Section 8-6-120

Certificate of notification; representation that industrial revenue bonds have been approved prohibited.

In the event that (1) 20 days shall have expired after the filing by an issuer of the notification required by Section 8-6-115 describing proposed industrial revenue bonds to be issued by it, or the director shall have waived, shortened or, with the consent of the issuer, extended such waiting period and (2) no stop order shall then be effective as to the proposed industrial revenue bonds, the director shall provide such issuer with a certificate substantially as follows:
CERTIFICATE OF NOTIFICATION

The _____ of _____ (the issuer) has filed in my office a notification under Act No. 586 of the 1978 Regular Session of the Alabama Legislature stating its intention to issue $_____ of its _____ Industrial Revenue Bonds and no stop order is effective as to the issue of such bonds. This certificate is not an approval of said bonds, and it is unlawful for any person to represent that such bonds have been approved by the director, the commission or any other agency of the state.

This _____ day of _____, 2__

_______________________________
Director

It shall be unlawful for any issuer to issue any industrial revenue bonds under the authority of the authorizing act unless the foregoing certificate with respect to such industrial revenue bonds shall have been issued by the director or unless the proposed industrial revenue bonds shall have been reauthorized by the governing body of the issuer pursuant to Section 8-6-116 or shall have been judicially validated pursuant to Sections 8-6-118 and 8-6-119. When a certificate of notification shall have been issued by the director, no stop order thereafter issued either by the director or the commission with respect to the industrial revenue bonds described in such certificate shall be effective unless, prior to the issuance of the industrial revenue bonds described in such certificate, such stop order shall have been served personally upon the person who signed the notification in behalf of the issuer and upon each bond counsel named in the notification with respect to the industrial revenue bonds described in such certificate. When the industrial revenue bonds described in a certificate of notification shall have been issued, such certificate shall be conclusive evidence of formal compliance by the issuer with this article, and the failure of the issuer to comply with any requirement of this article in issuing the industrial revenue bonds described in such certificate shall not affect the validity of such industrial revenue bonds. In the event that any industrial revenue bonds shall be issued without a certificate of notification having been issued with respect thereto, the holder of any such bonds shall, in addition to any other right he may have by statute or law, have the right of rescission as to such bonds; provided, that such right shall be exercised within 12 months of the date on which such bonds shall have been delivered by the issuer and paid for; and provided further, that any right of recovery against the issuer shall be limited to the then unexpended proceeds of such bonds. In the event that the director shall refuse to issue a certificate of notification to any issuer entitled thereto, an appeal shall lie to the commission or the Circuit Court of Montgomery County, which shall have jurisdiction to require the director forthwith to issue any certificate wrongfully withheld.

It shall be unlawful for any issuer or any person, firm, or corporation to represent that an issue of industrial revenue bonds has been approved by the director or the commission or any agency of the state, whether the certificate herein provided for shall have been issued or not.

(Acts 1978, No. 586, p. 681, §11.)