TITLE 24
Highways

CHAPTER 24-12
Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

SECTION 24-12-34


§ 24-12-34 Refunding bonds.

The authority is hereby authorized to provide for the issuance of revenue refunding bonds of the authority for the purpose of refunding any bonds then outstanding which shall have been issued under the provisions of this chapter, including the payment of any redemption premium thereon or any interest accrued or to accrue to the date of redemption of the bonds, the cost of issuing the refunding bonds and, if deemed advisable by the authority, for the additional purpose of constructing improvements, extensions or enlargements of the project in connection with which the bonds to be refunded shall have been issued. The authority is further authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance of its revenue bonds for the combined purpose of (1) refunding any bonds then outstanding which shall have been issued under the provisions of this chapter, including the payment of any redemption premium thereon and any interest accrued on or to accrue to the date of redemption of the bonds, and (2) paying all or any part of the cost of any additional project, and, if deemed advisable by the authority, the cost of any improvements, extensions, or enlargements. Pending the application of the proceeds of the revenue refunding bonds, with any other available funds, to the payment of the principal, accrued interest and premium of the bonds being refunded and, if so provided or permitted in the resolution authorizing the issuance of the revenue refunding bonds or in the trust agreement securing the bonds, to the payment of any interest on the refunding bonds, the authority may invest the proceeds in direct obligations of, or obligations the principal of and the interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America which shall mature, or which shall be subject to redemption by the holder thereof at the option of the holder, not later than the respective dates when the proceeds, together with the interest accruing thereon, will be required for the purposes intended or, in lieu of the investments, the authority may place all or part of the proceeds in interest bearing time deposits or make other similar arrangements with regard thereto which will assure that the proceeds, together with the interest accruing thereon, will be available when required for the purposes intended. The issuance of the bonds, the maturities and other details thereof, the rights of the holders thereof, and the rights, duties, and obligations of the authority in respect of the bonds shall be governed by the provisions of this chapter insofar as this chapter may be applicable.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1954, ch. 3390, § 15; G.L. 1956, § 24-12-34; P.L. 1960, ch. 219, §§ 1, 19; P.L. 1963, ch. 165, § 16; P.L. 1997, ch. 30, art. 36, § 1.)