(a) The compact shall be exempt from all taxes of the State of Alabama and its political subdivisions to the same extent as public schools and colleges. All receipts, from whatever source, are appropriated to the compact until expended and shall not lapse. The compact is authorized to solicit gifts and donations, and all gifts, grants, devises, and bequests shall be deductible from state income taxes in accordance with Section 40-18-15.
(b) All of the acts provided for in the body of the compact agreement are hereby specifically authorized and provided for, it being the intent of this article to incorporate and enact the entirety of the provisions of the compact into this code. The provisions of the compact and this article shall be liberally construed to effectuate the purposes of the article.