TITLE 24
Highways

CHAPTER 24-12
Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority

SECTION 24-12-40.C


§ 24-12-40.C Additional state guaranteed and revenue bonds for Newport Bridge.

Notwithstanding any of the foregoing provisions of this chapter, the authority is hereby authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance at one time or from time to time for completion of the Newport Bridge seven million dollars ($7,000,000) aggregate principal amount of bonds of the authority consisting of (1) state guaranteed bonds of the authority in the aggregate principal amount of not exceeding three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) and designated "Newport Bridge bonds – Guaranteed by the state," and (2) with the approval of the governor, revenue bonds of the authority in the aggregate principal amount of not exceeding three million five hundred thousand dollars ($3,500,000) and designated "Newport Bridge revenue bonds." The state guaranteed bonds and revenue bonds shall be in addition to the bonds of the authority authorized pursuant to the foregoing provisions of this chapter, and the issuance thereof and the maturities and other details thereof (including the approval of the maturities of the state guaranteed bonds by the general treasurer) shall be governed by the provisions of § 24-12-40B insofar as § 24-12-40B may be applicable and consistent with the provisions of this section. The state guaranteed bonds and revenue bonds shall be treated, respectively, as state guaranteed bonds and revenue bonds issued pursuant to § 24-12-40B for the purposes of deposits to the credit of and payments from the special funds established pursuant thereto; provided, however that the proceeds of the additional state guaranteed bonds shall be deposited to the credit of a special bond reserve fund to be held by the general treasurer and applied (together with any investment income therefrom), first, to the reimbursement of the state for all payments theretofore made by the state for interest due on outstanding "Newport Bridge bonds – Guaranteed by the state" of the authority pursuant to the guaranty of the state endorsed on the bonds, and second, to the payment, pursuant to the guaranty, of interest becoming due on "Newport Bridge bonds – Guaranteed by the state" of the authority, including the additional state guaranteed bonds issued under the provisions of this section. The authority is further authorized, subject to the approval of the general treasurer, to provide by resolution for the issuance of bonds of the authority for the purpose of refunding any of the additional state guaranteed bonds. The state hereby guarantees the payment of the principal of and the interest on all the additional state guaranteed bonds, including any bonds issued to refund the bonds, issued under the provisions of this section as the bonds respectively become due and payable, and the full faith and credit of the state is hereby pledged for the payment, and a statement to that effect shall be endorsed on the bonds by the general treasurer.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1966, ch. 228, § 1.)