(a) The governing bodies of the counties in this state are hereby authorized, for and on behalf of their respective counties, to make temporary loans in anticipation of the receipt of payments from the United States under the State and Local Fiscal Assistance Act of 1972 (31 U.S.C. §1221 et seq.) and to issue certificates evidencing such loans and to pledge a sufficient amount of said anticipated receipts to secure the repayment of such loan or loans.
(b) Such loans shall not be for a sum greater than the amount of such anticipated receipts less interest from the time of such loan until the time of the anticipated receipt of such funds.
(c) All certificates issued under the authority of this section and all interest thereon shall be exempt from taxation.