The governing body of any municipality may, without any election, issue bonds of the municipality for the purpose of refunding a like or greater face amount of the principal of any matured or unmatured bonds of such municipality then outstanding whether the bonds to be refunded belong to one class or to two or more classes or to one issue or to two or more issues. The proceedings authorizing any refunding bonds shall clearly identify the bonds to be refunded thereby. Without limiting the generality of any of the foregoing, it is specifically declared that serial bonds shall be included in the classes and issues of bonds which may be refunded hereunder. Bonds which any municipality is legally obligated to pay, although not issued in the name of such municipality, shall be considered bonds of such municipality for the purposes of this section.
The governing body of any municipality may without an election issue bonds of the municipality for the purpose of funding any unpaid interest then accrued on any matured or unmatured bonds of the municipality and also for the purpose of funding or refunding such amount or portion of any judgment rendered against the municipality as represents either principal or interest or both principal and interest of any bonded indebtedness of the municipality together with any unpaid interest then accrued on such amount or such portion of such judgment. The bonds, the interest on which is to be funded or refunded or on which such judgment was rendered, may belong to one class or to two or more classes or to one issue or to two or more issues. Any bonds issued under the authority of this section may be sold in the manner provided by Section 11-81-11 or may be delivered in exchange for any evidence of indebtedness so funded or refunded or may be delivered to the holder of such indebtedness upon its extinguishment or cancellation and in full satisfaction thereof.
The holders of all refunding and funding bonds issued under the provisions of this section, whether such bonds shall have been delivered in exchange for the indebtedness refunded or funded thereby or shall have been sold and the proceeds thereof applied to the retirement of such indebtedness, shall be subrogated to all the rights and powers of the holders of such indebtedness, unless otherwise expressly provided in the ordinance or resolution authorizing the issuance of such refunding or funding bonds.
The provisions of this section shall apply to all types of bonds issued under this article.