is hereby authorized to issue negotiable notes only for the purpose of paying the cost of any project or for any other of its corporate purposes in conformity with applicable provisions of the uniform commercial code 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 issuance of such original note.

Source: Section 1232-G — Bonds of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1232-G (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Accessed:
Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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