Section 11-56-8

Powers generally.

The corporation shall have the following powers, together with all powers incidental thereto or necessary to the discharge thereof in corporate form:

(1) To have succession by its corporate name until dissolved as provided in this chapter;

(2) To sue and be sued and to prosecute and defend civil actions in any court having jurisdiction of the subject matter and of the parties;

(3) To make use of a corporate seal and to alter the same at pleasure;

(4) To adopt and alter bylaws for the regulation and conduct of its affairs and business;

(5) To acquire, whether by purchase, gift, lease, devise, or otherwise property of every description which the board may deem necessary to the acquisition, construction, improvement, enlargement, operation, or maintenance of a project and to hold title thereto;

(6) To construct, enlarge, equip, improve, maintain, and operate one or more projects;

(7) To borrow money for any of its corporate purposes and to sell and issue in evidence of such borrowing its interest-bearing revenue bonds;

(8) To sell and issue refunding revenue bonds;

(9) To secure any of its bonds by pledge and indenture as provided in this chapter;

(10) To appoint, employ, and compensate such agents, architects, and attorneys as the business of the corporation may require;

(11) To provide for such insurance as the board may deem advisable;

(12) To invest in obligations that are direct general obligations of the United States of America or that are unconditionally guaranteed as to both principal and interest by the United States of America any of its funds that the board may determine are not presently needed for its corporate purposes;

(13) To contract, lease, and make lease agreements respecting its properties or any thereof; and

(14) To sell and convey any of its properties that may have become obsolete or worn out or that may no longer be needed or useful in connection with or in the operation of any project; provided, that it shall not have the power to sell or convey any project substantially as a whole except as provided in this chapter.

(Acts 1955, No. 493, p. 1116, §8.)