Section 2-3A-30

Issuance of bonds; obligation of state; proceeds; specifications.

In order to implement Constitutional Amendment 618 authorizing the issuance by the state of $52,000,000 in principal amount of its general obligation bonds, which amendment was proposed by Act 98-378 of the 1998 Regular Session of the Legislature, the Alabama Agricultural Development Authority shall, in addition to all other powers that may be exercised by said authority, have the power to issue and sell for the state, subject to the approval of the Governor, interest bearing general obligation bonds of the state not in excess of $52,000,000 in principal amount, as authorized by said amendment. Such bonds shall not be obligations of said authority but shall be general obligations of the State of Alabama with the full faith and credit and taxing power of the state to be pledged to the prompt and faithful payment of the principal thereof and the interest and redemption premium (if any) thereon. The proceeds from the sale of such bonds shall be used exclusively for the purposes described in the aforesaid constitutional amendment. Such bonds may be sold and issued in one or more series at any time and from time to time, may have such series designations, may be in such forms, principal amounts, denominations and numbers, may be of such tenor and maturities, may bear such date or dates, may be payable in such installments and at such time or times, may be payable at such place or places within or without the state, may bear interest at such rate or rates payable and evidenced in such manner, may contain provisions for redemption at the option of the state to be exercised by said authority on such date or dates prior to their respective maturities and upon payment of such redemption price or prices, and may contain such other provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of said amendment and this article, all as shall be provided by the board of directors of said authority in the resolution or resolutions pursuant to which such bonds shall be authorized, sold, and issued.

(Act 98-497, p. 1063, §1.)