Section 41-9-352Authority for issuance and sale of revenue bonds; form, terms, denomination, etc., generally; sale; redemption; payment of principal and interest on bonds and security therefor.
The commission shall have the power and authority to issue and sell at any time and from time to time its revenue bonds for the purpose of providing funds to acquire, transport, outfit, renovate, maintain, improve and berth the Battleship USS Alabama and to construct, improve, enlarge, complete, maintain, operate and equip the memorial park established in this article and for the payment of obligations incurred for such purpose or purposes; provided, however, that the first proceeds from the first revenue bonds issued under this section shall be used to repay the loan received from the Alabama State Docks Department.
The principal of and interest on any such bonds shall be payable solely out of the revenues derived from the project. All bond service payments shall be subordinate to the acquisition, establishment and maintenance of a reasonable maintenance and operating fund.
Any bonds of the commission may be delivered by it at any time and from time to time, shall be in such form and denominations and of such tenor and maturities, shall bear such rate or rates of interest, payable and evidenced in such manner, may contain provisions for redemption prior to maturity and may contain other provisions not inconsistent with this section, all as provided by duly adopted resolutions of the commission whereunder such bonds are authorized to be issued; provided, however, that no bond of the commission shall have a specified maturity date later than 30 years after its date. Each bond of the commission having a specified maturity date more than 10 years after its date shall be made subject to redemption at the option of the authority of the commission at the end of the tenth year after its date and on any interest payment date thereafter under such terms and conditions as may be provided in the resolution under which such bond is authorized to be issued.
Bonds of the commission may be sold at either public or private sale in such manner and at such time or times as may be determined by the commission to be most advantageous to it.
Bonds issued by the commission shall not be obligations of the State of Alabama but shall be payable solely out of the revenue derived from the park project in respect of which such bonds are issued. The principal of and the interest on the bonds shall be secured by a pledge of the revenues out of which the bonds shall be payable and by a pledge of the rentals or leases from any concessions granted by the commission and may be secured by nonforeclosable indenture covering the park project.
(Acts 1963, No. 481, p. 1028, §13.)