N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1433
Bonds of the authority


1.

The authority shall have the power and is hereby authorized from time to time to issue its bonds in conformity with applicable provisions of the uniform commercial code in such principal amounts as may be determined by the authority to be necessary to pay all or part of the cost of any project or any other corporate purpose. The authority shall have power from time to time and whenever it deems refunding expedient, to refund any bonds 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. The refunding bonds may be exchanged for the bonds to be refunded, with such cash adjustments as may be agreed, or may be sold and the proceeds applied to the purchase or payment of the bonds to be refunded. Except as may otherwise be expressly provided by the authority, the bonds of every issue shall be general obligations of the authority payable out of any moneys or revenues of the authority, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular moneys or revenues.

2.

The bonds shall be authorized by resolution of the board and shall bear such date or dates, mature at such time or times, not exceeding thirty years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rate or rates, 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 may be sold at private sale subject to the approval of the state comptroller or at a public sale for such price or prices as the authority shall determine.

3.

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 thereby authorized, as to (a) pledging all or any part of the revenues derived by the authority from the ownership or operation of, or otherwise in connection with, any project or projects or any part or parts thereof to secure the payment of the bonds, or of any issue thereof, subject to such agreements with bondholders as may then exist;

(b)

the rates, rentals, fees and other charges to be charged, and the amounts to be raised in each year thereby, and the use and disposition of revenues;

(c)

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

(d)

limitations on the right of the authority to restrict and regulate the use of a project;

(e)

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 of any issue of the bonds;

(f)

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

(g)

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;

(h)

limitations on the amount of moneys derived from a project to be expended for operating, administrative or other expenses of the authority;

(i)

vesting in a trustee or trustees such property, 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 section one thousand four hundred thirty-nine hereof, and limiting or abrogating the right of the bondholders to appoint a trustee under said section or limiting the rights, duties and powers of such trustee;

(j)

any other matters, of like or different character, which in any way affect the security or protection of the bonds.

4.

It is the intention hereof that any pledge of revenues or other moneys made by the authority shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made; that the revenues or other moneys so pledged and thereafter received by the authority shall immediately be subject to the lien of such pledge without any physical delivery thereof or further act; and that the lien of any such pledge shall be valid and binding as against all parties having claims of any kind in tort, contract or otherwise against the authority irrespective of whether such parties have notice thereof. Neither the resolution nor any other security instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded or filed.

5.

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

6.

The authority shall have power out of any funds available therefor to purchase bonds. The authority may hold, cancel or resell such bonds, subject to and in accordance with agreements with bondholders.

7.

In the discretion of the authority, the bonds may be secured by a trust indenture by and between the authority and a corporate trustee, which may be any trust company or bank having the powers of a trust company in the state of New York. Such trust indenture may contain such provisions for protecting and enforcing the rights and remedies of the bondholders as may be reasonable and proper and not in violation of law, including covenants setting forth the duties of the authority in relation to the construction, maintenance, operation, repair and insurance of the project or projects, and the custody, safeguarding and application of all moneys, and may provide that the project or projects shall be constructed and paid for under the supervision and approval of consulting engineers. Notwithstanding the provisions of section one thousand four hundred thirty-two, the authority may provide by such trust indenture for the payment of the proceeds of the bonds and the revenues of the project or projects to the trustee under such trust indenture or other depository, and for the method of disbursement thereof, with such safeguards and restrictions as it may determine. All expenses incurred in carrying out such trust indenture may be treated as a part of the cost of maintenance, operation, and repairs of the project or projects. If the bonds shall be secured by a trust indenture, the bondholders shall have no authority to appoint a separate trustee to represent them, and the trustee under such trust indenture shall have and possess all of the powers which are conferred by section one thousand four hundred thirty-nine upon a trustee appointed by bondholders.

Source: Section 1433 — Bonds of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1433 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 1433’s source at nysenate​.gov

Link Style