Section 11-28-1

Legislative intent.

It is the intention of the Legislature by the passage of this chapter to authorize each county in the State of Alabama: (i) to sell and issue warrants for the purpose of financing the costs of acquiring, by construction, purchase or otherwise, any public facilities described in Section 11-28-1.1 that such county may be lawfully authorized to acquire at the time of the issuance of such warrants and (ii) to sell and issue warrants for the purpose of refunding any bonds, notes, warrants or other instruments evidencing valid debt at any time incurred or assumed by such county to pay the costs of acquiring such public facilities or to refund debt that, through one or more prior refundings, had been initially incurred for the payment of such costs, it being the intention of this chapter that any debt of such county may be refunded by warrants issued under this chapter irrespective of whether such debt was initially incurred under this chapter or under other provisions of law, whether such debt constituted a general obligation of such county or was a limited obligation payable solely from one or more specified sources, whether such debt was initially incurred by such county or was initially incurred by another public body and thereafter assumed by such county, and whether such debt was incurred or assumed by such county before or after December 21, 1983. This chapter shall be liberally construed in conformity with the intention expressed in the preceding sentence; provided, however, that nothing contained in this chapter shall be construed to give any county new or increased authority to acquire any public facility described in Section 11-28-1.1 beyond the authority with respect to such public facility which such county may have pursuant to laws other than this chapter.

(Acts 1983, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 83-75, p. 78, §1; Acts 1983, 4th Ex. Sess., No. 83-921, p. 192, §1.)