Section 41-10-674Authorization to issue bonds.
(a) General. The authority is authorized from time to time to sell and issue the bonds in one or more series in an aggregate principal amount of up to one hundred three million seven hundred sixty thousand dollars ($103,760,000) in order to provide the funds to pay project costs, ancillary costs and training costs. In addition, proceeds of the bonds in an amount up to four million six hundred fifty-five thousand dollars ($4,655,000) shall be used to pay the cost of reconstructing and improving the flood levee located in Elba, Alabama and proceeds in an amount up to five million eight hundred ten thousand dollars ($5,810,000) shall be used to pay the cost of reconstructing and improving the flood levee located in Geneva, Alabama. Of the proceeds of the bonds an amount up to seven hundred sixty thousand dollars ($760,000) shall be allocated for the acquisition of high technology and audio-visual equipment for an advanced aerospace training facility for Boeing.
(b) Source of payment. The bonds authorized herein shall be solely and exclusively an obligation of the authority and shall not create an obligation or debt of the state. Such bonds shall not be general obligations of the authority but shall be payable solely from the pledged revenues.
(c) Security for the bonds. The principal of and interest on the bonds shall be secured by a pledge of the pledged revenues on a parity of lien with the pledge thereof in favor of all other bonds previously issued by the authority. The resolution under which the bonds are authorized by the authority to be issued and any trust indenture may contain any agreements and provisions respecting the rights, duties, and remedies of the parties to any such instrument and the parties for the benefit for whom any such instrument is made and the rights and remedies available in the event of default as the authority shall deem advisable.
(d) General provisions respecting form, sale, and execution of the bonds. All bonds shall be issued and executed in the form and in the manner set forth in the Enabling Act. The bonds shall be sold only at public sale or sales, based on sealed bids received either electronically or on paper, after such advertisement as may be prescribed by the authority, to the bidder whose bid reflects the lowest true interest cost to the state computed to the respective maturities of the bonds sold; provided, however, that if no bid deemed acceptable by the authority is received, all bids may be rejected and the authority subsequently may re-offer the bonds for competitive sale.
(e) State Treasurer as registrar, transfer agent, and paying agent. The State Treasurer shall be registrar, transfer agent, and paying agent for the bonds and shall have the power to appoint any financial institution as depository for such proceeds. The State Treasurer may designate named individuals who are employees of the state and who are assigned to the State Treasurer's office to authenticate the bonds.
(f) Trustee for the pledged revenues. The authority shall appoint a financial institution having general trust powers to serve as trustee for the bondholders with authority to hold the pledged revenues and to administer any indenture funds including, without limitation, any debt service reserve fund that may be necessary for the issuance of the bonds. Any such trustee shall at all times be the same as the trustee for all other outstanding bonds issued by the authority.
(Act 2001-691, p. 1430, §5.)