2018 Code of Alabama
Title 16 - EDUCATION.
Chapter 16 - ALABAMA PUBLIC SCHOOL AND COLLEGE AUTHORITY.
Section 16-16-2 - Legislative findings of fact and declaration of intent; liberal construction of chapter.
The Legislature hereby makes the findings of fact and declaration of intent hereinafter set forth in this section. The great increase during recent years in the number of students enrolled in the public schools and in other educational institutions in the state that are supported wholly or in part by the state, the anticipated further increase in the enrollment of students in such schools and educational institutions resulting from the greatly increased birth rate and other factors, the increased enrollment in other public institutions in the state and the need to supply additional educational facilities at those other public institutions for the purpose of maintaining and further developing educational programs for the inmates of those institutions have made it imperative that buildings and other facilities for educational purposes be constructed and equipped in all parts of the state. The taxes and other revenues set aside and devoted by law to educational purposes are not sufficient to make the large capital outlays required for such construction and to carry on also the maintenance and operation of the said schools and institutions. The only feasible way in which the needed buildings can be provided is by anticipating the receipt of a portion of the revenues devoted by law to educational purposes by capitalizing those revenues to the end that they may be applied for retirement of the costs of said construction as such revenues are received during the useful life of said buildings. It is, therefore, necessary and desirable that those portions of the excise taxes known as the state sales tax and the state use tax that are required by law to be paid into the Education Trust Fund be anticipated in the manner hereinafter provided for the purpose of effecting the needed capital outlays. It is the intention of the Legislature by the passage of this chapter to authorize the formation of a public corporation for the purpose of providing for the acquisition of such buildings, including sites and equipment therefor, and to authorize said corporation, in order to provide for such acquisition, to anticipate those portions of the two excise taxes hereinafter referred to that are now required by law to be paid into the Education Trust Fund by issuing the bonds of said corporation payable solely out of and secured by a pledge of the said portions of those excise taxes. This chapter shall be liberally construed in conformity with said purpose.(Acts 1965, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 243, p. 331, §1.)