Section 11-50A-14

Right to receivership upon default.

(a) In the event that the authority shall default in the payment of the principal of or interest on any of its bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes after they shall become due, whether at maturity or upon call for redemption, and such default shall continue for a period of 30 days, or if the authority shall default in any material respect in any agreement made with the holders of the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes, any holder of bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes, or trustee therefor, shall have the right to apply in an appropriate judicial proceeding to the Montgomery County circuit court for the appointment of a receiver for the project, the revenues of which were pledged for payment of the principal of and interest due on the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes, whether or not all bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes have been declared due and payable and whether or not the holder, or trustee therefor, is seeking or has sought to enforce any other right or to exercise any remedy in connection with the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes. Upon such application the circuit court, if it deems such action necessary for the protection of the holders of the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes, may appoint, and if the application is made by the holders of 25 percent in principal amount of the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes then outstanding or any trustee for holders of bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes in that principal amount, shall appoint, a receiver for the project.

(b) The receiver appointed pursuant to this section shall forthwith, directly or by his agents and attorneys, enter into and upon and take possession of the project or of the portion thereof or interest therein which is owned by the authority and, if the court so directs, may exclude the authority, its officers, agents, and employees and all persons claiming under them wholly therefrom and shall have, hold, use, operate, manage, and control the project and each and every part thereof, and, in the name of the authority or otherwise, as the receiver may deem best, shall exercise all the rights and powers of the authority with respect to the project as the authority itself might do. The receiver shall maintain, restore, insure, and keep insured the project or any portion or interest therein which is owned by the authority, and from time to time shall make all necessary or proper repairs as to the receiver may seem expedient, and shall establish and maintain rates and collect fees, tolls, and other charges in connection with the project as the receiver may deem necessary or proper and reasonable, and shall collect and receive all revenues and shall deposit them in a separate account and apply the revenues so collected and received in the manner directed by the court; provided, however, that the foregoing duties of the receiver shall be performed in a manner consistent with any and all existing contractual arrangements to which the authority may be a party, and the powers of the receiver shall be no greater than the powers of the authority.

(c) Whenever all that is due upon the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes, and interest thereon, and upon any other bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes, and interest thereon, having a charge, lien, or encumbrance on the revenues of the project under any of the terms of any covenants or agreements with holders of bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes shall have been cured and made good and it shall appear to the court that no default is imminent, the court shall direct the receiver to surrender possession of the project to the authority, and the same right of the holders of the bonds, bond anticipation notes or notes to secure the appointment of a receiver shall exist upon any subsequent default as provided in this section.

(d) The receiver shall, in the performance of the powers herein conferred upon him, act under the direction and supervision of the court making such appointment and shall at all times be subject to the orders and decrees of the court and may be removed by it. Nothing contained herein shall limit or restrict the jurisdiction of the court to enter any other and further orders and decrees as the court may deem necessary or appropriate for the exercise by the receiver of any functions specifically set forth herein; provided, however, the court shall not, in the exercise of the authority granted herein, be empowered to relieve the receiver of any obligation provided for by deed or contract between the authority and any other party.

(Acts 1981, No. 81-681, p. 1114, §14.)