N.Y. Public Authorities Law Section 661
Bonds of the authority


The authority shall have the power and is hereby authorized from time to time to issue its negotiable bonds in conformity with applicable provisions of the uniform commercial code for any corporate purpose in the aggregate principal amount of not exceeding an amount fixed by the county legislature from time to time by ordinance. 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. 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, every issue of the bonds shall be general obligations payable out of any moneys or revenues of the authority, subject only to any agreements with the holders of particular bonds pledging any particular tolls or revenues.


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 forty years from their respective dates, bear interest at such rate or rates, as the board shall determine and shall be payable 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 such medium of payment, 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.


The bonds may be issued for any corporate purpose of the authority.


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 tolls and revenues of the project to secure the payment of the bonds subject to such agreements with bondholders as may then exist;


the rates of the tolls to be charged, and the amounts to be raised in each year by tolls, and the use and disposition of the tolls and other 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 the project in connection with which such bonds are issued;


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 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 any 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 of the rights, powers and duties of the trustee appointed by the bondholders pursuant to section six hundred sixty-six hereof, and limiting or abrogating the right of the bondholders to appoint a trustee under said section hereof 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 tolls or other revenues or other moneys made by the authority shall be valid and binding from the time when the pledge is made; that the tolls or other 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.

Source: Section 661 — Bonds of the authority, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBA/661 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

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