N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 1470-H
Bonds of the authority


The authority shall have the power and is hereby authorized from time to time to issue its negotiable bonds for any purpose mentioned in section fourteen hundred seventy-c hereof, including the acquisition, construction, reconstruction and repair of personal and real property of all kinds deemed by the board to be necessary or desirable to carry out such purpose, as well as to pay such expenses as may be deemed by the board necessary or desirable to the financing thereof and placing the project or projects in operation in the aggregate principal amount of not exceeding fifteen million dollars outstanding at any one time. 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 purpose hereinabove described. 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. In computing the total amount of bonds of the authority which may at any time be outstanding the amount of the outstanding bonds to be refunded from the proceeds of the sale of new bonds or by exchange for new bonds shall be excluded. 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. Notwithstanding the fact that the bonds may be payable from a special fund, if they are otherwise of such form and character as to be negotiable instruments under article eight of the uniform commercial code the bonds shall be and are hereby made negotiable instruments within the meaning of and for all the purposes of article eight of the uniform commercial code, subject only to the provisions of the bonds for registration.


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 payable annually or semi-annually, 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 public or private sale for such price or prices as the authority shall determine.


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:


pledging all or any part of the revenues of a project or projects to secure the payment of the bonds, subject to such agreements with bondholders as may then exist;


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


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


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


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;


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;


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


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


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 the rights, powers, and duties of the trustees appointed by the bondholders pursuant to section fourteen hundred seventy-o 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;


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


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 instrument by which a pledge is created need be recorded.


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.


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.


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 convenants 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 § 1470-O (Remedies of bondholders)section fourteen hundred seventy-o of this title 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 fourteen hundred seventy-o upon a trustee appointed by bondholders. * NB City of Rome Parking Authority ceased to exist 12/31/2000 per § 1470-b, and thereafter until all liabilities have been met/discharged, and all bonds paid/discharged

Source: Section 1470-H — Bonds of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/1470-H (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

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