2006 Georgia Code - 20-15-2

20-15-2. (a) As used in this chapter, the term: (1) 'Authority' means the Georgia Medical Center Authority. (2) 'Bonds' or 'revenue bonds' means any bonds issued by the authority under this chapter, including refunding bonds. (3) 'Cost of the project' means the cost of construction; the cost of all lands, properties, rights, easements, and franchises acquired; the cost of all machinery and equipment; financing charges; interest prior to and during construction and for one year after completion of construction; the cost of engineering, architectural, and legal expenses and of plans and specifications and other expenses necessary or incident to determining the feasibility or practicability of the project; administrative expenses; the cost of intellectual property; and such other expenses as may be necessary or incident to the financing authorized in this chapter, the construction of any project, the placing of the same in operation, and the condemnation of property necessary for such construction and operation. Any obligation or expense incurred for any of the foregoing purposes shall be regarded as a part of the cost of the project and may be paid or reimbursed as such out of the proceeds of revenue bonds issued under this chapter for such project. (4) 'Project' means and includes one or any combination of the following: life sciences industry research and development, manufacturing facilities, and programs based in the State of Georgia, to include office space, laboratories, treatment centers, and other related buildings, structures, equipment, as well as associated facilities such as parking facilities and common areas; and improvements of every kind and character deemed by the authority necessary or convenient for its purposes. (b) Any project or combination of projects shall be deemed 'self-liquidating' if, in the judgment of the authority, the revenues, rents, or earnings to be derived by the authority therefrom will be sufficient to pay the cost of maintaining, repairing, and operating the project and to pay the principal of and interest on revenue bonds which may be issued for the cost of such project, projects, or combination of projects.

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