N.Y. Public Housing Law Section 51
Liability of state or municipality


1.

The bonds or other obligations of an authority shall not be a debt of the state or the municipality and neither the state nor the municipality shall be liable thereon nor shall an authority have power in any way to pledge the credit of the state or the municipality, nor shall the transfer from the authority to the municipality or the vesting in the municipality of property theretofore belonging to an authority impose upon the municipality any obligations except such as it may expressly assume. The foregoing provisions shall not apply in the event of a guaranty by a municipality of the bonds or obligations of an authority.

2.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the foregoing paragraph, a municipality shall be liable for the repayment of any loans and interest thereon made by the state to an authority, acting as an instrumentality of such municipality.

Source: Section 51 — Liability of state or municipality, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/PBG/51 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

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Organization of authorities
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Scope of authority’s jurisdiction
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Officers and employees
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Transfer of officers and employees
34
Vacancies and removals
35
Non-liability of authority members
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Disqualification of members and employees of authorities
37
Powers of authority
38
An authority shall file with the commissioner a copy of each proposed project embodying the plans, layout, estimated costs and proposed m...
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Projects financed solely by authorities
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Aid from and cooperation with federal government
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Power to issue authority bonds
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Provisions of authority bonds
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Signature on authority bonds
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Repurchase of authority bonds
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Suit on authority bonds
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Bond covenants of an authority
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Guaranteed indebtedness of an authority
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Authority obligations as legal investments and legal security for deposits by public officers
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Foreclosure and other remedies against an authority
51
Liability of state or municipality
52
Tax exemptions of an authority
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Depositories of authority funds
54
Filing by authority of by-laws, rules and regulations
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Projects undertaken by municipalities
55‑A
Facilities incidental or appurtenant to a project
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Authorities created prior to the enactment of this chapter
57
Dissolution of authorities
58
Sale or lease of municipal projects by authorities
58‑A
Sale of dwelling units by authorities
58‑B
Sale or lease of project in connection with federal program of assistance for low income housing
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Disposal of records
60
Reproduction of records
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Tenant meetings in common areas

Accessed:
Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 51’s source at nysenate​.gov

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