(a) Any authority shall have the power to issue, sell, and deliver at any time and from time to time its bonds in such principal amount or amounts as its board shall determine to be necessary to provide funds:
(1) To finance the costs of a facility or facilities;
(2) To refund bonds theretofore issued or assumed by the authority;
(3) To provide funds to enable it to achieve any of its other corporate purposes; or
(4) To accomplish any one or more of the objectives referred to in subdivisions (1) through (4).
(b) Any such bonds may be executed and delivered by the authority at any time and from time to time, may be in such form and denominations and of such tenor and maturities, may be in registered or bearer form either as to principal or interest or both, may be payable in such installments and at such time or times, not exceeding 45 years from the date thereof, may be payable at such place or places whether within or without the State of Alabama, may bear interest at such rate or rates payable at such time or times and at such place or places and evidenced in such manner, and may contain such provisions not inconsistent with this chapter as shall be provided in the proceedings of the board whereunder such bonds shall be authorized to be issued. If such action shall be deemed advisable by the board, there may be retained in the proceedings under which any of such bonds are authorized to be issued an option to redeem all or any part thereof as may be specified in such proceedings, at such price or prices and after such notice or notices and on such terms and conditions as may be set forth in such proceedings and as may be briefly recited in the face of such bonds, but nothing contained in this section shall be construed to confer on the authority any right or option to redeem any such bonds except as may be provided in the proceedings under which they shall be issued.
(c) All bonds issued by the authority shall be signed by the chairman of its board or other chief executive officer and attested by its secretary and the seal of the authority shall be affixed thereto, and any interest coupons applicable to the bonds of the authority shall be signed by the chairman of its board or other chief executive officer; provided, that a facsimile of the signature of one, but not both of said officers, may be printed or otherwise reproduced on any such bonds in lieu of a manual signature thereon, a facsimile of the seal of the authority may be printed or otherwise reproduced on any such bonds in lieu of being manually affixed thereto, and a facsimile of the signature of the chairman of its board or other chief executive officer may be printed or otherwise reproduced on any such interest coupons in lieu of a manual signature thereon.
(d) Prior to the preparation of definitive bonds, the authority may issue interim receipts or temporary bonds, with or without coupons, exchangeable for definitive bonds when such bonds shall have been executed and are available for delivery. The authority may also provide for the replacement of any bonds which shall become mutilated or shall be destroyed or lost.
(e) All obligations created or assumed and all bonds issued or assumed by the authority shall be solely and exclusively an obligation of the authority and shall not create an obligation or debt of the state, any determining subdivision, any county or municipality; provided, that the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to release the original obligor from liability on any bond or other obligation assumed by the authority.