Section 41-10-456


Published: 2015

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Section 41-10-456

Section 41-10-456Powers of authority.

The authority shall have the following powers among others specified in this article: (1) to have succession by its corporate name until dissolved as provided in this article; (2) to sue and be sued and to prosecute and defend, at law or in equity, in any court having jurisdiction of the subject matter and of the parties thereto; (3) to have and to use a corporate seal and to alter the same at pleasure; (4) to make and alter all needful bylaws, rules and regulations for the transaction of the authority's business and the control of its property and affairs; (5) to establish a fiscal year; (6) to provide for the construction, renovation, reconstruction, improvement, alteration, addition, demolition, equipment, operation and maintenance of public office building facilities (including the State Capitol), surfacing and resurfacing of land for parking and other uses to produce revenue and for the procurement of sites and equipment for such facilities; (7) to receive, take and hold by sale, gift, lease, devise or otherwise, real and personal property of every description, and to manage the same; (8) to acquire by purchase, gift, or any other lawful means, and to transfer, convey or cause to be conveyed to the state, any real, personal or mixed property; (9) to borrow money and issue its bonds in evidence thereof subject to the provisions of this article; (10) to anticipate by the issuance of its bonds as hereinafter limited the receipt of the revenues from such public office buildings; (11) as security for the payment of the principal of and interest on its bonds, to enter into any lawful covenant and to pledge the revenues from such public office buildings; (12) to invest as hereinafter provided the proceeds from the sale of its bonds pending need therefor; (13) to make and enter into such contracts, leases, agreements and other actions as may be necessary or desirable to accomplish any corporate purpose and to exercise any power necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes of the authority or incidental to the powers expressly set out herein; (14) to appoint and employ such attorneys, agents, advisors, independent contractors, and employees as may, in the judgment of the board of directors, be necessary or desirable; and (15) to contract, lease and make lease arrangements as hereinafter provided for the use and occupation of all or any part of the public office buildings renovated, reconstructed, altered, added to, maintained or improved by it, other than the State Capitol.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-602, p. 1079, §7; Act 98-245, p. 404, §4; Act 2006-618, p. 1690, §3.)