N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 368
Remedies of noteholders and bondholders


1.

In the event that the authority shall default in the payment of principal of or interest on any issue of notes or bonds after the same shall become due, whether at maturity or upon call for redemption, and such default shall continue for a period of thirty days, or in the event that the authority shall fail or refuse to comply with the provisions of this title, or shall default in any agreement made with the holders of any issue of notes or bonds, the holders of twenty-five per centum in aggregate principal amount of the notes or bonds of such issue then outstanding, by instrument or instruments filed in the office of the clerk of the county of Albany and proved or acknowledged in the same manner as a deed to be recorded, may appoint a trustee to represent the holders of such notes or bonds for the purposes herein provided.

2.

Such trustee may, and upon written request of the holders of twenty-five per centum in principal amount of such notes or bonds then outstanding shall, in his or its own name (a) by mandamus or other suit, action or proceeding at law or in equity enforce all rights of the noteholders or bondholders, including the right to require the authority to collect fees, rentals and charges adequate to carry out any agreements with the holders of such notes or bonds and to perform its duties under this title;

(b)

bring suit upon such notes or bonds;

(c)

by action or suit in equity, require the authority to account as if it were the trustee of an express trust for the holders of such notes or bonds;

(d)

by action or suit in equity, enjoin any acts or things which may be unlawful or in violation of the rights of the holders of such notes or bonds;

(e)

declare all such notes or bonds due and payable, and if all defaults shall be made good then with the consent of the holders of twenty-five per centum of the principal amount of such notes or bonds then outstanding, to annul such declaration and its consequences; provided, however, that this clause (e) shall not be applicable in the case of notes or bonds guaranteed by the state.

3.

Such trustee, whether or not the issue of bonds or notes represented by such trustee has been declared due and payable, shall be entitled as of right to the appointment of a receiver of any part or parts of the thruway, the fees, rentals, charges or other revenues of which are pledged for the security of the bonds or notes of such issue and such receiver may enter and take possession of such part or parts of the thruway and, subject to any pledge or agreement with bondholders, shall take possession of all moneys and other property derived from or applicable to the construction, operation, maintenance and reconstruction of such part or parts of the thruway and proceed with any construction thereon which the authority is under obligation to do and shall operate, maintain and reconstruct such part or parts of the thruway, and collect and receive all fees, rentals, charges and other revenues thereafter arising therefrom subject to any pledge thereof or agreement with bondholders or noteholders relating thereto and perform the public duties and carry out the agreements and obligations of the authority under the direction of the court. In any suit, action or proceeding by the trustee the fees, counsel fees and expenses of the trustee and of the receiver, if any, shall constitute taxable disbursements and all costs and disbursements allowed by the court shall be a first charge on any tolls, rentals and other revenues derived from such part or parts of the thruway.

4.

Such trustee shall in addition to the foregoing have and possess all of the powers necessary or appropriate for the exercise of any functions specifically set forth herein or incident to the general representation of bondholders or noteholders in the enforcement and protection of their rights.

5.

The supreme court shall have jurisdiction of any suit, action or proceeding by the trustee on behalf of such noteholders or bondholders. The venue of any such suit, action or proceeding shall be laid in the county of Albany.

6.

Before declaring the principal of notes or bonds not guaranteed by the state due and payable, the trustee shall first give thirty days’ notice in writing to the authority.

Source: Section 368 — Remedies of noteholders and bondholders, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/368 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

350
Short title
351
Definitions
352
New York State thruway authority
353
Purposes of the authority and benefits therefrom
354
Powers of the authority
355
Officers and employees
356
Thruway sections and connections
356‑A
Names and designations of thruway sections and connections
356‑B
Thruway to be designated as a section of a national network of Blue Star memorial highways
357
Right of authority to use state property
357‑A
State police and state payment for services
357‑B
Sharing employees, services and resources
357‑C
Indemnification and defense under shared services agreement
358
Acquisition of real property by the commissioner
358‑A
Acquisition of real property by the authority
359
Construction, reconstruction and improvement
359‑A
Procurement contracts
360
Operation and maintenance
361
Traffic control
361‑A
Restriction and regulation of advertising devices
361‑B
Jurisdiction in certain suits against the authority
361‑C
Tourist information facilities
361‑D
Agreement with the office of parks, recreation and historic preservation
362
Assistance by state officers, departments, boards, divisions and commissions
363
Annual report
364
Deposit and investment of moneys of the authority
365
Notes or bonds of the authority
366
Guaranty by the state
367
State’s right to require redemption of bonds
368
Remedies of noteholders and bondholders
369
Liability of state
370
Notes and bonds legal investments for public officers and fiduciaries
371
Tax exemption
372
Tax covenant
373
Agreement of the state
374
Title not affected if in part unconstitutional
375
Inconsistent provisions in other acts superseded
376
Further additional powers of the authority
377
Provision for servicing state vehicles with petroleum, etc
378
Specially priced commuter tickets
378‑A
Emergency service permits
379
Further additional powers of the authority to finance certain repayment obligations of the state in connection with the purchase of real ...
380
Further additional powers of the authority to finance certain local highway and bridge improvements and payments to the authority
381
Further additional powers of the authority
384
Additional powers of the authority to undertake and finance certain transportation projects
385
Additional powers of the authority to issue special dedicated highway and bridge trust fund bonds
386
Additional powers of the authority to issue special rail and aviation transportation bonds
386‑A
Financing of metropolitan transportation authority (MTA) transportation facilities
386‑B
Financing of peace bridge and transportation capital projects
387
Fees for searches and copies of accident and accident reconstruction reports
388
Limitation on powers of the authority
389
Information concerning services for human trafficking victims in facilities at service areas

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 368’s source at nysenate​.gov

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